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Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel
Colombo in the City Motel

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8.9

Excellent

602 reviews

602 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Rose Historic Chapel Reserve

70 m

Abacus Institute of Studies

160 m

Aldred Reserve

200 m

Dobson Bashford Gallery

200 m

Christchurch International Market

220 m

Popular landmarks
Quake City

600 m

Cardboard Cathedral

1.1 km

Canterbury Museum

1.1 km

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

1.2 km

Hagley Park

1.5 km

Closest landmarks
The Christchurch Doctors

260 m

Forte Health

310 m

Urology Associates

320 m

Bealey Pharmacy

350 m

Triton Hearing Clinic, St Albans

360 m

Colombo in the City Motel

863 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8013 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Christchurch Central City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Botanic Gardens. This 5-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Christchurch

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Inside city center

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Safety deposit boxes

Tours

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
Distance to airport8.9 km

Rooms available at Colombo in the City Motel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.9

Studio Unit
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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2 Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Accessible Unit
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 super king bed
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Accessible Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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FAMILY SUITE,2 BEDROOMS,PRIVATE BATHROOM
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
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Family Suite,2 Bedrooms,Pool View
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
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Apartment Queen Size Bed
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    Studio (1 Queen Bed & 1 King Bed)
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Colombo in the City Motel?

      Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Colombo in the City Motel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Colombo in the City Motel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the motel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Christchurch with private transportation, the motel can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at Colombo in the City Motel?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Colombo in the City Motel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

      What is the smoking policy at Colombo in the City Motel?

      Colombo in the City Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Colombo in the City Motel?

      Christchurch Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.1 km away from Colombo in the City Motel.

      What restaurants are nearby Colombo in the City Motel?

      Colombo in the City Motel is located in Christchurch Central City, famous for good restaurants such as Himalayas Indian Restaurant, Rangoon Ruby and The Seafood Kitchen.

      What popular shopping places are close to Colombo in the City Motel?

      Colombo in the City Motel is located in Christchurch Central City area which features shopping places such as South City Mall, Dobson Bashford Gallery and Christchurch International Market.

      What are popular attractions near Colombo in the City Motel?

      Colombo in the City Motel is located in Christchurch Central City area, which is famous for attractions such as Canterbury Museum, Cardboard Cathedral and 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Colombo in the City Motel?

      Colombo in the City Motel is located in the Christchurch Central City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Botanic Gardens, Poplars Reserve and The Lone Oak.

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      What people love about Colombo in the City Motel

      • 9.6

        Exceptional

        "Comfortable beds and good sized kitchen for two bedroom unit."

        Peter

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        February 15, 2021

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Brilliant service, spotlessly clean, quiet and great location within walking distance of the city centre."

        jo

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        February 9, 2021

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "The facilities were very clean and nicely appointed."

        Sharyn

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        January 28, 2020

      Property ranking|Compared to 381 Christchurch properties
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      Room comfort score
      8.9/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.3/10
      Value for money score
      8.8/10
      Service score
      9/10
      Better than
      96
      %
      of Christchurch properties
      Better than
      93
      %
      of Christchurch properties
      Better than
      89
      %
      of Christchurch properties
      Better than
      89
      %
      of Christchurch properties
      Overall rating:

      8.9

      Excellent
      602 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.3
      Facilities
      8.7
      Location
      8.8
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      What travelers say they love:
      Our two-bedroom unit was bright and clean.
      Karen from Canada
      Group
      More about Colombo in the City Motel

      More about Colombo in the City Motel

      Colombo in the City Motel

      See the best of Christchurch with a stay at Colombo in the City Motel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations.
      Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the motel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The motel provides taxi services to help you find what you want in Christchurch. Parking is available and free, provided by the motel for guests with their own transportation.
      While lodging at this wonderful motel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's ticket service. The motel's on-site laundromat, dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
      The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
      Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The motel provides blackout curtains in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Colombo in the City Motel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
      The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the motel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast.


