Wigram Hotel
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Wigram Hotel

14 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042 New Zealand

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$269
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4.5
#1 of 5 inns in Christchurch
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
A great history since 1938 The original RNZAF Base Wigram Officers Mess was built in 1938, it served officers of Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Wigram for decades. During its time it would see royal visits, dining ins, graduation parties, dinners and events for International delegations. Elegantly renovated in early 2021, RNZAF Wigram No.1 Officer’s Mess has been transformed to a design-minded boutique hotel in the heart of Wigram/Hornby suburb. The Wigram Hotel has a modern style with historic bones, this urban oasis hold 28 deluxe rooms set amid beautiful outdoor gardens and features stunning conference and event spaces with original architectural features. St. Mark’s Chapel in the grounds is the ideal venue for weddings and small events. The Harvard Bistro & Bar, our signature restaurant and bar, offers an exquisite dining experience, signature cocktails, selected local and European wines and exquisite food in a friendly environment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Chapel / shrine
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Concierge
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more

Location

14 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 49 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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D P wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand7,636 contributions741 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unusual hotel as it was an old airforce base but sturdy old building with many architectural features remaining. The room we stayed in was a disabled one as I broke my leg and I have to say it was very well appointed with good facilities in the bathroom to aid mobility and wide door ways should you be wheelchair bound.
Comfy beds and a new carpet with very helpful pleasant staff. Shame we never got time to get the free drink on offer as we were only there a night. Would happily stay longer though.

Only comment I have is that back garden has big potential!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Front Office Manager WIGRAM, Guest Services / Front Office at Wigram Hotel
Responded 31 Jan 2023
Dear Diane, Thank you for your recent stay at Wigram Hotel. We highly appreciate your feedback and we absolutely felt encouraged reading it. Thank you for highlighting the facilities of our accessible room that was allocated to you. We wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back in the future. Thank you again. Regards Wigram Hotel
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theresej58 wrote a review May 2022
15 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The wigram hotel newly opened a very quiet gm of a hotel has its own restaurant with excellent food. A really quirky renovation with a lot of the original features of the building left the rooms were comfortable and a good size and had everything that you required for a stay breakfast was a good selection of food everything you would expect from her buffet style breakfast. Certainly a place we will definitely be staying at again on our trips into the city. The staff were very helpful.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking wasn't a problem. Very handy to the main shopping and business areas.
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Susan Butler wrote a review Aug 2023
Feilding, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the idea of being in a historic building which once was the #1 Officer's Mess for the Airforce. Our room was really comfortable, loved the underfloor heating in the bathroom along with the sensor light which came on when you opened the bathroom door. The central heating made the room really comfortable. The decor is beautiful, with two amazing chandeliers and lighting dating back to 1930's. I would highly recommend staying here, the Harvard Bar & Restaurant has amazing meals, my husband and I enjoyed our dining experience with very attentive staff. If you love historic buildings like myself you will enjoy it very much.
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Date of stay: August 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn A wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful refurbished rooms with everything you need, very comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom, daily room service. Ricky on the desk was brilliant from our last minute phone call needing a room, having it ready for an early checking, giving us all the information about what services the hotel offered, nothing was too much trouble for him & all with a smile & pleasant conversation. Buffet breakfast each day was great & nightly meals at the restaurant was both convenient and all our meals were delicious. All the staff we had contact with were lovely, friendly, very helpful & gave wonderful service. Hotel is in a quiet location but minutes to the highway and lots of shops. Throughly recommended staying here.
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Front Office Manager WIGRAM, Guest Services / Front Office at Wigram Hotel
Responded 18 Nov 2022
Dear Iyna460, Thank you for your recent stay with us, we are highly encouraged from receiving your lovely feedback. We hope we will soon get another opportunity to organize your stay here with us. Thank you again!! Regards Wigram Hotel
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Navigator20348082193 wrote a review Oct 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our wedding and reception at Wigram Hotel this year and couldn’t recommend it enough. Our experience with the staff, especially Thomas and her team were so helpful with everything, and were always happy to email or call if we had any questions. The set up on the day and the team were amazing, everything went perfectly to how we wanted it. The food was delicious, all our guests loved everything and raved about the venue. We would definitely recommend Hotel Wigram to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding venue. The perfect place to get married, thank you. We've even stayed her overnight after the wedding and was well looked after.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dmytro wrote a review Feb 2024
Oahu, Hawaii4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice mix of a historical place with modern renovation. Staff was great as well.
What was shocking, though, is that this hotel charges $35 for providing a baby crib. Talk about being a family friendly place :) This might be the only hotel in the world which does that. Parents beware.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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HappyTraveller2016 wrote a review Aug 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand24 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently held our Staff Quiz Night at the hotel. From start to finish the service provided by Thomas was outstanding, his exceptional organising made the event so easy for me. The food we received at the function was spectacular, both quantity and quality were beyond our expectations, the Chef made recommendations to improve the flow of the function. All of the staff at the hotel and our function were amazing, they were so friendly and welcoming. Thank you Wigrim Hotel, we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jessica Jeans wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve just had a lovely stay here. The rooms are large and well appointed, with very comfortable beds. The underfloor heating in the bathrooms is a nice touch given the cold Christchurch mornings. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Becky B wrote a review Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had great food and service. We had the sliders, fried chicken, steak and fish and chips. All great meals would definitely recomend to eat. Enjoyed our time with great customer service. Got a tour of some of the rooms in the building. 10/10 would definitely recommend coming with a group or even by yourself.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tony wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is well located, close enough but in a quiet area with strong history. Arrival was swift and easy, there was plenty of parking. The condition of the hotel is excellent, the rooms and facilities are very well appointed. The style of the hotel has been tastefully completed to a high standard and the furnishings were ideal. Definitely worth staying when in Christchurch.
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Front Office Manager WIGRAM, Guest Services / Front Office at Wigram Hotel
Responded 25 Feb 2023
Dear Tony, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your generous feedback. We hope to see you back in the future. Best Wishes Wigram Hotel
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Peter H wrote a tip May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand230 contributions48 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe our expectations were too high...you may get your meals half price if you are lucky but I personally would need more of an incentive.."
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theresej58 wrote a tip May 2022
15 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking wasn't a problem. Very handy to the main shopping and business areas."
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PRICE RANGE
$157 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Wigram Base Hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Wigram Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Wigram Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Air Force Museum of New Zealand (0.2 km) and Geocaching Canterbury (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Wigram Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Wigram Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Wigram Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Wigram Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Wigram Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joe's Garage, The Kingfisher Indian Restaurant, and Southern Spices.
Are any cleaning services offered at Wigram Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Wigram Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Wigram Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Filipino, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Wigram Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (4.8 km), Mona Vale (5.6 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (6.8 km).
Is Wigram Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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