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8.6
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8.5
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • Margaret Mahy Family Playground730 m
  • Cathedral Square930 m
  • 185 Empty White Chairs Earthquake Memorial1.28 km
  • Canterbury Museum1.39 km
  • Hagley Park1.62 km
  • International Antarctic Centre8.19 km
  • Gondola8.98 km
  • Sumner Beach11.45 km
  • Banks Peninsula38.66 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    City Centre Motel

    876 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8013 - See map
    "The rooms were very clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast."
    Zoltan - February 7, 2018
    Excellent service
    8.8 rating for service
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.7 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent comfort
    8.3 room quality and comfort
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Christchurch

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Christchurch in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,007 Christchurch properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center1km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
    Distance to airport8.7 km

    Rooms available at City Centre Motel

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Studio
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    • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Two Bedroom Apartment
    Two Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 98 m²/1055 ft²
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    Superior One Bedroom Apartment
    Superior One Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Small Studio
    Small Studio
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed
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    One Bedroom Apartment
    One Bedroom Apartment
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at City Centre Motel?

              Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

              How do I get to City Centre Motel?

              City Centre Motel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of NZD 25. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at City Centre Motel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, City Centre Motel has a car park available for guests. Car parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Christchurch with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

              What is the smoking policy at City Centre Motel?

              City Centre Motel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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              What people love about City Centre Motel

              • 8.4
                Excellent
                Breakfast

                "There was a really good coffee place that served great breakfast and it was recommended by the staff of the motel."

                Maria P.

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                October 2, 2017

              • 9.6
                Exceptional

                "Very convenient to downtown;"

                Paul

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                December 22, 2017

              • 10.0
                Exceptional
                Spaciousness

                "The rooms were spacious, clean and the bathrooms were immaculate."

                Chloe

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                August 22, 2016

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              44 sqm.
              Room comfort score
              8.3/10
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              8.8/10
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              More about City Centre Motel

              8.4
              Excellent

              "Clean, simple and comfortable."

              Maria P.

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              October 2, 2017

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              Most talked about facilities

              Housekeeping
              9 mentions
              Internet
              3 mentions
              Breakfast
              2 mentions
              Check in/Check Out
              2 mentions

              What they offer

              9.2
              Exceptional
              Staff 

              "Clean motel, and friendly staffs."

              Hung

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              April 23, 2018

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              Reviews of City Centre Motel from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.6
              Excellent
              From 1439 reviews
              Provided by verified guests of
              Agoda Reviews (79)Booking.com Reviews (1360)
              Rating via Agoda8.4
              /
              10
              Cleanliness8.7
              Facilities8.2
              Location8.5
              Room comfort and quality8.3
              Service8.8
              Value for money8.5
              High score for Christchurch
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (15)
              8-9 Excellent (7)
              7-8 Very Good (16)
              6-7 Good (5)
              <6 Below Expectation (4)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (11)
              Jun - Aug (8)
              Sep - Nov (13)
              Dec - Feb (15)
              All guests (79)
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              123
              10.0
              Exceptional
              wendy from Australia
              Group
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

              Clean, spacious and comfortable ”

              Well set out room with sofa for 2, breakfast table for 2, outside table & chairs for summer time. Bathroom good size Inc spa bath. Bath over shower only drawback if you have mobility issues but other rooms may cater. Located an easy, level 900M from city centre. Coffee shop close by but dairy for any other supplies approx 700M.

              Reviewed September 07, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              Stella from Singapore
              Group
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in May 2019

              Good Location”

              We reach the motel in the morning before check-in time and the room was ready for us. The lady allow an early check-in for us. Room was big and clean and location was near city area.

              Reviewed July 10, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              barry from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

              Excellent all round accommodation.”

              Excellent greeting on arrival ( 2 hrs early) but room ready. Lovely helpful lady on reception, explained and marked on map all local amenities and attractions. Room great very clean and short walk to city. 12/10 highly recommended.

