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Kathy F
Te Henga (Bethells Beach), New Zealand

A touch of luxury

Review of Merivale Manor
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Jan 2022
We loved our stay at the Merivale Manor. With so many hotels and accommodation types to choose from, we hit the jackpot with this gorgeous property. Centrally located, beautifully stylish and sparkling clean, we loved our studio and all the amenities it offered. The manor itself is beautiful and as I love historical buildings, asked if I could be shown around inside, The manager happily took me on a tour of the house, which is truly splendid and grand.
Merivale Manor will be our destination on our next trip to Christchurch.
Date of stay: January 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

We wanted something special for our daughters 10 year old birthday party/sleep over. We looked at several options around Christchurch and found the downstairs of the main house at Merivale Manor, after viewing it was exactly what we were after.

The whole experience from viewing, booking to the actual stay was outstanding and Kate and Ben were so accomodating the whole time. They arranged balloons, chocolate sundae for the midnight feast and Ben even whipped up some moctails for the girls.

The rooms and unit layout was perfect, parking on site and so much to do close by.

Highly recommend for any occasion.

Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights and we're lucky enough to experience the Wepu suite on the final evening which topped off a great stay. Rooms were very clean and tidy. The location was great to Merivale shops, Christchurch CBD, and was a short walk to a local park for kids. The facilities were great having 2 kids and a baby, kids slept very well as there was little street noise, and was nice warm and snug for them. Hosts Kate and Mat are amazing, friendly, very accommodating, and have fantastic customer service. Would highly recommended a stat at Marivale Manor.

Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 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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