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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:   January 31, 2018 2:56AM
Review:   Classic We spent about a week here. It was a comfortable and convenient hotel. Well-equipped including laundry machine and dryer, stove, oven, etc. The beds were comfortable. The building was old style but well taken care. The location was good. We could walk easily to the park, the shopping mall, even good restaurants. They offered a valet parking too. Of course, we had to pay for that.
Author:   Nutharin Phusitphoykai
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Review date:   December 11, 2017 10:27AM
Review:   Charming old hotel. Super friendly staff who was very helpful. Our room was supposed to be one of the largest, two floors with two bedrooms. Please note right now there is construction going on outside almost everywhere in the center, so this might cause some noise and also spoil the view a bit. The city is recovering however. The pool looks nicer on the pictures. All in all a really good hotel.
Author:   Jürgen R.
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Review date:   January 26, 2018 12:05PM
Review:   Both the restaurant and the bar have a nice setting and atmosphere. The food and drinks are very good but not cheap. The toilets are very small so you have to queue.
Author:   Hugo C N
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Review date:   January 4, 2018 1:41AM
Review:   A great hotel in a remarkable building offering spacious rooms with impressive ceiling heights. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts served in both the hotel dining room and OGB Bar are delicious. The hotel is also very central and the tram passes along it. Great place to stay though the interior design is very traditional and slightly outdated.
Author:   Romain Lachevre
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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
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