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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed in a two bedroom unit and arrived very late from the airport. The owners were nice enough to come and pick us up in the middle of the night! Not many places offer this service and we were very happy to save the taxi fare! The room was fine for what we paid although could do with some...

Thank kellydalley
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed in the studio spa room which was very cosy, it was a great place to start our honeymoon. We arrived after hours which was not problem, loved the spa bath and the shower, nice warm room to spend a chilly night in.

Thank Brissiepeeps
Virginia USA
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We chose this hotel because we had an early morning flight out of Christchurch and they offered shuttle service also. The rooms were large and well appointed and the staff was so nice and helpful. It is close to the airport but you do not hear any plane noise! Would definitely recommend it.

Thank FlashVirginiaUSA
Orange, Australia
Reviewed 3 July 2013

We needed a place near the airport to stay because we were arriving late. The motel was very clean and the airport pick up at 12:30am and drop off in the morning was really appreciated. Beds very comfy. Nothing to complain about for a short stay. Thanks for your hospitality.

Thank Lanie65
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Thought I would write a review of this motel. I stay here on average monthly basis for busienss due to its handy location to work and can say I have been in most rooms which are extremely clean and comfortable. The owners are some of the nicest and most helpful people I have encountered on my travels across the globe...

Thank Zoe_AKL
New Zealand
Reviewed 31 May 2013

My elderly father stayed here for three weeks while his house was getting earthquake repairs done. He found the unit clean, comfortable and warm, and he appreciated the accessible bathroom. The owners were extremely helpful and considerate.

Thank Otupaka
Reviewed 27 April 2013

Stayed at this hotel 2 times on our trip the first and last nights with our 2 teenaged children. Both nights were a comfortable night sleep. Staff were friendly and happy to have a chat and give us advice. Much preferred place to stay than some of the other airport hotels. Will book here again. Easy and close to main...

Thank ToowoombaBilby
Ansbach, Germany
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Comfortable hotel only a few miles away from the Christchurch Airport. Room was spacious and comfortable. Location of the hotel was nice as I hadn't ever driven on the left side of the road before and I wanted a place where I wouldn't have to drive through the center of Christchurch to get to the hotel in my rental car...

Thank ts6084
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2013

5 mins to airport and to the races where the Sunday market is. 24 hr service station just down the road. Very comfortable bed. Very obliging owners :-) We will definately stay next time we are down in Christchurch.

Thank Sarndra S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2013

We stayed here after recommendations through flight centre. The room was very clean, easy access and quiet. We had a rental car so did not require shuttle bus but would have been alot easier as we asked about which way to go and was directed and told it would take us a few minutes.. Somehow we ended up at the...

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BirchesNZ, Manager at Airport Birches Motel, responded to this review

Dear T_CMac09 Thank you for your review, we can report that we have recently reconfigured the room you referred to in your review. The old heater has been removed and replaced with a larger more energy efficient model and moved to a less hazardous location, an additional smaller heater has been placed in the main bedroom. This should provide ample...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Airport Birches Motel, built 2001, is located just 4 kilometres from the Christchurch Airport, but out of the flight plan. All our rooms are GROUND FLOOR with NO additional floors on top. We offer our guests the comfort and convenience of being close to the Christchurch Airport, without the noise and hassle.Our courtesy shuttle service operates between the Christchurch Airport and Railway station between 9:00am - 9:00pm everyday, except, Xmas Eve, Day, Boxing Day & New Years Eve, Day. In addition to this we offer a park and fly option for those wishing to leave their cars behind whilst they travel overseas, conditions apply.We are close to both Hornby Shopping mall (2 minute drive, 10 minute walk) and Westfield Riccarton (5 minute drive). We are also one of the closest motels to Riccarton Racecourse & Riccarton Park Convention Centre, we offer a shuttle them during normal shuttle hours. Though it is only a few minutes walk. We are also only 5 minutes walk from a nearby minigolf and driving range, for those interested in Golfing. If you are heading into the city there is a local bus service that is a mere 400m down the road.We are ideally positioned for incoming travellers as we are on the crossroads of both the North and South bypasses. As well as on the main road off to the West Coast. Making us a perfect base to start your holiday. If you are looking closer a field, then Akaroa and Hanmer Springs as well as Arthur's pass are all within around 2 hours drive of us. Along with all the Ski Fields, such as Porters Heights and Mt Hutt.For those hungry travellers a large number of local eateries will deliver to our motel, as well as free transfers to the popular Avonhead Tavern. There is also a 24 hour service station down the road for snacks and goodies.So for a relaxing experience stay, stay with us at the Airport Birches Motel.Kind regards ... more   less 

Additional Information about Airport Birches Motel

Address: 390 Yaldhurst Road, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM438 - RM646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Birches Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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Airport Birches Hotel Christchurch
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#6 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
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