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10 Best Hotels in Christchurch

BreakFree on Cashel
3 out of 5
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch
NZ$84
per night
25 Apr. - 26 Apr.
0.31 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1,999 reviews)

"Very good bar & restaurant. Room small but clean & fuctional fine for a solo traveler"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

BreakFree on Cashel
Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$134
per night
6 Apr. - 7 Apr.
2.01 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,174 reviews)

"12pm checkout, comfortable bed, clean, nice location."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020

Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton
Sudima Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
NZ$159
per night
24 Apr. - 25 Apr.
8.7 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (2,853 reviews)

"Very close to Christchurch Airport, within walking distance, but free 24 hour airport shuttle available. Large open internal courtyard with garden, lawn and seating areas provided an outdoor experience accessed from the main corridor and the downstairs rooms of two hotel wings and the second storey ..."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Sudima Christchurch Airport
Novotel Christchurch Airport
4.5 out of 5
30 Durey Road, Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, NZ
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8.9 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (53 reviews)

"I liked the room for the property it had character."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

Novotel Christchurch Airport
Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
4 out of 5
45 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$147
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
7.04 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,091 reviews)

"They could not have been more accommodating! Due to the virus they were doing everything possible to make everyone comfortable and dealt with our needs."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
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0.81 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,432 reviews)

"Wide range of rooms, very new and clean. Great position in the centre of town"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Southwark Hotel & Apartments
Camelot Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
28 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$97
per night
4 Apr. - 5 Apr.
1.5 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (390 reviews)

"Absolutely brilliant Motor Lodge - excellent service - close to all amenities"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Camelot Motor Lodge
Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch
NZ$172
per night
3 Apr. - 4 Apr.
9.7 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (559 reviews)

"Love the views, the space inside the apartment, the fresh bread that was left for us, and all the green lawns. Not so rapt about a flapping noise that went on somewhere on the roof - think it was wind related."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$169
per night
5 Apr. - 6 Apr.
0.55 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (932 reviews)

"Very nice atmosphere. Friendly staff and good service."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
NZ$189
per night
3 May - 4 May
0.07 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (661 reviews)

"The location of the Novatel Christchurch Cathedral Square is perfect, within walking distance to everything in the CBD. Rooms are modern and clean and ours had a stunning view of Christchurch and the distant hills. But it's the staff that really make this place shine. They bent over backwards to ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
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Accommodation in Christchurch

Surrounded by enchanting hills on one side and the sweeping Pacific Ocean on the other, Christchurch is a vibrant city that embraces its Maori cultural past. Christchurch is the second-largest city of New Zealand and is alternatively known as the “Gateway to the South Island,” and “The Garden City,” for its many public parks and well-planned residential gardens. Visitors to Christchurch can easily fill their days with all kinds of adventures and spend their evenings enjoying trendy wine bars, open air concerts, or a play at the Court Theatre.

Popular holiday activities in Christchurch include enjoying panoramic views of the city from the basket of a hot air balloon, testing your courage on a bungee jump, or delighting your palate at one of the many acclaimed wineries in the region. Travellers who love the outdoors should make their way to the beautiful Hagley Park. At 161 hectares, the park has plenty of room for golf, cricket, netball, and even a fun rugby pickup match. In the summer, the park is also known to host open-air concerts by local bands and orchestras. Don’t forget to stop by Christchurch Botanic Gardens, where you might catch sight of an elusive kiwi. If you want to boost your cultural awareness, head over to the Cultural Precinct, where you’ll find the Arts Centre, Canterbury Museum, and Art Gallery.

When the sun sets, you’ll want to make your way to Cathedral Square, the beating heart of Christchurch. Here you’ll find plenty of stylish cafes, inviting pubs, and fine dining options to delight your taste buds. You’ll also get to see the amazing Christchurch Cathedral, which sustained damage in the large 2011 earthquake that rocked the city. It you have a bit of extra time, hop onto the refurbish city tram for an enjoyable tour of this historic city.

Christchurch Accommodation

Christchurch offers plenty of accommodation options for almost any budget. Visitors can find luxury Christchurch hotels and lodges that provide all the pampering necessary to make you feel like you’ve truly arrived in style. Those who are visiting Christchurch for a romantic getaway might want to try a bed and breakfast. If you want something truly unique, book a farmstead stay. You’ll get farm fresh meals in the morning, but get ready to pitch in with the chores! Business travellers may choose to stay in Christchurch airport accommodation to stay close to the tarmac, while the budget-minded can choose between several backpacker hotels and holiday parks to save money.

Getting to Christchurch

Christchurch is served by Christchurch International Airport, the second-largest airport in New Zealand. The airport operates 24 hours a day and is located 12 km from the city’s centre. You’ll also be able to take advantage of a very good public bus network, both within the city itself and throughout its surrounding suburbs. Want to see the sights on your own time? Snag one of the Christchurch rental cars and put the pedal to the metal.

Planning Your Christchurch Holiday

You have a lot of hotels, flights, and rental cars to choose from when you start planning your Christchurch holiday. Make sure you get the best deals possible by visiting Expedia.co.nz to compare prices for flights, accommodation, and even rental cars. From Christchurch luxury accommodation to more rustic adventures, Expedia will give you prices side-by-side so you can book the cheapest options and stay in budget during your exciting trip. Start comparing prices now!

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Christchurch?
Sudima Christchurch City is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 5-star hotel offers a full-service spa and a restaurant. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Christchurch Casino. Reviews from our site also recommend St James Bed and Breakfast and Melrose Bed & Breakfast as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Christchurch, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to review the best deals in Christchurch.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Christchurch?
Based on reviews, City Worcester Motel is a popular 2.5-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch and Earnslaw Motel.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Christchurch?
311 Motel Riccarton is a top 3.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free parking. Other options for your family trip include Garden Hotel Christchurch and Maples on Harewood. Also, attractions such as Christchurch Gondola and Christchurch Adventure Park are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday to Christchurch?
Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and an al fresco restaurant. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Lorenzo Motor Lodge and Stoneleigh Lodge.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Christchurch?
St James Bed and Breakfast is a top B&B for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 hot tubs and free WiFi for its human guests. Two other good options for you and your pet include Avalon Court Accommodation and Arcadia Motel.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Christchurch?
Sudima Christchurch City is a top 4-star beach aparthotel with an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. Other good options for your beach trip include Cave Rock Guest House and Haka Lodge Christchurch - Hostel. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Sumner Beach or New Brighton Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Christchurch?
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. 40 Thornycroft Street Bed and Breakfast and Rydges Latimer Christchurch are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in Christchurch?
The Grange Boutique B & B is a favourite 4.5-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free parking and a garden. Le Petit Hotel and Eliza’s Manor Boutique Hotel are a couple of other boutique hotels.
What's the best golf hotel in Christchurch?
Airport Delta Motel is a 3-star property featuring free WiFi and free parking, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include The Towers on the Park and Argyle On The Park. Visit Clearwater Golf Club, Hagley Golf Course or Christchurch Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What's it like to stay in Christchurch?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Christchurch, and visitors give high marks for the beautiful gardens, fascinating museums and local tours. This city also attracts tourists with its cafes, restaurants and cathedrals. Top sights in the city include Christchurch Casino, Hagley Park and AMI Stadium. In Christchurch, there are 579 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Christchurch?
Well known for its museums, the city’s cultural venues include International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum and Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Families come for attractions such as Christchurch Gondola, Christchurch Adventure Park and Orana Wildlife Park. The city is notable for its cathedrals and landmarks such as Cathedral Square, Bridge of Remembrance and Cardboard Cathedral.

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