Pavilions Hotel

Pavilions Hotel

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Executive Deluxe Spa Room
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4.0
#23 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Pavilions Hotel is conveniently located near the central city. We have 90 beautifully designed and appointed guest rooms and we can provide rooms with full kitchen, spa bath and disabled facilities. Just 7 km from the airport and 2 minutes from Hagley Park, it makes golfing and our famous Botanical Gardens just outside our doorstep.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Bar / lounge
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, German and 1 more
Hotel links
Special Offer:BOOK DIRECT AND SAVE - INCLUDES FREE BREAKFAST FOR STANDARD STUDIO ROOM

Location

42 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 72 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,317 reviews
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Pavilions Hotel earns high marks for its array of amenities, including a praised breakfast and helpful staff, alongside its strategic location near the airport and city attractions. The spotless, modern rooms with Spa Baths are a hit among guests, though a few mention noise concerns. Service stands out, with the professional staff providing a friendly, welcoming atmosphere that includes live music and heated accommodations. Reviewers also highlight the hotel's cleanliness and consider it a good value for its price point.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Welcoming
Rooms
Modern
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
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Service
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Amenities
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Nonrev2 wrote a review Mar 2024
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have been going to the Pavilions since 2011 and it is all you need in a hotel clean, good food and freindky helpful staff. The bar and restaurant are busy and booking a table while not essential is necessary if you wish to eat at a particular time. It is an easy walk to the city, the botanics and Merivale mall. There is a bus stop outside with busses every 10 minutes or so and plenty of parking on site. Our go to home after the 23 hour flight from Scotland it can be full so book ahead.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It van be busyso book as far ahead as possible. There are facilities in the room if you wish to...
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 2 Apr 2024
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your stay with us. We are proud to be the owners of Pavilions Hotel, owned by my family for 32 years. Our staff are fantastic with many being here for well over 10 years, our staff know our customers and will go the extra mile to make your stay great. Booking ahead is always a good idea here as there are many nights we are at capacity. We hope to see you again on your next stay in New Zealand.
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tresag7201 wrote a review Jul 2020
Blenheim, New Zealand
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel built 1980/1990’s.
Has Been updated.

Our room (807) was a ground floor room with a queen bed and single bed.

Beds had electric blankets and were comfortable.

Heat pump
Large TV
Alarm clock
Kitchen with Microwave, two elements , jug toaster, bar fridge .
Bathroom - shower good pressure, (good if you are tall person), toilet , vanity , hairdryer .
Parking
Spa and a small pool

We paid $119 for hotel special for two, ( we booked direct on their website)
which included full breakfast ( go early ), and two drinks for Jimmy’s Bar or we did use it in the restaurant.

Breaky - baked beans, mushrooms, sausages, tomatoes, hash browns, pancakes, poached and scrambled eggs.
Three or four cereals, tin fruits( pear, peaches, plums) and yoghurts. Toast, muffins. Tea/coffee/ orange juice/pineapple juice.

We had dinner at the restaurant which was nice and a good selection on menu. I did find the lamb salad for $27 was overpriced for what we got, but the lamb was nicely cooked coated in Dukkah. However some of the other meals did look good

