Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8140  show map
 4 stars
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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid valet parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a contemporary hotel offering views over Riccarton House & Bush, Rutherford's Den and Godely Head and featuring an indoor swimming pool, a night club and a sauna. Since 2009 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 13-story art deco building.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. There are cafés and restaurants in the area.

Such shopping places as shops and a mall are a few steps from the property.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Christchurch International airport.

Rooms

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square features 154 soundproof rooms with a stunning view of the city center and such various amenities as a Nespresso machine, a mini bar, a work desk, heating and wireless internet. Many guestrooms offer views of Alps. Room facilities include a microwave, a fridge and a dishwasher as well as a down comforter and a pillow-top mattress.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy fresh meals of local cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. Piko Piko and Mum's 24 Restaurant are situated in a market area, about 100 meters from the venue.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Comforts like a gift shop, currency exchange and a lift are provided on site.

Relax

The property offers cots, babysitting and a play area for guests checking in with children. Horse riding, snow skiing and cycling as well as a fitness center and a gym will help travelers keep fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at NZD 10 per day.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms at NZD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

Paid private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   13.  Number of rooms:   154.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid ski shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Christchurch location
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Hotel Address:

52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8140

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Getting around.
City Center
  • Christchurch
    700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Le Pot-Au-Feu (cuisine: Swiss)
    300 ft
  • Piko Piko
    300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    13
  • Number of rooms:
    154

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 335 sq. feet
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    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 335 sq. feet
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      Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed
      Size: 335 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Christchurch location
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          Hotel Address:

          52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8140

          Get directions
          Getting around.
          City Center
          • Christchurch
            700 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Christchurch Art Gallery
            2000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Le Pot-Au-Feu (cuisine: Swiss)
            300 ft
          • Piko Piko
            300 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            13
          • Number of rooms:
            154

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedChristchurchNovotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • Cathedral Square - 400 ft
          • City Center - 400 ft

          Places of interest

          • Christchurch Cathedral - 400 ft
          • Ryman Healthcare Limited - 400 ft
          • Izone Business Park - 400 ft
          • Fulton Hogan Headquarters - 400 ft
          • Gough Gough and Hamer Ltd - 400 ft
          • AMI Insurance Ltd - 400 ft
          • Avonmore Tertiary Institute - 400 ft
          • Canterbury District Health Board - 400 ft
          • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd - 400 ft
          • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch - 400 ft
          • LWR Industries Limited - 400 ft
          • ASURE New Zealand Limited - 400 ft
          • High Court Christchurch - 400 ft
          • AgResearch - 400 ft
          • Kathmandu Ltd - 400 ft
          • Portlink Industrial Park - 400 ft
          • Photoetch Industries Ltd - 400 ft
          • Holcim New Zealand Ltd - 400 ft
          • Asure Quality Limited - 400 ft
          • House of Travel Group - 400 ft
          • Alpha Educational Institute - 400 ft
          • New Zealand Brain Research Institute - 400 ft
          • Southern Institute of Technology - 400 ft
          • Anzco Foods Limited - 400 ft
          • Foodstuffs Limited - 400 ft
          • Foodstuffs - South Island - 400 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • The Chalice - 400 ft

          Theaters

          • Theatre Royal - 400 ft

          Local attractions

          • Orana Wildlife Park - 1.1 mi
            Papanui, Christchurch
          • Earth and Sky - 1.5 mi
            PO Box 112, Lake Tekapo
          • Riccarton House & Bush - 1.9 mi
            16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch
          • Hagley Park - 1.1 mi
            Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
          • Mona Vale - 1.7 mi
            63 Fendalton Rd, Christchurch

          Near the hotel

          • Avon River - 200 ft
            ChristchurchNew Zealand
          • Canterbury Provincial Buildings - 1300 ft
            Corner Durham and Armagh Streets, Christchurch
          • Cashel Street - 1600 ft
            Cashel Street, Christchurch
          • Christchurch Art Gallery - 1900 ft
            Worcester Blvd & Montreal St, Christchurch
          • Southern Encounter - 600 ft
            33 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
          • Christchurch Town Hall - 1500 ft
            86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
          • Bridge of Remembrance - 1600 ft
            Cashel Street, Christchurch

