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Colonial Inn Motel

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Finding an ideal family-friendly hotel in Christchurch does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Colonial Inn Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Colonial Inn Motel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features baggage storage, express check-in and check-out, and shops. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While staying at Colonial Inn Motel, visitors can check out Mona Vale (0.9 mi) and New Regent Street (1.0 mi), some of Christchurch's top attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The Little High Eatery, King of Snake, and Rangoon Ruby, which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Best of all, Colonial Inn Motel makes it easy to experience many great Christchurch attractions like Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu) and Robert McDougall Art Gallery, which are some popular art museums.

Colonial Inn Motel puts the best of Christchurch at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Shared kitchen
Shops
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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moonlotus18 wrote a review May 2023
Hamilton, New Zealand1754 contributions237 helpful votes
Stayed a few days at this place when we visited Christchurch as the price seemed reasonable for a motel in Merivale area. Was an average stay. Our room was serviced daily but housekeeping was a bit of hit and miss depending on whoever serviced it on the day. One day they didn’t make our bed other days inadequate towels etc. Owners were friendly enough. Good parking and has on site laundry and dryer.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are quieter than downstairs
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Graeme W wrote a review Apr 2023
7 contributions5 helpful votes
well.. I've stayed in some hotels over the years and this was the worst yet. The light switch in the lounge crackled when you turned it on The toilet door jamb was cracked and had a nail holding it together Windows had splits and looked like if you opened them would fall apart Metal covers on sinks that were rusty The taps in the kitchen you had to turn on halfway to even get water out of them room service was basically non existent etc etc The room looked like it had not had an update since the earthquake 11 years ago. Will not stay here again
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: go somewhere else unless you like really old units
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acdenmark wrote a review Apr 2023
Hong Kong, China718 contributions125 helpful votes
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We rented the two bedroom apartment on the first floor for 160nz$ per night which is great price for the big rooms. Kitchen has a cooker, oven and microwave and fridge which were all in good working order. One room is a double bed with heaters on the bed and the other room had twin beds also with heat. There was an extra bed in the lounge area and a newish couch. Table and 4 chairs which need an upgrade . Curtains we new and nice. Parking was fine . They not so great things are the water pressure. Some days there were hardly any pressure. Cleaning could be better - and some days there were no house keeping which does not bother me too much but might be important for some. That said the request for clean towels etc were met promptly but very nice and accommodating owners. Location was great.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If trouble walking ask for room downstairs .
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Gez wrote a review Dec 2021
Takaka, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
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Flea infestation! Woke up to fleas biting my ankles. Horrible experience. Should also mention the heavily stained carpet, filthy toilet and unwashed crockery still holding crumbs. Staff were rude and confrontational to boot! Apart from that, I had a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Diana G wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand49 contributions35 helpful votes
Good location for a reasonable price. A little bit of traffic noise but not as much as I thought being near the main road. The heat pump warms the place quickly. The shower could benefit from an old toothbrush in the corners and under the couch were crumbs. Hairdryer provided and a coffee plunger on request. Some more hooks in the bathroom would be useful. Staff were helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Good stopover for budget conscious people
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reneexl wrote a review Apr 2021
Invercargill, New Zealand82 contributions9 helpful votes
We lasted 10 minutes. Photos are not what website showed. As per photos we found bugs in the drawers, handles falling off doors, dust everywhere, heater falling off wall and smelt when turned on, mouldy and overall needed a good tidy up. Felt a wee bit sorry for the owner as we were 1 of 3 lots leaving at the same time but was too dirty to stay in
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gray's Reviews wrote a review Mar 2021
Timaru, New Zealand1422 contributions283 helpful votes
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We took a gamble with this motel as the rate was really low and reviews weren't exactly wonderful. However, the gamble paid off as we were pleasantly surprised just how good it was. It's an older-style motel, but location is handy to the city and other suburbs, while the room itself was spacious, well-equipped and really comfortable. It would be ideal for someone willing to stay longer than a night or two, as the room had a full stove and microwave, with kitchenware to match. It even had a separate toilet - unusual these days. The only negative was that all the walls could have been lots cleaner, as could the motel office itself, both minor details and easy to remedy. Yes, we'll be back.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine wrote a review Sept 2020
Nelson, New Zealand5 contributions
I stayed one night in Unit 3. This unit was grubby. The toilet rim around the back and seat hinge hadn't seen a scrubbing (tooth ) brush in ages and all the skirting boards were covered in the greasy sort of dust that balls up on your finger when you wipe along it. The bed was very comfortable.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Eisern wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Arrived in Christchurch late in the evening and this motel was the only one answering their phones after 6pm. Booking process was easy and when we arrived we were greeted by the owner. Very surprised reading all the bad reviews as we enjoyed our stay. Great location, clean and tidy rooms, affordable price and lovely staff. Needed some documents printed and the owner was very helpful. We didn't hear any road noise at all for the two days we were there.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Lenny S wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
Modest 1970's decor motel. Close to North Hagley Park; Victoria street cafe's and pubs. Walking distance to city centre. Motel clean, , good floor size, practical and reasonably priced. Friendly motel staff.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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$110 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
22
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Inn Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Inn Motel?
Nearby attractions include Knox Church (0.3 km), Hare Krishna Temple (0.5 km), and Ken's Camera (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Inn Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Colonial Inn Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Inn Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, Strawberry Fare, and Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch.
Does Colonial Inn Motel have airport transportation?
Yes, Colonial Inn Motel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colonial Inn Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial Inn Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.3 km), Mona Vale (1.5 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.4 km).