              Reviewed April 10, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Gary from Australia
              Group
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              10 out of 10”

              Stayed 3 seperate times over 10 days. Great accommodation. Plenty of space with a small kitchen. 10 min walk to the heart of the CBD. If you get a room downstairs you also get a bath, but not upstairs. Clean rooms,, friendly staff, and will be staying here again next year when we do our motorbike trip. What would be nice would be some fresh milk in the fridge that other motels done.

              Reviewed March 30, 2019
              6.0
              Shirley from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in December 2018

              Above average”

              Picture on website was absolutely misleading..... We were very disappointed with the state of the rooms. They looked old and nothing at all as featured!! The door knob of one of our rooms was faulty and had to be slammed hard in order to close. Apparently, the staff was aware of the faulty door knob but there was no attempt to repair it!! Will definitely NOT recommend City Centre Motel to anyone else ....... 2 THUMBS DOWN!!!

              Reviewed January 04, 2019
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Hung from Taiwan
              Group
              Superior One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Great value for money”

              Clean motel, and friendly staffs. a bit far from city center (15mins walk)

              Reviewed April 23, 2018
              8.0
              Excellent
              Janice from Singapore
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Excellent motel near the city center”

              We stayed in City Centre Motel at the start and the end of our 2 week road trip around South Island. The second night was booked a few days prior to returning back to Christchurch after making some last minute change to skip Arthur's Pass and to spend another night in Christchurch. Which is a good decision as we could spend more time to explore a few shopping areas in Christchurch. The room we got on the second night was a much nicer room than the first as it was at the back of the building and quieter. Both rooms were clean and comfortable, and we made use of the microwave to warm up some food. It would be great if there was an induction cooker to fry some meats for dinner.

              Reviewed April 09, 2018
              4.4
              Michele from United States
              Solo traveler
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in March 2018

              Smells like mold”

              The entire unit smelled like mold including the hard bedding and the pillows. I was glad to only be spending one night here. Avoid if at all possible

              Reviewed March 18, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Zoltan from United States
              Family with teens
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in January 2018

              Great value, location, and customer service”

              Check-in was super fast and easy, and we got upgraded to a larger room due to availability. The city centre is just a short walk from this motel, while it is in a quiet location. The rooms were very clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast. Highly recommended.

              Reviewed February 07, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Paul from United States
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              Exceptional”

              Stayed twice in Dec 2017, different rooms each stay. Both rooms in excellent condition. Looked like the baths had been renovated not too long ago. Grounds well maintained. Staff easy to work with and helpful. Worked with us on early check-in and late check-out. Very convenient to downtown; easy couple of block walk.

              Reviewed December 22, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              Maria from Australia
              Family with young children
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Only one night ”

              We stayed only one night and it was good. Clean, simple and comfortable. There was a really good coffee place that served great breakfast and it was recommended by the staff of the motel. Thanks for the tip!

              Reviewed October 02, 2017
              6.8
              Good
              Yu from Singapore
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Good”

              The room is big but rundown. The bed and other furnitures feels aged, basic toilet. What you pay for is what you get. Would only recommend for a one night stay or if you are on a tight budget.

              Reviewed June 04, 2017
              9.6
              Exceptional
              David from United States
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

              Good location for a nice place to stay. ”

              Onsite manager very helpful in recommending places to find restaurants and groceries. Also set up easy shuttle to train station to catch TranzAlpine train.

              Reviewed November 11, 2016
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Chloe from Australia
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Good experience”

              The rooms were spacious, clean and the bathrooms were immaculate. Would stay here again.

              Reviewed August 22, 2016
              6.7
              Good
              Jianhua from China
              Group
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

              It is ok”

              Location and spacious bed room

              I choose a two bed room apartment. It is alright. Not too expensive. Good for people like cooking by themselves as there are kitchenware in the apartment. But the facility is a bit old and the bed is too soft.

              Reviewed November 04, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Charles from New Zealand
              Solo traveler
              One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Great location and very clean good size rooms. ”

              Location. Price. Very tidy.

              Great.

