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South Island NZ
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Christchurch to have a few days with family before they left to fly back to the UK. We arrived at this motel expecting to find a quiet and luxurious apartment, as per the bookings.com website. We found neither of those things. We were a party of 9 and booked a 2 and a 3 bedroom unit. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is located at about 30 minutes walking from city center, with some nice restaurants and cafes near. The bed was comfortable, it even had an electrical heating blanket. The furniture is a bit shabby. We stayed there for 3 days and the room was never cleaned up - I find this unnaceptable. We had a room on the ground...

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Thank Daniela C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything went fine. Clean room. Room had a kitchenette. Good location on Papanui Rd with restaurants within walking distance. Front carpark was a very tight squeeze and wouldn't be suitable for large cars but there is a carpark at the rear of the property.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were visiting family in NZ and had booked a 2 bedroom apartment for one night as it was close to the airport and we were arriving in the evening and didn't want to travel far. The reception was meant to be closed but they had kept it open for our late arrival and made us very welcome when we...

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Thank GeehDee
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely comfortable motel and the hosts are great. Had two room unit and plenty of room. Has all ammenities and happy to supply additional towels etc. Has full oven microwave and aircon. Very close and handy to CBD would definitely stay again.

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Thank traceyc405
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Booked this for a one night work stay. It was quiet, well away from the street and clean and tidy. It was also next door to a restaurant where you can charge back meals which was a bonus. I would return but would rather try somewhere else.

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Thank JohnWilliams201
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Had 2 nights here and while not 4 stars was pretty good for the price. Had downstairs unit with seperate bedroom. Room was a bit cold to start with but with heater on it was fine. Great location, close to town and bars and restaurants in Merivale.

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Thank Paul R
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This place served our needs perfectly. It was simple, yet comfortable. When we approached staff, they were able to answer questions. The room was clean, comfortable, simple and well maintained. The hotel was well located and I would return again. We had a terrible experience within 100m and I would definitely select this place again!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here recently overnight upon arriving in Christchurch. Room was very clean, modernised, and staff organised taxi for us to go to Christchurch Railway Station next day. Located a 20-30 minute walk from Christchurch city centre if you don't mind stretching your legs a bit. Supermarket, bottle shop within 5 min walk. Was a good size for family of...

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Newark, California
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Since our last stay new Management had taken over but their hospitality was as efficient as the previous Management. We had the same one bedroom downstairs unit and everything was perfect. The room was well serviced and offered Sky TV too.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Colonial Inn Motel

Address: 43 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €73 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Inn Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Comfortable and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kiwiman13, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The motel is situated on an extremely busy road, so not sure if you would have a good night's sleep in any of the other rooms either.”
 of 5 bubbles 922AmandaW, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Consider rooms at the rear of the property”
 of 5 bubbles JackieKenn, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rear rooms have the most peace and quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Mooseslammer, 23 Mar 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles JuliaD176, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
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