      Around the property

      This is your chance to explore all that Christchurch has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Canterbury Museum located 1.1 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Christchurch Gondola, located 8.8 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      This motel's food and dining score higher than 92% of accommodations in the city.
      This motel stands above the rest with a cleanliness score that beats 93% of accommodations in the city.
      Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 95% of accommodations in the city.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Excellent
      Facilities

      8.7

      Most talked about facilities

      Housekeeping

      24 mentions

      Internet

      3 mentions

      Food & Dining

      1 mention

      Breakfast

      1 mention

      Languages spoken

      • English

      Accessibility

      • Wheelchair accessible

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet [LAN]
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Kitchen
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Daily cleaning
      • Disabled facilities
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Heating in public area
      • Ironing service
      • Laundromat
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Postal service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Access

      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Taxi service

      Available in all rooms

      • Alarm clock
      • Carpeting
      • Coffee/tea machine
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Desk
      • DVD/CD player
      • Fan
      • Hair dryer
      • Heating
      • Iron and ironing board
      • Kitchenette
      • Microwave
      • Non-smoking
      • Phone
      • Refrigerator
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Toiletries
      • Wake up call
      Location
      863 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8013
      Excellent
      Location

      8.8

      Airports

      • Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
        8.9 km
      • Ashburton Airport (ASG)
        79.1 km

      Public transportation

      • Christchurch Bus Station
        1.2 km
      • Christchurch Railway Station
        2.9 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • The Christchurch Doctors
        260 m

      Shopping

      • Westfield Riccarton
        3.2 km

      Convenience store

      • Spice Heaven Convenience Store
        1.8 km

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        350 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Quake City
        600 m
      • Cardboard Cathedral
        1.1 km
      • Canterbury Museum
        1.1 km
      • 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
        1.2 km
      • Hagley Park
        1.5 km
      • Botanic Gardens
        1.5 km
      • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
        7.6 km
      • International Antartic Centre
        8.2 km
      • Christchurch Gondola
        8.9 km
      • Orana Wildlife Park
        15.3 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Rose Historic Chapel Reserve
        70 m
      • Abacus Institute of Studies
        160 m
      • Aldred Reserve
        200 m
      • Dobson Bashford Gallery
        200 m
      • Christchurch International Market
        220 m
      • The Christchurch Doctors
        260 m
      • Forte Health
        310 m
      • Urology Associates
        320 m
      • Christchurch Town Hall
        330 m
      • Bealey Pharmacy
        350 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      All children are welcome.

      Children 0-17 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from12:00
      • Check-out until10:00

      Getting around

      • Distance from city center1 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 NZD

      The property

      • Number of rooms 25
      • Room voltage240

      Reviews of Colombo in the City Motel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      8.8
      /
      10
      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities8.7
      Location8.8
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.8
      High score for Christchurch
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (52)
      8-9 Excellent (27)
      7-8 Very Good (25)
      6-7 Good (9)
      <6 Below Expectation (5)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (24)
      Jun - Aug (28)
      Sep - Nov (35)
      Dec - Feb (31)
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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Dean from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in October 2013

      ChCh a bit of a dump still, but motel worthwhile”

      price, location

      Don't believe the hype: Christchurch is not ready for tourists. It's a vast wasteland. We just stayed one night - flying straight in from Sydney - and hotfooted it towards Dunedin 24 hours later. The motel was a great introduction to New Zealand - clean, quiet and central. It's an easy drive from the airport (where customs/immigration was startlingly easy). My best memory of ChCh was Pedro's takeaways - the most amazing lamb you will ever eat in your life. It's a quick drive from the motel, grab a bottle of red wine next door to Pedro's, and bring it all back to the motel. Amazing. Beyond that, you can walk the few blocks to the Cathedral area for a quick look around. Even though this site makes it compulsory to recommend something about ChCh, I really wouldn't recommend it at the expense of extra time elsewhere.