              Reviewed September 02, 2015
              7.0
              Very good
              EE from Malaysia
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in July 2015

              EASY EXCESS”

              CONVENIENCE,EASY TO GET

              NO BREAKFAST PROVIDED BUT OVERALL GOOD

              Reviewed July 29, 2015
              6.0
              Sim from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in June 2015

              good”

              good

              good

              Reviewed June 30, 2015
              7.3
              Very good
              Michael from Singapore
              Family with young children
              Superior One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

              Re-Captivating memories”

              Big room, comfortable, very clean & well maintained

              My wife and I stayed in this same hotel in 2004. Nothing much has changed with the hotel, and it is still very well maintained. Room was big and comfortable for the family. It is in a good location for drive towards the Christchurch airport - one turn from hotel area and it is one straight road all the way to airport. Only thing that has changed significantly is that the earthquake in 2011 has made the hotel area somewhat lacking in shops and restaurants - a pity.

              Reviewed June 29, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Diane from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

              Very well placed. Very helpful staff.”

              Position, staff

              Very good.

              Reviewed April 25, 2015
              123

              Reviews of City Centre Motel from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.6
              Excellent
              From 1439 reviews
              Provided by verified guests of
              Agoda Reviews (79)Booking.com Reviews (1360)
              Rating via Agoda8.4
              /
              10
              Cleanliness8.7
              Facilities8.2
              Location8.5
              Room comfort and quality8.3
              Service8.8
              Value for money8.5
              High score for Christchurch
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (15)
              8-9 Excellent (7)
              7-8 Very Good (16)
              6-7 Good (5)
              <6 Below Expectation (4)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (11)
              Jun - Aug (8)
              Sep - Nov (13)
              Dec - Feb (15)
              All guests (79)
              All room types
              All languages
              Showing 47 verified guest comments
              123
              10.0
              Exceptional
              wendy from Australia
              Group
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

              Clean, spacious and comfortable ”

              Well set out room with sofa for 2, breakfast table for 2, outside table & chairs for summer time. Bathroom good size Inc spa bath. Bath over shower only drawback if you have mobility issues but other rooms may cater. Located an easy, level 900M from city centre. Coffee shop close by but dairy for any other supplies approx 700M.

              Reviewed September 07, 2019
              8.0
              Excellent
              Stella from Singapore
              Group
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in May 2019

              Good Location”

              We reach the motel in the morning before check-in time and the room was ready for us. The lady allow an early check-in for us. Room was big and clean and location was near city area.

              Reviewed July 10, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              barry from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

              Excellent all round accommodation.”

              Excellent greeting on arrival ( 2 hrs early) but room ready. Lovely helpful lady on reception, explained and marked on map all local amenities and attractions. Room great very clean and short walk to city. 12/10 highly recommended.

              Reviewed April 10, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Gary from Australia
              Group
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              10 out of 10”

              Stayed 3 seperate times over 10 days. Great accommodation. Plenty of space with a small kitchen. 10 min walk to the heart of the CBD. If you get a room downstairs you also get a bath, but not upstairs. Clean rooms,, friendly staff, and will be staying here again next year when we do our motorbike trip. What would be nice would be some fresh milk in the fridge that other motels done.

              Reviewed March 30, 2019
              6.0
              Shirley from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in December 2018

              Above average”

              Picture on website was absolutely misleading..... We were very disappointed with the state of the rooms. They looked old and nothing at all as featured!! The door knob of one of our rooms was faulty and had to be slammed hard in order to close. Apparently, the staff was aware of the faulty door knob but there was no attempt to repair it!! Will definitely NOT recommend City Centre Motel to anyone else ....... 2 THUMBS DOWN!!!

              Reviewed January 04, 2019
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Hung from Taiwan
              Group
              Superior One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Great value for money”

              Clean motel, and friendly staffs. a bit far from city center (15mins walk)

              Reviewed April 23, 2018
              8.0
              Excellent
              Janice from Singapore
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in April 2018

              Excellent motel near the city center”

              We stayed in City Centre Motel at the start and the end of our 2 week road trip around South Island. The second night was booked a few days prior to returning back to Christchurch after making some last minute change to skip Arthur's Pass and to spend another night in Christchurch. Which is a good decision as we could spend more time to explore a few shopping areas in Christchurch. The room we got on the second night was a much nicer room than the first as it was at the back of the building and quieter. Both rooms were clean and comfortable, and we made use of the microwave to warm up some food. It would be great if there was an induction cooker to fry some meats for dinner.

