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CentrePoint on Colombo Motel
Ranked #6 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 July 2011

My husband and I stayed in this hotel twice in May, both at the beginning and end of our trip on the south island, and I can say that we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time there.

Jeff was probably the most helpful hotel host that we met on our entire trip. He helped us with everything from recommending great places to eat, to helping us set up our car rental. Despite how close this hotel is to the red zone, we sure were glad that we stayed here.

Great hospitality and value!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2011

Hello there CalgarianTravelGirl and many thanks for the review – your 19th (a trip advisor pro) and 12 people have found your review helpful! Nice! We are wrapped that you did come back to stay with us at the end of your holiday and it was great to read that you found Jeff “probably the most helpful host that we met on our entire trip.” Yes we are close to the Red Zone but our level of service and hospitality has not changed. Thanks for staying!

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Reviewed 14 July 2011

Luckily we found this place and it was still accepting guests for the night as it was late. We had a rough time at our other motel (Courtesy Court—do not stay there!) and had to leave.

We were greeted by a super friendly couple. Big smiles, great sense of humour. Lovely people. Their motel was new and very clean. No problems at all! Welcome cookies and milk for tea or coffee included. Lovely. Lots of maps and information.

They are very environmentally friendly and dispose of rubbish/waste, organics and recycling separately. First hotel I've seen do this in my travels to Australia and New Zealand. I was impressed! Part of me dies every time I throw recycling into the garbage. I'm so glad this place disposed of garbage and recycling separately, and as an added bonus even disposed of organics/compost separately!

Bathroom was very nice. Shampoo, soap, heated towel rack, heater in the bathroom. The kitchen facility had tea and coffee, a kettle, full array of dishes, glasses, mugs, etc. Free parking. The reception was usually open when needed and the guy working the desk was always quite friendly and helpful. Anything we could ever ask for from a motel was included. One of the best motels I've stayed in ever!

We were very lucky to find this place on such short notice (10 minutes prior) given it was number #2 on TripAdvisor (used to be #1). Given our crappy circumstances at the other hotel he even gave us a good rate, which was more than we were planning to pay (since we booked that other place) but for that price difference it was more than fine as this place was spotless with absolutely no issues about cleanliness.

Only down side is that internet was not included. It was available for an additional $5 per day though. They said they spent money putting in a good system (wireless and LAN/CAT5 connection) which was the explanation for the fee.

Very friendly, very helpful, very clean, high quality facilities, no corner-cutting at all... I'd HIGHLY RECOMMEND this place if you stay in Christchurch! Christchurch is a great hub to see other places nearby if you have a car. Just ask reception and they'll help you make the most of your trip. They're very knowledgeable and proud of their city and will be a great beacon of information. He told me about Birdling's Flat on the way to Akaroa... Great idea! This place made my visit to Christchurch and surrounding area an awesome experience.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2011

Hello there somegirlwhotravels and thank you for taking the time to offer such a comprehensive review of your stay with us! We remember the evening when you arrived rather late after what you had written about. You looked pretty stressed and so we are happy that we were able to help you out.
Thanks for covering so many points that you found to be good about our motel – including the “guy working behind the desk” – myself! Yes we do charge for our internet. It is either cabled or wireless and is good and fast. We are confident that it will work well and for this we do charge $5 a day – not that much of a downside we hope!
That’s right – you went to Birdlings Flat – a magical place not far from Christchurch. Glad we were able to help you get the most out of your stay and once again, thanks for the review!

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Reviewed 13 July 2011

I can't recommend Jeff and Naomi's place enough. During the devastating Christchurch earthquake, they kept their business running despite it being in the red zone.

We have been back a few times since - it's a great place run by great people.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2011

Hello there Danitraveller3 and thanks for the review and the recommendation! Yes, we kept the motel running during the 18 days we were in the expanded Red Zone after the Feb. quake. Looking after guests in a disaster zone presented a new set of challenges but we are glad you were happy with what we were able to do under trying circumstances for all. Many thanks to you and all those others who stayed with us and supported us which allowed us to continue providing a high level of service to our guests! Also, thanks for coming back to see us. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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Reviewed 7 July 2011

To stay just for one night~~~~ great apartment extremely clean, tidy and spacious room and beds!!!!! everything available and in good condition!!!!! love the place so much~~~~~and the service is also impressive for all!!!!!!! Definitely should go!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2011

Hello there and thanks for the review with the most exclamation marks to date! Way to go! Thanks for staying with us at the start of your holiday in NZ. And yes we are in good condition despite the recent quakes. Thank you for loving both our rooms and our service and we are pleased we were able to be a part of your holiday!

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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Recently I was travelling to Christchurch for a Super Rugby game and had the great fortune of choosing the CentrePoint on Colombo. From the moment I walked into the reception and said "G'day" I realised that I had found one of those very special motels that are so rare to find. Jeff and Naomi have done an excellent job presenting their rooms and the attention to every detail to make their home, yours (even if it was only for the night).

Jeff and Naomi can tell you what's open and just quietly Jeff knows where you can get a good feed! Onya Jeff. That attention to detail is why I will make this my first choice when staying in CHCH.

Check out their website! Full of good info.

See you again Jeff - Go Saders!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled solo
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2011

Hi there Superrugbynev and thanks for taking time to review us in the run up to the Superrugby final! Wow! Thank you for putting us in your “very special motels that are so rare to find” column, very humbling. Sounds like you like not only us but our rooms as well, a very sound decision to make! We enjoy having guests to stay who do make full use of our local knowledge to get the very best out of their stay in Christchurch. Onya Superrugbynev for doing that!

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Additional Information about CentrePoint on Colombo Motel

Address: 859 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#5 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#5 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 5,743 - ₹ 9,445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — CentrePoint on Colombo Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CentrePoint on Colombo Motel is Qualmark 4-Star Plus accommodation with modern facilities, a wide range of services, relaxed quiet atmosphere and free car parking, all in the heart of Christchurch. You will be only 5 mins. (450m) walk to Southern Cross Hospital and the Casino and 15 minutes walk to the "Re:Start" Container Mall - the new centre of Christchurch, and 20 minutes walk to the Botannical Gardens. ... more   less 
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