Hotels, Motels, Motor Inns and Holiday Camps:
The following properties are the selected Accommodation Suppliers for the Festival Month. They have all been inspected and fully briefed on the requirements for Festival participants, officials, wives, husbands and partners, families and supporters.
Brief descriptions are supplied. We are only too happy to answer any queries and do everything we can to attend to any special requests. Space in all the properties is pre-booked at Golden Oldies rates and it will be a matter of first in, first booked. If your accommodation request is not available we will arrange to make your booking at an equivalent property advising you accordingly. It will pay to make your accommodation requests early.
Prices, deposit requirements, terms and conditions and cancellation policies are all displayed on the individual Festival Sport terms and conditions found under the "Entry" tab at the top of the website.
The George Hotel
5+ Star - 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch
The George is a luxury, boutique, award-winning hotel situated across the road from the Avon River and overlooking Hagley Park. The property is only 15 minutes stroll from the city centre, the Christchurch Casino and the Christchurch Art Gallery, and 10km from the airport. The George is the only Christchurch Hotel with a 1-to-1 staff to guest ratio. It is also home to two award winning restaurants. The George is regularly judged New Zealand’s leading boutique hotel in World Travel Awards.
Rydges Latimer Hotel
5+ Star - 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
The Headquarters Hotel for all Festivals, Rydges Latimer is conveniently located being a 10 minute walk from the city, the Christchurch Casino and 15 minutes from the Christchurch Arts Centre. It is an excellent, relaxed hotel with modern rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, flat Screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel has a fully equipped gymnasium, an inviting sauna, a laundry service and free onsite parking. Located on the ground floor is Bloody Mary's Bar-Lounge-Grill, a premium steakhouse featuring some of the finest locally sourced ingredients in Canterbury. New York steakhouse meets Kiwi hospitality for a true beef lover's dream. You will be eager to 'steak' your claim.
5 Star - 52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Just 20-minutes from the airport and centrally located adjacent to the iconic inner-city square, Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is an ideal base for those visiting New Zealand's 'Garden City'. You'll be within easy walking distance of many of the city's local attractions, including the Botanic Gardens and the Christchurch Casino. Take a stroll from your hotel to find fine dining options, or to take in a show at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Chateau on the Park Doubletree by Hilton
4.5 Star - 189 Deans Ave, Riccarton, Christchurch
The Chateau on the Park Doubletree by Hilton, is an iconic upscale luxurious hotel set in 5 acres of gardens immediately over the road from the western part of Hagley Park. The recently renovated Chateau on the Park Doubletree by Hilton is walking distance to the Hagley Park facilities, and a slightly longer walk through the park and the Botanical Gardens to the Christchurch Art Centre and Christchurch Casino. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, comfortable bars and restaurants, a gymnasium, coffee and tea facilities and a convenient guest laundry.
Crowne Plaza - Brand New
4.5 Star - 764 Colombo St, Christchurch Central
Brand new in the city centre.
Located in Central Christchurch just minutes from CBD dining, shopping and entertainment, Crowne Plaza Christchurch offers modern accommodation and dining options for the sports traveller. Overlooking historic Victoria Square and the iconic Avon River, you’ll be in the perfect spot to explore the city, or meet with friends in Market Place Restaurant and Bar, Café 1851 or The Social Cafe & Bar.
5+ Star - 28-30 Cathedral Square, Central Christchurch, Apartments
The Heritage Christchurch is located in a charming and secure old Government Department building converted into a superb apartment style hotel. Opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building in the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance. The various accommodation options offer self-contained apartments with full kitchen facilities, dishwasher, microwave and oven, open plan dining and lounge downstairs. Bedroom, bathroom and laundry are upstairs. Free Wi-Fi, excellent restaurant, lap pool, spa pool, sauna and gymnasium on site. Situated in the city centre and handy to restaurants, bars, shopping and Christchurch Casino.
5+ Star - Clearwater Avenue, Northwood, Condominiums
Located just seven minutes from Christchurch airport, Peppers Clearwater Resort is a stunning lakefront resort set within the beautiful grounds of Clearwater Golf Club surrounded by clear shimmering lakes and waterways from which the resort gets its name. You simply cannot go past this magical Christchurch accommodation option. At this stunning Christchurch resort you can choose to do as little or as much as you like all within the boundaries of our premises. Nine Kilometers of extensive walking trails are also set within 465 acres of rural tranquility that surrounds the resort. Fly-fishing, golf, tennis and cycling are other pleasant pastimes you'll enjoy with the beautiful Southern Alps as your backdrop.
*Partial Transport Only
The Pavilions Hotel
4 Star - 42 Papanui Rd, Merivale, Christchurch
The Pavilions Hotel a unique, fun property very handy to the city and good restaurants is an excellent option. Family owned and operated, The Pavilions has a very hospitable bar and excellent restaurant. The hotel gives a glimpse into the history of New Zealand through the lens of the Horncastle family. With artefacts and pieces of "Kiwiana" on display through the site, collected over three generations from North and South Islands, the Horncastle's have curated a hotel that offers relaxing accommodation, personable and attentive service, delicious regional fare and cultural immersion. Rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. A friendly comfortable hotel ideally situated.
