Airport Birches Motel
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Airport Birches Motel

390 Yaldhurst Road, Christchurch 8042 New Zealand
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4.0
#38 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Airport Birches Motel, built 2001, is located just 4 kilometres from the Christchurch Airport, but out of the flight plan. All our rooms are GROUND FLOOR with NO additional floors on top. We offer our guests the comfort and convenience of being close to the Christchurch Airport, without the noise and hassle.Our courtesy shuttle service operates between the Christchurch Airport and Railway station between 9:00am - 9:00pm everyday, except, Xmas Eve, Day, Boxing Day & New Years Eve, Day. In addition to this we offer a park and fly option for those wishing to leave their cars behind whilst they travel overseas, conditions apply.We are close to both Hornby Shopping mall (2 minute drive, 10 minute walk) and Westfield Riccarton (5 minute drive). We are also one of the closest motels to Riccarton Racecourse & Riccarton Park Convention Centre, we offer a shuttle them during normal shuttle hours. Though it is only a few minutes walk. We are also only 5 minutes walk from a nearby minigolf and driving range, for those interested in Golfing. If you are heading into the city there is a local bus service that is a mere 400m down the road.We are ideally positioned for incoming travellers as we are on the crossroads of both the North and South bypasses. As well as on the main road off to the West Coast. Making us a perfect base to start your holiday. If you are looking closer a field, then Akaroa and Hanmer Springs as well as Arthur's pass are all within around 2 hours drive of us. Along with all the Ski Fields, such as Porters Heights and Mt Hutt.For those hungry travellers a large number of local eateries will deliver to our motel, as well as free transfers to the popular Avonhead Tavern. There is also a 24 hour service station down the road for snacks and goodies.So for a relaxing experience stay, stay with us at the Airport Birches Motel.Kind regards
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free airport transportation
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Dutch
141Reviews10Q+A19Room tips

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PeterRoigard wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hosts were very helpful in organising transport to dinner and the meal at the workingmens Club was excellent. Lovely clean rooms and comfortable beds, great location and the hosts were very friendly. Great stay
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Patrick W wrote a review May 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand58 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rated this highly for a relatively close to the airport, clean great staff motel at an awesome affordable price. They offer a $10 continental breakfast which you tick off the items you want and delivered to your room the night prior. Very seamless and works for me
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Fish and chip shop 5mins walk down the road
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Kiwi030 wrote a review Jun 2020
New Zealand22 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Small, but clean with a comfortable bed. Large bathroom would have plenty of room for Disabled person with wheel chair. High speed Internet. Air conditioning. Quiet as set back from the road. Great stopover for an early flight. Owner pleasant and helpful
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Steve H wrote a review Feb 2024
Vancouver, Canada10 contributions39 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Airport Birches Motel

After a flight cancellation in Gold Coast, Aus. I informed this Christchurch hotel (and my travel provider) that I would not be able to checkin today as planned. The front desk manager said that it was too late to cancel it and I would be charged anyway. When I asked if I could change my reservation to one week hence, I was told that they wouldn’t do that and I could rebook as usual if I wanted. No fair resolution was offered.

Coincidentally, I had a reservation for the same hotel for the following night but through a different travel provider. Shortly after getting off the above phone call, received an email from Birches saying that I need to call them regarding my credit card validation. Since I had to now rebook a new flight and a new hotel on Gold Coast for tonight, this was a low priority call. After spending considerable time rearranging all me travel plans, I Did not call Birches Hotel back as it was very late in Christchurch. When I awoke very early the next morning to call, I had received four emails telling me that my booking was cancelled.

I again called the hotel and the duty manager (who was very difficult to understand due to broken English) would not listen to my explanation or offer any kind of resolution. It seemed that the most important thing was the statement in the fine print that I had a 24 hour time limit to call. And since this had expired there was nothing he could (would) do.

