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Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I recently spent one night in this hotel before flying home to Sydney from Christchurch. The hotel was modern with plenty of technologies. Parking was easy and free. Rooms were well sized and equipped. Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is centrally located in Christchurch.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A decent place to stay, centrally located at the city. The rooms are great with all facilities. Buffet breakfast can be added with some additional variety.The hotel staff is extremely friendly and cooperative. The lobbies are with good taste and have the signed accessories of sport persons.

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jrdaruwala Thanks for the review and to read you enjoyed your stay. We do hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful hotel in Christchurch. Large rooms with modern amenities. Lovely bar downstairs with leather lounges to enjoy a drink. We only stayed one night so didn't get a chance to go to the restaurant. Will definitely stay again .....and for more than one night!!

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Melissa Thanks for the feedback and so pleased that you enjoyed your stay - and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated beside the grassy expanse of Latimer Square this is a post-earthquake recently built low-rise hotel. Our 4th floor room was of very good size with all the standard features that a good hotel offers - comfortable settee, large LG wall-mounted TV, iron/ironing board, safe and a bean-bag! The bed was OK but it didn't seem to be as comfortable...

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi John Thanks for the feedback and thrilled you were able to enjoy the many facilities in the Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Many thanks

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rydges has a nice price point given the hotel staff and quality environment. The Brasserie and Restaurant is a different story however. I experienced under-motivated people and long wait for the pricy food.

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hartey Many thanks for the feedback and we are disappointed to hear that your experience in the Restaurant was not as expected and our apologies for this. We do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards

New York, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Build post-2011 earthquake in a 4-storey Euro-modern style, Rydges fronts on Latimer Square in central Christchurch, around which much reconstruction and new construction is under way. The hotel's spiffy design has a Germanic urban hostelry aesthetic. It's just a 10 minute walk across Latimer Square to Christchurch's "rebuilt area". My last Christchurch visit 25 years ago, then a sweet semi-sleepy...

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi CountryGent Thanks for the feedback and so pleased to read that you enjoyed the stay with us. Yes...the city is rebuilding and we do hope we have the chance to welcome you back again in the near future. Kind Regards

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the hotel itself and rooms are nice enough, we were really disappointed with the service of both check in staff and especially the bar restaurant area. Several times while dining we had to look for a staff member to get more drinks or order food which simply was very poor. Certainly up there in terms of price to stay...

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Warickjones Sorry to read that there was some issues with your stay. We have sent you a PM so that we can touch base with you and learn more about the issues and to ensure that we can make improvements to our service delivery. Kind Regards

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 1 night in a standard room. They are good sizes and feel pretty new. Beds and pillows are comfy and the room was rather quiet. The staff are helpful and there is free parking. The best thing is the nice steak restaurant downstairs. Breakfast is also good.

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ant Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Hotel and glad that you you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind Regards

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable king bed, nice warm and friendly staff. The bathroom was an accessible bathroom, roomy with walk in shower. Unfortunately the shower does make the bathroom floor quite wet. The light in the bathroom is on a sensor that I couldn't seem to alter and the light went off twice when I was in the shower - having to wave...

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Linda Many thanks for taking the time to let us know of the issues you encountered and our sincere apologies. We are currently making some changes to the accessible bathrooms to fix the issues that you have raised. Unfortunately, on the evening you dined there was a gas outage that affected the CBD and this caused a few issues...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finishing off my business visit to Australia and NZ I spent 2 nights at Rydges in Christchurch. Great way to finish, and excellent hotel right up to date large bright rooms and a super bar and restaurant on site at Bloody Marys! Attentative staff and really chilled environment really geared to the business traveller. Top marks!

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LatimerRelations, Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Tim Thanks for the feedback and so pleased to read that you enjoyed the Hotel and also Bloody Mary's. Safe travels and we hope to see you again. Kind Regards

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Amenities

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rydges Latimer has 138 stylish appointed Hotel rooms and Suites and is proud to be the first hotel built to be 100% compliant with the new safety codes. Whether you are staying for business or leisure, overlooking tranquil Latimer Square on the city fringe, Rydges Latimer is the ideal hotel and convention location for re-imagining Canterbury. Rydges Latimer features a new Grill & Bar that will change the dining landscape in Christchurch. Dark oak timer and Bluestone feature throughout a sophisticated space of plush leather and rich fabric where the classic becomes contemporary. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel

Address: 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: £85 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 138
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“Rooms on western side may have better and open views.”
jrdaruwala, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Nice park across the road”
hartey122, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet, and spacious.”
CountyGent, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“Being a newer hotel all rooms would be quiet.”
Drumfearn, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I requested a room away for the lift. However it's a really quite hotel.”
MrsL1973, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
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