We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Airport Palms Motel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Airport Palms Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

609 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Airport Palms Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 592: English reviews
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I could not fault the Airport Palms Motel. After arriving late in the evening and retrieving my key from the key safe, I was pleasantly surprised to find someone had gone to the trouble of turning on my light and heater. The room was warm, spacious, clean and quiet. I thoroughly recommend the Airport Palms Motel.

Thank gallen727
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi gallen727 Thank you for this wonderful review as there is no higher praise than saying we are just "Perfect" please visit us again. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Reviewed 22 August 2016

- clean and tidy room - friendly staff - easy after hours check in - location very close to the airport - convenient parking - internet. Room was cozy and warm when we arrived in the middle of a winter night.

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

Hi Julia B Thank you for taking the time to write this great review of our Motel it is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This motel is close to the airport and we got a taxi- not too expensive . We arrived late in the evening and after initial problems- got our key from the key safe. The 2 bedroom apartment is well appointed with kitchenette, queen bed in one room and twin beds in another. Beds have electric blankets but the room was...

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

Hi Snombat Thank you so much for this very explicit review we look forward to having you stay with us again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 6 August 2016

My partner and I had a lovely stay at Palms. The room was modern,clean and comfortable. What was even better was the great service we received from the manager! He was so accommodating, from finding us a cooking bowl for our dinner to personally driving us to the airport. Highly recommend!

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

Hi Clare G Great to hear you enjoying our superior customer service as this is what we are trying to portray to all of our guests leaving them with wonderful memories of their holiday in New Zealand.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Airport Palms Motel was fantastic. Very close to the airport for those who need it. The rooms were great. Everything was up to a high standard and the owners were extremely nice. We stayed during winter, but you wouldn't have known it was cold outside as the room was so warm from the minute we walked in.

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

Hi nickblanchecreative, Thank you for this very complimentary review of the Airport Palms Motel it is lovely to get such positive feedback we really appreciate it.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Modern, quiet, well equipped, warm and close to the airport. Great cafe down the road. Lovely helpful host. The stairs are a challenge with a heavy suitcase but you can choose a ground level room. Parking is right outside the room. Beds are comfortable.

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

Hi Sally Ann H Thank you for the lovely review sorry that you had an upstairs unit but help is at hand or make a request on your booking of ground floor if booking on line.

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We spent our last night there. Beautiful. Clean. Warm. Friendly staff. Helpful. Met Wally their Golden Retriever-very cute hehe! Ordered Thai from the restaurant in their book- great food! Definitely would come back. Shuttle bus driver to the airport very friendly also 😊 Thank you 😊

Thank Arnie92
PatandBillS, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review

Hi Arnie92 Lovely to hear you have wonderful memories of your last night in New Zealand at the Airport Palms Motel. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Molly also says hi and thank you!!

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 9 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.

55 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (47)
Room/Suite (16)
Bathroom (9)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Dining (1)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (8)
Room/Suite (3)
Dining (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Christchurch hotels
0.5 km away
Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
1.6 km away
Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
5.4 km away
Merivale Manor
Merivale Manor
#2 of 145 in Christchurch
485 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
#7 of 145 in Christchurch
1,154 reviews
0.0 km away
Airport Christchurch Luxury Motel & Apartments
3.1 km away
Airways Motel
Airways Motel
#11 of 145 in Christchurch
382 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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: ₹ 7,413 - ₹ 13,131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, HotelTravel.com and Odigeo so you can book your Airport Palms Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#3 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#3 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#4 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#9 Business Hotel in Christchurch
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Airport Palms Motel staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Airport Palms Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ground floor unit at back of complex quiet, easy to access.”
 of 5 bubbles pip4183, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Convienient to airport and public transportation”
 of 5 bubbles RetiredUSA, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our corner suite was large and sunny with plenty of space for three adults to move around comfortably. Free wifi too!”
 of 5 bubbles elainef52, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor suited us”
 of 5 bubbles 298vikkih, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Beware of the large 24hr illuminated motel sign in the front rooms. Try the rear.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeA101, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay