We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Quiet, central location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Towers on the Park

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Towers on the Park
Ranked #28 of 139 Christchurch B&B and Inns
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
“Quiet, central location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

The hotel is quiet, despite being near a main road, at the edge of Hagley Park.

Dad and I chose the hotel for its locatation: close to both bus routes between the airport and Christchurch, near the Upper Riccarton Road shops and restaurants (where I had my friend's hen do), conveniently located for the transalpine express station, and a short (ish) walk to Christchurch centre across Hagley Park (a very pleasant walk, particularly if you take a route through the Botanic Gardens). (Some people might not consider it short, so check the distance out for yourself!)

The hotel was spacious, clean and comfortable - just what we needed after a 30 hour flight from the UK. We had wi-fi, a kitchen (we didn't use) and they provide a bottle of fresh milk for the tea and coffee. The reception staff were really welcoming and friendly, and patiently asked all my questions on arrival. We were really pleased with our choice.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ClareHebden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us especially our convenient location ,comfortable spacious rooms and friendly professional staff. We hope to welcome you back in the future and appreciate your recommendation to other travelers.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    27
    64
    34
    8
    5
See reviews for
23
67
8
19
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (30)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
638 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

A last minute stop on the way back from Dunedin - very well located, friendly desk service, small fridge and tea and coffee facilities and some kitchen gear, (note you have to use the bath to fill the kettle). The bed a bit too soft for my liking but no problems sleeping. A little partying going on outside, but worth it to have the unusual but welcome fresh air from windows that actually open. Really easy walk to loads of great food in Riccarton including huge Westfield shopping centre and dozens of restaurants on the way with every sort of cuisine you can imagine. Very close to the centre of town and the heart-wrenching mess of Christchurch. Internet (wi-fi access) is free and useful though annoyingly had to be signed in often.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pauline K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us along with our facilities and friendly staff. I hope your onward journey went well and we appreciate your recommendation for other travelers.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

The Towers are one of the few reasonably priced hotels in Christchurch that allow after hours check in; perfect for those silly midnight flight arrivals from Sydney. There was an envelope with my name on it taped to the reception door with info on the whereabouts of my room and key. Too easy!

The mattresses were a bit too soft for my liking but the room was huge and had windows you could actually open. Shower pressure is good and there is a little area off the main room with all you need for a quick coffee or tea. The receptionist was nice enough to allow us an extra hour for checkout as we were knackered from our delayed flight the night before!

PRO TIP: there are no lifts so if you have heavy luggage, best to ask for a ground level room.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank LeafyPunk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your review. We thank you for your time to leave your comments and are glad to see enjoyed you stay with us. We take pride in our high standards of New Zealand hospitality and are glad to see this was of no exception to your stay. Once again thank you for your review and we wish to welcome you to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

The staff were quite helpful and friendly. Parking was not an issue but beware of illegally and badly parked cars in the car park. Atmosphere very warm. Front door gets jammed on the curtain so a little inconvenient to leave room with curtain drawn for privacy.
Hotel has no local restaurant but relies upon another restaurant that's 5-10 mins walk away for meals charged to room. There is another hotel restaurant across the road but this charges exorbitant prices for meals. (I know, they mostly do)
As the staff point out, there's some eateries on Riccarton Rd. Also a 24 hr convenient store that sells hot food.
Apart from the dining situation, the Motel is clean, cosy and quiet in a convenient location.

Room Tip: Always ground floor if possible
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Al L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your time taken to leave your comments. Once again thank you for your feedback and we wish to welcome you to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

After a long days work, I flew into Christchurch just before midnight. The TotP is a short drive from the airport and that was what I really needed (the last thing I wanted was a long drive from the airport).

I only stayed for a night, but the stay was well worth it. The room was very neatly made up and was extremely clean. The bathroom is a place I look at closely at each place I stay at and it was very clean. There were even no signs of watermarks in the shower/bathtub. The beds were very comfortable and fell asleep within 3 minutes.

Fortunately for me, I had a car spot directly in front of my room. However if the car spots are filled, there is ample onsite car spots to choose from - these are less than 1 minutes walk away from your room.

The shower pressure was strong and it really made me relax and fall asleep much quicker. Although we motel is situated on a buy road, I didn't hear any traffic noise during the night nor the next morning.

The complimentary wifi internet access was a blessing because I had landed at midnight and all the telco shops had closed and I wasn't able to purchase anything.

I checked out around 9am, and the lady at reception was very helpful and friendly. I really appreciated the information she provided to me on scenic spots and locations on my visit to Tekapo.

So if you're after a quiet and comfortable place to rest, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank PhilofOZ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 5 January 2014
Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your time taken to leave your comments and are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Once again thank you for your feedback and we wish to welcome you to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Royston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Glad only stayed one night as room was across from laundry, behind a concrete pillar and with no actual parking place. (Family from hell either side of us didn't help either!)
Info from reception was very brief, left very much to sort going into city centre out for ourselves - never quite managed it and couldn't get bearings as previous visit was before the 2011 earthquake.
Didn't need a breakfast but arrangements for this were rather odd as location was a walk away!
Room itself and facilities were fine, for a necessary one night stop it was adequate.

Room Tip: Check room has access to dedicated parking space.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Maggie W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 26 December 2013
Thank you for your review. We apologize for your issues raised during your stay. We do not offer breakfast service at The Towers on the Park, we do however offer a special breakfast rate at our other Christchurch property The Ashley Hotel Christchurch. With Christchurch constantly under development, we understand how this can be confusing and apologize we could not be more of help. Once again thank you for your review and your comments go a long way to improve future guest experience.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

A stone throw to the park, botanical gardens, Canterbury museum & much more. Not a problem with spaces to park. Lovely, friendly staff. Very clean accommodation. Internet speed great. A big thumbs up! :D

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Olivia W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melanie H, Manager at Towers on the Park, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us and we wish to welcome you to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Christchurch hotels
0.1 mi away
Parkview on Hagley
Parkview on Hagley
#64 of 148 in Christchurch
4.0 of 5 bubbles 134 reviews
0.2 mi away
Argyle on the Park
Argyle on the Park
#34 of 148 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 221 reviews
0.0 mi away
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
The Classic Villa
The Classic Villa
#28 of 148 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 231 reviews
1.0 mi away
Merivale Manor
Merivale Manor
#4 of 148 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 561 reviews
1.0 mi away
The Grange Guesthouse & Motel
The Grange Guesthouse & Motel
#2 of 139 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 bubbles 795 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Towers on the Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Towers on the Park

Property: Towers on the Park
Address: Cnr Deans Ave & Kilmarnock St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Towers on the Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travel Republic (UK), Odigeo, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Towers on the Park reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing