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A fantastically warm and relaxing stay

Review of Merivale Manor
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Jul 2021
I stayed here for a business trip over two days in Christchurch. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. The room was clean, warm and modern.
The property itself is a beautiful mixture of historical and new architectural designs - and within 15 mins of everywhere.

On one occasion the owner even moved his car to create space for mine as the parking spaces were all occupied.

Highly recommend staying here!
Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

A repeat visit after some years, and the same high standard of service and accommodation is available.

Accessible unit had all you needed with parking at the door or otherwise at the rear of the complex.

Very room with heating on when we arrived.

Motel is within walking distance of high class mall

Room tip: On a busy road, so ask for rear unit
Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2021 via mobile

Facing brain surgery at St George’s hospital in Christchurch, my husband and I looked for housing that would be comfortable and within easy walking distance of the hospital and various clinics and labs that we’d frequent before hospitalization. Merivale Manor turned out to be the perfect selection.

We stayed for 3 entire weeks and, during that time, the proprietors were kind enough to let us move within the facility so that we could sample 3 different types of rooms before selecting the one that would be best for my post surgery recovery.

We selected, in the end, the apartments, mainly because we felt that 3 weeks would be a bit long for 2 older people to be in a studio. Plus the apartments have washing and drying machines within each unit and fully equipped kitchens. The facility is in pristine condition and very actively maintained by Matt and Kate.

For a shorter trip, the studio spa would be our choice. It may not look unusual from outside, but it is laid out in a clever way that gives the spacious feeling of a one bedroom unit. The kitchenette is completely adequate, although there are many terrific restaurants close by so you may cook less often than you anticipate. That was our case. Nonetheless, it’s nice to cook up some eggs and toast before a busy day of activity. And the spa bath is a real luxury after day of brain scans, blood draws, doctors’ visits and city walking.

Only five minutes from the Manor is the Merivale Mall which houses an excellent Fresh Choice supermarket and a surprisingly good sushi restaurant. The sushi was a notch above what you might expect in a mall restaurant.

Also just a few minutes away is Indian Zaika, the best Indian restaurant we have visited in years, including a bunch of Michelin-starred ones in London. Try their outstanding chicken tikka (basically boneless skinless chicken tandoori, on the appetizer menu), along with some naan and their chicken biryani. The samosas were also delicious and fun to eat.

Hagley Park and the botanical garden is also within easy walking distance, as is the CBD, plus museums and other attractions.

Bottom line: the cliché, “location, location, location” absolutely applies here. Not only is St. George’s Hospital just a 10 minute walk away, so is Southern Cross Hospital, two branches of Pacific Radiology, and numerous other medical facilities. Being able to walk up and down the street was infinitely less stressful than having to drive through congested traffic.

Room tip: The apartments have individual parking but it's a tight fit and other guests sometimes blocked our car from exiting.
Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2021 via mobile

2 couples both rapt with the beautiful decor, and wonderful hospitality from both owners and staff. Library, balcony. Spotless, most luxurious stay. Always looked forward to returning & appreciating such beautiful accommodation. Thanks so much. Excellent location.

Date of stay: April 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2021

Fantastic accomodation provider from booking all the way through to check out. Nothing was ever a problem, we felt welcomed and looked after. We will definitely be sure to return. Beds were comfortable, lots of space and tidy. Hosts were absolutely great! Thanks very much

Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2021

I had the privilege of an extended stay at the Manor, as a precautionary isolation prior to deploying down to Antarctica. I don't think anyone wants to spend 2 weeks straight in a hotel but the Manor is the place to do it. The rooms are great, and even the more 'basic' rooms are extremely comfortable. The managers, Matt and Kate, are amazing. They were truly accommodating, and went out of their way to make sure the couple of weeks in a hotel felt as homely as possible.

I would highly recommend the manor to anyone, but especially corporate clients who want somewhere comfortable to stay but also appreciate a short chat and some advice on the great local spots.

Room tip: Manor rooms were quite cool, even the west facing room on 36 degree days
Date of stay: February 2021
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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