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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This motor lodge is a short 5-10 min drive from the airport. We arrived past midnight and check-in was quick and friendly. We booked a premium 3 bedroom unit for 5 people. There are 2 bathrooms and the one in the hallway to be shared is so small and cramp compared to the ensuite bathroom. It was very roomy for...

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Aldgate, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Room facilities are excellent in all respects reception quite good, restaurant left a bit to be desired, with chicken meal overcooked and tough, which we passed on to staff. Parking is easy and transfer to airport good, but now charging $10 per trip which was not expected

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Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved rooms here for a couple of nights after we arrived at the Christchurch airport. The hotel is on the left a short drive on the road towards town. Their is a good grocery store on your left as you are leaving the airport. The hotel is two story and we got a room on the first level. You...

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Mt Somers, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed here a number of times and have found the standard of the rooms to be very good. Service has also been good and so I was surprised and disappointed to find that there is now a surcharge for credit card and also a charge for previously-complimentary pick-up from airport.

1Thank curler01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need the Ritz, this is not the place. If you want super fast check-in, a spacious comfortable room, 5 minutes at best from the airport, this is it. We Had dinner in the dining room, which was very good - salmon and steak. All the staff we helpful and friendly. (From what we saw, there is not much...

Thank glenn y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here on arrival and before departing on our holiday. Both overnight stays were comfortable and convenient for airport access! Very clean, neat and tidy for an aging hotel it is really good! The on-site restaurant served amazing local food, however there is little options int he surrounding area, so book early!

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend this motel. The best place to leave your vehicle for an overseas stay. Shuttle to and from airport is wonderful and stress free. Rooms are very clean and roomy.Free wi-fi is so handy.Staff are friendly and responsive. Our go to motel when travelling overseas from Christchurch.

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Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay before flying out..the staff went out of their way to check our luggage in early so we could go into the city..we had an amazing meal in the restaurant and an awesome sleep..early shuttle into the airport was not a problem even with 4 bike bags, 3 suitcases and 4 people for just...

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Check in was fast and pleasant. We were given a room upstairs. After we requested it we were changed to a ground floor room with parking right in front of the door. The room was quite spacious, however lacked stands for storage of suitcases. It had a King sized bed, desk with 1 chair, 1 short lounge type chair, fridge,...

Thank Craig J
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Early flight out of CHCH airport and my parents had stayed here before. Checked in just before 2 - room was about 1/2hr before ready BUT the receptionist upgraded me to a newer room which was very kind of her. Great facilities, comfortable bed. Clean and tidy throughout although I did notice the carpet hadn't been vacuumed. Caught the shuttle...

Thank Greg H

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Closest Motel to Christchurch International Airport. Free 24 Hour a day Airport Transfers. Restaurant & Bar onsite. 40 motel units with all with Kitchen facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Address: 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 5,117 - ₹ 8,421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Gateway Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Airport Gateway Motor Hotel Christchurch
Airport Gateway Hotel
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#12 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#13 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#17 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“all OK - better on ground floor”
curler01, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for ground floor, unless your happy to lug bags upstairs (like we did both times)!”
748tedb, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the ground floor.”
CraigJ45, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ensure you ask for room not facing road, as there is no privacy from people walking by”
, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“My room [ 701 ] was adjacent to the road but very very quiet & I'm a light sleeper.”
RayC401, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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