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The 12 Best Christchurch Hotels

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

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square's Hotel

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

Customer Reviews

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

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch's Hotel

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


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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

Customer Reviews

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

Pavilions Hotel's Room

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

Customer Reviews

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

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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

Customer Reviews

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

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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

Customer Reviews

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

Hotel 115's Room

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

Customer Reviews

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

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BEST FOR    Convenient location
SERVICES Rooms, dining, laundry, parking
ADDRESS 311 Riccarton Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand


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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

Customer Reviews

From customer service to room amenities, 311 Motel Riccarton seems to always leave its customers impressed. A customer named Ranchod left this review on

“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

Customer Reviews

A customer left this on 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!

9) Farm Retreat B&B

BEST FOR   Luxurious Farm Retreat
SERVICESSelf-Contained Accommodation
ADDRESS1/131 Langdales Road
West Melton
Selwyn District
New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSTEL: +64 22-311 6931
E-MAIL: [email protected]

Farm Retreat B&B, as the name may imply, is a bed and breakfast that offers guests a glimpse of the wonderful rural lifestyle.

Unlike other hotels on this list, Farm Retreat B&B is a self-contained accommodation that’s around 58 sqm. It contains a luxurious queen-sized bed as well as a kitchenette complete with a kettle, toaster, coffee/tea making facilities, a fridge/freezer and a coffee machine.

Meanwhile, the en-suite has underfloor heating, double vanity and a double shower.

Other amenities include air conditioning, television, Wi-Fi, and towels. Continental breakfast is available upon request.

Now, it’s worth noting that there is only one self-contained area, so it’s best to book ahead of time so one can experience this luxurious farm retreat while in the area.


  • Accommodations come with en-suite and kitchennete
  • Houses two guests
  • Breakfast available upon request

10) Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel

BEST FOR   Convenient Location
SERVICESAccommodations, High Tea, and Event Spaces
ADDRESS82 Bealey Ave, Christchurch Central City
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3 366 8584
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Established in 1861, Eliza’s Manor is one of the longest-running hotels on our list. While many have faded away over the years, Eliza’s Manor remains a crowd favourite simply because the stay is phenomenal no matter the time of year.

Eliza’s Manor has eight rooms in total for guests to stay in, four are Deluxe Kings, complete with baths and super king-size beds. The other four have showers and queen-size beds.

Aside from the basics, these accommodations also come with cooked or continental breakfast, individually controlled heat pump for heating and cooling, tea and coffee making facilities, smart television, electric blankets, and en-suite toiletries.

Eliza’s Manor is also known for its convenient location as well as its polite, professional, and courteous staff. Every single space found in this hotel is cleaned and maintained to the highest standards.

Due to the limited accommodations, we suggest booking your stay ahead of time. Eliza’s Manor accepts inquiries via phone and email should there be more questions.


  • Convenient location
  • Complimentary breakfast and toiletries
  • Fully-fitted rooms
  • Luxurious surroundings

11) 315 Riccarton Motel

BEST FOR   Comfortable and Spacious Accommodations
SERVICESStudio Suites
1 Bedroom Suite
2 Bedroom Suite
Executive Studio
Executive 1 Bedroom Suite
ADDRESS315 Riccarton Rd
Christchurch 8042
New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILSFreephone in NZ 0800 33 88 08
Ph: +64 3 982 9882
Fax: +64 982 9883
Email: [email protected]

Next on our list is an establishment known for luxury accommodations that won’t break the bank.

315 Riccarton Motel, located on Riccarton Road, is a 4-star motel that boasts contemporary interior design and comfortable, secure spaces.

Each and every suite at the 315 Riccarton Motel features premier furnishing and beds set in spacious quarters, all equipped with the necessary amenities to make the stay cosy and memorable for guests. The rooms are always cleaned and maintained to the highest standards as well.

Speaking of suites, the 315 Riccarton Motel has plenty to choose from. There are studio suites, 1-bedroom suites, 2-bedroom suites, executive studios, and executive 1-bedroom suites.

The studio suites are suited on the ground floor and offer the accessibility option. Meanwhile, the executive studio and executive 1-bedroom suite all have luxury spa baths perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Other common features at the 315 Riccarton Motel include heat pumps, unlimited WiFi, SKY channels, and monitored street parking.

Those coming from the airport need not worry about getting a ride since the 315 Riccarton Motel also offers airport shuttle services to their guests.


  • Unlimited WiFi internet throughout & 50+ SKY Channels
  • Spotlessly clean interiors that always look just like the photos
  • Animal friendly
  • Close to the best shopping, dining and entertainment that Christchurch has to offer
  • Free airport shuttle service for guests

12) Tower Junction Motor Lodge

BEST FOR   Apartment and Studio Accommodations
SERVICES2-Bedroom Apartment – sleep maximum of 6 guests
1-Bedroom Apartment – sleep maximum of 4 guests
Access 1-Bedroom Apartment – sleep maximum of 4 guests
King Studio – sleep maximum of 2 guests
Queen Studio – sleep maximum of 2 guests
Compact Studio – sleep maximum of 2 guests
ADDRESS112 Blenheim Road,
Christchurch, New Zealand
CONTACT DETAILS+64 3 348 1271
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Located near the Christchurch CBD and many city attractions, Tower Junction Motor Lodge is known for offering guests a perfect blend of style and comfort.

Tower Junction Motor Lodge consists of sixteen units, two of which are fully self-contained family apartments. The remaining are 1-bedroom apartments and studio units.

It’s worth noting that no matter the size of the unit, the stay is quite enjoyable. Tower Junction Motor Lodge maintains the highest level of cleanliness, orderliness, and comfort for each unit.

Every accommodation is complete with double-glazing and blackout curtains, microwave and fridge, bench-top gas hobs, complimentary tea and coffee, television, and Wi-Fi. The beds are also very comfortable and fitted with high-quality sheets and beddings.

Tower Junction Motor also offers continental breakfast upon request. Moreover, there is free parking and barbecue with a picnic area for group get-togethers.

Now, to top things off, Tower Junction Motor Lodge is also one of the most convenient accommodations in the area.

The hotel is located near the Christchurch Railway Station, and offers easy access to Horncastle Arena, Westfield Shopping Mall, Tower Junction Mega Centre, Hagley Park and numerous restaurants, many of which are in walking distance.


  • Free parking
  • Cycle hire
  • Continental breakfast available on request
  • Guest laundry
  • Baby cot available upon request
  • Barbecue with picnic area

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