The Charles Court is a very basic ordinary hotel. By NZ and world standards this is no way a 4-star motel. I would look at other options, particularly considering it was not centrally located.
For a Golden Chain facility I found the Charles Court not quite up to standard. The rooms were very basic and dated and for the price paid not that great when compared to similar places in Christchurch and Hanmer Springs. Location wise it is not that well located, about 5 minutes drive from the centre of town.
For young families, it has a small playground and flying fox and has beach access for a nice walk; the beach however, is not suitable for swimming.
Ok, but would not recommend.More