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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too much money for very bare, uninspiring hotel. Decor in reception and rooms dull and institutional. Rooms a bit pokey. Had trouble with the wifi. Staff at front desk were very warm and friendly, which was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On arrival at the Novotel my wife and I discovered one of our bags was still on the shuttle that brought us from the train station. The front desk immediately called the shuttle company and worked with them to contact the shuttle driver to return with the missing bag. Can't ask for better guest sevice. With respect to our room,... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Novotel in Christchurch seems to be the only building over 3 stories that is not waiting to be demolished. The whole city is still reeling from the devastating earthquakes, and has a long way to go before recovery. The showers in the rooms were a bit of an adventure - get the temperature right, then scalding for a few... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is one hub of activity in a CBD that is currently made up of carparks due to the large number of buildings that have been demolished. Our room had a view to the Square and the park in the distance and caught the afternoon sun which is a good thing in September in Christchurch. Our room was clean,... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in cathedral square, we stayed at this place on our trip to south island in december. The city has not recovered from the earth quake. The town was very quiet for christmas. The hotel is newly renovated hotel, very modern interior, decent breakfast selection. Car park available in an open lot next to the hotel. Free... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My room was nice, the dinner at the restaurant was nice and all of the staff were very friendly and helpful. But check in took way to long and in the 21st century you should have wifi included in your rates! No hotel that charges ridiculous prices for wifi can ever get 5*. All in all good hotel with expensive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Same as Rotorua, the experience was not so good..when compared to other properties that we stayed in New Zealand, Novotel just didn't fit the bill in terms of quality..everything was so impersonal..wifi was not free again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel Early January 2015 . The man at reception when we checked in appeared very inexperienced and did not seem to know the check in procedure. The car parking was Expensive for an are like Christchurch , the rooms are small , the beds are very uncomfortable, the alarm clock was broken , the cups and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first words of greeting when we checked in were "would you like to upgrade to an executive room for $40 - it includes free internet?". Given that we were already paying a tidy sum for a standard room, our answer was no. This was the only place in our 3 weeks in New Zealand that didn't include internet access... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Novotel Cathedral Square is a high, business style hotel in the middle of the area strongly hit by the earthquake of 2011. The traces of the quake were still very visible around. However , the location of the hotel was great, all in central city accessible by foot. We were happy with our one night stay at the hotel (134... 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:
#11 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#30 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#35 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch

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