This was the first time we had been back to Christchurch since the terrible earthquake of 2 years ago, and we booked the Ibis because of that group's reputation for consistent quality of service.
The hotel is situated right in the city centre and very close to the site of the former cathedral, which collapsed in the quake, as did most of the other buildings nearby. It is one of the few buildings in that area, and is a poignant reminder of those events. The staff cope very well and efficiently, and the rooms, as you would expect from an Ibis hotel, are clean, well-equipped and serviced, and presumably all with the same facilities.
We ate in the restaurant in the hotel, together with a large and noisy group of tourists, but the service didn't suffer in any way - the meal was excellent, and reasonably-priced.
We had to leave quite early in the morning for the airport, and the reception staff were, as always, very efficient and pleasant, in the Kiwi way.
We have absolutely no complaints, and would certainly return to this hotel in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ibis Christchurch is ready to welcome you. Adjacent to the new shopping heart of Christchurch, Cashell Mall. The "pop up" shopping precinct is the new vibrant heart of the city, featuring many new designer shops and modern cafes. Ibis Hotel Christchurch is very close to the famous Cathedral Square, the historic heart of the city providing easy access to the outer lying attractions and the airport. The Ibis features 155 contemporary rooms, restaurant OOPEN, a bar and meeting room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Christchurch Hotel Christchurch
- Accor Christchurch