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Colombo in the City

Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand (CHC)

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Based on 310 reviews
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One Bedroom Apartment

  • One Queen and One Single Bed
The LCD television offers satellite channels, and the CD player makes it easy to listen to your own music. A coffee/tea maker is provided while a microwave can be requested. Conveniences include a safe. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Studio With Spa Bath

  • One King and Two Single Beds
The LCD television offers satellite channels, and the CD player makes it easy to listen to your own music. A coffee/tea maker is provided while a microwave can be requested. Conveniences include a safe. This room is Non-Smoking.

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  • One King and Two Single Beds
The LCD television offers satellite channels, and the CD player makes it easy to listen to your own music. A coffee/tea maker is provided while a microwave can be requested. Conveniences include a safe. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Colombo in the City
863 Colombo St, Christchurch, New Zealand 8001

Property Features.
Colombo in the City features tour/ticket assistance and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guest parking is complimentary.

All guestrooms at Colombo in the City feature CD players and coffee/tea makers. Guestrooms offer safes. LCD televisions have satellite channels and DVD players. Guests may request microwaves.

Based on 310 reviews
from Masterton, New Zealand
Submitted on 07-05-2016
A very good stay. Initially it was two adults and two children before the wife and kids headed home while I carried on with business. It was modern and clean and nothing was a bother for the helpful managers. Will stay again.
from Bendigo
Submitted on 12-05-2016
My wife and I found that this motel more than meet our expectations in all of the following key requirements: Location; easy to drive to, short stroll to centre of town, gardens & museum, 100m walk to three great restaurants - lots of others nearby. Room; Spacious & fresh, comfortable bed, classy linen and towelling, good shower and well equipped kitchenette if you are in to self catering. Other; Good - free wifi, easy on site parking, beautifully manicured garden, friendly & helpful owners, ... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 13-05-2016
We stayed overnight at Colombo in the City in a one-bedroom apartment with split levels - living area downstairs and a loft bedroom. Good amenities, clean, comfortable. The loft has a double and single bed. TVs both up and downstairs. The city centre is within walking distance (15-20 min). There are a few good restaurants nearby too. High speed wifi. Best part - fantastic water pressure in the shower.
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 16-05-2016
great place to stay , handy to nice eateries and city centre , clean and tiday apartments with all amenities in good working order We had a two storey unit with our room upstairs which also had a single bed as well as the queen bed The staff were very accomodating and for an extra $30 per night put a single bed in the lounge for our adult son
from London
Submitted on 04-06-2016
We stayed at Colombo in the City for a week and can only say great things about our stay. The room was clean and very well appointed, and housekeeping came through each day to make up the room and replenish stocks of toiletries and biscuits (very important!). The location is excellent. Easy walking to a selection of great cafes, bars and restaurants. It is also about a 15 min walk to the Cathedral. The hosts were fab. Very friendly and helpful without being 'in your face'. We were very impresse... Read more
Submitted on 16-06-2016
A great Hotel very close to the Christchurch city has all the amenities that one needs very clean very tidy and we found the bids to be very comfortable the hotel operators were very helpful and providing us with nets and some activities and events that would being held in the city we would definitely stay here again
from Sydney
Submitted on 20-06-2016
We stayed here on our last night of a 3 week NZ trip and it was a lovely place to stay. The room was very clean and well appointed and I was impressed that it had extra comfy reclining chairs !! Apartment had everything you needed. Owners were very helpful and friendly and gave us some excellent tips regarding local restaurants and cafes.... Would highly recommend.
from Chichester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
We transferred to here on a recommendation. Well worth it. Very friendly staff, perfect room. Clean room, lovely bathroom, comfortable settee, small table and chairs for eating. Tv with DVDs player, music system. All cooking utensils, plates etc, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster. We asked about a hot plate and our host provided us with a small electric covered frying pan; ideal. Host gave a lot of suggestions for places to eat, visit, shop etc and attractions in the area
from Auckland, New Zealand
Submitted on 04-07-2016
We loved our stay at Colombo in the City. Our host was super helpful. Our two bedroom unit was perfect for a family of four. The teens loved the free wi-fi and the Mum loved the spa bath. Very comfortable beds. So close to everything. Easy to walk everywhere. Would absolutely stay here again.
