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Airport Lodge Motel
Ranked #55 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Ohakune, New Zealand
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Dated but spacious and relaxing”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights while attending a sports event. It is an older motel that is dated and probably due for renovation. However, having said the it was clean, comfortable and we enjoyed getting back there - a very relaxing atmosphere. The beds were very comfortable and the unit we were in was spacious. I did see that there was a large playground for kids and unfortunately didn't check to see what other facilities were available. The staff were very pleasant and were helpful transporting us to the airport. There is a bus stop directly outside so we didn't bother hiring a car as Christchurch must have one of the best tranport systems in NZ. Would definitely stay again :)

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We have stayed here three previous times, the place has always been outdated but we have in the past been ok with that as it came with free short term parking and airport transfers and was clean! This time upon arrival our room smelt badly like Chinese takeaways. The room was unclean. The man at e desk was very unhelpful we did not need an airport transfer on he way there but asked if we could have one on the way back. They said that we would have to walk to the sudima hotel to be picked up! If you enjoy staying in a 70s themed (including no wifi, or internet) unclean room with hosts who don't go out of their way for repeat customers go for it!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Couldn't fault the service we received. Collected from airport after the driver had to look for us. Driven a short distance to motel which was very clean and tidy. Owner offered to drive us to any food outlet to purchase dinner within reasonable distance. Beds were deliciously comfortable. Would recommend to those who have traveled and need a good nights sleep :)

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We arrived in Christchurch airport at night and motel boss picked us up from airport quite promptly. Room is very large with 2 beds that can accomodate at least 3 people. Amenities are quite basic though. A small heater and electronic blanket can keep us warm at night. We ordered breakfast which is too basic (would rather bring our own instead)

In the morning, motel boss called up Omega rental to come and pick us up, apparently they are quite familiar with each other.

Motel boss can speak Chinese which is an added benefit for tourists from China.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Room heater wasnt on upon check in, not a great start on a winters evening! room was based on a 70's era theme or last time it was furnished, however it was clean and tidy, heavily dated though insufficiently heated ( a colleagues room was damp) given they charged $130 australian it was well over the top and cannot recommend this place to anyone at that price, it really was over the odds for such basic accomodation

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Stayed here overnight before an early morning flight. The rooms were so basic for the price. Literally everything in the room was old and smelt musky. I was at first hesitant to lay on the beds from the smell in the room. The heater also was really really loud so couldnt sleep with it on. there was a smaller cheap bar heater that didnt really do much for the size of the room. Wouldnt choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We stayed just one night, like most people. Our plane arrived in around midnight, but we had a friendly, timely pick-up and check-in. Next morning our rental car company picked us up from the hotel. Easy peasy, nice rooms, warm, clean, quiet, and amenities for making tea. All you need really!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Airport Lodge Motel
Address: 105 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Airport Lodge Motel offers accommodation only 5mins drive from the Christchurch International Airport. Experience quiet, comfortable and affordable motel accommodation conveniently situated off the flight path. Walk to Burnside Park, for rugby, tennis, bowls. Office hours: Monday - Friday: 7:15am - 10pm / Saturday - Sunday: 8am - 9pm . Free Flight transfers to and from the Airport runs from 7:15am until 2am for late flights. Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve & New Years day. For LATE FLIGHTS, please advise us your Expected time of arrival prior to booking Unlike other motels in Christchurch we are not 24/7 operated. PLEASE TAKE NOTE with our office hours. The Airport Lodge Motel is ideal as either a comfortable stopover or final destination, whether visiting for business or pleasure. Airport Lodge Motel will cater to your requirements for motel accommodation near Christchurch Airport. We have children's playground and plentiful gardens. ... more   less 
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