Airport Palms Motel

Get the best of both worlds on your next trip to Christchurch, with all the facilities the discerning traveller would expect along with the peace and quiet of home. Airport Palms Motel has a 4-Star Plus and Qualmark silver rating, free laundry and free unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, and is situated in a quiet residential area close to the airport and the central city.

But in the words of one online reviewer, “the real kicker is the managers, who made us feel like family”. If your South Island adventure begins in Christchurch, the local knowledge of these friendly Kiwis will help you add an authentic twist to your itinerary.

Other reviewers give high praise for the quality of the rooms and amenities. “We absolutely LOVED this motel!” was the verdict of one, who gave it 10/10 on hotels.com. “We will always stay here whenever we are in the Christchurch area.” The motel’s TripAdvisor rating is very high.

The sparkling clean rooms with modern furnishings and bedding are serviced daily. All have double-glazed windows for temperature and noise control, stylish granite top benches, built-in wardrobes, hairdryer, Sky TV, tea and coffee, toaster, microwave, dining table and chairs, and an ensuite. Portacots and highchairs are available at no extra charge, and we have a selection of rooms including family rooms with cooking facilities.

The free laundry facilities, including a dryer, are a real boon for those travelling light with just carry-on luggage. It’s typical of the attention to detail that makes a stay at Airport Palms Motel a superior experience. Sumptuous bedding, great showers and stress-free services mean there’s a notable difference to the rest.

We can deliver a cooked or continental breakfast to your room for a minimal charge. Other optional services include a park-and-fly service, available for a small fee.

Airport Palms Motel is only five minutes from Christchurch Airport and a 15-minute drive from the city’s bustling new downtown, full of boutique shopping, trendy laneways and markets, and buzzing cafes and night spots. Buses to the central city run regularly, and the nearest bus stop is only a 2-minute walk away. You don’t need to go that far for dinner though, as the motel is close to a wide range of eateries.

It’s also close to the University of Canterbury, Riccarton Racecourse, Russley Golf Club, Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch, Nunweek Park Hockey Field and all major campervan and rental car companies. For families, it’s a short drive to such attractions as the International Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Orana Wildlife Park and Horncastle Arena.

Airport Palms Motel provides stylish and affordable accommodation for all overnight travellers, tourists, families and the discerning corporate traveller. 

Airport Shuttle

Airport Palms Motel operates a free shuttle for guests arriving and departing on flights between 7am and 8pm weekdays and 8am and 8pm at weekends and public holidays. Outside of these hours they can arrange a taxi at a discounted rate.


Airport Palms Motel, 56 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch,


0800 200 529




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