      Reviewed December 15, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Nancy from United States
      Group
      1 Bedroom Apartment
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      Clean, convenient and spacious”

      Colombo in the City is a great place to stay in Christchurch. The rooms are very well laid out, with outdoor seating areas available. Location is within walking distance to the casino, good restaurants and downtown. Parking is available and the location is a good starting spot for exploring the Canterbury area. A great value as well.

      Reviewed November 24, 2017

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      7.7
      Very good
      iq from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in September 2012

      Motel owner proactive in providing the best servic”

      clean and well maintained, with all the basic amenities provided

      We stayed at Christchurch just for a night before we flew back to our home country. Initially had difficulty finding the hotel cause the GPS was directing us to roads which were closed due to the clearance works from the 2 major earthquakes. Personally I didnt feel very safe staying in christchurch after witnessing the buildings which has collapsed, especially in the city center. Nevertheless, when we found our hotel...it was already quite late around 8pm. the reception at the hotel was still open but there wasnt anyone there. saw a note pasted on the reception door with my name and i have anticipated this after reading other reviews in tripadvisor. we did receive a call from the caretaker an hour later asking if everything was ok. Pro 1. Lots of information provided about christchurch at the reception and in the room 2. All the basic ammenities are provided, including makeup remover pad ! 3. Had a microwave, boiler and toaster - great for making a simple breakfast 4. The room was clean and well maintained 5. The owner took the initiative to compile the food delivery services available within the vicinity 6. Only took 15mins to reach the airport Cons 1. Funny smell detected in the motel room

      Reviewed September 14, 2012

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      YOONGHOOI from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in March 2012

      Good location, room facilities and service”

      service and location

      the motel staff is very friendly, he gives directions and ideas on where to get a good restaurant. our room has no kitchenette, and he actually change it for us so that we can cook our own food. the motel is very near to christchurch central( which has blocked the access now), to botanic garden(ard20 mins) and casino(less than 10 mins). the room is very clean and big.

      Reviewed April 04, 2012

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Michael from United States
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

      Very comfortable stay in Christchurch. ”

      We stayed at Colombo in the City before and after a tour of the South Island. The hotel is close to public transportation and the City Centre. The rooms we had were large, clean and very comfortable. The rooms have small kitchenettes which is helpful. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is a very good place to stay in Christchurch.

      Reviewed January 30, 2018

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Luke from Australia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

      Good location, clean, and great staff.”

      Location, cleanliness, staff.

      This place was exactly what we were looking for. Location is good, although a hire car always helps if you're in Christchurch as most sites are a bit spaced out. The room was very clean and relatively spacious - although the shower was a bit small (though I'm 6'6"). It was also soundproofed and had heavy shades, which was pleasant as the location is central. We didn't eat breakfast here, but the female receptionist gave great advice on locations of nearby eateries and places to see. Overall good value for money. It's not what I'd expect from a 5 star motel in terms of magnificence, but I would give it a minimum of 4 stars based on staff and cleanliness.

      Reviewed February 08, 2015

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      HWEE from Singapore
      Couple
      Studio with Spa Bath
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

      The nicest motel I have stayed”

      Clean, comfortable, great facilities

      The motel is the cleanest, most well-maintained and most nicely decorated motel we have stayed in the trip. Great facilities and location too. Helpful manager spent a great amount of time to not only orientate us to the motel but also gave us alot of helpful information about Christchurch and good food/place to try. We had a lovely stay!

      Reviewed June 06, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      jeanette from Australia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in November 2012

      great location and service with a smile”

      50 sky channels, fresh clean motel, lots of lovely touches

      the colombo in the city motel was one of the best motels i have ever stayed in,very neat, clean and lots of nice touches. Gardens are neat as a pin. The lady at reception even escorted us to our room, very personal service.