Would happily stay again for the price /location and of course being a hotel locally owned!!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 21 Jul 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. You seemed to of well enjoyed all facilities of the hotel. The current special is certainly a good deal and we are finding that all are dining with us also which helps allow us to continue to supply such good value for money. The location is perfect a short walk to Hagley Park and the city. The hotel is owned by my family and has been for 28 years - we are loving our local support and appreciate it. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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delwynstephen wrote a review Jan 2020
Timaru, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From this lovely location you can walk almost anywhere in Central Christchurch - large comfortable rooms and very friendly and helpful staff. Always our 'go to' stay when in the Garden City. Look forward to next stay as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Some rooms renovated some not - still nice but would definitely want updated room.
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Response from Horncastle, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. Our rooms are alot more spacious than the average hotel room. Our staff will always go the extra mile and many have been here over 10 years and are all part of our family. Glad to be your 'go to' and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon.
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Gray's Reviews wrote a review Jun 2020
Timaru, New Zealand
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We originally booked for two nights at a breakfast-included rate but after one night just had to extend our stay by a further day.
The room was sizeable with a well-equipped kitchenette, Sky TV and there was a lovely hot shower in the bathroom.
Breakfast was amazing, being plentiful, with a good selection and nicely prepared.
Staff are incredible at Pavilions and I give credit to Matthew, Ahja (sp?) and Dani in particular for their professionalism and ability, all with a smile.
Yes, we'd definitely return.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 14 Jun 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to post feedback on your stay and adding some great photos from your stay with us. I have passed on your comments to Matthew, Ahra and Dani. All of our staff are fantastic and will always go out of their way to ensure your stay is as enjoyable as possible. Its great to see you also enjoyed our rooms and facilities and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Dave wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are excellent with modern fixtures and layout. The beds are so comfortable, probably the best nights sleep I had in the South Island. There is a bar and restaurant on site and the location is close enough to walk easily to the city centre. Courtyard layout to access your room from outside which is nice in the warmer months, will have to try again in winter.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Access to rooms is from outside from a courtyard type layout
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Thank you for choosing to post some feedback on your stay with us. Our beds are super comfy due to the cloud like base mattress we have as the underlay. We are in a perfect location with easy walk to town and close to many local bars and restaurants. We do hope to see you return to stay with us again should you return to South Island.
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kirstdavidson wrote a review Mar 2020
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location with restaurant and bar on site.
Bright rooms with outdoor access.
Onsite parking virtually outside your door is a big plus.
Bathrooms are the only issue - very old and the old style of plastic shower curtains need to be upgraded.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your stay with us. The restaurant and bar is both interesting and serves great food. Please note that 75% of our rooms are refurbished completely and by the end of this winter we hoping to have all bathrooms refurbished. We do hope to see you return again soon.
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bghenderson wrote a review May 2021
Oamaru, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a lovely stay at Pavilions. Friendly, smiling, efficient staff. Nice warm comfortable room. Would definitely recommend this hotel to other travellers. Good off street parking and we were lucky enough to buy a package deal that included breakfast which was a good selection of food and well presented.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 20 May 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time post a review on your stay with us. Our staff are fantastic and enjoy hosting all of our customers. Thank you also for choosing to recommend us to others. We do have some great deals around including breakfast so is good to grab them when you see them come up. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Rigger Reid wrote a review Jan 2022
Timaru, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always like coming back and staying at the Pavilions, friendly staff in all departments.
Room nice and clean and smelling nice, plenty of fresh towels
Had a room overlooking the courtyard where the pool and spa is located few people making the most of the facilities, No problem with noise
Had a lovely kiwi lamb meal in the evening in the bar washed down with a few beers, bar was a popular place for drinks and food with other customers.
Great breakfast in the morning.
Enjoy staying here great value for money in a good location, see you again soon !!!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 11 Jan 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your stay with us. Our staff are fantastic and will always go out of their way to ensure a great stay. Our food is fantastic and the lamb is our classic dish. We are glad you enjoy staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon.
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srfshenley wrote a review Jul 2022
Albury, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Only thing missing was a microwave in our rooms. As a family we Always stay at the Pavilions when we visit Christchurch , always very welcoming and clean with excellent food in a great location. The staff where very happy to help with all requests and a good range of unit sizes are on offer .
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 1 Aug 2022
Thank you for choosing to post a response on your stay with us. We are glad that we are your place of choice when you visit Christchurch. Our staff are fantastic and will go above and beyond to ensure a great stay. We have a great range of units from two bedroom, executive spa, to standard rooms. All rooms except our standard rooms do have microwaves. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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26teags wrote a review Aug 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had wonderful time here. Food was beautiful, service was great and room was lovely. We took up an offer of great deal that included complimentary cooked breakfast for two and complimentary drink for my friend and I for each night we stayed. Staff were very obliging. Would highly recommend. Great location too.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Pavilions Hotel
Responded 30 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to post comment on your stay with us. Our food certainly is amazing and we have so many comments. The staff are one of our biggest assets and have in the majority been here for many years so are all well part of our family and history. Thank you also for choosing to recommend us to others and we look forward to your return again in the future.
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Answer from Horncastle
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions8 helpful votes
Hi walk to city pax 15 minutes. Yes there are fridges in rooms. Regards Debbie
PennyW asked a question Dec 2017
Chester, United Kingdom5,069 contributions135 helpful votes
Probably a silly question, but would I find a hairdryer in the hotel room?
Answer from karenwQ4319KS
Collierville672 contributions81 helpful votes
Yes there is one. Look in a drawer if you don't see it out.
Answer from nomadmattm
306 contributions59 helpful votes
Yes, spa is able to be used year round just during specific hours. It is outdoors
shivkumar2182 asked a question May 2016
Bengaluru, India40 contributions25 helpful votes
Hi, Does the Hotel have Air conditioning/ heating especially in winters ?
Answer from Horncastle
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions8 helpful votes
Sorry for the delay in responding to this I was not aware of this section in Trip Advisor. We do not have Air Conditioning, we do have natural open windows. We do have heating in all the rooms and they are nice and warm for winter.
TheTravellingTeacherNZ wrote a tip 7 Jul
Blenheim, New Zealand38 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The parking looks tricky but everyone fit no problem! "
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Greg8591 wrote a tip Jun 2024
Waimate, New Zealand45 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just try it. You won't be sorry. In the times we have stayed here we have always been satisfied."
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Pioneer235119 wrote a tip Jun 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fantastic breakfast!"
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Navigator11783577588 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Jimmy's Bar in the Hotel is a welcoming, quirky, friendly and warm space to catch up with friends and family. "
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Nonrev2 wrote a tip Mar 2024
17 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It van be busyso book as far ahead as possible. There are facilities in the room if you wish to self cater."
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PRICE RANGE
S$108 - S$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
quality inn christchurch, christchurch quality inn, pavilions hotel christchurch
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Quality Inn
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
90
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pavilions Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pavilions Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Knox Church (0.3 km), Hare Krishna Temple (0.4 km), and Ken's Camera (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pavilions Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pavilions Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Pavilions Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Pavilions Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pavilions Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, The Goldfinch, and Strawberry Fare.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pavilions Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Pavilions Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Pavilions Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pavilions Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Pavilions Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.3 km), Mona Vale (1.6 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.4 km).
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