by Steve Theunissen
Looking for a place to stay in the garden city? No problem – Christchurch accommodation is plentiful and varied – everything from the most humble overnighter to the most luxurious of lodges. Having recently completed a survey of 500 Christchurch visitors, we here present the best ranked
Christchurch accommodation in each of four Christchurch accommodation categories.
Christchurch Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast
Windsor Hotel Bed & Breakfast
52 Armagh St
A top notch family operated bed and breakfast right in the heart of Christchurch city. The friendly, personalized service offered at the Windsor has been setting the standard in Christchurch accommodation for over a century. Bedrooms are well appointed and have the antiquated charm of a bygone age. Little extras like ‘hotties’ and ‘brollies’ make all the difference. The breakfast menu is sumptuous and complimentary supper is served in the main lounge at 9pm each evening. A truly superior Christchurch accommodation experience at a B & B price.
Christchurch Accommodation: Motel
Country Glen Lodge
107 Bealey Ave
When it comes to motels, the Country Glen Lodge was by far the preferred location in Christchurch. Accommodation options here include 20 motel units, 6 studios 12 one bedroom units and two, two bedroom units. All rooms are spacious and sunny. The complex includes a child play area as well as a barbeque area. Service is impeccable to say the least. 16 restaurants can be found within a 6 minute stroll. Simply the best in Christchurch accommodation, motel wise.
Christchurch Accommodation: Cottages & Apartments
137 Springfield Rd
Set in the heart of Christchurch, Springfield Cottage is a faithfully refurbished historic cottage built in the 1870’s. The result is old world charm mixed with luxuriant modern conveniences. The queen sized bed has the finest linen, the living area includes dvd and cd players and the bathroom has an old fashioned tub to soak away your worries. Outside you’ll find beautifully manicured gardens, a lovely courtyard, barbeque and garden furniture. Both self catering and bed and breakfast options are available. Simply the best cottage style Christchurch accommodation.
Christchurch Accommodation: Hotel
Hotel Grand Chancellor
161 Cashel St
Sitting right in the middle of the central city, The Grand Chancellor offers the best of the best to conference delegates, business travelers or holiday makers. Award winning Merchant restaurant offers fantastic dining at a realistic price while the adjacent Exchange bar offers the perfect place to unwind. The hotel offers 171 air conditioned guest rooms, featuring modern décor, elegant furnishings and spacious living and bathing rooms. Sweeping views of the city and Canterbury Plains are a bonus that make this the very best Christchurch accommodation hotel offering.