Colombo in the City
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Colombo in the City

863 Colombo Street City Centre - closest motel to city centre, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
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4.5
#6 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Welcome to Colombo in the City Christchurch Motel and Apartments, Christchurch. This quiet, modern and 5 star complex is centrally situated in the Garden City. Colombo in the City is the ultimate place to stay, extremely close to Christchurch Center, the Town Hall and Casino. Only a few minutes walk to Cathedral Square the hub of this vibrant and beautiful city which offers fantastic attractions, visit our re-start shops and see the rebuild of our city plus quality restaurants and cafes You will be spoiled for choice!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English

Location

863 Colombo Street City Centre - closest motel to city centre, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 83 out of 100
83
Christchurch Intl Airport
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Roberta B wrote a review Feb 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and tidy, but when we arrived the bathroom floor was very wet as the sink was leaking. We informed the owner who got onto the plumber straight away. However, using the bathroom before he arrived was a bit slippery even though towels were put down on the floor. We then had to put up with the plumber being in our room fixing the leak, which was done quite quickly. Then we had problems with the safe it would not lock. An electrician was called. Next morning we had to get us and dressed as the electrician was here to fix safe. He fixed it then left. Then it locked and would not open. Fortunately we didn't have anything in the safe so we didn't bother to use it. The back of one of the chairs was broken and the drain in the shower was also broken. We had a private courtyard, which was difficult to access as one of the window next to the sliding door had the wrong handle on it, so door would not open. We could either open Window to go out the door or walk around the building to get to the courtyard. We did let the owner know that it was broken, probably from people previously trying to force the door open which had eventually led to the window being broken. So we didn't bother to use the courtyard.

So a couple of things that really need to be fixed. We felt a bit inconvenienced and although the owner was sorry, no gift or compensation was even thought of for our inconvenience. We asked to be moved, but they were fully booked.

The motel was very convenient for walking to town, restaurants, the bus stop and the casino.

Parking was easy and the owner was very pleasant. If we could guarantee everything was working correctly and fixed we would consider staying again.

So I have given a very good rating as average seemed mean, but really somewhere between would be the case for us.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from , Owner at Colombo in the City
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Yes a bit embarrassed by everything that went wrong for this unit. They say things happen in three and it certainly did. All fixed now and the new chair backs have arrived....things take a few weeks sometimes to eventuate.
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Ian Partner wrote a review May 2023
Blenheim, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This has to be the best Motel within the 4 Avenues of Christchurch. Very handy to the Central Business District. Even though it's on Colombo Street and the place was fully booked the rooms are very quiet. Within easy walking distance of shops, bars and Hagley Park and close enough to Bealey Ave for getting further afield. Reluctant to recommend as we don't want it to be full next time we visit.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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306andrew wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable in our quiet, roomy and very clean studio. Bus stop was across the road to travel to the Bus Exchange. Excellent huge bed and very good water pressure in the shower. The location suited us for exploring the new buildings in the city, the riverside area and Hagley Park. This is a very professionally run motel.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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hanswuthrich wrote a review Oct 2022
Whangarei, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife Colleen and I and Colleen’s two sisters had an awesome six nights in Christchurch, staying at the Colombo in the city motel. The unit was spotless and was serviced daily. Beds were comfortable, and a very comfortable leather lounge suite the owners were very helpful with everything we asked for. Must say was the best experience Colleen and I ever had staying at a motel. We are all gold card holders so stayed in a lot of motels in our travels.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from , Owner at Colombo in the City
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Glad you enjoyed our accommodation. Many thanks
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GalwayCricket wrote a review Apr 2023
Tauranga, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome sized room, brilliant amenities in the room and very comfortable beds and pillows. Loved having SKY tv in the room. Great location as there was very easy access to the city. Not far from the Victoria Park Tram stop (Number 17) for those interested in checking out the city by tram (although the route is fairly easy to walk).
We stayed one night and the hosts were extremely hospitable and even allowed us to park our car on site on the date of our departure as we had a late flight and wanted to have nosy around the city.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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698rick wrote a review Apr 2024
Franz Josef, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very handy location,close to the city, (easy walking distance.) You are also very close to Hagley Park which is well worth the visit to explore the vast area of magnificent trees and gardens .
The motel is a very tidy small complex with free parking all at a reasonable cost.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Kat B wrote a review Apr 2024
Tokyo, Japan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the best motel we stayed at during our two week visit this week. The motel rooms we stayed in (Room 801 and 802) are spacious, thoughtfully decorated and immaculate. There's everything you need from a very comfy huge bed and your choice of pillows to a well-equipped kitchen and bag racks so you are not bending down into your suitcases all the time. Book in and out was easy, and though a bit tight, the parking is right outside your room. Extremely good value compared to other less inviting motels. Definitely would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Response from , Owner at Colombo in the City
Responded 12 Apr 2024
Thank you glad you enjoyed our motel.
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AJ wrote a review Dec 2023
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great, comfortable stay in Christchurch. We had one night in mid November. Nice, clean, and friendly hosts. Easy walking distance to the main areas, food, rental car pick up in town, etc. We took the bus in from the airport. Space felt private and quiet. Nice big room space. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from , Owner at Colombo in the City
Responded 12 Jan 2024
Thank you. We are only as good as our reviews.
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Heather M wrote a review Oct 2022
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The property was perfectly located close the the city centre and only a 15 minute drive to the international airport.

Check in was easy and they where super helpful with our questions.

Our room was immaculately clean and was very comfortable and well appointed. Wifi, comfy lounge chairs and mini kitchen for ease of eating our take out dinner.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from , Owner at Colombo in the City
Responded 31 Oct 2022
Thank you we think we have the best location and handy to everything the city offers.
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kerryt157 wrote a review Apr 2024
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent apartment with plenty of space and great, comfortable facilities. Owner was extremely helpful with local 'things to do' and we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here. Will definitely stay again next time we visit from the UK and would recommend to others.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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sunil a asked a question May 2016
Hyderabad, India54 contributions10 helpful votes
What would be the tempratures in christchurch
sunil a asked a question May 2016
Hyderabad, India54 contributions10 helpful votes
How is the Breakfast in the Hotel and the charges
Answer from Derek L
Walsall, United Kingdom101 contributions30 helpful votes
Sorry, can't help as we did not have breakfast here.
Answer from eagleworks
Merseyside15 contributions7 helpful votes
We were situated on the ground floor so cannot answer that question. We arrived about 4.30pm on a Sunday and lots of places were closed But we also did not require a supermarket so didn't notice to be honest! But we had a really good meal and were entertained by a live band in a local bar That was recommended by the guy on reception at the hotel.
698rick wrote a tip Apr 2024
Franz Josef, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Explore Harley Park and visit the Boat Shed cafe . "
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Kat B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are concerned about carting your bags upstairs, simply request a downstairs room. Rooms 801 and 802 are the most spacious."
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Peter B wrote a tip Dec 2023
Perth, Australia90 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Downstairs rooms save you carrying heavy suitcases up steps"
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Craig R wrote a tip May 2023
Perth, Australia12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location close to city / airport and tourist spots."
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DayTrip20526372363 wrote a tip Apr 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Unit stinks, over priced for an old outdated dirty unit. Very noisy too."
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
colombo in the city hotel christchurch, colombo in the city christchurch
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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