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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived early on a cold winter morning. The owners had got up early to turn on the heaters for us. We found this cosy spot easy to get to, clean, modern and great value. The family unit was well set out, the beds were comfy - in short It's our new stopover spot in Christchurch

Thank Janine K
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi Janine K Thank you for the great review and also that we are your new stopover spot in Christchurch.

Reviewed 13 July 2016

The friendliness, efficiency, and excellent service provided by the owners of the Airport Palms Motel min Christchurch, NZ, Pat & Bill Shaw as well as their receptionist Rebecca were a very nice surprise. They made all the difference for us and our stay with them was very good value for money !! The motel although not in walking distance from...

Thank GAGGreece
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi GAGGreece, Thank you so much for placing this very complimentary review following your recent stay with us. We remember you well and it was a pleasure to meet with you both and we look forward to your next stay with us sometime in the not too distant future.

lake Tekapo
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Nice tidy units. Very well maintained, I thought it had just been refurbished but not the case to hat off to the management. Everything you need for a night or two. Well heated. Good parking. Friendly reception, Handy to airport and easy to find. Will recommend.

Thank Stephen H
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi Stephen H, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review and we also thank you for recommending us to your friends and family.

Southland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Lovely clean and warm Motel. Were able to leave our car, great pick up and drop off service to the airport. Very friendly managers & staff, we were made very welcome and they were very helpful with local information and active we could do while in Christchurch.

Thank ShonaChris6875
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi ShonaChris6875, Thank you so much for writing this very positive review and highlighting our friendly welcome and the services that we provide to all our current and future travellers. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Was nice to be greeted by such friendly, welcoming managers. We stayed in the large one bedroom unit - one big queen size bed plus two single beds in the open plan living. Upon entry I knew we made the right decision. The room was already warm with the heating on, and homely feeling with lamps on. This was great...

Thank Sheree H
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sheree H, It is such a pleasure to receive this lovely review, we take much pride in going the extra mile for our guests and then departing with great memories of the Airport Palms Motel.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Free airport pickup and drop off was good. Room was spacious and clean. Motel is close to airport. I also stayed at Commodore Hotel on my trip and for slightly more money this was a much better option as it has full facilities; restaurant, gym and indoor pool.

Thank David K
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi David K, Thank you so much for writing this review following your recent stay with us. I am sorry you were disappointed with our facilities but we need to reiterate the difference from staying in a motel as against a large Hotel as outlined with large areas to accommodate these extra features and obviously the cost reflects this.

Reviewed 25 June 2016

I'm on my 6th stay at this motel with another 30 or so nights booked for business travel over the next few months. It ticks all the boxes. Warm, quiet, good Sky channels, fast internet, clean and modern with plenty of room to get some work done. Good selection of restuarants/ diners available close and good supermarket close by. Plus...

Thank KiwiMal
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi KiwiMal, We really appreciate the glowing review you have placed following your regular stays with us. You have outlined all of our special features wonderfully and the reason you are a regular guest with us. Also thank you for the special mention to our minders it is always great to hear we leave the business in capable hands when...

Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent little motel. Very efficient and friendly shuttle service from and back to the airport. Very comfortable and clean room. Great night's sleep on a lovely bed ahead of a long haul flight with shuttle to the airport for the opening of check in.

Thank Eric K
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi Eric K, Thank you so much for taking the time to place this very positive review following your recent stay with us. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Robina, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2016

What a little gem, such comfortable bed and the bed linen so so soft. A wonderful room with small kitchen for tea and coffee provided. Would highly recommend this lovely motel for anyone wanting to stay in Christchurch.

Thank caroline5676
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi caroline5676, We really appreciate this lovely review following your recent stay with us.

Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over Queens Birthday weekend. Everything was organised by a family member so didn't get to experience that side of it but it was a great stay. We had a room on the ground floor right by the road. You couldn't hear the traffic which was great. Very spacious and was an excellent stay. I'd stay again if I...

Thank ShaniStewart
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi ShaniStewart, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review following your recent stay with us, it is very much appreciated.

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened November 2011, Airport Palms Motel offers 22 tastefully decorated and comfortable units as well as friendly and helpful staff. Only 3 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, with a wide range of attractions and facilities close by. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Airport Palms Motel

Address: 56 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $143 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Suite is great for families...two separate rooms”
  • Port a cot for 2 year old
 of 5 bubbles lelandt2017, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Corner suits are large and sunny but a bit noisy, but we can close the window. No A/C.”
 of 5 bubbles Marilou4, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“choose ground floor room if short stay avoids stairs with luggage. Our room was arranged to suit disabled guests. Not that this is a problem”
 of 5 bubbles brianhigley3, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor unit at back of complex quiet, easy to access.”
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“Convienient to airport and public transportation”
 of 5 bubbles RetiredUSA, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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