Spent here 3 nights in a 2 bedroom suite.
The suite was located on the first floor- facing the street-
first impression upon arrival-grand big windows -converted huge room-the bedroom were on the loft-with two windows like Julia's balcony.Very tidy clean,good bathroom goodies......etc.
2 single bed so tiny that I nearly fall down every turn at night-just awful!!
The Queen bed in the other room was fine! Just to be fair.
Stairway is awkwardly in the middle of the living room.
Well most of the old windows -have a weird and strange pulling system -have gaps so you can't properly shut them as they all warped- hence all the traffic noise-futile effort to double glazing-well a plastic panel which covers only one part of the window won't work let me tell you!!
we were on the scenic tram-ride one day and even the driver said let"s give the residents a hard time so he kept ringing his goddamn bell-which was later a feature of the suit not to mention the constant noise plus pavement-sweepers every morning at the crack of down!
Well the overall experience and advice-if you want to relax and a quiet room this is certainly not for you!!
The breakfast buffet service was very ordinary same stuff for 3 days in a row.But I guess it's the same everywhere else-so that's ok.
Well it's not the Peninsula....
Room service the same-although have to admit that the portions were grand and quite tasty-since you have a 6 seat table it's nice to have a meal if you can't be bothered to dress up.
A final note which completely ruined the stay
A false fire alarm went off at 12.30 in the morning and the panic attack we got with my elderly mother just ruined the whole experience
Well I will certainly won't rush back to this so called award winning hotel
I 'm not a snob and do stay 5 * most of the time but this one is far from 4+
a lucky 3 maybe.....
unless you got a deal that is dirt cheap-you get what you pay-is the golden rule
- 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:
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