Orari Bed and Breakfast
Orari Bed and Breakfast

10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Christchurch

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Romantic Hotels 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 and bed & breakfasts. We’ve handpicked some of our favourites in this list of utterly romantic accommodation in Christchurch.

While you’re here, why not check out 10 Things to Do in Christchurch at Night or The Honeymoon Guide to Christchurch?

1. 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. See more accommodation like this in 10 Best Luxury Accommodation in Christchurch.

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BreakFree on Cashel© BreakFree on Cashel

2. 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 hotels resort-like facilities, including tennis and basketball courts, romantic meals at the bar and restaurant, and relax at the hotel’s 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

3. 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 scouting out the nearby award-winning cafes and restaurants.

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Aalton Motel© Aalton Motel

4. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Looking for a little luxury with your romantic stay in Christchurch? The Rendezvous Hotel 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 Spa King Suite, complete with a Jacuzzi, mountain view and an espresso machine. And there’s no need to rush away the morning after with the hotel offering complimentary breakfast and a 12pm late check-out. On top of that, Rendezvous 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 more like this in 10 Best Accommodation in Christchurch for Foodies.

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Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch© Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

5. 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. The Southern Comfort Motel in Christchurch offers private self-contained accommodation with kitchen facilities to enjoy a romantic evening in 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.

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Southern Comfort Motel© Southern Comfort Motel

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 circular-shaped Executive Suite with a large lounge, electric bedding and romantic lighting. The Spa Bath Suite is the perfect option for couples looking to unwind from the stresses of modern-day life. Alternatively, cook your loved one romantic dinner in the Standard Studio with a kitchenette.

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The Towers on the Park© The Towers on the Park

7. Orari Bed and Breakfast

An elegant boutique bed and breakfast set among lush gardens: what could be more romantic? Orari Bed and Breakfast 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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Orari Bed and Breakfast© Orari Bed and Breakfast

8. 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

9. 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 “adult-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 have 12 rooms altogether). So set the tone right by staying at Centrepoint.

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Centrepoint on Colombo© Centrepoint on Colombo

10. 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 new BNZ 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 10 Best Budget Accommodation in Christchurch.

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ibis Christchurch© ibis 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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