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Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (Christchurch, New Zealand)


Hotel Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square (Christchurch, New Zealand)

About Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Located in the city centre of Christchurch and only steps away from Cathedral Square is Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square. Guests can stay on top of work by utilising the business centre found at the hotel. Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square features rooms that have a flat-screen TV, a sofa bed, a workstation, a minibar and a coffee maker. In-room Wi-Fi can be accessed for an additional fee. There is an on-site gym as well as a tour desk at the hotel. A kid’s club can also be found and on-site parking is available but charges do apply. The Square Restaurant, the hotel’s on-site eatery, serves New Zealand inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Christchurch Casino and Canterbury Museum are a ten-minute walk from the hotel. Re:START Mall is a five-minute walk away while Victoria Square can be reached in three minutes on foot.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

trivago Rating Index based on 2018  reviews from:
  • Expedia(8.6/10),
  • Location
    Excellent  8.9 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.3 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.8 / 10

Positive Reviews


On-site delight

If you are looking to try some traditional New Zealand cuisine, the hotel's on-site eatery has you covered. The Square Restaurant offers a menu filled with local favourites which guests say are very tasty. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is also a bar attached to it.


Comfort found here

Accommodations are pleasant and make you feel comfortable during your stay at the hotel according to travellers who add that the rooms are subtly decorated to create a welcoming ambiance. Some of the rooms on the high floors offer nice views of Christchurch as well.


In the middle

The property is situated in the heart of Christchurch and is within walking distance of a number of the city's sights including Christchurch Casino and Canterbury Museum which are a ten-minute walk away. Visitors note that the central location makes it very easy to get around.

Negative Reviews


Wi-Fi a costly extra

The hotel does have Wi-Fi but it will cost you to access it. A number of visitors were unimpressed with the property's Wi-Fi policy which does not offer complimentary in-room internet access or even free use of the Wi-Fi in common areas.


Wonky bathroom layout

Some guests note that the way the bathrooms are laid out is less than ideal and some readjustment is needed. The bathroom sink and mirror along with the hairdryer and toiletries are actually situated outside of the bathroom.


Parking fees outrageous

The hotel does have on-site parking but it is not included in the price of staying at the property. A number of travellers say the on-site parking fee was quite high and made having a car a hindrance.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Elevator
  3. Gym
  4. Parking
For children
  1. Cot
  2. Childcare
  3. Playground
  4. Kids stay for free
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
  3. Accessible bathroom
  4. Accessible parking
Room amenities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Ironing board
  4. Television
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00


52 Cathedral Street , 8011 , Christchurch , New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3722111 | Fax: +64(3)3722112 | 

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