Importantly, in both cases, the hotel room in question was listed on the various booking sites as ‘available’ at a rate of nearly 3 times the price I paid. It became that This hotel property was simply playing a game to upsell my room at current market prices. This experience highlighted the UNETHICAL practices of the owners and managers of this property. Suggest others take notice when choosing hotels in Christchurch.
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Date of stay: February 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Martin H wrote a review Jul 2022
Campbelltown, Australia358 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first choice was sold out, so we found this nearby Motel with shuttle that was actually a bit cheaper.
Prompt pick up. Heater was turned on for our arrival on a cold and wet July day.
Room is a studio, not large.
State of the art TV, with Netflix, Disney etc all included in tariff.
Great shower, kitchen, hot plate, microwave, jug, toaster, pots & pans etc.
Good fish and chip shop 300m from Motel, and petrol station even closer, open 24 hours.
Highly recommend this Motel
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Grant T wrote a review Apr 2022
35 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped here for a night travelling between Picton and Mt Cook. The Motel was on a main road and close to SH1 but set back and quiet clean and pleasant. The manager / owners were friendly, helpful and pleasant, especially after we left our radio behind. They happily arrange postage back to us after we paid the cost Would we stay again. YES - highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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broke1 wrote a review Nov 2011
Gladstone, Australia102 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic room, cosy, comfortable, warm, quiet and very close to the airport which is great for late night arrival or early morning departures. Our price included a very nice continental brekky delivered the night before and we received a very reasonable rate off their web site. Recommend for anyone to use.
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rob255120 wrote a review Jun 2011
Invercargill, New Zealand9 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely great. Picked up from Airport in courtesy shuttle and delivered to motel. Walked in the door and WOW. Heater was already turned on. Spotlessly clean, modern, spacious. Quality bedding etc. Had a power outage due to earthquake, owners were immediately outside checking everyone was OK and handing out torches.
Would definitely recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: June 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ozelmer2015 wrote a review Aug 2015
Marlborough Region, New Zealand3 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for the fifth time, first time under the new management and definitely the last time. Whilst the place is still clean it isn't as good as it used to be, no welcoming hosts, no airport shuttle service for late arrivals. No breakfast tray left in your room and no offer of getting a breakfast in the morning. The towels in the bathroom aren't bath sheets but small bath towels. The tissues in the room have gone missing and if you want wi-fi you have to pay for it. (This is 2015, not 1990). Hope you don't need a bathroom mirror light as it didn't work. Much better places available in this price range. Even the taxi driver that collected us commented about the new management. Pillow selection was non existent and they were lousy and flat at best.
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Date of stay: August 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Have another search on the internet for another site
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Yiayia2014 wrote a review Mar 2017
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently stayed here during a short stay in Christchurch from Australia. It is conveniently located near the international airport. The property offers free shuttle service to/from the airport. The room was very clean & comfortable with kitchenette facilities. There is a laundry room available with washer & dryer operated with $2 coins. The rooms are serviced daily.
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Date of stay: March 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are on ground level and away from the traffic noise.
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Julene M asked a question Jan 2019
Sydney, Australia471 contributions137 helpful votes
Do you have twin beds or 2 separate beds as an option?
Answer from ticklenow1
Gold Coast, Australia48 contributions23 helpful votes
There was a queen in the main area and a single in a small room
tracey5797 asked a question Mar 2018
Northern Territory, Australia7 contributions6 helpful votes
We are arriving 12 midnight on 19/3-20/3 are we able to check in no problem
Answer from Ray E
Durban, South Africa311 contributions43 helpful votes
We arrived late and left at 3am and the manager arranged for the keys to be in a safe place for us to find Send them an email request, they will oblige
Gabriel S asked a question Jan 2018
Townsville, Queensland, Australia49 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi I just wondered if your shuttle bus runs early in the morning?
Answer from Airport B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello Our shuttle runs from 9am until 9pm Regards Henk
Mark P asked a question Jan 2018
Mudjimba, Australia1 contribution
Our flight arrives at 12.30am is this ok
Answer from Airport B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Mark Yes that's ok we have a key box system Regards Henk
Answer from 11Bear
Mackay, Australia239 contributions19 helpful votes
Best get intouch motel by phone as Henk will help you organise breakfast As continental breakfasts placed in your room by 8 pm for the morning Henk does a shuttle service to from airport 9 am to 9 pm Other wise get Taxi not far from airport
Patrick W wrote a tip May 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand58 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fish and chip shop 5mins walk down the road"
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dasdad54 wrote a tip Apr 2018
Sydney, Australia124 contributions111 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms seem to be set away from the road and are quiet."
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Paul M wrote a tip Jan 2018
australia47 contributions37 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Set off the main road is better for sleep, so works well"
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Sundownerwestcoast wrote a tip Jun 2017
Greymouth, New Zealand28 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are set back from the so they all should be quiet."
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Yiayia2014 wrote a tip Mar 2017
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are on ground level and away from the traffic noise."
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Airport Birches Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Airport Birches Motel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Artists (8.0 km), Air Force Museum of New Zealand (2.9 km), and Christchurch Botanic Gardens (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Airport Birches Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Airport Birches Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Airport Birches Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Airport Birches Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen, Riverside Market, and Pedro's House of Lamb.
Does Airport Birches Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Airport Birches Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Airport Birches Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Airport Birches Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Airport Birches Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Airport Birches Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Airport Birches Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (5.1 km), Mona Vale (5.6 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (7.4 km).
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