from Palmerston North, New Zealand
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We needed one night to watch the Crusaders game. This was the perfect place . We requested and got two adjoining rooms as there was two couples. We flew in from Palmy North. Very well appointed above average facilities. Decent extractor in bathroom. Only downside was there was no A/C. It might get too hot in summer for us.
from Surabaya, Indonesia
Submitted on 23-07-2016
My family and I had an enjoyable stay at Colombo In the City Motel. Very clean and comfortable accommodation. Our room was equipped with the kitchen utensils and breakfast meals were provided in our room prior to our late arrival at the motel.
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Our first stop in this country ; a lovely place to stay the Hotel with every comfort and utility a Visitor can expect; The couple were very co-operative I would say they are a Blessing. I hope they have the best life and of course buisness in means of Bookings. Please I personally request all Travellers to look at this Hotel before booking any place in Christ church.
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 07-08-2016
I have stayed in CHCH several times and this was my first time at the Colombo in the City. Needles to say that I will be happily staying there again. The rooms were nice and modern with a great bathroom and kitchenette area.
from Sydney
Submitted on 07-08-2016
Later check-in (after 8pm) was not a problem, and we were greeted and shown to our room where the heater was already on. Lovely big bed, nicely set up room with Sky TV, free wifi, kitchen with plenty of appliances. Only downsides (and I know I am being picky) would be the pillows which are huge and unwieldy, and the shower which is over the spa bath. Room was cleaned and bed made every day, and biscuits replenished! Very quiet location yet still within walking distance of restaurants and city ce... Read more
from Girona, Spain
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The hotel is very well-located, near restaurants and a 10-minute walk from most sights in Christchurch, but it was very quiet. The reception and staff were very friendly and the room was perfect for our needs. The bed was comfortable, the kitchenette was well equipped and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has to stay a few days in Christchurch.
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Ideally located,walking distance to CBD and plenty of nearby restaurants . Owners very friendly and helpful! Small motel but has charm ! It is clean and has everything that you need !It is only 20 minutes drive to Christchurch Airport.
from Honolulu, Hawaii
Submitted on 22-08-2016
Made reservations on the same day and they booked us no problem. On arrival at around 5pm, the front desk was waiting for us and greeted us very pleasantly. She walked us into our room and already had the heater going for us to ensure the room was cozy before we checked in. She even offered some good restaurants for dinner with a map. Very nice. The room was spread out and included two lounge chairs. The bedding was soft and nicely made. I would say that though the room had a spa tub, while... Read more
from Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 27-08-2016
My room had a stale smell when I walked in. It took me about an hour to get use to the smell. The room had a small kitchen with all the basic things that you needed. There was a good variety of coffee, tea and some mini biscuits. The room was clean and spacious. I only stayed one night for business so it was adequate for my needs.
from Blenheim, New Zealand
Submitted on 30-08-2016
We had a great stay for 4 days in the 2 bedroom apartment. Room was very clean and serviced every day and were so nice to work around sleep with our 2 year old. Excellent location with walking distance to town and restaurants. We would highly recommend the Italian restaurant just down the road. There is no dishwasher which might put off some but housecleaning did them so no issues. Very highly recommend and reasonable price. We would definitely stay again. We also left behind our child's toy whi... Read more
from Christchurch, New Zealand
Submitted on 04-09-2016
Excellent motel. Better than any hotel I've stayed in. Really friendly and helpful staff, very clean. Everything laid on, right down to little biscuits that were renewed each day. A generous bottle of milk instead of sachets. Nice toiletries. Heater and lights had been turned on by someone when I got back to the motel every night. Free wireless internet. 50 sky channels. Very quiet. Everything felt generous. Lovely.
from Hyderabad, India
Submitted on 06-09-2016
An excellent place to stay very comfortable and extremely clean the bathrooms were very small and also the light quite dim for a person to shave. The owner couple are from Heaven and the most reliable Hoteliers I have ever come across in my life.Hats off to them with all my respect and love. I would never think or recommend any other place in christchurch for any one travelling to New Zealand.Very helpful and a co-operating Couple God Bless them with another 100 Years of Life and Love.
from New Zealand
Submitted on 09-09-2016
