i recently stayed for a week, with work. The hotel must have some of the smallest rooms i have ever encountered. The bathroom door needs to be kept open in order to dry yourself. As other reviewers have noted , it's the only building standing in a sea of empty space. The only other building is next door which my room had a great view of, is condemned and not occupied. Its right across the road from the “re start” shopping mall and Ballyntnes, department store. So you can do your shopping right there. Its very spooky being there in the middle of the city rebuild. There are so many empty spaces and crumbled ruins around.
The internet is free in the hotel lobby and the restaurant,but if you have to work, then you`re hardly going to be able to do it effectively in the hotel lobby. Sorry, not good enough. Ok for back packers and tourists.
The best thing about the hotel is the restaurant, the food is really very very good, especially dinner. In a budget hotel you expect more “pub style “ food, but this is a revelation. The breakfast buffet is very good as well.
The beds are very comfortable, and the rooms clean.
Finally, the staff are super friendly, and eager to please.
- 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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