Whilst the appearance of the Hotel from the outside may look average, inside is a completely different story.
As soon as I stepped outside the taxi, I was greated by the Porter and the checkin process only took only a matter of minutes. The Porter took by bags and walked with me to my Hotel room and explained air conditioning / tv etc...without appearing to wait for a tip
Following a call to reception regarding wifi (which a small amount of data is complimentary), I was then offerred a fresh juice which was then delivered within minutes.
The Hotel is within a short walking distance to the devastation of the earthquake city centre (a walk down Gloucester Street is an "eye opener").
The "free" George teddy bear is a nice touch to take home.
Whilst I did not "upgrade" the base room I booked, the view from the room, not surprisingly, was not great.
My prebooked taxi (as arranged by the Hotel) arrived on time in the very early hours of the morning for my next flight.
Whilst the Hotel is approx 15 minutes from the airport, this Hotel would be my first choice for my next stay in Christchurch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The George is the essence of supreme comfort. Its 53 spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities. With a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, impeccable service is guaranteed. In 2013, 2012 and 2010 it was recognised as ‘New Zealand’s #1 City Hotel’ in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, was New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ 2006 – 2010 & 2012 – 2013 in the World Travel Awards. The George offers discerning travellers superb comfort and individual attention in an intimate ambiance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The George Christchurch Hotel Christchurch
- The George Hotel Christchurch
- George Hotel Christchurch