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“Friendly, modern hotel with wonderful food!”

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The George Christchurch
Ranked #6 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Friendly, modern hotel with wonderful food!”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

A great hotel with really friendly staff. We stayed on 24 and 25 Dec nights, and were thrilled by the christmas treats (truffles, Twas the Night before Xmas poem, teddy bears with xmas hats etc!). It was a lovely touch and proved this is a modern hotel with a heart.

We also commented that it looked like it had been designed with women in mind - great lighting in the bathroom, lots of cosmetic products and lots of soft furnishings!

The free internet terminals in reception were also great given we had travelled for many days without free internet access.

We ate in the downstairs restaurant (the less fancy one) and the food was incredible! Our five course christmas dinner was faultless and accompanied by great wine. The service was a little confused but I attribute this to one of their busiest days in the restaurant and would still recommend it,

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Reviewed 4 January 2011

This is a hotel that is really on top of its game with respect to service and attention to detail. The George is not about big lobbies and glitzy appointments. The do a few things and they do the expertly and graciously. Try to get upgraded to the residence wing at the back of the hotel. It doesn't have park or river views but more spacious rooms and a feeling of staying in a wealthy relative's guest cottage. We were there during the recent aftershocks on Boxing Day and the staff were unfazed during a particularly busy and stressful time. The gorgeous Hagley Park across the street is an excellent drawing card, and the hotel is a very reasonable ten minute walk from the centre of town. The food in the ground floor restaurant was consistently fresh and well executed. As others have pointed out - it is a more adult oriented place, and a perfect retreat for couples or weary travellers.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 23 December 2010

This was the first place we stayed on our trip to south island N.Z. Ths hotel was modern,central and opposite a large park. The rooms were comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly. The extra touches of the diy hotel laundry was so useful when travelling for a long time.
A great start to our holiday.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

I have travelled extensively and this hotel has been an utter pleasure. The service is incomparable, the rooms excellent and I will be back. A perfect place for couples in particular. Leave the children at home and come to a luxurious retreat.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 December 2010

Towards the end of an adventurous, month-long honeymoon (I'm talking living out of a backpack and tramping for many of the days), my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to two evenings of pampering, soft beds, and a few glasses of wine. And at the George, we got all that and more. We were greeted with complimentary champagne; the staff helped us find the best restaurants in town and made sure that we not only had a table with a view but that the kitchen was well aware of our dietary restrictions; we were able to do bags of laundry for free; and we were always greeted with a smile. The best part of all is that when we had to rearrange our plans for Christmas day due to some health problems, they let us cancel our room without charge or hassle. The George lives up to its reputation and you'll be pleased by the exceptional quality of the hotel and its staff.

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Denmark, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

We stayed three nights and the staff made us feel very welcome, and were smiling and helpful at all times. On two evenings we dined in the 50 restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed our meals from the grills menu - we prefer not to have huge meals, so no desserts or starters, tempting as they were. Our rooms were excellent, beautifully appointed, and the bed was extremely comfortable. The only slight downside for us ( we are both 70+) is that the city centre should be moved closer to The George as we found the walk a bit long!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

This is without doubt the best hotel in Christchurch. Brilliantly located across from magnificent Hagley Park and great shopping and places of interest all around. The staff make you feel very special and the decor and comfort are superb to say nothing of the food served at their high class restaurants. Pure joy to stay there from arrival to departure. Wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Property: The George Christchurch
Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#3 Green 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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