The hotel was recommended to me by a work colleague. Since the earthquake, I wasn't too sure where to stay in terms of safety and proximity to the CBD. In Rydges, you can definitely feel 100% safe and comfortable. There was even a bit of a shake that night but I slept through it! The reviews from other trip advisor comments were pretty much on point - great breakfast variety, friendly professional staff, plenty of parking, new foyer, comfortably-sized rooms and nice gym. We didn't stay in a room with a bathtub. Shower was spacious. Heat pump was great considering it was -3 outside. Apart from the on-site restaurant Bloody Mary, the hotel is a little bit of a walk from other cafes, restaurants or nightlife. But it's just around the corner from the cardboard cathedral. I would definitely recommend staying here and I'll stay here every time I visit Christchurch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rydges Latimer has 138 stylish appointed Hotel rooms and Suites and is proud to be the first hotel built to be 100% compliant with the new safety codes. Whether you are staying for business or leisure, overlooking tranquil Latimer Square on the city fringe, Rydges Latimer is the ideal hotel and convention location for re-imagining Canterbury. Rydges Latimer features a new Grill & Bar that will change the dining landscape in Christchurch. Dark oak timer and Bluestone feature throughout a sophisticated space of plush leather and rich fabric where the classic becomes contemporary. ... more less
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