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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch

14 Most Romantic Accommodations in Christchurch ❤️ [2024]

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Where to Find Romantic Hotels and Lodges in Christchurch

A honeymoon, anniversary or simply a romantic weekend away calls for special accommodation. In the midst of the lush “Garden City” packed with eateries and vibrant urban scenery, you will certainly find romance in Christchurch. To complete your getaway, stay in one of Christchurch’s most romantic hotels, motels, lodges and bed & breakfasts. We’ve handpicked some of our favourites into this list of utterly romantic accommodations in Christchurch.

While you’re here, why not check out some of the 10 Romantic Things to Do in Christchurch or The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Christchurch?

1. Orari Boutique Hotel

An elegant boutique bed and breakfast set among lush gardens: what could be more romantic? Orari Boutique Hotel offers 10 suites within a Victorian villa built in the 1890s. Each room has modern comforts such as an ensuite bathroom and clean decor while still allowing the historical charm to shine through. What’s more, the bed and breakfast is super central yet feels like a world away from any city.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© Orari Bed and Breakfast

2. The George

With Hagley Park on its doorstep and footsteps away from taking your morning run along the Avon River, The George is not only ideally positioned but it’s a hotel built to impress. The hotel has just 52 stylish rooms styled with contemporary and tradition in mind, from its entry-level “Executive Rooms” to the unbeatable views of the “Park Suites”. Other luxurious touches include EV and Tesla charging stations, fine dining at 50 Bistro and works of contemporary New Zealand art on display throughout the hotel. See more stays like this in the 15 Best Luxury Accommodations in Christchurch.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© The George

3. Commodore Hotel Christchurch Airport

Whether you’re taking a flight or not, Commodore Hotel near Christchurch Airport is a superb base for exploring Christchurch together. Enjoy a romantic bike ride with the free bikes on offer. Alternatively, car rental is available. In between exploring, enjoy some downtime using the hotel’s resort-like facilities, including tennis and basketball courts, the bar and restaurant, pool and spa pool. “Premium Rooms” are the perfect choice for couples, while the “Business Level” is the hotel’s five-star room with Heavenly Beds and a nightly turndown service.

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Commodore Hotel Christchurch© Commodore Hotel Christchurch

4. Fable Christchurch

Looking for a little luxury with your romantic stay in Christchurch? Fable Christchurch has a range of simple yet romantic rooms with luxurious touches, such as in-room movies and wonderful city views. Another option is the irresistibly glorious “Junior Suite”, complete with a spacious spa bath, mountain view and an espresso machine. On top of that, the hotel serves gourmet cuisine at the on-site bar and restaurant while being a stone’s throw away from the eateries of New Regent Street. See how this hotel compares with the 20 Best Hotels in Christchurch.

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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch© Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

5. Sherwood Lodge

Located in the gorgeous bush-clad setting of the Cashmere Hills, Sherwood Lodge is far enough away from the city for the holiday feels yet close enough for convenience; a quick bus trip to drive should do it. Wake up to the sound of the native birds in one of the three queen rooms or the private self-contained three-bedroom suite, all with a marvellous breakfast included. With a communal kitchen, bathroom and lounge (or your own if you’re staying in the suite), all of the essentials are here; the gorgeous garden setting and facilities like a TV with streaming services and board games and the walking tracks nearby are just a bonus.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© Sherwood Lodge

6. The Towers on the Park

Bordering Christchurch’s romantic Hagley Park, The Towers on the Park looks like something from a classic romance movie with its castle-like towers with cone-shaped rooves. Spend your time here hiring a bike and riding through Hagley Park to the nearby casino, then retreat to your hexagonal “Executive Suite” with a large lounge, electric bedding and romantic lighting. The “Spa Bath Suite” is the perfect option for couples looking to unwind. Alternatively, cook your loved one a romantic breakfast in the “Standard Studio” with a kitchenette.

