Colonial Inn

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About Colonial Inn

Centrally situated at Papanui Road in Christchurch, Colonial Inn is only a ten-minute walk to Merivale Mall and 25-minute walk to Canterbury Museum. This property provides free shuttle service to the Christchurch Casino and rooms with wireless Internet access.

Accommodations are non-smoking and heated. Amenities include flat screen cable televisions, tea & coffee plunger, mini refrigerator, microwave, and private bathrooms with free toiletries. Kitchens with sinks and stovetops are found in selected rooms.

Colonial Inn features self-serve laundry facilities and a 24-hour reception area offering luggage storage, fax service, car rental, and tour & ticket assistance. Self-parking is complimentary.

A choice of light or continental breakfast is served each day for a surcharge. Just opposite the inn is the Pavilions Restaurant serving delicious Western meals.

The Southern Cross Hospital is just a 12-minute walk from this establishment. Riccarton House and Hagley Park are within two miles away.

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Large and spacious units

All of the rooms here are spacious and very different from hotels with claustrophobic quarters. Guests loved the fact that they still have plenty of spaces in their unit where they can put their bags and luggage, and still have space to walk around at.

Handy location in Central Christchurch

The property is conveniently located near bars and restaurants, so guests did not have a hard time finding an excellent place to eat. Moreover, it is just a 15-minute walk from the area's shopping centre. The inn also features a quick access to the city centre.

Exceptional Internet service!

There was not a single complaint about the on-site free Internet access. In fact, most of the previous guests found the Internet service impressive for they were able to watch videos online without buffering.

Negative Reviews

Poor showering facilities

Many guests complained that the temperature of the water for shower was difficult to control, stating that the water was too cold. Other guests complained that the water pressure was too weak and was difficult to use.

Outside noise can easily enter the rooms

For the reason that the property is located on a busy road, most of the guests complained that they are not able to sleep perfectly because of the traffic noise outside. Some of them even suggested that rooms' soundproofing should be improved by the management.

Difficulties with parking can happen

Many guests had to wait for another car to leave before they could park at the on-site parking space. The property's car park was small and tight, and the spots were very limited compared to the number of the occupants.

Rating Overview

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8.1 out of 10 based on 311 reviews