All 'Allo 'Allo fans will appreciate that in the restaurant the dessert includes the Gateau from the Chateau! Too much chocolate for me - so I had the ice cream sundae (which really should have come in a tall glass - not a dish).
Anyway, we had two rooms at the Chateau. There was a concierge/porter who took our hefty bags to the room. The room backed onto gardens. Beautiful. We were on time for lunch. I'll just mention the Belly of Pork that I had; the triumph is in getting the crackling hard - and the meat quantity was generous. The pork was laid on a bed of mashed potato steeped in a cider sauce. Amazing.
The dinner menu was the same as the lunch menu, plus the specials that made the difference. Two of my party had roast sirloin of beef - a portion larger than I'd dish out at home.
The bar provided us with perfectly made cocktails. Cooked breakfast next morning included back bacon (far better than the el cheapo streaky bacon some hotels like to get away with).
I heartily recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Christchurch - sadky a city centre that is pretty well levelled to the ground following the eathquakes in 2010/2011.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property - boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden - makes our Christchurch, New Zealand hotel feel secluded, but it is only 2.9km from the city. From this hotel, you'll be able to walk to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hagley Golf Club and the western business district. Riccarton Westfield and the University of Canterbury also are nearby. ... more less
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