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10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Christchurch

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Luxury Hotels in Christchurch

In one of New Zealand’s most picturesque cities, also known as the “Garden City”, luxury and Christchurch just… fits. The reviving city is cropping up with ultra-modern hotels, while some heritage buildings that survived the Canterbury Earthquakes are a reminder of the city’s character and charm. In between exploring the Botanic Gardens, dining along stylish streets and wandering between museums and art galleries, stay in some of Christchurch’s most prestigious addresses. We’ll guide you through your best options in this list of luxury accommodation in Christchurch.

While you’re here, be sure to check out 10 Christchurch Must-Dos and The Luxury Guide to Christchurch.

1. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Whether you’re looking for a little bit of luxury or the full sha-bang, this hotel in the centre of Christchurch is an excellent choice. The Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch has a range of simple rooms with luxurious touches, such as in-room movies and wonderful city views. Or up your game by staying in the Spa King Suite or the 2 Bedroom Suite King and Twin, complete with a Jacuzzi, mountain views and an espresso machine. The hotel offers complimentary breakfast and a 12pm check-out. During your stay, indulge in gourmet cuisine at the bar and restaurant on the ground floor or enjoy the eateries at the nearby New Regent Street. See more like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Christchurch for Foodies.

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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch© Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

2. BreakFree on Cashel

If your kind of luxury is something ultra-modern then set your sights on BreakFree on Cashel in central Christchurch. The bells and whistles of this hotel are ideal for business travellers and a mere fun added extra for leisure travellers, such as SMART TVs with device mirroring, wireless keyboards, ultra-fast broadband and a room service mobile app. As for the rooms, they tie in with the modern urban theme by being compact yet simplistically sleek. Options include Twin, Family, Double, Queen and King Rooms with your choice of view or no view. The hotel’s premier option is the City Urban Premium room with an espresso machine, Bluetooth wireless speakers and more. See more like this in 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch.

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3. Chateau on the Park – Christchurch, A DoubleTree by Hilton

No accommodation evokes the “Garden City” vibe of Christchurch quite like Chateau on the Park. This 5-acre (2ha) property incorporates a vineyard, rose gardens and even a moat while being within walking distance of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens and Hagley Golf Club. Your stay here is made effortless thanks to the regular shuttles to Christchurch’s main attractions. Plus, staying fit is all too easy with a heated outdoor swimming pool and fitness centre. In between exploring the city, working out and dining at the on-site bar and restaurant, you’ll stay in one of the stylishly simplistic rooms or suites. The most luxurious options include the Deluxe Balcony King Room with stunning views across the gardens and the Park Suite with kitchenette and spa bath.

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Chateau on the Park Christchurch A DoubleTree by Hilton© Chateau on the Park Christchurch A DoubleTree by Hilton

4. Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

Enjoy four-star accommodation and services straight after landing at the fantastic Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport. After a long flight, stretch your legs or take the complimentary shuttle to the hotel which offers a couple of excellent options for all types of luxury travellers. While more affordable rooms are available, your most luxurious options come in the form of the Executive Room and the Junior Suite offering more space for work or leisure. The hotel has cots and rooms available for families too – see 10 Best Family Accommodation in Christchurch for similar recommendations.

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Sudima Christchurch Airport© Sudima Christchurch Airport

5. Southwark Hotel & Apartments

Live like a local at one of the Southwark Hotel & Apartments’ 56 sleek and luxurious apartments. From cosy yet affordable Compact Double Studios to spacious and idyllic Two Bedroom Executive Suites, your ideal Christchurch pad is waiting for you. Each apartment has a kitchen, work desk, ensuite and perhaps a few luxurious extras, such as a SMART TV with Netflix, a balcony, a stylish mezzanine and marble floors.

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Southwark Hotel & Apartments© Southwark Hotel & Apartments

6. Heritage Christchurch

Arguably the hotel with the most character on this list of luxury accommodation in Christchurch, Heritage Christchurch is set in an Italian Renaissance Palazzo-style building that first opened in 1913. The award-winning hotel is surely a special place to stay, offering suite-only accommodation with either one, two or three bedrooms. Each suite is fully self-contained and provides guests access to a wealth of luxury facilities such as a health club, a heated indoor lap pool, spa pool and sauna. What’s more, the central location makes exploring the city highlights a breeze.

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Heritage Christchurch© Heritage Christchurch

7. Commodore Hotel Christchurch Airport

Whether you’re taking a flight or not, Commodore Hotel near Christchurch Airport is a superb base for exploring the city. Getting around is made easy with their 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle, complimentary bus pass to the city, free bikes and car rentals. In between, enjoy some downtime at the hotel’s resort-like facilities, including tennis and basketball courts, fine cuisine served at the bar and restaurant, fully-equipped fitness centre, pool and spa pool. The hotel has four room types to suit your travel style: Business Level, Premium Rooms, Family and Corporate.

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Commodore Hotel Christchurch© Commodore Hotel Christchurch

8. Parkview on Hagley

Set on the edge of Christchurch’s gem, Hagley Park, Parkview on Hagley is an elegant 4.5-star hotel offering self-contained apartments. The most premium of which is the Premier Executive Penthouse complete with a balcony overlooking Hagley Park, a super king bed, corner spa bath, Sky TV and more. Nevertheless, most rooms have a spa bath, while the kitchenette facilities provide a home away from home.

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9. Quality Hotel Elms

For an alternative location in Christchurch, take a look at the Quality Hotel Elms in the Papanui suburb, providing the best of both worlds between the airport and the city centre. The four-star luxury accommodation in Christchurch has a modern-meets-classic style across its 97 guest rooms and Fig Restaurant & Bar. Families, couples and friends will have ample yet shared space in the Standard and Superior Queen Rooms with a choice of one or two queen beds. Each room has free WiFi, an ensuite bathroom and Sky TV, while the Deluxe Rooms have an espresso machine. The Apartment is the creme-de-la-creme of the hotel, kitted out with a spa bathtub, luxury toiletries and excellent garden views.

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Quality Hotel Elms© Quality Hotel Elms

10. Quest Christchurch Serviced Apartments

Whether you’re a couple or a whole tribe, enjoy your own space at Quest Christchurch. The open-plan apartments with modern decor offer large kitchens and dining areas, while some have balconies for entertaining. Although everything is here to spruce up your own meals, you are reminded that you’re on holiday with breakfast and restaurant options available. The location here is excellent being only a short walk from Cathedral Square, the Botanic Gardens and New Regent Street. What’s more, on-site parking and Sky TV are included.

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Quest Christchurch© Quest Christchurch


Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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