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sawbear1608
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Better than expected!

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 Oct 2019
From the airport, took about 20 minutes to get to the Hotel.

Upon arrival, I was surprised to find it just next to the Cathedral that was previously damaged in the big earthquake.

Check in was swift and the staff was polite & professiional.

The room was simply lovely! It was spacious and tastefully decorated. We reckoned it was the best room we have stayed (in NZ)! In fact, we slept through the night without waking up in the middlel of the night (like we did in all the other hotels)!

There were lots of power socket points and a wide selection of free teas in the room.

Like many of the other hotels, there was no toothbrush placed in the en-suite bathroom. We did not bother to ask because we brought our own.

Breakfast was OK...the only feedback is that the chef should re-look into the 'congee'.. it was like dried-up chinese porridge! I cannot imagine anyone would eat that! That pot of congee was definitely a mis-presentation of the dish itself.

Shopping and eateries were available near the hotel. We managed to find a wonderful Jap restaurant nearby the Hotel!

Would I recommend others to stay here? DEFINITELY!
Date of stay: October 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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dchgsm, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Dear sawbear1608,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. So happy to read your amazing comments about our rooms, amenities, location and our team! I have passed on your feedback regarding our breakfast to our chef, so thank you for letting us know. We hope that you enjoyed your time in our city and we look forward to welcoming you back to Distinction Christchurch again in the future!

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown
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Reviewed 19 October 2019

Offering the very best in comfort, cleanliness, amenities and location. Our room located on the 10th floor overlooking Cathedral Square exceeded my expectations for exploring Christchurch by foot. And, if walking isn't your cup of tea then the Tourist Tram is is on the doorstep! Had a wonderful 4 nights in an oversized bed (two Queens for two people) and awoke each morning refreshed to start the new day. The bathroom...omgoodness, super luxurious with 2 showerheads to wash away the day's tiredness and relieve aching bodies. Room service was a treat with the Berry Sorbet a must for dessert lovers. A fabulous stay and would highly recommend when staying in Christchurch

Room tip: 10th Floor facing Cathedral Square.
Date of stay: October 2019
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dchgsm, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2019

Dear seba_8,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It sounds like you were staying in one of our Superior Twin rooms and I can quite agree about the bathroom and the shower! So glad to read you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our city and to Distinction Christchurch again soon.

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown

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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Hotel is located on Cathedral Square, in the heart of the city. It is fabulous! The rooms are spacious, amenities wonderful, restaurant food service equally great, the only thing was I wish I were spending more than just one night there, on our country tour. The staff is super, offering recommendations/suggestions of what to see/do. The bed was better than any I've ever slept in......like sleeping on a cloud. Grrrrreat experience!

Date of stay: September 2019
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distinctionchch, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2019

Dear 32807,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. So glad to read your amazing comments about our hotel and team. I’m so pleased we could help you out with recommendations on things to do and see in Christchurch. I can completely agree about our beds. They are amazingly comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back to our city and to Distinction Christchurch again soon.

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown

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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Stayed in the 2brm family Room. Clean , spacious and comfortable. Only negative was , after booking , we found out that that we paid a higher price with booking.com. Had we booked direct it would have been cheaper and also breakfast included.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank jetsetting4life
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distinctionchch, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2019

Dear longsunnydays,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It sounds like you stayed in one of our Family Suites which have great available space. If you are wishing to book in future you can contact us directly for some of our best available rates. We look forward to welcoming you back to our city and to Distinction Christchurch again soon.

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown

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Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

This hotel is literally right across the road from my companies office in Christchurch so there’s that.

More importantly though it’s comfortable and very quiet. Good wifi and well appointed rooms. Lack of sky sports channels is awkward, but I suppose there are plenty of sports bars nearby.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
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distinctionchch, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2019

Dear Flick821,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Glad to read you positive comments about our location, rooms and Wifi. Thank you for your feedback on the Sport Channels that we have available but you are correct there are some great sports bars a very short distance from us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our city and to Distinction Christchurch again soon.

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown

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Reviewed 6 October 2019 via mobile

We stayed as a family in one of the best rooms on the 10th floor

Everything was top-notch the room was spacious the beds and furniture all very nice and comfortable

Staff very accommodating friendly professional
Great location near square
Bathroom shower etc top quality

At 350 a night excellent value for 5 of us

This is how it should be in this industry well do e distinction. I have links to the place and have never stayed there before. we will be back

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Phil B
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distinctionchch, Manager at Distinction Christchurch Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2019

Dear Philb3024,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. So happy to read your amazing comments about our hotel and team. It sounds like you were in our Superior Family Suite which I agree is a great room for families. We look forward to welcoming you back to our city and to Distinction Christchurch again soon.

Kind Regards,

Ali Brown

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