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Colonial Inn Motel

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Standard Studio, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Kitchenette (3 Pax) | Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen | Living room | Flat-screen TV
Standard Studio, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Kitchenette (3 Pax) | Bathroom | Free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Colonial Inn Motel

Colonial Inn Motel

3.0 star property
3-star motel in Christchurch

8.0/10 Very good

205 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$139
Price available on 22/04/2023
43 Papanui Road, Christchurch, 8014

Guests rated this location 8.1/10 - Very good

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Microwave
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Merivale
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 18 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Burger King - 3 min walk
  • Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Tutto Bene - 10 min walk
  • Mexicano's - 8 min walk
  • Sprig & Fern Merivale - 9 min walk

About this property

Colonial Inn Motel

A great choice for a stay in Christchurch, Colonial Inn Motel features an airport shuttle. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.


Chinese (Mandarin), English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

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 sanitiser.

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 (third-party expert - Global).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Colonial Inn Motel Christchurch
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Colonial Christchurch
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Frequently asked questions

Does Colonial Inn Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Colonial Inn Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Colonial Inn Motel?
As of 26 March 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Colonial Inn Motel on 22 April 2023 start from NZ$139, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Colonial Inn Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Inn Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Colonial Inn Motel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Colonial Inn Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Colonial Inn Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (12-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Colonial Inn Motel and nearby?
Colonial Inn Motel has a garden.
What's the area around Colonial Inn Motel like?
Colonial Inn Motel is a short 1-minute walk from Papanui Road and 5 minutes' walk from Bealey Avenue. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.



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10/10 Exceptional

While an older property, it was very clean, and this included a mid-stay replacement of towels etc. which was great given I was only there for two nights. Excellent location, close to amenities.
Tony, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

We will not be staying again!! Very tired. Mould around windows, window hinges broken. Needed a good clean!! Needed painting Bed uncomfortable Water pressure very poor in shower No milk Terrible
Patricia, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

compressor of the fridge is too loud when working during the night.
Michael, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

comfortablehotel, convenient location.
james, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

the room was clean and spacious. Bed comfy. Plenty of parking available. Handy location.
Alan, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great overnight stay...
Wayne, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
I really liked my stay here. Comfortable, great little kitchen, and bus to the city 2 minutes away. Friendly staff, good service. I'll be staying there again 😊
Jennifer, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

It was within walking distance to the city, casino, botanical gardens and shops.
Kerry, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

nice place central location, we had a 2 bed upstairs unit
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place, quiet and airy room, good service.
Ian, 1-night business trip
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