Scenic Hotel Cotswold
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Scenic Hotel Cotswold

88-96 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
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Two Bedroom Suite Twin Queen
Room & Suite (77)
Dining (20)

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3.5
#45 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Christchurch, Scenic Hotel Cotswold is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quiet environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Scenic Hotel Cotswold makes it easy to enjoy the best of Christchurch. Rooms at Scenic Hotel Cotswold offer a HDTV and a desk providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi. A 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A sauna and breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Scenic Hotel Cotswold, free parking is available. Nearby landmarks such as Mona Vale (1.0 mi) and New Regent Street (1.1 mi) make Scenic Hotel Cotswold a great place to stay when visiting Christchurch. Christchurch has plenty of cafes. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like C1 espresso, Ilex Cafe, and Lemon Tree Cafe, which are serving up some great dishes. During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Christchurch Botanic Gardens (1.0 mi), Canterbury Museum (1.0 mi), and Hagley Park (1.2 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Scenic Hotel Cotswold is sure to make your visit to Christchurch one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Qualmark.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

88-96 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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chrispo58 wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsingborg, Sweden2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very good hotel, with very friendly staff, and an extremely interesting architecture, since it felt that you were staying in a small English village.

The rooms are very spacious, and they have managed to maintain the countryside feeling, not only in the rooms, but also in the dining rooms.

The hotel is located at a 10-15 min walk to the Christchurch city center
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Simon J, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thank you for the feedback. Simon Jackson
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Ivan Wilson wrote a review Sept 2021
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I phoned ahead to say I was arriving between 7-8pm and was impressed with the way the person on the phone responded with information and thanks. Most helpful staff member on arrival in the evening, clean, comfortable, warm accommodation with everything needed right at hand, plus a beautiful breakfast delivered to the door next morning. Cotswold coping well in the challenging times we face. My second visit and I hope there will be more as it is also nicely central to the city.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Plenty of quiet rooms/suites away from the street.
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Jenna O wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Was an amazing room, dispite a few things.
We arrived very late due to late traveling after work and we were welcomed by a nice toasty warm room on a very chilly evening.
No coffee maker despite pods for use. Towel from previous guests left behind :(
Remote disappeared after the first night so couldn't watch tv the following night in bed to wind down.
If you wanted a glass of water had to go to the bathroom sink for water - no sink in the dining area.
The little fridge did not keep the beers cold either
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Date of stay: May 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from GM Christchurch, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 2 Jun 2021
This is rather disappointing to hear. Please accept our sincere apologies. We have discussed your feedback and we'll make sure to make improvements. Once again thank you for the feedback Simon Jackson
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Ranjan M wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
They charged 250 NZ dollars without my knowledge, once asked back home the excuse was I was smoking n that too outside my room though no where it was mentioned it was a non smoking room . Ok fine , if that’s so they never informed during check out . Though they r star hotels but no star offers , instead they want us to feel obliged being their guest
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Simon J, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Kia ora, Thank you for the feedback and I am very sorry for the circumstances. It is well known that NZ is a smoke free country when it comes to Accommodation. There are also signage that display's no smoking around the property and in our rooms. Ahstray are also placed around the outdoors of our rooms. Housekeeping reported smoke odor in the room when you had left therefore we couldn't warn you upon checkout. We had also tried to contact you with no luck. We were not able to sell the room for two nights due to the smoke odor. This is unfortunate experience. Nga mihi Simon Jackson
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Ange2911 wrote a review May 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand46 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully appointed suite very special separate chesterfield and chairs in sitting are with the TV tea and coffee available and fantastic shower with rainforest attachment and wall attachment great bed with TV in bedroom too. Reception were very friendly..recommend highly will stay again!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There was ample parking and we could have had breakfast and dinner on premises
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Response from GM Christchurch, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 2 Jun 2021
Thank you for the positive feedback Much Appreciated
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santpedor wrote a review Jan 2020
Barcelona, Spain517 contributions220 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were travelling with a group and when we were told we would be staying in a motel we were disappointed but as soon as we got there we had a pleasant surprise. Although it is by no means luxurious it is very comfortable with large rooms and comfortable beds.There is a small pool and an excellent restaurant.It is not city centre but as most people have their own transport it's not a problem.
We particularly liked the style and "feel" of the place.There is even a statue of King Arthur and his sword.
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Date of stay: December 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Simon J, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Kia ora, Thank you very much for the great feedback Regards Simon Jackson
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Fortune1232014 wrote a review Feb 2020
Noida, India4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great coustomer service as always. Thanks to Satwinder Singh for the warm welcome !! We always enjoy staying at Heartland hotel and love the food as well. Room service is also very quick and easy carpark and best location to walk to the city centre.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Simon Jackson, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 1 Mar 2020
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2godfreys wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was adequately furnished and amenities were great. Even though the room was heated, electric blankets would have made it a little more comfortable. Both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant were very good. We would have no hesitation in staying there in the future or recommending it to others
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Date of stay: June 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Sam M wrote a review Jun 2022
8 contributions
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasantly surprised by the 'authentic' feel of this Tudor styled hotel. With a 'town square'' surrounded by rooms that look like houses rather than motel blocks, it is easy to
imagine you're in an old English town.

