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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Central and easy to get to - walking distance to everything in Christchurch (not that there's much left since the earthquake!). Clean and well-kept, good breakfast, very good amenities. The staff were very friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Parking was in a gravelly yard next door - and still $12 per 24 hours.

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Flagler Beach, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location isn't everything. These rooms seem to be retrofitted without thought for functionality. Electrical outlets are hard to find, and not designed to accommodate international adaptors. The sink doesn't drain. The minibar is hidden in a desk drawer, while a makeshift counter and sink do double duty for the bathroom sink and kitchen area. Since the sink doesn't work,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived very late at night and the evening staff got my room quickly. Very central, an easy walk to the shops and the team. In fact the train goes past the door. Being relatively new, the facilities are modern and up to date. Views over a city that is a mix of construction, car parks and sadly, devastation. Buffet breakfast...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as our stop off to head home. The hotel is located centrally and accessible to most of the tourist attractions. The hotel is what you would expect from a Novotel, half way between a hotel and a motel. The rooms were a good a size and the staff were friendly. The city itself had no life even...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located next to the cathedral destroyed by the earthquake in 2011, this French-chain hotel reopened in 2013. It's very modern with substantial rooms and a good restaurant on the second floor. The beds are too soft for my taste, but many will like it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in the center of town close to shops and eating places. Spacious clean rooms, friendly staff and a good buffet breakfast. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant which served a limited but nice reasonably priced menu .

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Brisbane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Center to everything in the city, good Novotel Standard, room is a little small, but big enough for a family of 4, we had a high floor with good view, breakfast was standard, happy with our stay. Big thanks to the staffs!

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New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Novotel for one night at the start of a 10 day journey of the South Island. The building looks new and modern, and the rooms had comfortable beds and nice amenities. The hotel is right in the middle of Christchurch, so it is a short walk to the botanical garden, Victoria Street restaurants, and other main...

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India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Facilities at hotel was good. Check-in/check-out experience was too embarrassing. Maybe the staff needs some better Core values and behaviour training especially to Francine and Angelica. These two ladies hospitality depends on the guest ethnicity

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights whilst on business and the hotel is excellent. The service was friendly and knowledgeable - there was nothing that was too much trouble. There are ample facilities in the hotel although I didn't use the gym. My room was a large size with a very comfortable bed. The air conditioning worked (which doesn't always...

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Square Restaurant
The Square Restaurant
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spoil yourself in this new, stylish 4+ star hotel. The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (re-opened 2013) is elegantly positioned alongside the original Christchurch Cathedral. The hotel boasts 154 spacious rooms and suites, from modern and contemporary to charming and cozy, everyone will be delighted. All rooms are complimented with the modern day comforts and amenities that one has come to love and expect from this international 4+ star hotel. Come to Christchurch and experience the style and sophistication of a 4+ star hotel in Christchurch. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

Address: 52 Cathedral Square | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $136 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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“Get a view of cathedral square.”
 of 5 bubbles Redqueen875, 3 days ago | Read review
“As Christchurch is earth quake prone city i would suggest to take pre-caution while selecting rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 689bushrak, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The higher floors are best.”
 of 5 bubbles PerryB137, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Higher floors have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles DandDToronto, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
“Higher floor have bigger Windows and less traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles Brandylady, Nov 17, 2016 | Read review
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