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Southwark Apartments

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#4 of 20 apartments in Christchurch
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Filipino, Hindi, Korean and 2 more
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Skiing
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Kay004 wrote a review Oct 2022
New Zealand259 contributions21 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked a compact apartment as it was on the ground floor as I couldn't manage the stairs, plus the price was reasonable. It's also a very rare place to stay that is easily accessible by foot to public transport (less than 10 mins to the bus interchange) and only a few minutes to 2 supermarkets, ie cheap food. If you don't drive, or have access to a car, these are things that have to be considered. The room was perfectly adequate for a single person, I think a couple would find it hard with the double bed being up against the window. Great shower, and the kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge/freezer, and toaster meant being able to save some money on meals. The downside to sharing a room with a fridge is the noise they make, so if you're a light sleeper then you might want some earplugs. These rooms don't have A/C but they have a fan, and the windows open slightly. I'm not sure I'd want to be there during a heatwave. Bed extremely comfortable. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful when I had a request. While the location is excellent, as a single female I wouldn't walk alone in that area after dark, but have made that same risk assessment in a number of cities. I will definitely stay there again. (Tip: there's a bus stop for the No.3 bus just a block over, closer than the interchange. That bus goes to Sumner beach, botanical gardens, hospital and the airport. Saves a walk :)
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Date of stay: October 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Melissa Jade wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were stuck in Christchurch because Vigin Australia lost our bags and didn't communicate with us on the status... so limbo. We stayed at Southwark as a last minute arrangement and not how we planned to spend our honeymoon. Our room was very clean, new, tidy and comfortable. Fantastic location, directly across the road from Little High Eatery and quite central to shops and other dining.
To the ladies, the shower water pressure 100%, hair washing quality.
The room does have a notice about late checkouts, which is read to be accomodating and complimentary... however when you ask reception for a late checkout, you may get half an hr complimentary, but any more does not come without a cost.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StaceyCheer wrote a review Feb 2020
Arapuni, New Zealand145 contributions82 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a couple of nights. We arrived early morning and were able to drop our bags off while we went out sightseeing. The staff at reception were very friendly and helpful. The room itself was quite small with 2 single beds, bathroom and kitchenette. Although small, the room was clean, tidy and modern. It was a wee bit noisy as our room was located above the carpark, but otherwise was very comfortable. The location was very good as we were within walking distance from the main center of town.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the carpark.
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Gemma L wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Southwark Apartments giving you 1 star is actually 1 star too many. To all potential guests who are considering staying here, I would absolutely reconsider. The value for money is appalling, and the management are even worse. We stayed there on the first night of our holiday, and were due to stay there on a final night 2 weeks later. Unfortunately during the recent COVID-19 pandemic our government raised the travel advice level that all Australians should return home. We cancelled our holiday 5 days early, EVERY other hotel refunded us in full. They were empathetic, and understood the challenging circumstances that not only us, but all travellers were facing. Southwark Apartments however? Horrendous understanding of current conditions and displayed absolutely zero care. In-fact their response was border line malevolent and through their actions have demonstrated that they lack the ability to provide any aspect of customer services and hold no value towards their corporate social responsibility; which they clearly don’t have. Stay way from Soutwark Apartments, unless you enjoy poor quality, arrogant management, and paying too much. My advice would be to spend the night in a prison, you’ll have a better experience. I award this Southwark Apartments 0 stars, 0/10 and a massive F. Shame on you, I’ll be telling absolutely anyone who will listen how shocking you are.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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annedunne24 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our room was small and compact but modern, clean with a nice bathroom and the beds very comfy. The price was very reasonable and the place is ideal for a 1-2 night stay as it is only a short walk into Christchurch City centre and near the bus thermal. There is a very nice coffee shop next door. Staff were very pleasant with 24 hour manned reception. Threre was also a nice small balcony with table and chairs for a beer after a days site seeing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed on the 1st floor and there is no lift available.