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The Towers on the Park© The Towers on the Park

7. The Classic Villa

For something a little different, choose The Classic Villa. This boutique five-star hotel is a lovingly restored 1899 villa that has certainly not lost its historical charm. Wake up to a sumptuous included breakfast each morning before getting out and about, and return to your elegant double or twin room where complimentary tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruit are waiting. If you prefer, there are also drinks to purchase from the bar to enjoy in the comfortable lounge or out among the manicured gardens.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© The Classic Villa

8. The Mayfair

Your five-star boutique hotel in the city centre, The Mayfair is an appealing go-to for couples celebrating a special occasion. All rooms are ultra-spacious with sleek and modern decor, large bathrooms with walk-in showers, and floor-to-ceiling windows to soak in the city views. Your room is only part of the parcel here, with Majestic at Mayfair being one of the up-and-coming top places to meet in Christchurch, renowned for its high tea and cocktail bar.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© The Mayfair

9. Pavilions Hotel

If you’re not coming to the Pavilions Hotel for the most tender rib eye steak in the whole of Christchurch, then at least come for the romantic studios, apartments and cottages. Enjoy a cosy stay in one of the Pavilions cottages with modern decor or unwind in your private spa bath in one of the “Spa Studios”. Plus, you’re never too far from the irresistible menu and impeccably-presented plates at Jimmy’s Restaurant & Bar – a favourite eatery in Christchurch city centre.

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Pavilions Hotel© Pavilions Hotel

10. CentrePoint on Colombo

What we love about the Centrepoint on Colombo is the way it’s lit up at night. Not to mention the affordable room rates considering its central location. The “Deluxe Studio” and “Mini Studio” with spa baths are a no-brainer for couples, offering complete serenity in these “adults-only” rooms. The motel has a tranquil ambience about it thanks to only two of the motel’s rooms allowing children (and the fact that it only has 12 rooms altogether). So set the tone right by staying at Centrepoint.

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Centrepoint on Colombo© Centrepoint on Colombo

11. Aalton Motel

Stay in well-appointed and affordable units on the edge of Hagley Park at the Aalton Motel. The idyllic location means that couples can wake up and enjoy romantic strolls through the park and the Botanic Gardens, then retreat to their own private space with kitchen facilities, an ensuite and Sky TV. Enjoy evenings in the private spa pool or scout out the nearby award-winning cafes and restaurants – we’ve listed a few in The Food Guide to Christchurch: Places to Eat & Food Tours.

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Aalton Motel© Aalton Motel

12. BreakFree on Cashel

Take a trip together into the future at this ultra-modern hotel in central Christchurch. Stay in one of the simplistically sleek rooms where even the shower boasts a prime position in the open-plan room layout – who needs privacy on a romantic getaway, anyway? Enjoy evenings in front of the smart TV with device mirroring, set the mood with Bluetooth wireless speakers and order room service using a mobile app. For something special, treat you and your loved one to a “City Urban Premium” room with an espresso machine and amazing city views. Thanks to its irresistible prices, we also list this one in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Christchurch.

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BreakFree on Cashel© BreakFree on Cashel

13. 53 Southern Comfort Motel

The motel’s central brass sculpture of a knight and horse might not scream romance, but the motel wins the hearts of couples time and time again. 53 Southern Comfort Motel in Christchurch offers private self-contained accommodation with kitchen facilities to enjoy a romantic evening together. Choose from affordable “Studio Units” or the relaxing “Superior Studio Spa Unit” with a corner spa bath. The motel is located on Bealey Avenue and is a short walk from the city centre. Discover more memorable motels in the 20 Best Motels in Christchurch.

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10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch© 53 Southern Comfort Motel

14. ibis Christchurch

Last but certainly not least, affordability meets contemporary at ibis Christchurch. The three-star hotel is extremely well-appointed with modern rooms with king beds. While the rooms are simple, they still make a comfortable stay for the night. And who can complain when the hotel is located in Christchurch’s Five Lanes shopping precinct?! The on-site bar and restaurant, Oopen is also well worth sharing a meal or a drink at least once during your stay. See more like this in the 12 Best Budget Accommodations in Christchurch.

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ibis Christchurch© ibis Christchurch

More About Romantic Accommodations in Christchurch

That’s it for our list of the most romantic accommodations in Christchurch, but it’s by no means the end of our travel tips! Get more stellar travel advice from the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Romantic Getaway & Honeymoon Guide to Christchurch.


The information in this guide has been compiled from our extensive research, travel and experiences across New Zealand and the South Pacific, accumulated over more than a decade of numerous visits to each destination. Additional sources for this guide include the following:

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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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