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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here as our stop off to head home. The hotel is located centrally and accessible to most of the tourist attractions. The hotel is what you would expect from a Novotel, half way between a hotel and a motel. The rooms were a good a size and the staff were friendly. The city itself had no life even...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Centrally located next to the cathedral destroyed by the earthquake in 2011, this French-chain hotel reopened in 2013. It's very modern with substantial rooms and a good restaurant on the second floor. The beds are too soft for my taste, but many will like it.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is in the center of town close to shops and eating places. Spacious clean rooms, friendly staff and a good buffet breakfast. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which served a limited but nice reasonably priced menu .

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Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Center to everything in the city, good Novotel Standard, room is a little small, but big enough for a family of 4, we had a high floor with good view, breakfast was standard, happy with our stay. Big thanks to the staffs!

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Novotel for one night at the start of a 10 day journey of the South Island. The building looks new and modern, and the rooms had comfortable beds and nice amenities. The hotel is right in the middle of Christchurch, so it is a short walk to the botanical garden, Victoria Street restaurants, and other main...

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India
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Facilities at hotel was good. Check-in/check-out experience was too embarrassing. Maybe the staff needs some better Core values and behaviour training especially to Francine and Angelica. These two ladies hospitality depends on the guest ethnicity

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights whilst on business and the hotel is excellent. The service was friendly and knowledgeable - there was nothing that was too much trouble. There are ample facilities in the hotel although I didn't use the gym. My room was a large size with a very comfortable bed. The air conditioning worked (which doesn't always...

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KUALA LUMPUR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to stay as the location is quite strategic. The room is cozy and clean. A good bed that provide good night's sleep. The breakfast is adequate and the service level is good. Fast check in and out.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is situated close to everything and easily accessible to most things including the tram, awesome children's playground and new region cafes. The hotel rooms was clean and reasonable. We stayed over the new year period and found that the only room we could get with the four us was a tad small with only two double beds. The...

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Hawthorn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay at Novotel was absolutely great. Beautiful hotel, nice and comfortable rooms, great staff, good restaurants, 24 hour check-ins available and room-service is great. Had a very relaxing stay during my business trip. I will surely go back to the hotel. Just parking is bit expensive.

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  • Restaurant
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $196 - $337 (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
#15 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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“As Christchurch is earth quake prone city i would suggest to take pre-caution while selecting rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 689bushrak, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The higher floors are best.”
 of 5 bubbles PerryB137, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles DandDToronto, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor have bigger Windows and less traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles Brandylady, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms are better because of the ongoing rebuilding in Cathedral Square”
 of 5 bubbles zzrbell, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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