I found The Gardens to be a great place to base ourselves. The front of house staff were friendly and informative. The room itself [twin motel unit] was clean tidy and comfortable. We had a small kitchen area which was enough to do drinks , snacks etc. Beds comfy and bathroom good and clean. We enjoy the restaurant here as the buffet has something for everyone and is well stocked. The restaurant staff are on the ball and clear the tables often. Reading other reviews I guess people look for problems and can get picky. The Gardens are always busy so I guess you couldn't say that for a lot of other restaurants in ChCh so the food is always freshly done. Yes things may not have been up to scratch after the earthquakes but then what place was? Also the gardens is close to the local mall "The Palms" so this is handy for shopping , the new shops at the front also provide more choices for dining. We like it and will definitely stay again. A great place to dine if you have a large group or bottomless pits of teenagers to feed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Garden Hotel is conveniently situated minutes away from the Palms Shopping Mall. The hotel features 62 hotel/ motel rooms. We have rooms that are suitable for families, tourists, sports groups/ teams, business or corporate travelers that are visiting the "Garden City". Our units are quiet and we have a spacious free car parking available.Our hotel units are fully installed with air conditioning. For wine and dine options, you could choose from the different facilities that we have - Garden Restaurant (Buffet) GBC -Garden Bar & Cafe. We are only 5 minutes drive away from the heart of the city where you can take a stroll along the picturesque Avon River, from which the views of the Southern Alps can be seen. ... more less
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