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4.3 out of 5

"Great comfy bed, clean, modern " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 28 May 2021

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Hotel Description

At Airport Gateway Motor Lodge you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Russley Golf Club and 4.1 km (2.6 mi) from University of Canterbury. Highlights at this motel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 72 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and rice cookers. Minibars provide free refreshments, and in-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. 24-hour room service, free local calls, and safes are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

The restaurant, Bar and Bistro, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Conference space and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a snack bar/deli, and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Within a 15-minute drive of this 4-star Burnside motel, attractions include Christchurch Casino and Hagley Park.

Economy Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$96* Per night/room 18 Jun. - 19 Jun.

Economy 2 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premium Economy 3 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Luxury Studio Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premium Economy 2 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Business Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge ratings based on 271 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
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 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Everyone (200) Couples (44) Business (1) Family (27)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Great comfy bed, clean, modern

Posted by on 28 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Was excellent for an early flight from airport

Posted by on 26 May 2021

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4 out of 5
Stayed in one of the older rooms. Actually preferred being at the back of the facility as the rooms are quieter. Whilst expecting a fairly standard room I ended up with a wee 2 bdrm apartment and separate kitchen... excellent!

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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5 out of 5
It was lovely.Clean and warm.

Posted by on 10 May 2021

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3 out of 5
Warm but tired and old motels

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Very close to the airport and shops. Few lottle thing let it down like no information booklet, so you dont know where to find wifi info, tv channels etc

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2021

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1 out of 5
Actually I had to cancel my booking, when I rang I was told to ring through Expedia however the 10 numbers that I was given didn't match with the 11 numbers that was needed to cancel my booking and get a refund. I was told I could re-book except I will not be coming back to chch in the near future. Sorry but I felt cheated

Posted by on 20 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Mar. 2021 by John

Cancelled within Cancellation Period and wasn't Covid related. After advising of cancellation period, guest suggested they might come to town anyways, if they are paying for the room. We advised the guest that we have held the amount in credit for the guest to use in the future, outside of expedia's terms and conditions.

2 out of 5
Very tired rooms and musty smell when I first opened room door. No ironing board and when I requested one they provided one with no cover.

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2021

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About the Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Location 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, 8005

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a vending machine are also featured at the eco-friendly Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. Self parking is free. This 4-star Christchurch motel is smoke free.

  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 7 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Christchurch International Airport (CHC) (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (6.9 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; RV/bus/truck parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge offers 72 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars (stocked with some free items) and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include rice cookers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • 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 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-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available


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 30.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

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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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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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*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.