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The George Christchurch
Ranked #6 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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56 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Just wonderful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

We recently spent the weekend of my 50th birthday at The George, completing a week long quick trip from Christchurch to Queenstown via Lake Tekapo and back again. This was the perfect way to relax and complete our journey. The accommodation was faultless, spotlessly clean, modern and relaxing décor, comfortable beds and well equipped kitchenette. The highlight for me was the bathroom though. With its large deep spa bath, underfloor heating, twin showers and more, it was absolute heaven to unwind in at the end of a tiring day exploring. Christchurch was a wonderful place to spend my birthday. It is so great to see the city being rebuilt and the positive attitude of the locals. We almost missed going to the museum, glad we didn't though, it is really wonderful, and plenty to interest kids there too. Our 13 year old loved Christchurch, and said he'd move there in a flash. Thank you to the staff of The George for making our stay so special. Having worked in hospitality for many years myself in London, and having a family who owned hotels, I can truly appreciate first class service when I experience it. We will be back.

Room Tip: Park suites are fantastic, could not fault in any way at all.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Karen,

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your 50th birthday weekend at The George and appreciated the features of our Park Suite and the first class service provided by our staff. It's great that you took the opportunity to check out the progress of the rebuild and took in the museum. Christchurch is definitely getting its mojo back and it's exciting to see.

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We look forward to welcoming you back to The George on your next visit to Christchurch.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had a lovely stay at The George after a whirlwind trip around the South Island. It was the perfect place to unwind. Great location, close to many good restaurants. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable room. Plenty of free parking available. Nice touches like chocolate mints at turn-down and a George bear to take home.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear erinsy,

Thank you for your kind comments about our location, friendly and helpful staff, cleanliness and other features. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and were able to unwind after your South Island tour.

Thank you for taking the time to write this review.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

I visited a friend who was staying here just recently and I ended crashing with him because I didn't want to leave.

There was nothing I could fault with this hotel and theres normally at least one thing that I find with hotels that could be improved, not with The George.

The food was something out out of this world and service was brilliant.

My new furry friend is my new travel companion and doesn't seem to mind me hogging the bed or the arm rest on the plane. Little Alfred is currently sitting on my windowsill overlooking the streets of Manchester.

I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Dear ConnerBNZ,

We are very glad that you had such a great time with us that you didn't want to leave and that you especially enjoyed the food and service.

Our bears certainly do make good travelling companions and hopefully yours will help trigger some fond memories of NZ.

Thank you for taking the time to post this review.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

A truly comfortable, quiet, well cared for hotel where the staff take excellent care of guests and the rooms are all presented in minute detail.

There are top class restaurants to choose from that will cater for the most discerning guests. Room service is quick and excellent and there are many choices to order - it's not 'an afterthought'.

Room Tip: An executive room is slightly larger than a standard one but even a basic room is very comfortable...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Dear EOR2013,

Thank you for your positive review on our establishment, we are delighted you enjoyed our facilities and were well looked after.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The George on a future visit to Christchurch.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

Very happy with almost everything abt the hotel- hotel staff came running out into the cold to help with bags from rental car, cosy room with heated bathroom floor, nice touches like the macarons and chocolates and the george bear, etc etc.

Only thing is the thin walls of the rooms- could hear every single word by neighbours like they were at my door, but luckily there werent many guests at this time. Otherwise, all is great.

Room Tip: Ask for fourth floor room with balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Farnee,

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you were happy with almost everything about your experience with us.

We are surprised to hear the issues you experienced with sound travelling between the rooms however we will look into this further to see if there is something we can do about this.

Thank you again for taking the time to post your feedback.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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Singapore, Singapore
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370 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Modern low-rise boutique hotel in a nice location with very helpful service staff and a nice restaurant which is almost always packed during dinner. There are artworks spread out over the property that you can uncover on an art trail.

Be pampered with a welcome drink upon check-in. Rooms though compact, are very comfortable and well equiped. Stayed during winter and was very impressed by the fact that the bathroom came with heated towel racks so that you will have warm towels to use after your shower. Female guests will absolutely love the toiletries provided. Only hiccup during the stay was the in-room safe failing to lock. Staff tried their best to fix it but was unable to get a technician to come in on a Sunday.

Keeping their complimentary George bear as a memento and he's roaming the world with me!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Y880
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Y880,

Thank you for your positive feedback and particularly your comments on our location, helpful staff and our restaurant.

We are sorry that we were unable to resolve the issues with your safe however can confirm that it is now working as it should.

Thank you for taking the time to submit this review.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We treated ourselves to a night in town for my birthday (we live 1 hour from Christchurch). The George is the best Hotel in Christchurch and was my obvious choice, having stayed a number of times over the years. We were NOT disappointed! The team were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The room was fantastic with a view overlooking Hagley Park. I forgot cufflinks and it was no problem for the team. I was able to choose from 3 sets they had, one to borrow for the evening. It's these little extras that set The George apart. Nothing is a problem. In our opinion The George measures up against any overseas hotel we have stayed at. Congratulations to the team at The George.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at The George Christchurch, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear Ian106,

We are delighted you enjoyed your birthday celebrations with us and certainly appreciate your loyal business. It is always a pleasure to welcome back our regulars and our team get a buzz out of creating an environment where our guests feel welcome and at home. We are glad that we could resolve the cuff-link issue and look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit.

Kind regards,
Bruce Garrett
General Manager
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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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