BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch

BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch

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Innovative, stylish and in the centre of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island, you’ll find BreakFree on Cashel the ideal place to stay. Offering all of the facilities that you would expect in a modern hotel, BreakFree on Cashel is ideally located in the Christchurch CBD so you can walk to many of the city’s sights then retreat back to your cosy hotel room after a busy day exploring the area. BreakFree on Cashel features several pod style rooms which include the latest amenities such as wireless internet (WiFi) with the first 30 minutes free (fee applies thereafter), in room movies, LCD smart TV with paid digital channels (Sky TV), along with a fridge and bathrooms with shower and mood lighting. Fresh and unique, with eclectic features that set this hotel apart, BreakFree on Cashel’s interiors have sleek and stylish surfaces, which speak of the energetic nature of Christchurch. **Please note: NO CANCELLATIONS OR AMENDMENTS** This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Paid internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
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Location

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch strikes a chord with guests for its central location, making it a breeze to explore the city's offerings and transport options. The hotel's unique and modern atmosphere garners attention, although opinions vary with some praising the quirky touch and others pointing out the impracticalities of the compact spaces. While service is generally commended for being friendly and efficient, a few guests have faced hiccups during check-in and with room service. Cleanliness is a strong suit, with well-maintained rooms and bathrooms, though space is at a premium. Opinions on value for money are split, reflecting a balance between those who deem it cost-effective and those who question the room quality for the price paid.
Location
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Cost-effective
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Amenities
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Ping L wrote a review Feb 2020
Timaru858 contributions494 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
For budget conscious travellers that are looking for clean and contemporary rooms, I always recommended them to our peers. The hotel has got a good vibe at the common area and that the room I visited was funky albeit a tad small. Last week, due to work necessity, we booked our accommodation there. Normally, we would have booked into IBIS but the price point was ridiculously high (afterall, IBIS is a 3 star hotel). We booked into BreakFree with no expectation. Yes, Accor member could accumulate points here too. To much our pleasant surprise, we were placed into its largest room there, and it had got all bells and whistles that were normally provided at IBIS anyway. WiFi here was strong too. The only negate point about our stay was its very low water pressure. Hot shower was a let down. Also, the gradient of the floor was on the wrong side, and the water ran into the room. The moment water went down the drain hole, a horrible stench wafted out into the bathroom. I don't think this is something that BreakFree could rectify. It is afterall an older office building that was converted into a hotel. I wouldn't hesitate coming back to stay at the hotel yet again. There are a lot of multi storey public car park around the hotel and so, parking isn't an issue. Morning breakfast on the ground floor covered all the basics and at $19.50+GST for a cooked breakfast, it's competitively priced.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Graeme B, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Kia ora Ping L, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback relating to your recent stay with us. We do look forward to hosting you again sometime very soon. Kind regards
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TurkLoves2Travel wrote a review Jan 2020
SingaporeTraveller566 contributions59 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for 5 nights. I got the deal where room service is not included(an additional charge if I wanted it cleaned daily) which was okay with me as I wasn't sharing the room with anyone.
The is no wardrobe - just a few hangers to hang your jacket/clothes(see picture).
The bed is a queen size(I think) but because of the placement of the bed against the wall its okay for one person but if 2 then it may be difficult for the 2nd person to come out without the 1st person having to move. Just so you know.
Decent size room for one.
Centrally located to the shops/malls/restaurants.
Friendly and helpful front staff.
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Date of stay: August 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Graeme B, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Feb 6, 2020
Kia ora TurkLoves2Travel, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us. We do offer 11 room types in total, these range from compact to modern premium style hotel rooms. Kind regards
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Global508119 wrote a review Jan 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We had a nice sized family room with a double and two bunks. Most comfortable beds of all the places we stayed on this trip. The bathroom was small but clean and efficient. We were happy that our room was on an outside perimeter and had a window. We would not have known to request a window and it looks like rooms in the center of the building might not have a window. Nice that the hotel had a bar and restaurant on the main floor. Location was very convenient, right in the center of Christchurch and it was great to be able to walk to stores and restaurants. If you have a car, parking might not be convenient and is paid parking on the street or in the nearby lot.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Graeme B, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Kia ora Global508119, Thank you very much for sharing your positive feedback and excellent rating. Kind regards
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Stella L wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here before, but not as a couple. The rooms are teeny tiny, with pretty much zero privacy. There is a frosted glass door between the bed and the w/c, meaning one can hear everything - even in a relationship that is comfortable and trusting that is a testing situation. The bed is comfortable, clean, no musty smell common in some hotels, but tall - the room would not be accessible for someone with mobility issues, the space, the bed height, the room and amenities layout, and the fire doors between the lift and our room make this able bodied only. That said breakfast was a buffet full English cooked and the price was amazing, parking was an unexpected extra at $19 per day ( usually included in the rate)
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Jul 6, 2022
Kia ora stellalJ6941QZ, Thank you for choosing BreakFree on Cashel for your accommodation during your visit to Christchurch. It is good to see you have enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your review. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
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Jake wrote a review Mar 2020
Scotland, United Kingdom21 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My stay at Breakfree on Cashel was three nights, and I booked the property due to it being reasonably priced for what was on offer. Initially, I thought I was in one of the inward facing rooms, but I ended up with a window so was pleasantly surprised by this - the upgrade may have come about as I am an Accor member.

