The room was showing signs of age and for a premium room there were a few strange omissions (only one bathrobe but two pairs of slippers, no minibar, poor selection of in-room teas, the most basic selection of TV channels I've ever encountered and charges for local phone calls) but overall it was very comfortable with french doors opening into a garden courtyard. The gardens and moat like pond are a feature of the hotel and once inside it's very easy to forget you are in a busy city. All the staff were friendly and efficient and Gary the hotel cat popped by and made himself at home. The restaurant is worth trying with good evening meals and lovely views of the garden during daylight hours. Location is handy as well with the Riccarton shops 15 minutes walk in one direction and the what's left of the central city 25 minutes the other way. There's free wifi too.
- 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