Pleasant location on edge of main city park but at least 20-30 mins walk to the edge of city centre, museum & botanical gardens - through the golf course or around the park perimter. City parking is not easy or cheap so taxis may be required. The start of Riccarton Road (a long road with wide choice of restaurants etc) is about 200 yards away. There's a free shuttle bus to the railway station and the airport shuttle costs $19 for the 1st person but less for others. We caught the local bus to the airport after returning our hire car at cost of $8 per person.
The hotel is large and has several restaurants and a bar at reasonable prices and breakfast was good. The small pool and laundry were bonuses. We saw several rooms and they all seemed a good size but with different furniture arrangements but little storage space and our room rather oddly had the larger of the 2 double beds pushed up against a wall! The 01/09 suites back on to a busy road and the sound-proofing against traffic noise was not great, so garden facing rooms are probably quieter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property - boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden - makes our Christchurch, New Zealand hotel feel secluded, but it is only 2.9km from the city. From this hotel, you'll be able to walk to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hagley Golf Club and the western business district. Riccarton Westfield and the University of Canterbury also are nearby. Ask our friendly staff about the hotel’s Baronial architecture and complimentary shuttle to the CBD as they welcome you with a signature, warm chocolate chip cookie. This charming escape from ordinary life offers smart amenities including seven dedicated meeting spaces and a business kiosk. Enjoy the heated outdoor pool and modern fitness room. Select a refurbished guest room, also available with accessible amenities, a garden view room or a suite with a jetted tub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Chateau On The Park