Get an overview of this hotel4.5-star motel near International Antarctic Centre

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Situated near the airport, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre. Riccarton House is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Property Features

Along with dry cleaning, this motel has laundry facilities and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free airport shuttle, and a free casino shuttle. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and barbecue grills are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and free weekday newspapers. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like microwaves and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Airport Palms Motel features tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access. A roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times and a casino shuttle are complimentary for guests. This Christchurch motel also offers complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Airport Palms Motel has designated areas for smoking.

  • Year Built 2011 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free casino shuttle 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 22 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Garden 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Individually decorated 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Microwave 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Portable fan 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Heating 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.
Guests should notify this property in advance of their anticipated arrival time. Guests who require an airport transfer should notify this property in advance of their flight times (the airport shuttle is only offered between 7 AM and 8 PM on weekdays, and from 8 AM to 8 PM on weekends and public holidays). Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details on arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

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