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4.5 out of 5

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By a verified traveller on Wed 08 Jul 2020

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Hotel Description

Colombo in the City puts you in the heart of Christchurch, within a 20-minute stroll of Theatre Royal and Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 12 rooms, and you can enjoy DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, and room service is also available. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Other amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance. Continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of a free casino shuttle.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 3.5-star Christchurch City Centre motel include Riccarton House and University of Canterbury.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$103* Per night/room 9 Jul. - 10 Jul.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Colombo in the City ratings based on 140 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 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 Colombo in the City

Everyone (63) Couples (64) Business (1) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Amazing stay at Colombo in the City. Room was clean with

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2020

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5 out of 5
It was perfect, clean, great amenities, and service, handy to the city. Would definitely stay here next trip to Christchurch.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 20 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Feb. 2020 by owner

thank you. we are the best location in town handy to everything.

5 out of 5
Great stay, very clean,very quiet. Walking distance to city centre.

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Feb. 2020 by owner

Best location in town. Thanks for review as we only as good as comments.

5 out of 5
Nice rooms and enjoyed the seperate bedroom".............

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Dec. 2019 by owner

thank you

5 out of 5
In centre of city close to medical facilities and Riccarton Shopping centre

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Sep. 2019 by owner

People love staying with us as we are so handy. Thank you for your review.

3 out of 5
We mistakenly booked a unit without a kitchen. We asked to upgrade to a kitchen and were asked what we would be cooking. We advised a cooked breakfast including bacon. We paid the extra amount and were taken to a unit with a small kitchen. When cooking the next morning all windows were open and the (non venting) range hob was used. We had a knock on the door from the owner, very bluntly advising she could smell cooking, and we needed to open the door, and that strong smells made the room unusable for days. I totally understand some smells do linger, however we had explained we would be using the facilities for a cooked breakfast. Her tone and matter were not hospitable at all. Im not sure why they have kitchens if you are not allowed to cook in them!

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Aug. 2019 by owner

It is always difficult when cooking smells are involved. We dont wont smells that linger as mentioned it gives us bad reviews for the next visitor. Sorry if blunt but it is hard to please everyone .

3 out of 5
Close to CBD Basic amenities Room had strange overwhelming unpleasant deodorising smell as if then were trying to cover up a nasty one.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2019

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2 out of 5
I didn't like the fact I had to walk over by fence to smoke a cigarette and there was no Ash trays needs a nice area for so if we can't be smoking outside our own room

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean spacious room. Parking and excellent location helpful host easy walk to cafes restaurants city centre and botanical gardens. Also a good laundry

Posted by on 17 May 2019

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About the Colombo in the City

Location 863 Colombo St, Christchurch, 8001

Property Features

Colombo in the City offers its guests a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. Colombo in the City also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Christchurch motel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (9.8 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (4.9 km / 3.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Colombo in the City offers 12 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • In-room dining
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • 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 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.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk


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 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30.0 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Colombo City Motel Christchurch
  • Colombo Motel
  • Colombo Motel City
  • Colombo In The City Christchurch
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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.

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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