I wish I had seen some of these reviews before I booked. We arrived late to find the apartment was still being cleaned....at 4.30 in the afternoon....went away after being given a key, and told it would be done in 45 minutes. We moved our suit cases in just after 6pm, the floor was so filthy your feet stuck to it, cupboard doors out of alignment, no toiletries, filthy walls and shower glass in the bathroom.....and on it goes.
The manager moved us to another room just after 7.15pm downstairs with a courtyard. Although this was a bit better....shower glass was still dirty, pillows like pancakes, bed as hard as a rock, saggy inner spring mattress in the second room, dirty cutlery....and on it goes.
Outside was a garden bed the manager was growing strawberries and vegies in, as well as the local cats using it as a toilet.
The manager had removed all the dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers, and converted one of the garages into a pay laundry.
Overall, this is one dump to avoid. I know it is sad to see the devastation that has happened around the New Brighton area, and as we found, there is a high crime rate due to the number of squatters living in the empty damaged houses......but this is no excuse for the pathetic state of these units.
I dont know what idiot rates these, but in my books this does NOT EVEN RATE AS A BAD 3 STAR RATING.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christchurch's newest beachside executive 1-2 bedroom apartments, clean, comfortable and safe. Top quality kitchen, flooring (no carpet) and furnishing. Close to city and many attractions. 100 m to Pacific Ocean and 18 km sandy beach, 300 m to a golf course, 1.5 km to 3 more golf courses. Free local calls and own unique direct dial number. Broadband, Satellite TV available. Ideal long or short term accommodation for holiday makers and business travelers. ... more less
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