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4.2 out of 5

"the room was clean and spacious. Bed comfy. Plenty of parking available. Handy location. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 17 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

Colonial Inn Motel places you steps from Papanui Road and within a short 5-minute stroll of Bealey Avenue. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Sights within a short walk of this 3-star Merivale motel include Hagley Park and within a 15-minute walk you'll find Merivale Mall.

Standard Studio, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Kitchenette (3 Pax)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$126* Per night/room 6 Sep. - 7 Sep.

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Ground Floor

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 10 Max

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Colonial Inn Motel ratings based on 77 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Colonial Inn Motel

Everyone (49) Couples (13) Business (1) Family (14)
4 out of 5
the room was clean and spacious. Bed comfy. Plenty of parking available. Handy location.

Posted by , from Australia on 17 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Friendly helpful staff lovely comfortable clran room

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
I stay here at least once a year. Service is consistent, and rooms are good quality. I love it because it's close to town, and to other restaurants and cafes.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Budget priced but needs maintenance, stains on carpet and some mould etc

Posted by , from Auckland on 19 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
I booked two rooms exactly same price, both very different. Unfortunately our room which was very clean and nice but upstairs in back corner where other patrons liked to smoke and chuck their empties when arriving back at 4am and drunk obv. Our room was at back so away from the road noise of Papanui Road which was good, but extractor fan in bathroom dirty and did not work and not cooking available. The other room had a stove, so we went around to cook breakfast there but the bathroom in this one was old and the head of the shower fell off after first use and went to adjust height and it fell off in my hand. The room was clean though. Nice helpful staff but front reception lady hard to understand her chinese I think.

Posted by , from Dunedin, nz on 10 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Room was clean, warm, well presented and staff were great

Posted by on 27 Aug. 2018

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5 out of 5

Close to town

Close to buses, shops and town. Very happy with the stay and the staff

Posted by on 20 May 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice motel

Parking is the problem though there was another parking at the back. No drop off key facility.

Posted by , from Australia on 23 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5
This was an overnight stay for 2 people...nice central location although a busy street to access especially during rush hour. Pleasant room, the shower was great (finally an open plan one which didn't splash water everywhere), plenty of parking. Efficient check in.

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2018

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Property Features

Colonial Inn Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Colonial Inn Motel also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3-star Christchurch motel is smoke free.

  • 22 guestrooms or units
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Colonial Inn Motel offers 22 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

Hotel Names

  • Colonial Inn Motel Christchurch
  • Colonial Inn Motel
  • Colonial Christchurch
  • Colonial Inn Motel Motel
  • Colonial Inn Motel Christchurch
  • Colonial Inn Motel Motel Christchurch

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.