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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

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

Being an experienced corporate traveller I left with mixed feelings about this hotel. Check in was impersonal, lacked warmth and was slower than ideal. I booked a dinner reservation for 7pm but somehow this didn't get through to the restaurant. Luckily I was able to get a table. The service at the bar and restaurant was in contrast very good... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent our first night in New Zealand here, friendly , helpful staff. The room was clean with a lovely bathroom which included a bath. The hotel is very centrally located opposite the cathedral however parking is very expensive and only half an hour free wifi in the hotel lobby which is the poorest we got in five weeks in... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoyed four very comfortable nights here at the end of a tour. The reception staff & concierge were very friendly, efficient & helpful & I liked the way they entered into the cricket celebrations. My room on the 10th floor overlooked cathedral square, was large, comfortable & clean with everything one could need. I enjoyed one dinner in the... More 

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Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our recent stay at the Novotel Christchurch was our last accommodation during our trip to New Zealand; unfortunately we did not leave the best for last. The hotel itself is typical of Novotel; just the basics that business travelers need. Check in was fast and the staff was friendly. The room was basic, but clean and had AC. Where the... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Central and comfortable, ideally placed for visiting the city. Best breakfast so far. But why are they so penny-pinching with wifi? You've got a tiny free allowance in the lobby, ditto on their Apple Macs. It's 2015, 95% of their visitors need wifi to keep in touch. Don't spoil an otherwise great hotel experience by ripping us off for wifi.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Novotel hotels are good hotels let down by their mean WiFi policy. I think this is better than the average Novotel, but the nice looking rain shower in the bathroom had me both frozen and scalded within the space of a few minutes. We had a good view of the ruined cathedral. Unlike other reviewers I wouldn't say the... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our 18 day NZ tour with a final stop at Christchurch. We drove from Kaikura amid rains which followed us in south island wherever we went. We could see the hotel right in front of us but some how were not able to go near it as the whole city was getting redone for the coming cricket world... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have mentioned central location in Christchurch does not mean a lot due to the tragedy of recent years. Having said that all places are walking distance in my opinion and this hotel is right on Cathedral Sq and there is no better place to understand the challenges the area faces than here. The hotel staff were very helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Central location, but that is a bad thing in Christchurch as there are absolutely no bars or restaurants in the vicinity. Ordered a cocktail and bar snack in the bar one night. Waited forever for the drink, which finally came, but I had finished before the food showed up. Had it sent to the room in the end. Checked in... More 

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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23 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal location for sight-seeing - outside the window is another hotel where time stopped still when the earthquake hit, and the cathedral which was severely damaged and there are unresolved disputes about what to do with it. Until they decide what to do with the cathedral, the city remains soulless, although it is good to see that it is fighting... More 

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Address: 52 Cathedral Square | Central City, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#31 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch

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