              Reviewed April 09, 2018
              4.4
              Michele from United States
              Solo traveler
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in March 2018

              Smells like mold”

              The entire unit smelled like mold including the hard bedding and the pillows. I was glad to only be spending one night here. Avoid if at all possible

              Reviewed March 18, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Zoltan from United States
              Family with teens
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in January 2018

              Great value, location, and customer service”

              Check-in was super fast and easy, and we got upgraded to a larger room due to availability. The city centre is just a short walk from this motel, while it is in a quiet location. The rooms were very clean and tidy and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare breakfast. Highly recommended.

              Reviewed February 07, 2018
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Paul from United States
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in December 2017

              Exceptional”

              Stayed twice in Dec 2017, different rooms each stay. Both rooms in excellent condition. Looked like the baths had been renovated not too long ago. Grounds well maintained. Staff easy to work with and helpful. Worked with us on early check-in and late check-out. Very convenient to downtown; easy couple of block walk.

              Reviewed December 22, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              Maria from Australia
              Family with young children
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in September 2017

              Only one night ”

              We stayed only one night and it was good. Clean, simple and comfortable. There was a really good coffee place that served great breakfast and it was recommended by the staff of the motel. Thanks for the tip!

              Reviewed October 02, 2017
              6.8
              Good
              Yu from Singapore
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in May 2017

              Good”

              The room is big but rundown. The bed and other furnitures feels aged, basic toilet. What you pay for is what you get. Would only recommend for a one night stay or if you are on a tight budget.

              Reviewed June 04, 2017
              9.6
              Exceptional
              David from United States
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2016

              Good location for a nice place to stay. ”

              Onsite manager very helpful in recommending places to find restaurants and groceries. Also set up easy shuttle to train station to catch TranzAlpine train.

              Reviewed November 11, 2016
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Chloe from Australia
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in August 2016

              Good experience”

              The rooms were spacious, clean and the bathrooms were immaculate. Would stay here again.

              Reviewed August 22, 2016
              6.7
              Good
              Jianhua from China
              Group
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

              It is ok”

              Location and spacious bed room

              I choose a two bed room apartment. It is alright. Not too expensive. Good for people like cooking by themselves as there are kitchenware in the apartment. But the facility is a bit old and the bed is too soft.

              Reviewed November 04, 2015
              9.3
              Exceptional
              Charles from New Zealand
              Solo traveler
              One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in August 2015

              Great location and very clean good size rooms. ”

              Location. Price. Very tidy.

              Great.

              Reviewed September 02, 2015
              7.0
              Very good
              EE from Malaysia
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 1 night in July 2015

              EASY EXCESS”

              CONVENIENCE,EASY TO GET

              NO BREAKFAST PROVIDED BUT OVERALL GOOD

              Reviewed July 29, 2015
              6.0
              Sim from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Two Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 1 night in June 2015

              good”

              good

              good

              Reviewed June 30, 2015
              7.3
              Very good
              Michael from Singapore
              Family with young children
              Superior One Bedroom Apartment
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

              Re-Captivating memories”

              Big room, comfortable, very clean & well maintained

              My wife and I stayed in this same hotel in 2004. Nothing much has changed with the hotel, and it is still very well maintained. Room was big and comfortable for the family. It is in a good location for drive towards the Christchurch airport - one turn from hotel area and it is one straight road all the way to airport. Only thing that has changed significantly is that the earthquake in 2011 has made the hotel area somewhat lacking in shops and restaurants - a pity.

              Reviewed June 29, 2015
              8.3
              Excellent
              Diane from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Studio
              Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

              Very well placed. Very helpful staff.”

              Position, staff

              Very good.

              Reviewed April 25, 2015
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