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344 Halswell Road, Halswell 8045 New Zealand
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12 guest rooms each with own en suite and modern decor. Wireless highspeed internet available, wall mounted flatscreen modern TV equipped with Sky TV, tea/coffee making facilities, bar fridge, hair dryer, ironing board. Features: Mother Craythornes Restaurant services breakfast, lunch and dinner. Self-rated 4-star.
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Kaggee53 wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand49 contributions27 helpful votes
Another day out. We ended up at the Craythorne's for lunch. The meal for me was OK. I had seafood chowder, (If they serve seafood chowder, then I sort of rate the restaurants I visit, on the seafood chowder they serve). I was really disappointed in this chowder. There was hardly any fish in this dish, and a lot of sauce. It had a couple of shrimps, about 5 mussels but my biggest disappointment was they used smoked fish. Maybe they use the smoked fish as their signature in the chowder. My sister bought a Hawaiian Pizza, which would have served 2 people comfortably and she thoroughly enjoyed it and ended up taking 1/2 home for her tea.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Jo G wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand298 contributions31 helpful votes
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It's been awhile since had a meal here, and we were not disappointed. Though a little small, the calamari starter was delicious with the bread and dips. Steaks were cooked to perfection as requested and the seafood pizza plentiful. Desserts were just enough to top of a great evening out, and our guests from Dunedin suitably impressed. Wonderful friendly staff and great atmosphere
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jim wrote a review Jul 2019
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In 1541 Francisco d’Orrellana and his fellow conquisadors accidently set off down the Amazon River on a raft and travelled thousands of kilometres to the Atlantic Ocean. On the way, they ran out of food and were forced to eat their leather belts. I thought of old Francisco today as I struggled through my roast beef at Craythorne’s restaurant in Halswell. The beef appeared to have been roasted, then sliced, then dried out. Why would anyone do this to beef? It is incomprehensible. The accompanying vegetables were satisfactory, but there was absolutely no sign of the advertised Yorkshire Pudding. If they planned to treat this in the same way as the beef, perhaps this was a blessing. At no stage was my wife and I offered a drink apart from water. We were not offered a desert or the chance of a cup of tea or coffee. I had an excellent roast dinner at this establishment a few years ago. Clearly, something has gone wrong. Whatever it is it can continue to go wrong without me. From now on, I will catch another raft.p
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Craythornes, General Manager at Craythorne's Hotel
Responded 22 Jul 2019
Please contact us regarding this so we can put it right. As you say, clearly something has gone wrong and we need to address it. Richard@craythornes.co.nz
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468lesleyl wrote a review Jul 2019
Palmerston North, New Zealand26 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband I stayed st Craythornes on July 13, 14. Our room was very comfortable , with a large shower. Breakfast was excellent full credit to the chef. Wonderful customer service. Good, handy location. The prices were very affordable.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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brjackson wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
Went for dinner and was put on a small table with very bad lighting.i ordered the fish and chip meal and my husband ordered the roast. His was okay but why would you put Yorkshire pudding with pork I am not sure. Mine came out and the man that delivered it nearly had my meal in my lap.nthen they made me the wrong fish meal which had clappers in it which I cannot eat. When the waitress came and asked if our meal was okay I then complained and said that I had the wrong meal. She just said sorry and walked away. When we went up to pay I told them again about my meal and the manager just said ithe menu was a bit hard to order as there were 3 different fish meals on the menu. Won't be going back as we were very dissatisfied
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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heatbar wrote a review May 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand25 contributions5 helpful votes
In Christchurch shopping with partner and decided to make a repeat visit using Entertainment Book voucher for an early dinner. Menu seemed slightly more up market than previous visits with prices more up market as well. Very attentive staff. We both settled for fish of the day and slightly disappointed with "watery" fish. Portion sizes justified the cost and ended up taking "doggy bag" home, which proved more than enough for lunch for both of us the following day. Reheating resulted in a lot of liquid draining out of the fish and strangely enough we enjoyed the reheated meal better than the original serving. Will we go back? Yes.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellie S wrote a review May 2019
Halswell, New Zealand23 contributions7 helpful votes
Great place to go for standard, not too fancy or expensive meal. The staff were lovely, the food was good, the restaurant was clean and warm. I’m a vegan and while there’s very few vegetarian and no actual vegan options they were more than happy to make a cheese free pizza for me that was fantastic!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jo G wrote a review Feb 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand298 contributions31 helpful votes
Return visit, menu changed but still delicious! Not a great choice for vegetarians but seafood and chicken dishes. Highly recommend salmon & prawn pizza and sticky date pudding! Parents enjoyed their roast beefs with all the trimmings. Note to self, avoid early dining on a Friday evening as quite loud in the bar so gard to talk at table
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pickle251 wrote a review Feb 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions11 helpful votes
My partner and I dined here recently and after reading such good reviews we had high expectations. Sadly, my fillet steak was so overcooked it was inedible, I asked for it medium but there was no pink at all, it was grey. I was offered a discount and thanked them for the offer but told them I wouldn't be paying, I was also offered another meal but as we had a show to go to I couldn't take them up on that offer either. I was hungry and disappointed. My partner's lamb rump was delicious but the menu description said it came with buttered asparagus but when the dish arrived there was no asparagus but broccolini in its place. There was no mention of this when we ordered or when the order went to the kitchen which again was disappointing as my partner hates broccolini! Sadly, we won't be back.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kylna wrote a review Feb 2019
Burrill Lake, Australia21 contributions9 helpful votes
We only had 1 night here and the rooms were very modern and clean, staff very helpful. We had a meal at the pub which was great. Thanks to the owner who went out of his way to drop us and our luggage to car rental.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
US$91 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Craythorne's Public House
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionHalswell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Craythorne's Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Craythorne's Hotel?
Nearby attractions include CodeBreakers (3.9 km), Escape Artists (5.8 km), and Margaret Mahy Family Playground (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Craythorne's Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Craythorne's Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Craythorne's Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Craythorne's Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen Riverside Market, Soul Quarter, and Zen Sushi and Dumplings.
Are any cleaning services offered at Craythorne's Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Craythorne's Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.2 km), Mona Vale (4.0 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (3.8 km).
Is Craythorne's Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.