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Ibis Christchurch
Ranked #33 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

We stayed for one night at the Ibis Christchurch in January 2009.

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The hotel is located on a main street in the middle of Christchurch. All sights can be reached by foot.

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The room was modern, the furnishing not more than basic, and small. The windows could not be opened, which enhanced the feeling of being in a kind of cell. The bathroom was not clean: lots of dirt and hair under the sink area, which forced us to ask for cleaning by the housekeeping service. After the cleaning, it was ok.

It was ok for one night as the hotel was quite new at the time point we where there, but we would not return.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

Reception staff - very unfriendly , taking customers for granted.
Cannot help with any queries.
Does not have car park ( charge for car park is 20 dollars).
Hear loud voices from outside during the weekend and could not sleep.
No porterage.
Hotel novotel is very good compared to Ibis christchurch.

Charging 4 star rate and providing not even 2 star facilities.

My sincere advice is not to stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

I stayed at the Ibis for 4 nights and found it to be a great hotel.

First, the staff were plesant and helpful. I arrived at 11 am, prior to the 2 pm check in time and was surprised as my room was ready for me.

The room itself was nice. It was simple, but clean. There was a big TV with a selection of channels. The bed was a little hard and pillows awful, but other than that the room was nice. It was fairly spacious, I didn't get any feelings of claustrophobia as mentioned by others. The bothroom was clean with a good shower,

The location of the hotel couldn't be better. It is right near the main shopping areas, Cathedral Square and aroud the corner from the 'Strip' of resturaunts. It was only a short walk to the Arts Centre and Botanic Gardens.

All the nights were peaceful, except Friday night when I could hear noise from the bar down the street (and the inconsiderate guests staying across from me who rolled in at 4am very loudly!). The noise from the pub wasn't unbearable, but should be mentioned.

I paid $70NZ a night for the Ibis and was incredible impressed with it, considering the cost. I ate in the Bistro one night and found the food to be delicious!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 June 2010

Booked through the Accor website during their super sale for about NZ$80 due to the city centre location, for two nights at the beginning of our three week tour of the South Island.

Although the check in time is around 2 pm in New Zealand, we reached the hotel before 10 am from the airport after a long flight. The staff was very cooperative and within ten minutes a room was arranged, in fact we were upgraded as the room we had been allocated was not ready then.

Although the room was extremely small, it was very clean. Don't stay here if you intend to spend a lot of time in the room, as it can get claustrophobic.However you are a hop skip and jump away from Cathedral Square so why should you want to stay in the room.

After catching some sleep and rest we ventured out in the afternoon to find ourselves a phone card and a rental car for the rest of our trip. We found a lot of choices in the vicinity and were able to arrange both at very competitive rates. Beware that there is no free parking at the hotel premises. We left our car at the rental agency's premises, which was a 5-10 minute walk from the Ibis.

Plethora of eating places just a few steps away- from fast food to fine dining. Have your breakfast at Drexels just across the street. Also do try Dimitris' souvlaki and kebab near the Bridge of Rememberance.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2010

It's quite tidy and efficiently designed. Check in process was efficient and they had plenty of information on in-town activities. The room was tight but manageable. The bathroom is quite small and is equipped with a shower box instead of a full tub. The closet space is minimal. The location was great since it was only a 5 min walk to the cathedral square. It's really a great place for budget travelers. I think I'll get claustrophobia if I stayed longer than 2 nights though.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2010

This is our second visit to the Ibis .. and once again for the great rate .. which included breakfast we were not disappointed. The reception was warm and welcoming and the host for breakfast in the morning was a treasure to start the day ..
Fair comments on previous reviews on shower / bathroom sizes, but like I said in my first review .. the rooms are clean / comfortable / and the hotel is well located in the hub of CHCH .. we will continue to make this our number one place to stay ...

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

Location in the heart of Christchurch. Room comfortable and clean. Only complaints is that there is no free internet (except for a 15 minute teaser) and no in room safe.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £74 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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