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Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Christchurch hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge, aimed at LGBTQ guests

  • Free WiFi in lobby
From
€100

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

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50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
8.6.Fabulous.
  • Very handy location, close to restaurants, cafes, shopping and overlooking the cathedral.…

    Dec 2, 2021

  • We stayed here for three nights, and stayed here last year for a night too. Very…

    Aug 3, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 154 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski rentals
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Casino - 9 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 10 min walk
  • Isaac Theatre Royal - 3 min walk
  • Riccarton House - 43 min walk
  • University of Canterbury - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Christchurch Casino - 9 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 10 min walk
  • Isaac Theatre Royal - 3 min walk
  • Riccarton House - 43 min walk
  • University of Canterbury - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • New Brighton Beach - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • International Antarctic Centre - 6.3 mi / 10.2 km
  • Sumner Beach - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 8.2 mi / 13.2 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 14 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 7 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 21 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive
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50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 154 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 13 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas (30 minutes per day)
  • WiFi (speed: 25+ Mbps) in rooms*

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (NZD 35 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to LGBTQ guests
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Ski equipment rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3767
  • Conference space size (meters) - 350
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2009
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 49-inch LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The Square Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Ski equipment rentals on site

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: NZD 100.00 per night

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 80 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 80 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per night

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs NZD 35 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

Policies

This property caters to LGBTQ guests.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • Novotel Cathedral
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Christchurch
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  • Novotel Cathedral Hotel
  • Novotel Cathedral Hotel Christchurch Square
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs NZD 35 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. There's a charge of NZD 80 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 80 (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, The Square Restaurant offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Francesca's Italian Kitchen (3-min walk), The Caffeine Laboratory (3-min walk), and The Happening Bar and Kitchen (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (9-min walk) is nearby.
  • Have fun with onsite winter activities like skiing. Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square also has a fitness center.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Room was relatively dated, things in odd places, no tv remote and took 3 hours to resolve. Bathroom cavity door had no stop and was very difficult to open. Staff in dining area and bar were great, breakfast and restaurant food very good.

    4 night romance trip, Jul 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good location, friendly staff

    3 night trip, Jul 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    There was no hot water for an extended period which was very frustrating. And our room was booked for four people but only had two coffee cups , two teaspoons etc. We rang to request the extra two but the staff never delivered them.

    1 night family trip, Jul 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just 1 night. And we didn’t use many facilities. But appears to be a good hotel. Great location. Friendly staff. And a very comfortable bed.

    1 night romance trip, Jun 5, 2021

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good location. Pleasant atmosphere Dining room ex

    2 night romance trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Novotel was a great experience

    1 night trip, May 14, 2021

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Vibrant place filled with many happy travellers.

    1 night trip with friends, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The buffet breakfast is limited and the same on the 2 days I stayed with the hotel. But I was able to check in upon arrival as early as 930am which some hotels don’t allow. Overall, it was a great experience and will continue to stay with Novotel.

    2 night family trip, Apr 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was excellent.

    2 night family trip, Apr 25, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel. Excellent position

    2 night romance trip, Apr 23, 2021

    Verified Wotif guest review

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