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Distinction Christchurch Hotel

14 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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#18 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
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The newly renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, Cashel Mall and future Christchurch Convention Centre. The ten storey, 4.5 star Christchurch hotel offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned hotel rooms including 3 floors of brand new Superior Rooms and Suites. Designed to suit everyone from business travellers requiring spacious, contemporary accommodation with the latest technology including large, flat screen Smart TVs to those travellers seeking a place to relax and unwind after a day exploring Canterbury’s vibrant attractions. Complementing this brand new accommodation are conference facilities catering up to 200 delegates. The stylish Gumption Restaurant & Bar, the perfect place to enjoy drinks and delicious cuisine with friends or colleagues.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Thefamilytraveller wrote a review Feb 2024
Whangarei, New Zealand154 contributions57 helpful votes
Like all newer distinction hotels this is a modern well appointed hotel. Large rooms in the middle of Christchurch with great views over the city. I would only mark this down for the poor gym facilities, it may of been better not to have a gym than a poorly equipped gym.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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betteskid wrote a review Feb 2024
Boston, Massachusetts1355 contributions438 helpful votes
We stayed here on our recent visit to New Zealand for a couple nights. Our room was on the larger side and was nicely appointed. The internet worked well and the bathroom was fine. Everything was clean and the staff was helpful. The property is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. We enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Voyage20818225168 wrote a review Feb 2024
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DONT ASK FOR ANY EGGS AT BREAKFAST. The hotel is great and by far better than Te Anau and Omarama, modern and comfortable. However it is the only hotel I'm aware of in New Zealand that charges you three and a half dollars for a bloody egg at breakfast. Not even other hotels In the same group do that. Small thing but leaves a sit taste after a reasonable breakfast. I'm not the only one either, I've seen it happen atleast 4 times during my stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ethel55 wrote a review Feb 2024
Bournemouth, United Kingdom151 contributions83 helpful votes
Lovely room with 2 king size beds and table and chairs. Breakfast buffet was great,plenty of choice and not too busy. Lots of tables available. Staff really friendly and helpful. Hotel has a laundry room which is free to use, just get powder from reception for 3$
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Paul T wrote a review Jan 2024
Mount Gambier, Australia212 contributions84 helpful votes
Nice hotel especially after the renovations after the earthquake. The rooms are very nice and clean, updated. Comfortable bed, good shower. The buffet dinner was ok, but missing a little extra variety. WiFi works well in the room and reception. Overall not too bad. Location was amongst damaged buildings though.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sallie T wrote a review Jan 2024
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates370 contributions178 helpful votes
Fab location for exploring Christchurch on foot. Our room was spacious, (we had booked a junior suite) the bed was very comfortable with lovely bed linen and the bathroom really well appointed. The breakfast offering was reasonable, nothing flash but the basics done well, with good friendly staff. A great spot.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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revti13 wrote a review Jan 2024
Singapore, Singapore95 contributions53 helpful votes
Very comfortable stay, in the heart of Christchurch. Easy walk to the tram, Margaret May playground etc. We went on Xmas day so everything was shut but it would have been a great location if the shops and restaurants were open. We had 2 small kids and the family suite was very comfortable. Blackout blinds were critical during the long summer days! The food at Gumption was surprisingly good- we had their Christmas dinner (as just about everything else was shut) and service and the food were both great
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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mas1958 wrote a review Dec 2023
montreal356 contributions116 helpful votes
Distinction Christchurch Hotel A very pleasant experience. The reception staff at the hotel were very nice. We even had a conversation with a housekeeper on our way out. We were part of a GPT tour that stayed 1 night, December 2. Then again at the end of the tour, December 10. We added December 11 & 12, checking out, December 13. We reserved far in advance of leaving home so we could explore more. Unfortunately airlines kept changing our flights so we had to contact Distinction reservation staff more than usual. The reservation agents were exceptional. 'Wilgin Armamento', 'Laura Williams', and 'Sophie Keen' responded to my emails quickly and with much consideration & made changes quickly (esp. considering an 18 hour time difference). Wonderful! Our room was very nice. Two large beds, great pillows. Spacious. Comfortable. Modern. Clean. Bright. Everything worked well. Modern clean bright bathroom. Well equipped with amenities, even a built-in night light. A step-in shower with push button operation! Requested extra towels came very quickly. Small issue with in-room safe was resolved fast. Nice buffet breakfast. View of Cathedral Square. Tram is across the street. City sites, Quake City, Victoria Park, Regent Street, Remembrance Bridges, Avon River, restaurants, bars, Riverside Market are very walk-able. Also, only about 15-20 minutes to airport. This is a hotel my husband and I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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TIm M wrote a review Dec 2023
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Nice hotel , comfortable bed. Bathroom nice. Staff were really helpful when we arrived a bit early. Good location. Breakfast was good but didn’t start early enough for those getting the train ( quite a few people) 15 mins would have made a big difference
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fortylicious wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom100 contributions84 helpful votes
Part of a National Geographic tour and this hotel was an improvement on the rest of the hotels. Centrally located, breakfast ok. They offered complimentary laundry service meaning 3 washing machines and tumble dryers were available. This is very much a tour group hotel as lots of large tour companies stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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$248 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Millennium Hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
179
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Frequently Asked Questions about Distinction Christchurch Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Artists (0.2 km), Margaret Mahy Family Playground (0.4 km), and Quake City (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen, Rascal, and Jaba Grill and Bar, City.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a sauna during their stay.
Is Distinction Christchurch Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Distinction Christchurch Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.1 km), Mona Vale (2.7 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (6.5 km).
Is Distinction Christchurch Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.