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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here with a Scenic touring holiday. On entering our room my husband first thought how nice we have a bar, we then realised that the sink that is in the bedroom with the red wine and wine glasses stored next to it is actually part of one of the strangest bathroom arrangements I have ever seen. As another...

Thank smiler52
Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a large, clean room with two queen beds and a walk-in shower. Clean and well furnished. Lots of space for luggage. The hotel is located downtown with easy walk around the city. Lots of free parking. There was a very nice buffet breakfast. The hotel is pleasant with a friendly, helpful staff. The hotel is popular with tour...

Thank Frank J
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

After a quiet night of sleep, we recovered from the bus ride here from Nelson. Platform beds were "just right". Interesting separation of basin from shower and toilet. Found the teakettle in the minibar drawer. The tile part of floor has been redone so that there is no edge to stub one's toe on in the night. The picture is...

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

... what architect or even a plumber installs a half-size, floor-to-ceiling glass panel as a shower stall with, of all things, a rain shower head as an option that's so close to the glass's edge that you're bound to flood the bathroom? That's why there's a second drain in the floor - but it's still a mess no matter how...

Thank Dabarton
Central Oregon, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a good central location across from the cathedral and under one-half hour from the airport. The airport is accessed by surface streets, some of which may be closed during the rebuilding of town, so travel to and from the airport may get bogged down during rush hour. The sink area of the bathroom is open to the bedroom. In...

Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great stay at the Novotel, Always a polite greeting when u arrive. The rooms are very clean and have everything you need, the meal we had was beautiful too. With being in a great location it's just a short walk to the shops and food outlets, and a short walk if you have children to an amazing kids park...

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is well located but the rooms face parking lot. Further the room I stayed in was literally having wash basin in the bedroom- so if one brushes teeth he/she is visible from the bed. Shocking to say the least. Reception staff not endearing or warm- maybe they are overworked. They took preauthorization on my credit card for NZD 200...

Thank sizgun
Jonathan6592, Front Office Manager at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sizgun, Thank you for posting your review. We are truly sorry that room layout did not meet your expectations. The wash basin is located in the same place in all our rooms which means we were unable to offer you a different room type during your stay. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Regarding the staff,...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel as we wanted a single room for a family of 4 including 3 children and this hotel provided us that. Very central right opposite the cathedral which has not been renovated post the earthquake. The rooms are very comfortable, with enough room for an extra bed. The view is nothing great as the city has yet...

Thank Pata2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our one night stay in this hotel. Room was comfortable with a view over Christchurch. Only a few minutes walk to main shopping area, restaurants and bars. The hotel is on Cathedral Square and the surrounding area and in fact the whole city is undergoing massive reconstruction following the earthquakes, however there is still much to do and see...

Thank AnroGlasgow
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Novotel on two separate trips and I like the hotel's location and amenities. The rooms are clean and modern. I got an upgrade to a suite for several nights (as an Accor Platinum) and loved the extra space and large balcony. The check in rep was super friendly as was the concierge. The location is about as...

Thank TommyMcCall

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Square Restaurant
The Square Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spoil yourself in this new, stylish 4+ star hotel. The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (re-opened 2013) is elegantly positioned alongside the original Christchurch Cathedral. The hotel boasts 154 spacious rooms and suites, from modern and contemporary to charming and cozy, everyone will be delighted. All rooms are complimented with the modern day comforts and amenities that one has come to love and expect from this international 4+ star hotel. Come to Christchurch and experience the style and sophistication of a 4+ star hotel in Christchurch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

Address: 52 Cathedral Square | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM590 - RM871 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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“Upper floors would be a little quieter and there's a great sunset!”
plumeria54, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on Floor 13 include Nespresso machine”
  • View from Level 13
  • Sink is part of the kitchenette and not in the bathroom
  • Good, comfortable beds
DaddyBlogger1, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors with rooms overlooking the ruined Cathedral are desirable!”
PerryB137, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a higher floor if possible (and if you feel comfortable doing so of course!)”
166robh, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 1014 had a good view, following the earthquakes of 2010/2011 there is a lot of building work taking place.”
samoruk65, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
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