It was coming into Winter, and only just post
NZ opening up after Covid, so it was quiet.
Restaurant was a convincing representation of
a Tudor eating establishment, with very interesting interior design and decor.

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms
were a little 'tired', but also hinted toward a more austere time, so weren't out of context.

They have done renovations to the public areas, which are great, and are in the procees of upgrading the rooms which, based on the example being used as a temporary Reception, will be lovely. Modern, but still in keeping with the Tudor feel.

Staff very graciously accommodated our early check-out needs, as we had to get to the airport early.

A very pleasant experience. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Good off-street parking. 'Authentic' feeling restaurant/bar. Entrance to hotel is hard to spot...
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Response from Tobias Daniels, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 7 Jun 2022
Dear Sam M Thank you so much for these generous and insightful comments. It was a real pleasure having a brief chat with you in Tudors Restaurant when you visited for breakfast. As mentioned at the time, we couldn't be happier to be finally welcoming back our international guests and I'm really glad the team were able to cater to your requirements with the early check-out. Next time you visit, I'll be very excited to showcase our fully refurbished rooms which capture the original Tudor style elegance while ensuring our guests' every comfort is met. Safe to say the austerity era of Covid will feel like a distant memory! Until then, we wish you all the very best. Warm regards Tobias
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lomaniwaihomestay wrote a review Aug 2020
Napier, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fabulous one night stay at Scenic Hotel in Franz Josef. The well appointed rooms were very comfortable & spacious. The meal at the restaurant at night was delicious & staff attentive & efficient as was the breakfast staff in the morning. We will certainly visit again. Thanks so much.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from GM Christchurch, General Manager at Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Responded 2 Jun 2021
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Answer from ManagerCotswoldHtl
Christchurch, New Zealand
Good morning Yellow Bee :) The best way or cheapest way to get to the hotel is via Supershuttle which is a cost of $24 plus $5 for each additional person. They will be waiting outside the terminal on arrival at the airport. Taxi's also wait outside the terminal but they normally are $50 plus for a fare into the hotel. We look forward to your stay and please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0800 65 3535. Kind regards, Anthony
Jimbo asked a question Feb 2016
Newton Abbot5 contributions6 helpful votes
Can I exchange Australian dollars to N.Z. Dollars at this hotel
Answer from Pauline G
Adelaide, Australia73 contributions14 helpful votes
Maybe email them.
Answer from Gail M
Canterbury Region, New Zealand46 contributions51 helpful votes
Hi you will need to contact the hotel about this. From my stay there I found them to be very helpful. Good luck.
Answer from Yvonne872
Perth, Australia4 contributions
Just request a downstairs room? Thats what we did as we were travelling with a toddler.
Michael D wrote a tip Mar 2024
Yeppoon, Australia15 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Hotel is in centre of town Free parking on site"
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Anna R wrote a tip Mar 2024
Wellington, New Zealand54 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a two bedroom unit but it's a double bed so might need to do one parent one child"
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Alexandra477 wrote a tip Jan 2024
New Zealand7 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The swimming pool was empty so if a priority check before booking. "
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Dawn M wrote a tip Jul 2023
35 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go up - but please think of the people underneath..."
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Roving32421896577 wrote a tip Apr 2023
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel restaurant is surprisingly inexpensive for the quality, I recommend it."
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PRICE RANGE
$120 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
heartland hotel christchurch
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about Scenic Hotel Cotswold
Which popular attractions are close to Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Street Clock Tower (1.0 km), Christchurch Casino (1.2 km), and Red Light District (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, and The Goldfinch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Scenic Hotel Cotswold offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.3 km), Mona Vale (1.5 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.7 km).
Is Scenic Hotel Cotswold accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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