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161 Hereford Suites
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161 Hereford Suites
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Myself, partner and 2 friends stayed here for 3 days over NYE (before quake). Thoroughly enjoyed the autonomy of having our own facilities, as opposed to tea and coffee making! Rooms were spacious, comfortable and quite well appointed. Staff were very helpful and the location itself is pretty good.

We had a jacuzzi tub in the room which it seemed you required a Masters to operate - would not recommend the extra they charge for this.

On the whole; clean, tidy, inexpensive - easy bookings in my opinion.

Hope it's still standing after the quake.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Family holiday booked in Dec 2010 for April 2011, but could not stay due to the earthquake. Refused refund of any sort despite knowing several weeks in advance that the accommodation would not be available.

Do not deal with this company as better accommodation is available within the Christchurch area that do not have such restrictive cancellation policies.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

2 Adults - 4 Nights

We arrived just 4 days after the Quake of Oct 10 and you could not ask for a more accomodating welcome. Immediatley upgraded to a one bedroom apartment, and although we were the only guests checked in, the service was first class.

Room was amazing, definitely worthy of 5 stars- spacious, clean, modern, comfortable, every thing needed for an enjoyable stay during city lockdown (due to the earthquake). Bathroom was large, tidy and held a fresh aoura. Located in the city centre you could not ask for a spot.

Only negative was the view - a brickwall is not too inspiring.

Thumbs up - stay again in a heart beat.

DA_Adventures

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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brisbane
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We booked 2 nights there but only manage to stay one due to the earthquake so we slept in the park. I don't know how stable the hotel is as we only got our luggage back 3 weeks ago and we had half of the celling in our bags.

Staff were freindly and did wonderful things to keep us calm with everything that happened.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

The 1 bedroom apartment was well appointed and enabled us to cook some meals whilst enjoying other meals at nearby cafes and restaurants.Everthing we wanted was in the apartment and the location was within walking distance of transport,shops and sights or travel venues.
The staff was extremely pleasant,efficient and helpful and added to our enjoyment of the facilities.Fresh fruit was an added bonus.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2011

The person at the front desk could not have been nicer. However, I would not stay again because of the no window factor. I thought it was overpriced for the room. The website shows a window, but when you get to the room it is a fake window, no a/c so no air flow. Considering the earthquake in September we had a terrible sleep because we felt we would never get out if there was a fire or earthquake There was no where to get out and we were at the back of the hotel. It was clean and central, but could have done better. Loved NZ though!

Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

Stayed a few days before the earthquake so although their website says they haven't been damaged this review is based on it's pre-earthquake condition only and it's central location (close to both the cathedral and grand chancellor hotel) means that a lot of the buildings nearby will be badly damaged.

The hotel was clean and modern and the staff were friendly and helpful.
The room we were given had no windows (which for us worked well as it was only 1night, I was jet-lagged and light tends to wake me so no chance of that)! The room and bathroom were large and the bed was really comfortable. Although they claim on their website to be 5 star, I have stayed in places with much more luxurious finishes (thicker sheets, better designed bathrooms, fluffy bathrobes etc). The furnishings put me in mind of Ikea. There was a water pipe running through the room which gurgled on a couple of occaissions. As an ex-travel agent I felt it was more of a 3 star standard. It worked well for our purposes.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 161 Hereford Suites

Property: 161 Hereford Suites
Address: 161 Hereford Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — 161 Hereford Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our suites have been designed with your luxury and comfort in mind. From the European stainless steel appliances in the kitchens, to the wonderfully luxurious Super King Beds, we have taken every step to ensure that you have a relaxing and fantastic stay with us during your time in the Garden City. We are setting the benchmark for luxury standards, and our well-appointed suites range covers the following room types: Studios, One, Two, and Three Bedroom apartments to suit any traveller’s configuration requirements. With options such as fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities, jet-spa baths, pamper packages and carefully designed accessible suites, we will be able to meet your needs. ... more   less 
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