My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights, while I worked. The stay began with an extremely friendly guy helping us with our heavy suitcase; we later learned he was also the barman and after-hours cook. This set the tone for the visit: The staff were stupendous--the breakfast "girls" very friendly, whoever was behind the bar always giving us buckets of ice.... The reception staff were efficient but not as amiable as the rest of the staff. Perhaps they were being professional.
My wife read the whole of Horncastle's Suitcase, the self-published book by Graeme about his family--the family that owns the hotel. We got the sense this was a family-owned establishment by the personality of the people here. Yet the level of professionalism was excellent.
Breakfast was very good, although expensive for the full buffet--as everything in New Zealand appears to be costly. On the weekend, you have to wait for a while for the farmer's breakfast, but it's great. And the service, as I've already mentioned, is amazing.
One complaint is that the lighting in the rooms is revolting-- tiny halogen lamps at the bedside or the overhead (dimmable) spotlights. Very difficult to read by. And the table is only about 24 inches square, which isn't enough for business travelers. It often took forever for the hot water to come through. But the place has lots of windows--glass everywhere--and plenty of parking. Remember that Papanui Road is very busy on weekday mornings.
Altogether, for a mid-range hotel, this place is perfect.
- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Christchurch
- Christchurch Quality Inn
- Pavilions Hotel Christchurch
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pavilions Hotel is conveniently located near the central city. We have 86 beautifully designed and appointed guest rooms and we can provide rooms with full kitchen, spa bath and disabled facilities. Just 7 km from the airport and 2 minutes from Hagley Park, it makes golfing and our famous Botanical Gardens just outside our doorstep. ... more less
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