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Accommodations in Sept.2014

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HENDERSON
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Accommodations in Sept.2014

We read that since the earthquake, it is necessary to pre book rooms as they are so limited. We will arrive around 21/09/14 to fly home on the 24th. Is this necessary as it is still supposedly off season? Thanks for any input!

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1. Re: Accommodations in Sept.2014

The problem in Chch is two-fold and will remain so for the next couple of years:

#1 The vast majority of inner city hotels have been demolished - the city is down about 5000 beds. Ibis, Rydges, Novotel & Quest Apartments have all reopened.

#2 Many motels are fully booked from Monday to Friday by Rebuild workers & insurance people; others are being rented on a weekly basis by people whose repairs are being done.

I live near Papanui Rd which has more than a dozen motels. On most week nights I count fewer than 2 or 3 "No vacancy" signs, but this week, which is a school holiday & a short working week every single one has vacancies - indicating that the workers are taking a break.

Best to book as soon as you know your exact dates.

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2. Re: Accommodations in Sept.2014

Thanks for the information--you have been very helpful.

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