Parkview on Hagley sits opposite a well utilized park in somewhat suburban central Christchurch. The rooms are spacious and clean. The executive rooms come with a kitchenette area minus a cook-top. But an electric kettle, microwave and toaster are provided. There is an ample assortment of coffees and teas for the times when you wake at God knows what hour, because you're dealing with a 17-hour time difference; you were in yesterday but now it's tomorrow. Anyway, the coffee and tea choices are a welcome amenity. People don't get any nicer than Kiwis, and that's true of the hotel staff.
I had a corner room overlooking the park. I could see the runners, rugby players, and the young lady with her saxaphone strapped over her shoulder. She looked ready to play but was intently engaged with a text, chat, or something else on her mobile. 20 minutes later when were leaving the car park, I saw her again having moved maybe 20 feet from her original spot, but still locked onto her iPhone, all while the mouthpiece of her woodwind instrument grew colder, wondering if it would play any notes that day.
The hotel offers no restaurant, but one sits right around the corner with good beer selections and plenty of New Zealand lamb. Yum! The area is very pedestrian, so nearby shops, stores, and restaurants can be found within walking distance.
From the cheeriness and hospitality of Christchurch's Kiwis, you never would believe that within the last few years they suffered an earthquake with a magnitude that nearly leveled their city center, to include the city's namesake cathedral. But they are rebuilding their city and their lives. And still, visitors experience a genuine hospitality. During my brief time in NZ, I felt comfortable and welcome at Parkview on Hagley, indeed.
- Also Known As:
- Parkview On Hagley Christchurch
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Parkview on Hagley, luxurious studio hotel suite accommodation located at the green heart of Christchurch, beautiful Hagley Park. As our name suggests, most of our 40 suites enjoy views over leafy Hagley Park, many from their own private balcony. Enjoy the ever-changing outlook, as Spring daffodils, cherry blossom and brilliant Autumn colours each in turn grace this much-loved Christchurch icon. ... more less
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