The Observatory Hotel Christchurch
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The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

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9 Hereford Street, Christchurch, Christchurch Central, Canterbury 8013, New Zealand
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With a stay at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch, you'll be centrally located in Christchurch, steps from Hagley Park and within a 5-minute walk of The Arts Centre. This luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Riverside Market and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cashel Mall.Show More
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4.6/5Great·Cleanliness: 4.6
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Amenities
Golf CourseMassage RoomFitness RoomParkingMeeting Room24-Hour Front DeskWi-Fi in Public AreasFree
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Surroundings
Airport: Christchurch International Airport
(10.0 km)
Train: Christchurch Railway Station
(4.3 km)
Landmarks: Christchurch
(160m)
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Prestige Skylight Room
6

Prestige Skylight Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Toothbrush
Private Toilet
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Royal Skylight Room
11

Royal Skylight Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Toothbrush
Private Toilet
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Observatory King Room
6

Observatory King Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Minibar
TV
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Prestige Room
12

Prestige Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Toothbrush
Private Toilet
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Observatory Deluxe Room
18

Observatory Deluxe Room

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Toothbrush
Private Toilet
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Guest Reviews(58)

4.6/5
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  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Amenities4.6
  • Location4.5
  • Service4.6
Meihaodezuichu
April 3, 2024
In Christchurch, a self-driving transfer station in New Zealand, I found this old building from 1917. It is very unique and the interior decoration is very eye-catching. It is surrounded by the Art Center and opposite the Botanical Garden. However, the windows are not soundproof, and the sound of tourists talking and vehicle loading and unloading outside is very loud, especially in the morning.
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Anonymous User
December 27, 2023
The location is super good, just a few minutes walk to the Avon River and the Botanic Gardens. The hotel is very unique and has obviously been renovated. It is very clean and the bedding is very comfortable. The experience is really great ~
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Guest User
January 4, 2024
Right in the art center, the hotel is small, exquisite and stylish
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Anonymous User
November 7, 2022
The location of the hotel is great, right across from the Botanic Garden, a converted university, surrounded by art centers and restaurants, all very good. It's just that the parking lot is being rebuilt now. Our room happens to be on the first floor facing the parking lot. There is always light pollution at night, noise from the reconstruction construction, and the sound of cars coming and going on the street. The accommodation experience is very bad. Moreover, this room was originally prepared for disabled people. The equipment in the toilets are all disabled toilets. The bathroom is only covered with curtains. There is no door or bathtub. In addition, the water in the bathroom is very small. Depressed, or the city center facilities are not enough. All in all, this experience is not worth it at this price.
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Gisela
January 22, 2024
Excellent stay, great location, fantastic staff, cleanliness and comfort. Could not have been a better stay - in the gym, the only place we found there could have been a bit more attention - however, this could have been the remnants of the early morning's use...
JAMES
January 17, 2024
The Observatory Hotel is a beautiful and unique hotel in a great location. It is within walking distance of shopping, nice restaurants, and the botanical garden. The service was excellent and the room was clean and comfortable.
Jenn
January 4, 2024
Our favorite place to stay in Christchurch. I do wish they had an 11am checkout instead of 10am checkout. But that seems to be the NZ way unfortunately.
MR.P.F.COE
January 17, 2024
Superior accommodation situated in the University buildings in a central location.
Ivan
November 23, 2023
Beautiful hotel, next to the botanical gardens and minutes from city center. Friendly and professional staff

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: 14:00–24:00
Check-out: 00:00–10:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this hotel.
Children between 0 and 11 years old can stay for free if no extra bed is needed.

Cots and Extra Beds
For all room types, cots and extra beds cannot be added.

Breakfast
TypeContinental
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Health Protected

Very Clean
  • 4.6/5
Cleaning & disinfecting
  • Rooms are disinfected between stays

Property Description

  • Opened: 1896
  • Number of Rooms: 33
With a stay at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch, you'll be centrally located in Christchurch, steps from Hagley Park and within a 5-minute walk of The Arts Centre. This luxury hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Riverside Market and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cashel Mall.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a 24-hour fitness center and bicycles to rent. This Victorian hotel also features complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and a communal living room.

Grab a bite from the grocery/convenience store serving guests of The Observatory Hotel Christchurch. Continental breakfasts are available daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Christchurch? This hotel has 269 square feet (25 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 33 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and Smart televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and premium bedding. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.

Services & Amenities

Fitness Room
Meeting Room
Restaurant
Restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch?

Prices at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What is the closest airport to The Observatory Hotel Christchurch?

The closest airport is Christchurch International Airport. It is 10.0 km from the hotel and approximately a 18minutes journey by taxi.

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 10:00.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch provide airport transfer services?

No, the The Observatory Hotel Christchurch doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch have?

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch has the following amenities and services: Golf Course, Massage Room, Fitness Room.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch have a swimming pool?

No, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch doesn't have a pool.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch have fitness amenities?

Yes, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch has fitness amenities.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does The Observatory Hotel Christchurch provide breakfast?

Yes, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch provides breakfast.

About This Property

Nearest AirportChristchurch International Airport
Distance to Airport9.96KM
Nearest Train StationChristchurch Railway Station
Distance to Train Station4.32KM
Average Price FromNZD386
Hotel Star Rating5