By Isla Thompson
Whether you’d like to enjoy a hearty buffet, work out at a gym or just stay in for the night, hotels are the perfect place. If you are looking for one, you’re in luck, as we’ve gathered the best Christchurch hotels here for you!
To make our list, we carefully chose hotels that have a cosy and friendly ambiance, with delectable food and convenient locations. Aside from that, we also considered what customers think.
Anyway, to get to know more of Christchurch, these hotels are great starting places! Here are the best Christchurch hotels now:
1) Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
|BEST FOR||Contemporary and charming hotel|
|SERVICES||Rooms, catering, leisure and activities and business services|
|ADDRESS||52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 3-372 2111|
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a modern 4-star hotel with accommodating staff, delicious food and a fully equipped fitness centre.
Making every moment matter, Novotel Christchurch is the perfect stay for relaxation or business. There’s a breathtaking view of the Southern Alps in their executive suites, even.
Be sure to have some buffet breakfast or a la carte at their Square Restaurant if you do stay at the Novotel, by the way. The stylish and modern restaurant offers fresh, locally sourced food that will delight your taste buds!
Just across the hotel, you’ll also find yourself close to the city’s beautiful attractions. Among them are the Re:START Mall, Botanic Gardens, and Isaac Theatre Royal.
- Contemporary and charming hotel
- Fresh and locally sourced food
- Cosy rooms with wonderful views
- Within walking distance of the city’s attractions
One of the hotel’s guests, Anne P., commented on Trip Advisor:
“Very good. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was a bit chilly though. Apart from that was just great. Dinner was delicious especially the smoked venison.”
2) Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
|BEST FOR||Hotel rooms with complete amenities|
|SERVICES||General, internet, parking, dining, fitness and recreation and accessibility|
|ADDRESS||166 Gloucester Street Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 3 943 3888|
If you’re keen on discovering more of Christchurch, you should stay at Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch! Here you’re literally only steps away from the city’s top attractions!
For example, you can head down to Christchurch Art Gallery for a start. Shop with glee in H&M and Ballantynes in the Crossing, or have a cocktail drink at Strangers Lane.
Anyway, their rooms are fully equipped, so that you’ll have everything you need from alarm clocks to free Internet! Needless to say, the window views are simply stunning!
There’s even more to that from one of the best Christchurch hotels, including the beloved red and caramel city tram — you can hop on one just outside of the hotel!
- Complete amenities in the room
- Close distance to the city’s top attractions
- Lots of exciting things to do
Naomi Iro, one of the guests, said on Google Business:
“The staff were very friendly and pointed out spots around the city we should check out.
The room was super clean and had all the essentials.
The location was great. Lots of parking (Wilsons) around the area, The park right across the street and all the shops were super close.”
3) Pavilions Hotel
|BEST FOR||Beautifully designed and well-appointed rooms|
|SERVICES||Rooms, dining, conferences & events|
|ADDRESS||42 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 3-355 5633|
If you want a cosy and quaint hotel to stay in, Pavilions Hotel is an excellent choice! Being a family-run business is probably part of what makes this hotel such a pleasure to stay in, as the people here are so very warm.
All in all, they offer 92 uniquely decorated rooms with full amenities for your stay. Simple and nice paintings, over-covered bed, heater and Internet to connect with the world.
Another is their Jimmy’s Restaurant & Bar Christchurch providing al fresco dining. They offer heartwarming and well-presented food that completely satisfies!
As you can see, they’re one of the best Christchurch hotels you can go to! Plus, theirs is a very convenient location if you’d like to go out and explore the city.
- Cosy and quaint 4-star hotel
- Offers heartwarming food
- Beautifully designed rooms with full amenities
- Convenient location
On Google Business, Philip Merson writes a review:
“Great place to stay. Has a good dipping pool, and a spa. The on site gym was handy for those with tight schedules. Good food and service. On site bar is also a great place to wind down.”
4) Dyers House
|BEST FOR||Edwardian design and panoramic views.|
|SERVICES||Rooms, conference and events, breakfast, library, regular special offers including discounted activities|
|ADDRESS||85 Dyers Pass Road, Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 3-337 1675|
Dyers House is a five-star hotel offering three luxurious bedrooms complete with queen-sized beds, a mini-bar and fridge, en-suite bathrooms, and heated floorings. Each room also has complimentary fruits, snacks, and refreshments.
Because it was built over a century ago, Dyers House has a renovated Edwardian ambience. Thus, it is great for small weddings and honeymoons.
The hotel is also perfect for corporate meetings because it has a sitting room for small business meetings and a conservatory room for larger meetings.
Dyers House is also partners with other local businesses such as Ballooning Canterbury and Alpine Jet Thrills. With these partnerships, they offer discounts for other trip activities.
- Garden room, federation room, and white room
- Book and DVD library, guest laundry and ironing
- Complimentary room refreshments
A customer left this review on Expedia to share their experiences:
“This is a beautifully maintained historic home. Angela and Barron are wonderful hosts with lots of information. There is fridge with drinks, coffee and tea and treats in the room. The bed is THE BEST. The house is only about 15 min from city central. There is a cool restaurant 10 minutes walk from the house in a “Scottish castle”. This is a wonderful place to stay.”
