Christchurch lost many inner city hotels in the quake but bed numbers are back up again, even in the city centre. From backpacker hostels to 5-star hotels, you will find plenty of options.
The hotels below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Luxury (over NZ$250)
Moderate (NZ$75 to NZ$250)
Cheap (under NZ$75).
A boutique inner city B&B hotel, the Classic Villa offers luxurious 5-star accommodation in a beautifully appointed Italian-style home. Set right opposite the Arts Centre, the hotel's rates include a sumptuous breakfast and a friendly and helpful manager and staff. This late Victorian townhouse, built in 1899, has a New Zealand Historic Places Trust Classification 3. The comfortable open plan living area is an ideal place to relax with a complimentary drink and nibbles that await guests at the end of the day.Address: , 17 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 377 7905.
Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel
With beautiful period features, Eliza's history spans three centuries. This grade II historic, wooden house was built in 1861 by one of the city's founding fathers, before being restored and turned into a hotel in 1981. It's within easy walking distance of the gardens, museum, and New Regent Street while just around the corner is Victoria Street with its plethora of restaurants and bars. The hotel's delicious cooked breakfast will set you up for your day of exploring the city.Address: , 82 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 366 8584.
Peppers Clearwater Resort
Located near the airport, and just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, this chic and modern resort offers great facilities - including an international, award-winning, golf course. Contemporary in design, the resort’s rooms offer premium facilities including shared garage and an outdoor access to a jetty. Adjacent to Clearwater Resort is the The Groynes with its 15km of tracks where you can see local wildlife, such as the colourful pukeko, an indigenous bird, as well as salmon, trout and eels in the waterways.Address: , 1 Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 360 1000.
Bellano Motel Suites
Located in close proximity of many tourist attractions, including Hagley Park and Botanic Gardens, Bellano Motel Suites bills itself as a 'five star motel.' From Shower Studios to One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments, this motel's elegant accommodation features LCD flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and 50+ Sky Channels.Address: , 77 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 379 6871.
Set in an elegantly restored historic home dating from 1882 and within walking distance of the city centre, Merivale Manor is a perfect home away from home. Choose between studio or suite accommodation with luxurious amenities such as jetted tubs, full kitchens and laundry facilities. Breakfast is included in the rate.Address: Merivale, 122 Papanui Road, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 355 7731.
Novotel Christchurch is a landmark hotel located in the heart of the Square, beside the once-iconic Christ Church Cathedral. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and guest laundry. It's only moments to the main city attractions, including the Shipping Container Mall, the historical New Regent Street and Hagley Park.Address: , 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 372 2111.
This hotel is set opposite the fabulous and historical 1930s New Regent Street, with its array of Spanish-Mission style buildings. Standard rooms have queen-size beds and en-suites, and most feature uninterrupted views of the city or the Southern Alps. Those wishing to venture a little further afield should note that the tram leaves from New Regent Street, running alongside the Rendezvous on its way to the Square.Address: , 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 943 3888.
Around a 5-minute drive from the heart of Christchurch, and with a bus stop on its doorstep, Haka Lodge is a good budget choice for those wishing to stay close to the centre of the action. The lodge offers a range of accommodation options, from shared rooms and hotel standard private rooms to a two-bedroom apartment unit. Haka also features a communal kitchen, free unlimited Wi-Fi, a chill out area and a verdant garden.Address: , 518 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 980 4252.
Situated in the less quake-damaged area, northwest of the city centre, this hotel complex prides itself on offering a 'home away from home', and includes accommodation, food, drinks, gaming and entertainment. It's handy for access to the city centre, airport, shops, cinemas, golf course and beaches. A large buffet-style restaurant, Sequoia, is also available.Address: Redwood, 340 Main North Road, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 352 9165.
The Equestrian Hotel
If city centres are not your cup of tea, try staying in suburban Hornby, which was largely untouched by the quake. Beside State Highway 1, this hotel is also ideal if you are heading further south. Rooms range from executive to budget, and are set on lovely grounds with a music bar, lots of outdoor seating, and a miniature railway model. The hotel is also located near a large shopping centre.Address: Hornby, 6 Tower Street, Christchurch,
Telephone: +64 3 349 6104.