The room itself was small, but as I was a solo traveller I had plenty of room. The only area where it was a bit of a tight squeeze was in the bathroom. The room was well equipped with lots of amenities, including a small fridge, TV and mood lighting (this was fun to play with).

I wasn't bothered with noise during my stay and slept well. I was on a higher floor and from my room I got a view along the road towards the Christchurch White Chair Earthquake Memorial.

The wi-fi was fast, but I was given codes throughout my stay so I think that for non-Accor members there is an additional charge.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Christchurch, a city obviously still rebuilding following the devastating earthquakes. Breakfree on Cashel was located centrally and was a good base during my time here. If I returned to Christchurch I would stay at this hotel again and would recommend it to those visiting the city.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Graeme B, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Mar 8, 2020
Kia ora jakeausexchange, Thanks for sharing your wonderful feedback. Kind regards
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shelav2015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Province of Almeria, Spain73 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is centrally located with parking across the road for a small charge. The room was perfect for a short city stay with all the facilities you would need. Not much clothes hanging space so probably not great for a long stay but great to two nights. All of the staff were extremely friendly and the cafe downstairs has a good selection of snacks and main meals, the breakfast is served here and there is a good selection of cooked and other items. I was not sure what to expect as the price was good but was pleasantly surprised, the room and bathroom were clean, bed comfortable and room had everything we needed with tea and coffee making facilities, a small fridge, hairdryer plus iron and ironing board. Sadly the views from the hotel were not great due to the city still suffering from the 2011 earthquake with damaged buildings, vacant lots and construction but this did not detract from our visit. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: City Urban Queen room has good size bed, window (not great views - see comments), compact room...
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Response from Graeme B, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Kia ora shelav2015, Many thanks for sharing your positive feedback. My team appreciate these comments and hope we will welcome you backk to stay with us again sometime very soon. Kind regards
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Bella wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice cozy, comfortable room. Very comfy bed! Lovely clean bathroom and great air conditioning. Staff were perfect to deal with. Location is great if you are wanting something central and $15 parking is good for the location. I was surprised to see negative reviews at all, though thought it was slightly comical to read most of these were down to the size of the beds/rooms; All of this information is displayed for people to read before booking! We took the smallest room which we loved, it was great value for money and full of character. Will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Graeme Back, Owner at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Kia ora BellaInnes, Thank you very much for sharing your warm and delightful feedback. My team and I do look forward to hosting you again sometime very soon. Kind regards
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Sue F wrote a review Aug 2022
99 contributions68 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room is small but well designed so lots of room for suitcases under the bed so you are not tripping over them. We were able to check in early and as we were traveling by bus, the loaction could not have been better.
The internet allowance was gone in just an hour or so, but we were given a free wifi upgrade when this was queried. To be honest - why limit wifi (especially as it is SO limited) nowadays? It seems mean and petty.
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Aug 15, 2022
Kia ora Sue F, Thank you for choosing BreakFree on Cashel for your accommodation during your visit to Christchurch. It is good to hear you enjoyed your stay and we will definitely take your comments on board. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
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greengemstone wrote a review Jan 2023
North Island75 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For the price, location, service and convenience of having on site resto and bar, can recommend for the not so fussy traveller(s). Booked one of their family rooms and it suited us well as our teens had their own space in a separate room. Yes the design is unusual such that the bathroom and toilet are in the centre space but didnt bother us much. We were out all day and only used it to sleep or rest break then out again. So very close to shopping area, tram junction and bus interchange I also liked that they are on time when it came to cleaning our room. This will now be our first choice when visiting Christchurch.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Try the onsite restaurant--- yummy food