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TheSnakebite wrote a review Mar 2020
Ohoka, New Zealand728 contributions167 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed for one night as I was attending a concert close by. I was pleasantly surprised by the room. The rooms are reasonably compact (small to medium size and suitable for 1 or 2 people) which was absolutely fine for my needs. Shower was great. Room was modern, clean and tidy. Great value for money for Christchurch CBD. Plus some excellent bars and restaurants within 5 minutes walk or so. CBD is 10-15 minutes flat walk. Parking is additional ($10 per night and must be pre-booked). Check-in and out was fine.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jasmine W wrote a review Nov 2020
25 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Me and my partner stayed here for 2 nights and it was very nice. I booked at 12pm for the same day and turned up at 2pm with no problem. Staff were friendly and didn't bother us which was nice. Our room had no table or any chairs, the room needs somewhere for you to eat your food that's not on the bed.
Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brenda O wrote a review Nov 2022
Adelaide, Australia135 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tranquil location , with multiple size apartments set around a central quadrangle of garden with outdoor seating.. A functional kitchen allows for self catering with a supermarket close by or enjoy meals from varied cuisine restaurants all within walking distance. A 10 minute walk to the major shopping centre plus bus terminal makes for a great central setting. A laundry is also available for guests withing the complex.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip:  Storage of suitcases available at office. 10 minute walk to bus exchange with bus service to...
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prasadk27 wrote a review Mar 2024
Mumbai, India97 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A fantastic accommodation option in Christchurch, Southwark stands out as an excellent choice. Its strategic location, only a 10-minute walk from the central shopping and sightseeing areas, combines the convenience of proximity with a peaceful ambiance. The surroundings offer tranquility, with supermarkets nearby for added convenience. Southwark impresses with its modernity, cleanliness, and remarkable value for money. Guests can enjoy the luxury of daily room servicing, and the presence of a superb cafe adjacent to the premises, caters to all breakfast and lunch needs, enhancing the overall experience. Southwark was the start point to my fabulous tour of the South Islands!
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a booking for this property but when I arrived there was no parking for my hirecar so we could not stay. There was also no parking on the street. Reception advised that we should have prebooked parking but there was no advise of this on Expedia when I booked. When you go to hotel website it is in the fineprint that you need to prebook at a charge to have parking confirmed. I told hotel in that case it is impossible to stay here and they have refused to give our money back.. BE WARNED!
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Date of stay: January 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from Brenda O
Adelaide, Australia135 contributions67 helpful votes
Yes, there are several apartments on the ground floor, catering for varying numbers of quests. Enjoy.
clarinetmine asked a question Nov 2018
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution3 helpful votes
Is there any free parking at the apartment?
Answer from Jelly65
Upper Hutt, New Zealand125 contributions51 helpful votes
You must pre book and u must be quick I thinks it’s around $10
Colin J asked a question Feb 2015
Solihull1 contribution
Is there laundry facility on site?
Answer from LeoLHR
London, United Kingdom711 contributions324 helpful votes
Yes there is. I think laundry facilities are pretty much a standard service for hotels or apartments in NZ
Wanchen75 asked a question Aug 2016
Tainan, Taiwan59 contributions8 helpful votes
請問,房間有空調嗎?謝謝!!
Answer from Grayee
Singapore, Singapore347 contributions125 helpful votes
没有
milkteaaddict asked a question Jul 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Is there free shuttle bus to railway station for Tranz Alpine?
Mrs Saddle B wrote a tip Feb 2024
Banff National Park, Canada12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book."
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051728mick wrote a tip Jan 2024
Greater London, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do yourself a favour, don't book this hotel if you are traveling by car! "
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jani0421 wrote a tip Dec 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Highly rated cafe close by - the cheese scones fly out the door in the morning! "
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lillianc248 wrote a tip Jul 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand41 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great value for money the room was worth the money"
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AngelHell wrote a tip Apr 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand150 contributions44 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is a bit niggly but there are free 60 minute parks outside"
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PRICE RANGE
$133 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southwark Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Southwark Apartments?
Nearby attractions include CodeBreakers (0.5 km), Bridge of Remembrance (0.4 km), and New Zealand Museum of Toys & Collectibles (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southwark Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Southwark Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Southwark Apartments?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Southwark Apartments?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking on-site, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southwark Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rascal, Jaba Grill and Bar, City, and Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters.
Is Southwark Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southwark Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Portuguese, Hindi, Korean, Filipino, and Nepali.
Are there any historical sites close to Southwark Apartments?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.5 km), Mona Vale (3.3 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (5.9 km).
Is Southwark Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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