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Heritage Christchurch

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Heritage Christchurch

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Christchurch is a long way from the Mediterranean – nevertheless, the opulence of an Italian High Renaissance Palazzo awaits you at the Heritage Christchurch. Designed by Joseph Clark Maddison and opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building on the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance. The hotel’s grand design is fitting: after all, Christchurch is regarded as the Garden City, and is regarded internationally for its culture and refinement.

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Review date:   December 8, 2017 11:25AM
Review:   The service was really nice. We arrived late at night but the manager on duty gave us a very warm welcome with valet parking. There is also a cool bar/cafe there. The brunch was nice.
Author:   Harris Hall
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   November 2, 2017 10:32AM
Review:   Located centrally in town next to the old cathedral (the state of which is still sadly indicative of the events of 2011), in a stunning building and equally stunning rooms. In close proximity to all you could want and more. A short stroll down to New Regent Street where you will find several stunning places to wine (or try your hand at the craft beers at The Institute) , dine then potentially wine and dine some more. The hotel staff were outgoing, both behind the desk and out the front bar/resteraunt. If you're looking for a comfortable stay in the centre of Christchurch you could do a lot worse than this, however I'm not too sure you could do better.
Author:   Daniel Flynn
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   August 7, 2017 6:54AM
Review:   Amazing hotel room--laundry and kitchen in the room! Free internet. Breakfast is slightly above average.
Author:   Jackie Nehls-Feucht
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   July 14, 2017 1:14AM
Review:   Only good thing is that they have OGB Bar at the entrance, otherwise Heritage Hotel itself would be nothing but very expensive backpacker shack... Building has more of historical value to Christchurch, but in the sense of that building to be a hotel with 4 stars...it is really - really, far - far away from even two star hotel standard... I am giving two stars (with huge exaggeration) on compassionate grounds to HH Christchurch
Author:   Nenad Trifkovic
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Review date:   September 7, 2017 5:00AM
Review:   Amazing building. Heating in it suite was faulty and pillows too high but still a great hotel.
Author:   Lynn Watts
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