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Coconut Lands
Wellington, New Zealand

Wonderful hotel in a lovely area of Christchurch

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 Apr 2023
The George turned out to be the perfect hotel for us. It's located in a very pleasant, quiet residential area on the fringe of the city centre. Hagley Park is opposite and the charming old buildings of the Cathedral Grammar School are nearby. Our room overlooked the hotel's garden, which was full of autumn colour - as was the park.

The hotel is tasteful, luxurious and small enough to feel personal. We didn't dine in the restaurant - 50 Bistro - but we did have breakfast there a couple of times. Service was impeccable and the food delicious.

We booked a junior suite, which was spacious and very comfortable. The huge bed was amazing! We enjoyed relaxing and watching movies from the extensive choice available, after a busy day of walking and exploring the city. What really made a difference was the little touches - Easter chocolates and even a very cute George teddy bear. It's hard not to feel special after discovering these treats in your room!

The walk to the city centre was 10-15 minutes, and could be done through scenic Hagley Park itself, along the Avon river. Alternatively, there was a tram stop at Armagh Street, a few minutes away.

All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return. Special mention to Nicole on the reception desk, who checked us in and was always ready with a friendly greeting when we returned to the hotel in the evenings.
Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bruce Garrett, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review
Responded 25 Apr 2023
Dear CoconutLands
Thank you for your kind words and your detailed review following your recent stay with us. We are so pleased to hear your appreciation of all that we offer – from the comfort of our facilities to the friendly service you encountered throughout your stay. We hope we might welcome you back on a future occasion and thank you for taking the time to post your review.
Kind regards

Bruce Garrett
Managing Director

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Reviewed 12 April 2023

The George is very welcoming and nice and clean. They offer free laundry machines which helps when you have been traveling across New Zealand. They are very helpful and friendly. Bryan welcomed us on arrival and made us feel at home. The rest of the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Welcome drinks, turn down service are very nice. All in all we had a wonderful stay at the George.

Date of stay: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Our first stay was 4 years ago in a Residence room. This time we were in a Premium Executive room. While not nearly as luxurious, it was still very clean, roomy and comfortable. The location across from Hagley Park and walking distance to many shops and restaurants is ideal.The staff are friendly and helpful and our meal at 50 Bistro was excellent.

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Reviewed 11 April 2023

The room was well appointed, the bed very comfortable, the heated bathroom floor and luxury towels very welcome. Quiet, clean and welcoming. The park across the road is wonderful. You can spend a day walking through the park, the botanical gardens and then enjoy the arts centre.

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Reviewed 6 April 2023 via mobile

Boutique hotel in a good location for me…near to art and some city trails.
Easy check-in. Concierge helped with dining reservations and knowledge
Plenty of parking. Always greeted on entrance and exit.
Large room ( first floor window on garden greenery)

Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Bruce Garrett, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2023

Dear Summerasalifestyle
We are delighted your recent stay with us was such an enjoyable one and that you particularly appreciated the convenience of our location to nearby attractions and the comfort of your room. It is also pleasing to hear the service you received from all our team, especially our Concierge, stood out for you. Thank you for taking the time to post your review.
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Reviewed 30 March 2023

Fabulous room, well appointed amenities; excellent service from all staff.
Room service meals top quality: scallops, chicken breast and beef cheek all perfectly cooked and presented.
We love the location across the road from Hagley Park, Canterbury Museum, Botanic gardens and their cafes.
Airstream Icecream food truck is two blocks south serving fabulous ice creams, coffee and bagels

Date of stay: March 2023
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