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Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Ranked #11 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the Rydges last month and it was a very good stay.

We arrived around 8pm after flying down from Auckland, when they checked us in we were upgraded to a city\port hills view at no extra cost. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to get to the main areas of the CBD such as Restart mall and most bars\restaurants, but as it is Christchurch it is a flat easy walk everywhere. It is about 100m to the "Cardboard Cathedral".

The room:
Room was spacious, furniture was minimal but sufficient.
The view was out over Latimer Square towards the cbd and the port hills, was nice and the balcony was large enough to sit down.
The mini-bar was well stocked, we didn't partake but it was reasonably priced.
The bathroom was large and luxurious looking, with a giant shower that had good water pressure.

The restaurant had a great sounding menu, unfortunately we didn't get the chance to eat there.


The entire hotel has a very new feeling, everything looks polished and tidy.


I will definitely be staying here again when I come down to Christchurch, hopefully next time I can try out the restaurant.

Room Tip: The rooms with city views were quiet.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Fantastic review, well done. Very thorough and you've hit all the points the everyday traveler wants to know about. Location, amenities, pricing, such a bummer you didn't get to dine in Bloody Mary's! Thanks for taking the time to review, hopefully we will see you again soon.
Cheers,
Rob.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Just spent two nights at The Rydges on Latimer Square, where we found the staff friendly, very efficient and all working hard to make our stay as pleasurable as possible. bedrooms were a comfortable size, very clean with very nice beds. Only criticism - for some reason there is no where to place your bags except on the floor, which was surprising.
The included breakfast was the best I have seen in a very long time with a wide range of choices, something to suit everyone and cooked food was kept fresh and appetising.
Top marks! Except for the lack of bag stands...

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jim K
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2014

Thanks for your comments Jim, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for the positive remarks about the team, they really are great motivation. The bottom of the robe can be used for bag storage. You right though it will only fit one. We'll consider some other options in the near future.
Cheers,
Rob.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

The Rydges Latimer Square is a brand new hotel in Christchurch. Everything looks extremely new, nice and clean. We arrived at 2 am (our flight was delayed) and there were two members of the staff at the front desk waiting for us. They were really really helpful and friendly. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi in all the areas, rooms included. The hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral, in a quiet area of Christchurch. The rooms was extremely neat, big comfy bed, everything was new! Definitely I would stay here again when traveling to Christchurch.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank edanherg
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2014

You've certainly highlighted 3 key reasons for staying at the new Rydges Latimer, Quiet location, comfy beds and free WIFI! Hopefully we will see you again, thanks for your review.
Rob.

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Rydges Latimer last night for our Wedding Anniversary. The hotel staff were very friendly and efficient. The room was large with a comfy bed and modern and pleasant decor with everything that you would need for a short stay. The bathroom was smaller but was adequate for 2 people with a great shower. We were treated like Royalty with a Complimentary Upgrade and a bottle of Champagne on ice waiting in our room when we arrived. We dined in the Restaurant Bloody Mary's and had a beautiful meal with great service and a knowledgeable waiter my husband had the Wakanui eye fillet and said it was the best steak he had ever had. We were also very lucky to have the excellent buffet breakfast which was one of the best that we had experienced. Overall a great stay and good value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank AngelaP2011_11
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2014

Thanks for your kind review and congratulations again on your anniversary. I'll share your comments with the team, it's great to hear you enjoyed the complete Rydges Latimer and Bloody Mary's experience. Hopefully we will see you again next year if not before!
Cheers,
Rob.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed at Rydges one Saturday night while attending a meeting there during the day. Hotel staff were excellent, helpful and friendly. Room was large, very comfortable bed. Had an excellent breakfast next morning. Food was tasty and top quality. Also had lunch during the meeting, again food was excellent. Overal, superb stay and definitely my choice of hotel in Christchurch in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Rob S
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thanks for your comments Rob. We think the key to any successful conference is great food! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.
Cheers,
Rob.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stay here from time to time when passing through Christchurch and the rooms are simple with everything you need and perfectly comfortable. Fit for purpose. The breakfast buffet is by and large the best I have ever experienced in my life anywhere in the world. It is stand out!! Worth staying just for the breakfast - we will be.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank HannahD142
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

We love hearing from our breakfast fans, we've developed quite the reputation! Thanks for your review and for staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again shortly.
Cheers,
Rob.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

It is no secret that I <3 Christchurch! I paid another visit recently to catchup with the wonderful spirit of the people and the opportunity to have a tour around. The square is open, the tram is running, the weather was sunny, people very helpful, food delicious. Staying within walking distance of the 'heart' of Christchurch was bitter sweet. This hotel is NEW and the service fantastic. Bloody Mary's restaurant was convienent had had everything needed for a healthy hearty meal. Would not hesitate to go back here again. Very comfortable beds, fresh quiet room, all the mod cons :)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DixieW484
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RydgesLatimer, General Manager at Rydges Latimer Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

We agree with you on all points! Christchurch is back open for business and and being apart of the re-build of this great city in the coming years is going to be exciting to say the least!
See you again soon,
Rob.

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Additional Information about Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Address: 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection 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:
Ranked #11 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: £67 - £192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Rydges Latimer Christchurch 4.5*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rydges Latimer Christchurch overlooks scenic Latimer Square, in the heart of the city. Newly built 100% compliant to new building standards and opened in 2013 this 4.5 star hotel is five levels high and offers 138 accommodation rooms spread over the first four floors. The fifth floor boasts a penthouse apartment with breathtaking views stretching from the Port Hills to the Southern Alps. Premier conference and event facilities with 11 flexible spaces housing up to 500 delegates. All spaces are flooded with natural light, integrated audio visual equipment, exceptional menu options and a dedicated team of conference professionals is on had to assist in the planning and facilitation. Located on the ground floor is Bloody Mary's Bar-Lounge-Grill, a premium steakhouse featuring some of the finest locally sourced ingredients from right here in Canterbury. New York steakhouse meets Kiwi hospitality for a true beef lover’s dream. You will be eager to ‘steak’ your claim. ... more   less 
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