Our family of four (two kids aged 7 and 5) flew into Christchurch very late, landing at 1.15am! But we had already received a helpful email from the owners explaining they would leave an envelope taped to the reception wall for us. The 2 bedroom unit was heated and the electric blankets were on, fabulous. There was a small carton of milk in the fridge. The spa bath was terrific and the toiletries were lovely. The unit was immaculately clean and fresh. The kids loved the twin beds and our bed was super cosy and comfortable. The host Tina was absolutely lovely and very helpful with maps and information. I told Tina we were heading to Mount Hutt snow field next and when we checked out she gave us a printout of the snow/weather forecast on Mount Hutt for the next week, very helpful.
It is a short walk to local dairies (corner milk bar) but you need a car to drive to a supermarket. In fact you need a car to get anywhere really, the city centre is still closed so you need to get creative to move around. Tina mentioned that many travellers think they can rely on GPS but the GPS doesn't show the red zone that is closed. Ask Tina for a map!
We liked it so much, we booked another night at the end of our trip before we fly out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012, this much sought after central city motel offers quiet comfort and yet is only 400metres to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Winner of the Summer 2009 Garden Awards for Hotel/Motels, the City Centre Motel is a peaceful haven in the heart of our glorious Garden City. All apartments are set well back from the road and we offer free WiFi and lots of free off street parking. ... more less
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