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The George Christchurch
Ranked #6 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
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Sydney
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“5 stars across the board”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Great boutique hotel unaffected by the earthquakes which is still close to the city center. The rooms are beautiful and the staff are accommodating and friendly. If you stay there, make sure you dine in the restaurant. The food is beautiful.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KateeSyd
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at The George in Christchurch for 4 nights. We had 2 rooms as we were traveling with our adult daughter.
We felt welcomed from the time that we checked in to the time that we checked out. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
Our rooms overlooked the (209 & 211) the car park which was slightly noisy at times.
The bed was a tad too hard in our room for us but in our daughters room her mattress was softer.

The TV on the wall is a tad small and the TV selection fell short. They need to increase their choice through paid TV.
The breakfast menu was limited but I can recommend the "Griddle Cakes"....Yum.

We have stayed in many 5 star hotels and The George was certainly up there and in some case better. As I said not 5stars but certainly 4 1/2 stars.
We will stay here again.

The food we had was brilliant.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chris_Rob_Hayley
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 9 April 2013
Dear Chris_Rob_Hayley,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff to be friendly and welcoming. We are also pleased that you found us to compare favourably with other 5 star properties you have stayed with around the world.

I am pleased to advise that next month we are installing a brand new TV system into the hotel, with 42" LED screens replacing the current 32" LCDs. The system will include the latest digital technology for our new release in-house movies and will offer additional satellite channels.

Thank you again for your feedback

Kind regards,

Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

We stayed one night at the George. We had a wonderful time. From the beginning the hotel staff was there to greet us at the car and help with our luggage. The hotel room was a bit small but had a nice comfortable bed. We choose to eat at the hotel before our drive to Queenstown. We had the best breakfast that my husband and I have had in a long time. He ordered the smoked grouper hash and I had the omelette. We will definitely be back to this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KMD1234
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Auckland New Zealand
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66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

its a Funny hotel, some parts are very nice, the teddy bear is a nice touch along with the coffee after check in. But it doesn't quite make it on the service side. Some staff are nice but the restaurant are often very poor. case in point we tried to make dinner reservation for 7pm and told not possible and told it had to be 7.15. On arrival the restaurant was deserted and was never more than 25% full at best, seriously? The carpet in the extension annex is stained and dirty and other little things also miss the boat. If you expect 4 star you will probably be happy and if you expect 5 star disappointed.

It should and could rate number 1 in Christchurch, perhaps one day it might but its ranking fairly reflects its situation. Could do better.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Aztec007
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Dear Aztec007,

Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I am pleased to advise that the Residence annex is scheduled for refurbishment this year and will transformed into something really special. We have taken your comments on board regarding the timing of the restaurant booking. We do our best to stagger the arrival of our diners to ensure everyone gets prompt attention and smooth flowing service. Staffing levels are adjusted to expected business levels and therefore on quieter nights we still would not wish to have all our diners arriving together.

Kind regards,

Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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Sonoma, California
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Great location, easy walking to city center, museums, botanical garden. Dinner at Pescatore was lots of fun and well worth the splurge. Our stay at The George was a luxurious, fitting and relaxing end to our two week drive around the South Island.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mgkmom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

This is by far one of the friendliest hotels we have ever stayed at. From the efficient check in, to the extremely modern and comfortable room, we could not have had a better service. Evening meal in Bistro 51 was delicious with a very good choice of menu, George, the complimentary travelling bear was waiting for us with a couple of chocolates when we got back to the room :-). We were returning to the hotel for a second night after a 5 day tour, and the concierge suggested we leave any surplus luggage which we did, and on return it was already in our bedroom. We were half an hour early for breakfast due to an early departure, and it was still being laid up, but the very helpful lady made us tea and a toasted sandwich to take with us. Could not recommend this hotel highly enough

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We had our wedding at The George on the 23rd March 2013. The service, venue and organisation by Jackie and her team was simply amazing. We had the most wonderful time. Everything from the food, to the room, to the decorations was simply gorgeous and we were delighted with the way our day went. We didn't want for anything and wouldn't change anything! Thank you to The George

Room Tip: The Park View suites are a real treat for a special occasion. If you are considering a wedding at T...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The George Christchurch
Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Christchurch
#3 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#7 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#15 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The George Christchurch 5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The George is the essence of supreme comfort. Its 53 spacious rooms are designed with a stylish eye for detail, complete with luxury amenities. With a one-to-one ratio of staff to guests, impeccable service is guaranteed. In 2013, 2012 and 2010 it was recognised as ‘New Zealand’s #1 City Hotel’ in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, was New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ 2006 – 2010 & 2012 – 2013 in the World Travel Awards. The George offers discerning travellers superb comfort and individual attention in an intimate ambiance. ... more   less 
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