I have to agree with several other reviewers - location is not everything, and in this case, while being next to the main square means your are within walking distance of almost everything worth exploring over a short visit, it also means that you are on the side of a main street, with all the associated noise. We stayed at the tower, more modern building, but since windows are single glazed they are useless to deter any noise - in particular, from late night revellers coming out from the Irish pub across the square (plus buses - yes, there are night buses running around at all hours). And the in-room mini-fridge is also an old one, and quite noisy - I had to disconnect it at night.
All in all, ok price, good location, but wouldn't stay there again - when travelling, we only use the hotel to go to sleep, so not being able to do so comfortably is a major turn-off...
Also, concierge service is uneven - when asked, two guys said that we needed a taxi to go to the train station, but another one, most helpfully, said that there was a free shuttle service organised by the train company itself, and promptly booked it for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Christchurch is a long way from the Mediterranean - nevertheless, the opulence of an Italian High Renaissance Palazzo awaits you at the Heritage Christchurch. Designed by Joseph Clark Maddison and opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building on the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance. The hotel's grand design is fitting: after all, Christchurch is regarded as the Garden City, and is regarded internationally for its culture and refinement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Heritage Christchurch Hotel Christchurch
- Christchurch Heritage Hotel