5) Crowne Plaza
|BEST FOR||State-of-the-art room electronics|
|SERVICES||Rooms, conference & events, and dining|
|ADDRESS||764 Colombo Street, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+64 (3) 741 2800|
Crowne Plaza is another of the best Christchurch hotels you can escape to. They are part of the InterContinental Hotels Group, living up to its standards with a Kiwi twist!
The hotel interior is styled in a contemporary and elegant way. Polite and helpful staff will greet you when you enter and always strive to provide great service.
Their rooms offer a lot of space for you and your family. These are equipped with an HD TV, bathroom speakers and USB ports to recharge your devices.
If you fancy fresh and delicious food, come right down to Marketplace Restaurant & Bar. And for your afternoon coffee fix, you can pop into the relaxing and cosying Cafe 1851.
- Polite and helpful staff
- Contemporary and elegant decor
- Spacious rooms
- Excellent food, coffee and wine
Here’s a review of rhythmb2016 as posted on the Crowne Plaza website:
“Modern hotel in the heart of Christchurch- this is the place to stay if you’re in Christchurch. The rooms are big , clean and modern . The staff is very courteous and always ready to help. I stayed with my family for 3 nights and we loved our stay at this lovely hotel . The breakfast is served in the cafe on the first floor. It’s fresh and Good . They can maybe add more variety to it – more fruits , muffins etc . ( Also, it could be nice if their in room dining menu could have more items , especially for kids.) But all in all , we had a FANTASTIC TIME . Thank you for cherished memories.”
6) Hotel 115
|BEST FOR||Kind hospitality and lovely rooms|
|SERVICES||Rooms, special Offers, and activities|
|ADDRESS||115 Worcester Street, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|CONTACT DETAILS||0800 374 998|
Sometimes, boutique hotels are better to stay in than the larger hotels. The reason is that you feel that enveloping warmth, attention, and care just like you would at home (well, if you have a comfortable home, anyway!).
Within a heritage building, 37 rooms are ensconced and wonderfully decorated in charming European style. This style is even evident in the hotel’s decor and displays.
Hotel 115 is a convivial hotel that is ideal for the traveller and businessman. They have 4 room options that will suit just about any budget and need.
The city tram frequently stops by Hotel 115 as well. Also, the hotel is within easy reach of renowned museums, parks and outlets.
- Boutique and lovely rooms
- European-styled interior
- Convivial atmosphere and staff
- Convenient location
JC MacLeod wrote a feedback on Facebook:
“An amazing experience. The hotel is not large but is a definite great find. Room was clean and spacious with really nice furnishings. Having a street tram running through the hotel lobby is an absolute must to experience.”
7) 311 Motel Riccarton
|BEST FOR||Convenient location|
|SERVICES||Rooms, dining, laundry, parking|
|ADDRESS||311 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand|
If you’re interested in shopping, fine dining, and beautiful sceneries, then travelling to Upper Riccarton and staying at 311 Motel Riccarton may be the best option for you.
They are near signature sites, such as Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Park. They are also a few 6km away from the airport, but they still offer complimentary shuttle services for convenience.
Aside from its convenient locations, 311 Motel Riccarton also prides itself in having the most comfortable beds and modern amenities, such as flatscreen TVs, in each room. Some rooms even have a jetted tubs to add to such a luxurious experience.
- Free airport shuttle and parking spaces
- Convenient location
- Modern bedrooms, kitchenette, and bathrooms
- Laundry services available
- Proficiency in English and Chinese
From customer service to room amenities, 311 Motel Riccarton seems to always leave its customers impressed. A customer named Ranchod left this review on Booking.com:
“We got to the motel earlier than expected but we could still go to our rooms, we also asked for a late check-out which was granted with no issue. Really accommodating motel, rooms very clean, quiet and great value for money. We would definately stay again”
8) V Motel
V Motel offers luxurious yet affordable accommodations perfect for a corporate meeting or a romantic getaway. It also prides itself in being the 5-star motel closest to North Christchurch’s malls, restaurants, museums, and art centres.
Each room has at least one queen’s bed, an equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom. There are also multiple bedrooms you can book.
V motel even has unlimited wifi and guest laundry, which all guests can benefit from. Besides these amenities, V Motel also offers free continental breakfast to all its customers.
- Free breakfast and unlimited free wifi
- Affordable luxury
- Proximity to malls and tourist sites
- Fully equipped kitchen and shared laundry space
- 24/7 availability
A customer left this on Booking.com to tell share such a positive experience with V Motel:
“A lovely new motel. The reception staff were, welcoming & courteous, they also offered to help with our luggage. The room and bathroom were extremely spacious and beautifully decorated to a very high standard with quality comfortable furniture and everything you could need. Plenty of on site parking. Within walking distance of shops and the Papanui Mall. I can’t recommend this motel highly enough.”
And there you have it for the best Christchurch hotels! Although not all of these hotels have a 5-star rating, their food, service and rooms are exceptional and first class!
Have you got any questions for us about the featured hotels? If you have one, you can send us a message and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy!
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