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Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Jan 26, 2023
Kia ora greengemstone, Thank you for choosing BreakFree on Cashel. We trust you enjoyed your experience and we appreciate you taking the time to submit your review. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
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David R wrote a review Aug 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand108 contributions19 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a one night stay in a room on the 6th floor with breakfast included.
The room was not very big but very clean and basic (which is all we needed ) A small window gave good views over part of the city.
We were impressed with the bathroom which was well stocked, a good size with great dark coloured tiles which made it look more classy..
The bed was comfortable as well. The only real issue we had was music booming late at night/early morning which woke me and kept my wife awake until it stopped at 2.30am. It was a Friday night/Saturday morning so night clubs in the city were probably the culprit.
The cooked breakfast was very good and plentiful.
Overall the stay was good value and we have found most hotels in a city centre have similar noise problems
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Aaron Winder, General Manager at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Responded Aug 28, 2022
Kia ora David, Thank you for choosing BreakFree on Cashel for your accommodation during your visit to Christchurch. It is good to see you have enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your review. Please accept our apologies for the late night noise and we have addressed this with the neighboring bar. Kind Regards Aaron Winder General Manager
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Answer from shelav2015
Province of Almeria, Spain73 contributions11 helpful votes
The hotel has a car park opposite controlled by barriers, there is a charge per night and you get the code to enter and exit from reception
Ulyma O asked a question Apr 2019
Jakarta, Indonesia35 contributions26 helpful votes
If I book for the double basic or double standard, is it ensuite or not?
Answer from James D
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
Hi, We had a standard double and it had en suite. Room was pretty good
Answer from Megan H
Birmingham, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
This just pays the first part of your room. You won’t get it back but it comes off the price when you arrive.
Answer from Bronwyn878
Pahiatua, New Zealand138 contributions26 helpful votes
Please note that while I can't comment on a shuttle service, the train station is not walking distance (about a 25 min walk) nor is it on an easy bus route. Your best bet is a taxi or Uber.
Charles D wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not so many pillows on the bed next time please"
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Lady O wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room may have a strange blue light under the bed that comes on after you've turned everything else off, so eye mask?"
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nigel k wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only stay a few hours but was very good service and room was good and clean. All staff was happy and talked with a smile and joy "
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John1954Auckland wrote a tip Mar 2024
Auckland, New Zealand39 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Specifically request a room on the western side of the hotel, away from the noisy bar next door."
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Jeremy P wrote a tip Mar 2024
Dallas, Texas188 contributions149 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you don’t get an inner room, with no windows. Be advised that there is no housekeeping service included."
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Frequently Asked Questions about BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch
Which popular attractions are close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Nearby attractions include Escape Artists (0.2 miles), Cardboard Cathedral (0.2 miles), and New Regent Street (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen, Rascal, and Jaba Grill and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Christchurch.
Are any cleaning services offered at BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to BreakFree On Cashel Christchurch?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.0 miles), Mona Vale (1.8 miles), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (4.0 miles).
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