Was being referred from Copthorne when they overbooked their rooms.
Ample parking lots in front of the hotel. Brightly lit front lobby.
Front desk staffs are friendly. Was served by, if I remember correctly, Lia and she quickly straightened out the necessaries and we could proceed to our room.
Had problem with one of the key card and she got it iron out in a jiffy.
I find the lights in the room too dim, thus it gives a rather gloomy atmosphere. A great contrast from the lobby. Toilet is small and in a rather odd position with 1 corner chopped off. Ibis tradition? As it reminds me of the Ibis i stayed in Versailles with a almost similar toilet size and design.
As the hotel was right on the fringe of the quake damaged zones, the area is quite dead with no nearby facilities. As having drove from Kaikoura so we were dead tired to drive out for meal, thus we settled our dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Food's nice. No complains.
Checking out went on fine. Was being charged the parking but when asked to charged it to Copthorne instead, was told we have take it up with Copthorne ourselves. Not the fault of Ibis really but if the staff would go the extra mile to call them up to make a request, it would be a nice touch.
Rated "Very Good" because of friendly service and good food. Guess the location will be great once the rebuilding of Christchurch is complete.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Christchurch is ready to welcome you. Adjacent to the new shopping heart of Christchurch, Cashell Mall. The "pop up" shopping precinct is the new vibrant heart of the city, featuring many new designer shops and modern cafes. Ibis Hotel Christchurch is very close to the famous Cathedral Square, the historic heart of the city providing easy access to the outer lying attractions and the airport. The Ibis features 155 contemporary rooms, restaurant OOPEN, a bar and meeting room. ... more less
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