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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

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52 Cathedral Square | Central City, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great value for money. Well located and has an interesting Souvenir shop in the premises. The rooms are clean and comfortable and give good city views. The reception has apples for taking away for a healthy bite.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for 2 nights as part of a group tour. The hotel only had internal damage from the earthquake, so after a refit is the only large hotel building in use in the central area. We ate breakfast here twice, both times were fine. We also had dinner one evening, this too was good. Wi-Fi was not good. I really... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall this is a very nice hotel and one of the best Novotels I have stayed at. It still feels brand new, the rooms are spacious and really modern and spotless. The view over Cathedral square and beyond is great since this is the tallest building still standing around. The location for now is not necessarily the best in the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel, great staff, great breakfasts, central location. Couldn't have a better location for a hotel, opposite the damaged Cathedral. Arrived 9:00 AM spare room available so staff booked us in early. This enabled us to shower off after 37 hour journey from Manchester. Visited Gondola, good views, Quake City, interesting earthquake information, Botanical Gardens and Canterbury museum worth visits.... More 

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed a night at this hotel, centrally located, room is modern and spacious with wifi service provided. The only thing to say about is the parking for hotel guest. Guest needs to park the car at the parking lot next to the hotel with high parking fees.

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Melbourne, Australia
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my second stay in the past 6 months and I haven't seen much change. The rooms are a good size but already have marks and small holes in the walls. The windows were very dirty and hard to see clearly out off. Staff are friendly but some services are slow like room service. Ordering breakfast needs to be... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at several hotels in Christchurch, but I have settled on the Novotel because of its convenient location to my Christchurch office. The staff are friendly and the rooms are OK. I think the restaurant could be improved. Firstly breakfast – the hot food is often dried out – over cooked bacon, poor quality bread for toast. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

this is one of the few city center hotels left unscathed after the earthquake. 70 % of the buildings in the middle of the city have been torn down or are boarded up - lots of new earthquake proof construction being done. Rooms are well designed for a small space. Clean with modern amenities. Restaurant is on the first floor,... More 

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during 3rd week of January for one night before moving onto other parts of the South Island of New Zealand. Unfortunately, Christchurch is still coming to terms with the effects of the earthquakes. So, given that Novotel is in the 'City Centre' it is quite a shock to fine that there is literally nothing there - buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a 2-week hiking trip around the South Island with less than stellar accommodations (albeit in amazing surroundings, which was what we were there for), the Novotel was a breath of fresh air at the end of the trip. Clean, modern rooms with all of the touches you would expect from an international hotel chain. A bit disappointed that wifi... More 

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