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4.5 out of 5

"Perfectly situated to Chch city. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 02 Aug 2021

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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. There's also the convenience of a free casino shuttle.

Sights within a 10-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$127* Per night/room 21 Sep. - 22 Sep.

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 148 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 (67) Couples (64) Business (1) Family (14)
5 out of 5
Perfectly situated to Chch city.

Posted by on 2 Aug. 2021

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4 out of 5
We liked the room, although a bit cold and it took a while to warm up. We’d more than likely stay there again.

Posted by on 29 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Clean, tidy and modern. Convenient location close to city centre. Good for families.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2021

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3 out of 5
Room was freezing.

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
When you are a mature woman travelling on your own safety, comfort and cleanliness is important, as well as value for money. This accomodation fulfilled this.

Posted by on 1 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Great location and easy parking

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2021

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2 out of 5
Was disappointed that the room configuration was not what I booked on Wotif, and that they actually didn't have any rooms that matched the online booking (I specifically booked this motel for its twin room with 2 double beds - instead got a queen and single). Bathroom layout is awkward to use, no room to hang towels/clothes or set out toiletries. On site parking is good but very difficult to get in and out of when full

Posted by on 28 Mar. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 May 2021 by owner

Don't know what photo you looked at as none of our rooms have 2 double beds. Only superking & single or queen & single.. If you had booked the De Lux room that has the superking & single. It is downstairs also a accessible. unit. sorry you were disappointed. You should have come into the office and raised your concerns

5 out of 5
The service and facilities were excellent and all in all could not fault

Posted by , from Hamilton on 21 Oct. 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Oct. 2020

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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 front desk safe. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Christchurch motel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 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

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

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.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. 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 and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in is available.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures


Optional extras

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

  • 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

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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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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.