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“Perfect location for exploring the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ibis Christchurch

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Ibis Christchurch
Ranked #37 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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“Perfect location for exploring the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

Our room was spacious & clean.Great location. Opposite Restart Project & Quake City. 2 minutes from Christchurch Cathedral, the Chalice & The Avon River. Staff very friendly & helpful. Great selection of in-room hot beverages.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Carey37,
Thank you for your review. We are indeed fortunate to have such a fantastic location being right in the city centre and so close to the Restart Mall and sightseeing opportunities.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

Having stayed at no frills Ibis Hotels in other cities we weren't expecting too much but this was a very good all round hotel. We had king size bed and room was decent size. We stayed for two nights and there were no negatives. The pleasant surprise was the quality of the food in the restaurant which was excellent as was the service. There aren't a lot of choices for dining in central Christchurch so if staying at the Ibis we can recommend dining in there restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 September 2013
Dear richo 21282,

Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel.

I am pleased to hear that you found our room to be of a decent size, quality of food excellent and no negatives overall.

Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again in near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

No frills 3 star hotel - spotlessly clean, professional staff, small rooms but very comfortable. Great views over Christchurch from the picture window in the room. For business travelers - this hotel is perfect. Staff are friendly and efficient - as you would expect from the Ibis brand.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Dear AbhayHamilton,
Thank you for your very positive comments and for rating us highly in all areas. It is great to see that you have acknowledged our staff as they are our most important asset and we are very proud of them as we now enter our second year of being open again.
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Sint Annaparochie, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had to sleep at the Ibis for one night,the day after we could pick up our camper(spaceship)The room was real good en the beds perfect,A beautiful city Chch.
We just had left Chch when the big earthquake came(Feb 2011) .A shame for the city of Chch.
Hoop to go back soon again to Chch en sleep again in the Ibis.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Dear The Kiwi 1965,
Thank you for your very positive comments and it was great that you have now been back since the earthquake and that you enjoyed your visit.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

You'll have everything you would need. It's not luxury but very clean, comfortable and convenient. We stayed at twin room, there are 2 x double bed and enough space for us to open our luggage. It would have been perfect if there was a free WiFi in the room but you can't complain for the price! Very close to the but to the airport was a good point for me, too. I would definitely stay again.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 4 September 2013
Dear orangechocolat,
Thank you for your review of our hotel. It is pleasing to see that you rated us so highly in all areas and we do have an excellent location being so close to the ReStart Shopping Mall.
We do hope to see you again in the future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Good amenitys, great staff, and good food. I would be happy to stay again. as even though it is the middle of a construstion zone. the rooms have double glaizing which keeps the noise down to a reasonable level, and also they dont work, during the evening.
you are close to several small food courts, so you also have a variety of choices. A short distace away you can also be walking alonside the river.
for a small cost for those needing transport to the airport, there is a daily shuttle service, which is certainly cheaper than a taxi fare.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 August 2013
Dear Mark M,
Thank you for your great comments about your recent stay at Ibis Christchurch and it was pleasing to see that you rated us very highly in all areas. We are very proud of our staff and the quality of our food and it is great to see that you commented about both.
Kind regards
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

I've repeatedly stayed in the Ibis over the past 6 - 9 months as a part of business travel to Christchurch, as other reviewers have reflected the staff at this hotel are generally outstanding and make you feel very welcome which is always appreciated. The hotel is also convenient to the amenities in the CBD such as the 're-start' mall and cathedral square which is useful.

Other than that I find Ibis Christchurch to be fairly average for a few reasons such as; the rooms on the northern side of the Hotel often do not have a view (you can opt for 'view rooms' when booking for an extra cost), the prices are fairly high compared to other Ibis hotels within New Zealand, and I feel that the rooms would be pretty crowded with a family of four in them.

Overall, a fine Hotel for short says, but there is definitely better options out there for the rice.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Tim D, General Manager at Ibis Christchurch, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
Dear NZL JC,
Thank you for your review and positive comments regarding your frequent stays at the hotel. It is pleasing to see that our friendly staff make you feel welcome. The rooms on the northern side of the hotel do not have a view and that is why we offer a small surcharge to enable those guests that want a room with a view to be able to get that. We would agree that 4 people sharing one of our rooms is not ideal and that is why we do not encourage that. We can assure you that our prices compare very realistically with other Christchurch hotels and we constantly review our prices to maintain that policy. Once again thanks for your comments.
Regards
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Additional Information about Ibis Christchurch

Property: Ibis Christchurch
Address: 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ibis Christchurch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 155
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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