simple and elegant. me and family been here last may. very nice place to stay. one thing is the wifi connection needa to be improve. clean and neat good food we will surely be back this december thanks
from Wellington, New Zealand
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I was definitely impressed by the size of the room we stayed in. It was a good king size bed, two singles together but it didn't have that awful dent in the middle that you often get with that. The bath had jets in it which was a nice relaxing feature. Overall, very pleasant stay, would recommend.
from Salt Lake City, Utah
Submitted on 17-09-2016
Lovely Motel. A little shining light in recovering Christchurch. It is nicely appointed and clean, an excellent value. Reception was helpful and informative. We will be back. We were on the ground floor. I think the 2nd floor probably offers a nice sunset view towards the Canterbury plains.
Submitted on 18-09-2016
We flew in from Melbourne and arrived on the doorstep for our 2pm booking at 8am. This was not too much trouble for the owner who informed us that he could have our room ready for 10am. Great customer service. Clean room. Friendly owners. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone.
Submitted on 04-10-2016
We spent two nights in the two bedroom apartment and two nights in the one bedroom apartment as a five person family (baby in a portacot). General comments - polite and helpful managers with good local advice. Easy off street parking. Comfy portacot. Comfortable beds. Everything very clean and comfortable. The two bedroom was well appointed, including an oven and a spa bath. Shower does seem to spray over the bathroom a bit if not using the bath. Single bedroom had upstairs bedroom and dow... Read more
Submitted on 13-10-2016
We arrived early in the morning. They were very accomodating & let us in the room at 8.30am so we could prepare for my daughters wedding. Than they called a taxi for us at 11am to go to the wedding. Very friendly & accomodating moteliers & lovely accomodation. Would definitely recommend & stay again. I recommend you pop up the road to Pepperberry Flower shop on the corner 5 min walk. The best breakfasts & the coffee is to die for. Dinner check out the Thai container affordable,quick & yummy. Per... Read more
from Shanghai Region, China
Submitted on 22-10-2016
Undoubtedly our best stay in New Zealand. Affordable rates, spacious rooms in a very quiet environment, within walking distance to the centre. It really made our already wonderful experience in the city even better.
from Banff, Canada
Submitted on 27-10-2016
I have had the privilege of staying at Henri and Russ' Colombo in the City for at least two nights per week for most weeks over the past four years whilst commuting to Christchurch for work. They are the perfect hosts, always smiling and willing to help. With the motel being my home away from home I never looked for those little extras that just kept on coming. Having a shirt washed and ironed when something unexpected occurred, arriving back into the room after a long day and finding some nice ... Read more
from Dunedin, New Zealand
Submitted on 28-10-2016
When we arrived we found out that our credit card had been debited that morning before we got there. We had booked on the internet on the basis that we would "pay at hotel on arrival". We didn't want to incur credit card fees and were going to pay cash on arrival as had been the case in every other place we had booked on the net with this system. Very very bad to debit a card which was used with that stipulation offered on the booking! When we booked we didn't know that the glorious room we did... Read more
Submitted on 10-11-2016
Stayed for two nights. Close to the city centre so it is easy to walk in and with ample off street parking we could safely leave the car behind. When asked, we were given a suggestion for dinner, which turned out to be a lovely meal just a couple of blocks away. The room was a good size with a small kitchen and a couple of lounge chairs to sit. Very quiet and comfortable.
from Blenheim, New Zealand
Submitted on 11-11-2016
We stayed for two very comfortable nights and walked to all the places we wanted to visit in the city. The room was large, well furnished and clean. Parking immediately outside. Although the motel is on a busy road, our room was very quiet. Our hosts were very helpful.
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 28-11-2016
The positives of Colombo in the City - it appears well maintained and clean, the beds are comfortable and it is a fairly convenient location. The not so positives - we were never asked if stairs were an issue and were put in room #810 which is not only up a flight of stairs, but it is a 2 floor unit with the bedroom upstairs and the bathroom downstairs. If you book here and stairs are a problem or you don't want to climb them in the middle of the night to get to the bathroom, be sure to request ... Read more
from Toronto
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Comfortable studio unit with small private courtyard, which would be lovely in warmer weather. Huge king sized bed was nice and comfortable. Nice touches such as cookies, and bottle of milk besides the usual tea and coffee. Staff are helpful and recommended restaurants and an airport shuttle service. Good wifi. Was very quiet. Carpeting and couch were a bit tired looking but everything else was quite modern.