4.5 out of 5

"Late night arrival and motel had turned heaters on so room was warm - nice touch. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 20 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

At Airport Gateway Motor Lodge you'll be 2 km (1.2 mi) from International Antarctic Centre and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from University of Canterbury. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with digital channels are featured in all 72 soundproofed rooms, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, rice cookers, and free local calls. Minibars provide free refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like fridges, microwaves, and hobs. Additionally, 24-hour room service, hairdryers, and irons/ironing boards are available. Limited housekeeping is available.

The restaurant, Bar and Bistro, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the motel's own bar/lounge. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Burnside motel include Christchurch Public Hospital and AMI Stadium.

Economy Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$139 per night

Economy 2 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Economy 3 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Business Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Business Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge ratings based on 1,019 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Everyone (471) Couples (252) Business (11) Family (286)
4 out of 5
Close to the airport and ideal for my business stop over

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
The service was second to none including the amazing shuttle bus service to and from the airport after dropping rental car the day b4 flight and to the airport at 330am b4 the flight. Maria in reception could not have been more obliging and delightful. I did find the bed and pillows very difficult to sleep on and the white blanket had stains and human hair on it. Should have been washed. But would definitely stay again and recommend it as a great hotel

Posted by on 14 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Bus stop extremely close. Great food and service at the Restaurant. The girl serving in the Restaurant was doing a marvellous job.

Posted by on 12 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
Executive suite clean and modern, nice space to be. The heat pump wasn’t working and the shower head was floppy with a really narrow jet, so it would flick up and spray water over the top of the shower cubicle - so it was hard to get and stay warm on a cold night. The room we had was quite noisy during the night, as it backed onto Memorial Ave. Saying that, it was a great price and a lovely, clean, attractive room.

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Great service, staff very helpful. Dinner in the restaurant was delicious!

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Beautifully appointed room but the noise from the car park had us awake several times through the night as the rooms all open onto the parking area. Being an airport hotel people are coming and going all through the night and have shuttles picking them up from the car park instead of waiting at reception.

Posted by on 29 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
There is a problem with the booking system. Hotel advised the rooms I booked wouldn’t accommodate 2 adults and 2 children as I had booked. Luckily they were able to shift us to other rooms

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2019

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2 out of 5

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2 out of 5

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3 out of 5

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About the Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Location 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, 8005

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and vending machine are also featured at the eco-friendly Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Christchurch motel is smoke free.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Self parking (surcharge) , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (6.8 km / 4.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking, extended parking, and RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge offers 72 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars (stocked with some free items) and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay-per-view films. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges, microwaves and rice cookers. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Bar and Bistro – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 30.0 per day.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 13 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 30.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Airport Gateway Motor Lodge Christchurch
  • Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
  • Airport Gateway Motor Christchurch
  • Airport Gateway Motor
  • Airport Gateway Motor Hotel Christchurch

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.