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“Great location, good value”
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Ibis Christchurch
Ranked #37 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great location, good value”
Reviewed January 19, 2009

Very convenient for Cathedral Square, Arts centre, shopping and all city sites. We were on the 7th floor in a very clean modern room which was quite snug, but superb value. The staff on the reception desk were very helpful and efficient - more than those at the tourist centre. We used the Boardroom opposite for very good coffee and Drexels for excellent breakfasts - but do book at weekends. No noise in the room, but no view either.

  • Liked — Value and convenience
  • Disliked — Lack of view from room
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2008

Stayed here for five nights.Check in was smooth, we booked on line through airline site. Room faced Hereford St on the seventh floor. Heard no noise from the street below. Were woken up on first night from party in next room, rang reception and less than 5 minutes later it was quiet.Room was clean and serviced every day, Reception staff were very helpful. Overall a very pleasant stay. The Art centre is 5 mins walk away, Catheral Sqaure around the corner, Gardens and Parks, just beautiful to walk through, for the more adventurous The balloon ride was awesome. Though be prepared for a 4 am start.A hint. If you take a bus to say Lyttleton,The Gondolas, Sumner, anywhere if you use the ticket within two hrs the ride back is free. Fare is $ 2.60 for adults.Christchurch rocks..............

  • Liked — Location, cleaniness
  • Disliked — The hordes of tourist groups
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Suffolk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2008

For us the IBIS was a wonderful find. Although the room and bathroom were rather small, they were spotlessly clean, the power shower was excellent and the telephone in the room was very handy. The only downside was that our room faced the main road and the loud voices from the street did keep me awake for most of the night, so make sure you ask for an inside room. Putting it in perspective, we had adequate and clean accommodation only a couple of minutes' walk from the centre for the lowest rate we paid at any of the 12 places we stayed at during our tour of New Zealand. The Reception staff were efficient, friendly and always willing to help. The 24-hour laundry facilities in the basement were excellent and inexpensive. We did have breakfast at the hotel one morning and it was very good, however, nothing can beat Dexters across the road for breakfast. Dinner at the Palazzo del Marinaio, in the arcade across the road, was an experience not to be missed. Just make sure that you book a table as both places are very popular. Portofino, a restaurant by the river a short walk away serves the best pizza & pasta you are likely to have anywhere.

Stayed December 2008
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 27, 2008

Having been a travel agent for almost 30 years in the USA, I'm very picky about my hotels. If this hotel had the amenities of a larger posh hotel it would be rated 4 stars. The location is absolutely the best. It was only about 100 feet from the front door to Cathederal Square. We quite frequently returned to our hotel to unload our purchases and have a cup a coffee in our room before venturing out again. This could be a major plus for families with small children who get tired easily. The rooms are very modern. For those used to the larger rooms in the US, it may feel a little small but it was very functional. I would recommend getting a city view room. We had a slight mixup at check-in and our first room was facing the wall of the building next door. I gotta say it was really drab.

The staff was very professional and friendly. The security is very good. We are smokers and had to go out to smoke, sometimes quite late at night. The front desk has the doors locked at night and opens it from their desk when they see a guest they know trying to get in or if they have a guest arriving.

My next visit to Christchurch, I would definately stay here again.

  • Liked — Location & Quality
  • Disliked — No Microwave
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2008

Great value for money. Right in the heart of the city, yet priced reasonably. Room was clean and modernly furnished. Breakfast spread was good. Staff were friendly.

Comfortable for my family of 4.

Was on the 8th Floor. Splendid view as our room was high enough to face the hills and not the shops across the street.

  • Liked — Friendly staff. Good location. Great value.
  • Disliked — No parking space onsite.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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New Plymouth
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2008

Clean, comfortable and central, plus the price is good. Front office staff very helpful.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — breakfast could have been hotter
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2008

The Ibis turned out to be a gem.
The location was excellent and a very short (3 minutes) walk to the central square.
The room was clean and the staff friendly.
A complimentary shuttle for the tranzalpine connection was provided and reception were top notch.
The real find was the food.
We were feeling tired and decided to eat in the restaurant.
The meals were outstanding. My monk fish was one of the best meals ever!
Dexters is a very nice breakfast bar and just across the road.

  • Liked — Food
  • Disliked — Nothing, overall great.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ibis Christchurch
Address: 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ibis Christchurch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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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