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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
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4.4/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Excellent and friendly staff. We experienced an "electrical incident" which required most of the power being cut for an hour or so mid evening.Staff could not do enough to ensure our comfort and safely, was very impressed with them"…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
Southwark Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
25 Southwark Street, Christchurch
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The price is NZ$71 per night from 11 Oct. to 12 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,501 reviews)

"The bed was not very comfortable but apart from that everything was great, location is excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2020

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Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
The price is NZ$149 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.1/5Very Good! (2,523 reviews)

"It was great stayed the night on our way to Queenstown, Room was roomy great view got the view by the lake."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2020

Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Crowne Plaza Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
764 Colombo Street, Christchurch
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4.6/5Exceptional! (565 reviews)

"Great service as always, friendly staff, quick check in & so easy. Staff very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2020

Crowne Plaza Christchurch
Rydges Latimer Christchurch
4.5 out of 5
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
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The price is NZ$127 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
4.5/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)

"Great location in the centre of the city. parking was great."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep. 2020

Rydges Latimer Christchurch
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
4.5 out of 5
89 Terrace Road, Mount Cook National Park, Mount Cook
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The price is NZ$189 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.2/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Great hotel, awesome location. Staff were great.Rooms were perfect"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2020

The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook
Pavilions Hotel
4 out of 5
42 Papanui Road, Christchurch
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The price is NZ$123 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
4.2/5Very Good! (786 reviews)

"Hotel was well situated. We had a bit of a problem with noise but the amazing staff assisted us and easily sorted the problem."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep. 2020

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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
4.5 out of 5
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
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The price is NZ$189 per night from 27 Sep. to 28 Sep.
4.3/5Excellent! (682 reviews)

"Best place to stay if you want to be in the heart of the city. Delicious food and courteous staff."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2020

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
The Godley Hotel
3 out of 5
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
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The price is NZ$129 per night from 21 Sep. to 22 Sep.
3.1/5 (958 reviews)

"The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was quite dated, with squeaky floor, a shower with very low pressure and the mattress was very tired. Other than that it was great."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

The Godley Hotel
Hanmer Springs Retreat
4.5 out of 5
35 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs
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The price is NZ$104 per night from 22 Sep. to 23 Sep.
4.4/5Excellent! (723 reviews)

"Nice and clean, big bath, friendly staff. Had a confusion about check in but he held my room anyway"…"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2020

Hanmer Springs Retreat
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Accommodation in Canterbury

Canterbury is a sweeping natural wonderland that offers visitors soaring mountains to climb, babbling rivers to swim, and calm bays to explore. This province on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island is also home to Christchurch, the island’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Whether you want a holiday infused with culture, a beach- and sun-filled getaway, or a chance to commune on a mountain peak, you can do it all in Canterbury.

Canterbury is a big place, so you will need to choose carefully when deciding how to fill your holiday time. The region is filled with unique and fascinating sights. Christchurch can offer you museums – like the Arts Centre and Canterbury Museum– as well as botanical gardens, and plenty of great nightlife.

If you want some relaxing down time, head to Hanmer Springs, a small spa resort known for is natural hot springs and great hiking. When the wild starts calling your name, it’s time to set off for Arthur’s Pass National Park, one of the most popular natural parks on the island. Another option is Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, home to New Zealand’s highest mountain. With a good plan in place, you can enjoy a totally new adventure every single day in this gorgeous and diverse region.

Canterbury Accommodation

The availability and quality of hotels in Canterbury and other accommodation options will vary depending on where you decide to bunk down. You’ll get your pick of luxury, mid-range, and budget hotels and resorts. Most of the towns in the region can put you up in reasonable style—for example, the hotels in Christchurch offer you everything from stately traditional to quaint B&B. Closer to the national parks, you’ll find cabins for rent and low-cost campgrounds as well as trendy eco-lodges. For a truly unique experience, give a farmstead a try and enjoy country living on a real, working farm.

Getting to Canterbury

Canterbury is such a large region that your transportation options will really depend on your schedule. Anyone who needs to cross an ocean to get to Canterbury will likely go through Christchurch International Airport. Canterbury also contains a few regional airports that support more local hops between major South Island towns. Once on the ground, you’ll find public buses and trains between major towns, though renting a car is a good idea if you have a lot of travel points on your map. If you get the chance, but a ticket on the TranzAlpine Train, which travels between Christchurch and Greymouth with many stops in-between. The breathtaking views can’t be beat.

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