      Reviewed November 13, 2012

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Jayne from Australia
      Group
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in March 2012

      Clean modern comfortable and quiet”

      outstanding service

      made to feel very welcome in arrival. went out of their way to explain how best to get around with the current red zone restrictions. rooms were modern and exceptionally clean. set back from the road and very quiet. comfortable bed. all facilities that you could require. bathroom clean and good water pressure. great kitchenette well stocked with hot drinks. the only downfall was the neighbours smoking at the communal seating which was just outside our room, with the smell drifting into our room. amazing that this place is still perfect when across the road and the surrounding area was flattened or severely damaged by earthquake. moderate walk back to "town centre" around the red zone but well worth the explore to see all the damage still evident. thank you for a wonderful stay. kia kaha christchurch.

      Reviewed April 01, 2012

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Jane from Australia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in March 2012

      Great Location with very comfy rooms”

      Location and cleanliness

      this is a well located motel with very clean,comfortable rooms. we were made feel very welcome and given all the tourist information needed to make our stay in christchurch very relaxed.

      Reviewed March 23, 2012

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Gary from Ireland
      Couple
      Studio with Spa Bath
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      Quality finish and good location”

      Quality of furnishings

      enjoyed staing at the colombo. the room was finished to a high standard. the information provided in the room about christchurch was very good. the lady at the front desk gave us a great rundown on things to do and places to eat in christchurch.

      Reviewed February 23, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      jo from New Zealand
      Group
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in February 2021

      Excellent all round.”

      This will be my go to accommodation in Christchurch in the future. Brilliant service, spotlessly clean, quiet and great location within walking distance of the city centre.

      Reviewed February 10, 2021

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      7.6
      Very good
      Chalita from Thailand
      Family with young children
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Perfect location, clean, spacious”

      We stayed here for a couple of nights to explore Christchurch after our road trip journey throughout the South Island. The room was spacious, complete with room heaters in room and bathroom, which is a plus as the time when we visited was a bit chilly. We especially love the kitchenette. The service was good, check-in was swift, they arranged an airport taxi for us with no problem. It is a bit of a distance to city centre compared to other hotels, but the weather was nice and a city isn't big so it was actually an enjoyable walk to/from city centre. Overall satisfied.

      Reviewed March 21, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Stuart from New Zealand
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Exceptional”

      Very nice motel. Modern, clean and the owner was helpful in every way with directions etc and things to do in Christchurch. Definately stay there again.

      Reviewed January 28, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Ray from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Studio with Spa Bath
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Excellent”

      Good place to stay when in Christchurch. Only a 10 min walk into the city center. Very clean and quite and well equipped.

      Reviewed March 10, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Neil from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      Great value, great location”

      Clean, affordable, well maintained

      the staff were very friendly at this motel which was kept very clean and very well maintained. the location was great being in close proximity to the city centre. the price was right given the accomodation.

      Reviewed January 17, 2013

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      LIU from China
      Family with teens
      1 Bedroom Apartment
      Stayed 1 night in December 2012

      Good location”

      Nice hotel

      This is very nice motel nearby the city centre, It is very good and clean condition of room, very comfortable 2 storey room for 3 person.It is good location for morning start off to railway station, but need talk to owner to book Service bus.

      Reviewed January 17, 2013

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Grant from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      Very nice units”

      This is a very pleasant hotel to stay in. One of the closets to Christchurch CBD, within walking distance of the main shopping area.

      Reviewed April 14, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Paul from Australia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      Excellent ”

      Great location, very good room with everything you need. Local shopping restaurants, and an easy walk in to Christchurch. Excellent all round.

      Reviewed September 25, 2019

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Toni from Australia
      Couple
      Studio Unit
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

      Central and comfortable motel”

      Central location, clean and comfortable, parking available

      We stayed at this motel for 2 nights. On arrival we were provided with milk and a map with directions to places of interest and recommended restaurants. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean with a selection of hot drinks and biscuits. It was walking distance from the city and there was parking available.

      Reviewed January 28, 2015

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