Firstly, the pros: beautifully restored building. Absolutely magnificent. Nice toiletries. Very spacious.
Cons: No restaurant, no bar, a half stocked "vending machine" in the health club offered as an alternative. Us this a $400 a night hostel?????Beautiful decor in the rooms in keeping with the feel of the hotel just spectacular, but very dated in terms of the cabinet ware, tiling in the bathroom, etc. No aircon or central heating (a roof fan and a heater offered downstairs) this is seriously not a four or five star hotel. Needs a big upgrade. I would not have minded had I not paid the rate for a 5 star hotel or had I expected one!!! It would have allowed me the opportunity to stay somewhere with the amenities I wanted!!! I could have stayed at the brand new rydges down the road with a bar and restaurant for half the price!!!
1) make it clear that there's no bar or restaurant
2) price accordingly for the lack of the above and for the lack of heating/cooling and dated cabinetware etc. people will still stay, and not be disappointed as the experience will match east they paid for and expect!
This place could be exceptional, but over promises and under delivers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christchurch is a long way from the Mediterranean - nevertheless, the opulence of an Italian High Renaissance Palazzo awaits you at the Heritage Christchurch. Designed by Joseph Clark Maddison and opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building on the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance. The hotel's grand design is fitting: after all, Christchurch is regarded as the Garden City, and is regarded internationally for its culture and refinement. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Ctrip TA, Orbitz, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cancelon, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Heritage Christchurch reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Heritage Christchurch Hotel Christchurch
- Christchurch Heritage Hotel