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Some of the good Hotels in Christchurch :

Crowne Plaza Christchurch

Offering superior comfort, service and style, Crowne Plaza Christchurch is located overlooking Victoria Square. The hotel is linked by covered walkway to the Christchurch Convention Centre and Town Hall and has all the amenities of a first class hotel including, seven versatile conference rooms, 24-hour room service and reception, business center, undercover valet parking, gym, three restaurants and two bars. You can be assured of a warm welcome and stay at Crowne Plaza Christchurch.

Following the 22 February 2011 earthquake press reports indicate the Crowne Plaza remained operational throughout.

161 The Hereford

Christchurch's newest 5 star Qualmark rated suites and apartments in the heart of the central city. 161 The Hereford offers 5 star chic and sophistication at fantastic prices and is closely positioned to leading restaurants, cafes and facilities. All suites are spacious with upgrade options of jet-spa baths, rain dance showers, bath robes & slippers, fresh flowers and a divine chocolate fix. Pamper options include shitsu back massages, GHD hair straighteners, aromatherapy kits, bath bombs, foot spas and the list goes on!

Following the 22 February 2011 the hotel is undamaged but is inside the civil defence "Red Zone" so there is no public access to the hotel. Their website says they will resume service as soon as they have clearance from the authorities.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square newly opened Jan 2010, is a purpose built 4.5 star hotel located in the very heart of Christchurch. This stylish and sophisticated hotel was constructed along side the heritage-listed, Warners Hotel building and features 193 spacious rooms and suites, including 33 charming accommodation rooms at the previous Warners Hotel residence.

Following the 22 February 2011 earthquake the hotel was closed temporarily. As at May 2011, their web site makes no mention of the hotel being closed.

Pavilions Hotel

Pavilions Hotel is just five minutes from the central city and within walking distance to the Christchurch Casino. We have 86 beautifully designed and appointed guest rooms and we can provide rooms with full kitchen, spa bath and paraplegic facilities. We have a fully licensed Restaurant & Bar, Swimming pool, Sauna & Gym. We offer excellent value and are totally committed to ensuring your stay with us is the most pleasant you have ever had

As at May 2011, their web site advises that the hotel is open and fully operational.

Hotel Grand Chancellor

The Grand Chancellor building was severely damaged in the 22 February 2011 earthquake and has been closed since. Their management company has posted information on the status of the hotel. At the time of writing the future of the hotel was unknown.

On May 25 2011 the New Zealand Herald reported that a contract to demolish the Grand Chancellor has been given to Fletcher Construction. Demolition is expected to take about 10 months. It is planned to allow recovery of property abandonned by guests.

Hotel Grand Chancellor Christchurch is the tallest building in Christchurch providing rooms with sweeping views over the city and Canterbury plains to the distant snow capped Southern Alps. The hotel is in the center of Christchurch and approximately 10km from the airport, with just a short walk to most major attractions including Cathedral Square, Art Gallery, Museum, Tram, Botanical gardens, Cashel Street Mall and High Street shopping.

 

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