          Restaurants nearby

          • Le Pot-Au-Feu - 300 ft

            Address: 140 Gloucester St
            Phone: (03) 379 1535

            85% likes this, based on 34 reviews
            Cuisine: Swiss

          • Octagon Live - 600 ft

            Address: 124 Worcester Street
            Phone: 64 03 366 6171

            81% likes this, based on 57 reviews

          • Mum's 24 Restaurant - 600 ft

            Address: 62 Manchester St
            Phone: 03 365 2211

            75% likes this, based on 40 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian, Vegetarian, Japanese, Korean

          • Piko Piko - 300 ft

            Address: 14 Cathedral Square
            Phone: (03) 365 1111

            69% likes this, based on 31 reviews

          • Flying Burrito Brothers - 600 ft

            Address: Northlands Mall, Papanui
            Phone: 03 3524242

            67% likes this, based on 45 reviews

          Getting around.

          Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Christchurch International airport.

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            13
          • Number of rooms:
            154

          Hotel Awards

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          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

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          Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

          Average guest rating

          8.8out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 28 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Friendly helpfull staff, lovely room very clean.

          • Couple
            9.6

            Central location, nice design, helpful staff. Modern comfortable rooms.

            There is no airport transfer in this hotel and we had to pay to airport shuttle.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            new, modern, clean and well positioned. breakfast good

          • Single
            8.2

            Location and actual presentation of a old building..

            Did not like the extras, car park, internet charges..

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Friendly staff and excellent location.

            Loud music in the dining area even at breakfast time

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Restaurant and all staff are great.

            This was our second stay. The first time we were in new part and room was excellent. Not nearly as good sadly in older part.

          • Group of friends
            9.6

            Location could not be better. One step out of the door and you are in the heart of the city. Modern rooms large enough. Good restaurant.

            Gym could be bigger and with real equipment. It's pity that most of 4 star hotels world wide have gyms next to nothing.

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            All staff were extremely polite,friendly and helpful. Good security in that the lifts had to be operated using your card key first. Excellent position right next to the cathedral. Good dining facilities. We received complimentary breakfasts.

            A small niggle was that the volume of the piped music in the restaurant was obtrusive.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Good city centre location.

            Booked.net website said $135 room charge - account charge was $139 (rushing to airport at 4.00am, so no time to argue). Website also said there was an airport shuttle service - I have always taken this to mean it would be a complimentary shuttle, and this is often one of my criteria in selecting a hotel. Hotel would only oredr a commercial shuttle service, and we had to pay shuttle service on pick-up.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            the large room, the place near the cathedrale, the kind personnel

            the kitchen was not very good, not very fresh ingredients, and not much.and far too dark room.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            Modern, clean, large rooms, staff friendly & helpful. Nice iMacs for guest use in reception.

            Parking difficult.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Nice hotel from major Accor Chain, free internet at Macintoshs in the lobby for 20mins/day. I would only recomend if there are any deals involved.

            No breakfast included, rooms can be noisy on the first floors and hot because there´s no air conditioning. You have to deposit 100 nzd for eventual expenses in the hotel.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            The heritage room (224) and bathroom were spacious. The hotel being on Cathedral Square was very convenient, and if you have a car on weekends there is plenty of nearby free street parking if you don't want to use the valet service offered by the hotel. The reception staff were young and clearly well trained.

            The top of our wardrobe appeared to have never been dusted and there was some broken glass from a wine glass left underneath a bed sidetable. It would appear that the cleaning staff are not as well trained as the reception staff!

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Central Location Courteous Staff

            Use of Internet should be provided

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            Great location.

            Parking was a bit of a mission - ended up using the valet service which was great but additional cost of $25.00 per night. The bathroom really needs a blind over the window - it's a bit disconcerting to be sitting on the toilet right in front of a window that looks out on Cathedral Square with nothing but a bit of frosted glass to preserve your dignity!! I ended up hanging a blanket over the window!!

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Christchurch location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8140

          Get directions
          Getting around.
          City Center
          • Christchurch
            700 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Christchurch Art Gallery
            2000 ft
          Restaurants
          • Le Pot-Au-Feu (cuisine: Swiss)
            300 ft
          • Piko Piko
            300 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            13
          • Number of rooms:
            154

          Hotel Awards

          New ZealandHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedChristchurchNovotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in New Zealand

          Use Badge