Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and boasts an array of attractions from Hagley Park and the River Avon, to Botanical Gardens and the famous gondola. The city has a vibrant arts scene and an abundance of cultural attractions and festivals - from museums and food festivals to live music, plus arts and crafts. With the rolling Canterbury plains ideal for farming, the historic Lyttleton Harbour and the welcoming locals, visitors will enjoy sampling delicious local cuisine and warm hospitality of the city. Due to it's superb location, Christchurch forms a key part of any New Zealand journey and visitors can easily venture north, to the vineyards of Blenheim, or National Park attractions of Nelson, or go sailing in the Marlborough Sounds. Alternatively, travel south to the adventure capital of Queenstown, passing stunning Lake Tekapo, or carry on to the incredible Milford Sound - for a true scenic feast. For those short on time, there is always the pretty township of Akaroa and the scenic Banks Peninsula which are closer by.
This elegant, boutique hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and offers lovely views across Hagley Park or the River Avon. Families can delight in the stylish interiors and world-class dining — not to mention the superb service and wonderful concierge team. Hire bikes and explore the pretty city from two wheels, perhaps go to a park festival, or venture to the Port Hills for glorious views over the Canterbury Plains.
This elegant multi-award-winning boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Christchurch, prides itself on its exceptional levels of service and boasts a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. Here, you’ll find sleek, spacious guest rooms and suites decorated in neutral tones accompanied by dark wood furnishings and offering lovely views over Hagley Park or the River Avon. Additionally, two of the city’s best restaurants can be found at The George: Pescatore is famous locally for its Pacific Rim-influenced degustation menus and impressive wine list, while the chic interiors of 50 Bistro make a perfect setting for the Executive Chef’s fresh, classic cuisine. The George is ideally located close to key attractions, such as the Botanical Gardens at Hagley Park and the Arts Centre, filled with galleries, shops and cafes (mountain-bikes are available for those guests wishing to explore the city’s parks and gardens). Furthermore, globe-trotting George Bear (the hotel’s mascot) is making his way around the world, so log on to his blog and find out where he’s been recently.
- Type:Boutique Hotel
- Summary:An ideal base to explore Christchurch’s historic charms
- Feature:Mountain-bikes are available, courtesy of the hotel
- Rooms:53 rooms & suites
- Location:New Zealand
- Nearest airport:Christchurch International Airport