3.5 Star - 107 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central
Centrally located in the heart of Christchurch, Ibis Christchurch is the ideal base for holidaymakers looking to explore New Zealand's iconic 'Garden City' on foot. Take a short stroll to the beautiful Botanic Gardens, shopping at iconic RE:Start Mall or explore rich culture at Canterbury Museum. The comfortable rooms include an in-room safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and Laundry facilities. Just 20 minutes from Christchurch Airport, it's an easy drive to local attractions and the International Antarctic Centre.
4 Star - 115 Worcester St, Christchurch
115 Worcester St, Christchurch is a trendy, centrally located boutique hotel with a Christchurch Tram Line in the lobby. Unique rooms of different shapes and sizes (all pretty generous) feature complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV and an extensive mini-bar. Hotel charge back facilities at local cafes and restaurants and very handy to the city centre and Christchurch Casino. Easy access to the iconic Christchurch Tram Services and easy to move around the city.
4 Star - 550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch
Corner of Memorial Ave & Orchard Rd, Christchurch. Ideally located just five minutes walk from Christchurch International and Domestic Airport, Sudima Christchurch Airport is the perfect stepping stone to the stunning South Island. The hotel offers complimentary on-demand shuttle transfers to and from the airport as well as on site parking. Boasting a brand new tower, facade and lobby, laundry services and an in-house restaurant and bar, you won't need to leave the hotel before you travel further afield.
* Partial Transport
Fino Hotel and Suites
4 Star - 87 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
Fino Hotel and Suites offers a range of luxury apartment suites with an unexpected eclectic contemporary twist. The hotel suites, restaurant, spa, laundry service and its exemplary services cater for the needs of the leisure traveller. Rooms include in-room safe, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, full kitchen and TV. Located in the CBD, the Fino Hotel and Suites is just a short walk to the Christchurch Casino, local bars and restaurants.
4 Star - 116 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Located in the heart of the city, the Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch offers chic accommodation with city views and complimentary Wi-Fi. All rooms have contemporary furnishings. Each one complete with air conditioning, work desk and tea & coffee making facilities. Other facilities in the hotel include a fitness centre, business centre, laundry, restaurant and bar. Just 10m from New Regent street, the Hotel is locally situated from the Avon River, Botanic Garden as well as local restaurants, cafes.
4 Star - 113 Worcester Street, Christchurch
Apartment style accommodation offers guests an excellent alternative to traditional motel or hotel accommodation in the Christchurch region. Quest Christchurch is situated in the heart of the city and within close proximity to the supermarket and ReStart Mall. The New Regent Street area of shops and cafes are just opposite the apartments and provides guests an extensive choice of quality food options and experiences for all tastes. The apartments are a 10 minute walk from Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park and the Botanical Gardens. A tram station is located next to the apartments.
4 Star - 246-266 Tuam Street, Christchurch
This modern hotel, set in the bustling neighbourhood of Riccarton, lies within a 12 minute walk from both Christchurch central city and Cathedral Square. It is also close to Hagley Park. Relaxed apartment-style rooms, all of which contain a full kitchen with high-spec amenities and appliances including a full laundry. Plenty of on-site complimentary parking and unlimited Wi-Fi in all rooms. The hotel has an indoor pool, a hot tub and spa, as well as a fitness room.
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
3.5 Star - 89-96 Papanui Road, Merivale
Full of character, the Heartland Hotel Cotswold is a two-storied distinctive Tudor style property conveniently situated very close to the Christchurch city centre, Hagley Park and Christchurch Casino. It is also a short stroll to the trendy boutique Merivale Mall and shopping precinct that is home to some excellent restaurants and bars. The recently refurbished rooms include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky TV. The hotel features laundry services and the popular and welcoming Tudor Restaurant and Bar.
* Partial Transport
Quality Hotel on Elms
3.5 star - 456 Papanui Rd, Papanui, Christchurch
Quality Hotel on Elms is a relaxed hotel approximately five kilometres from the city, in the thriving suburb of Papanui. Close to the South Island’s largest mall, Northlands, the hotel is in walking distance of a range of restaurants and bars. Renovated rooms feature free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and Sky and Cable TV. The hotel features laundry services, free on-site parking and the Sapporo Gold Restaurant and Bar and is known for its hospitality and service.
* Partial Transport
Breakfree on Cashel
3 Star - 165 Cashel St, Christchurch
Breakfree on Cashel is a new urban trendy hotel situated in the city centre, approximately 15 minutes stroll from the Christchurch Casino. Close to city restaurants, bars and shopping, the rooms feature free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and smart television. Other amenities include an exercise room, laundry services, free on-site parking and a relaxed bar and restaurant serving Western cuisine. Rooms are small and pod style. Please note inner rooms do not include windows.
3 Star - 28 Papanui Road, Christchurch
The Camelot is a comfortable motel style property walking distance from the Christchurch city centre, Hagley Park and Christchurch Casino. All units include full cooking facilities, free Wi-Fi, TV and DVD player and tea and coffee making facilities. The property has a full guest laundry, swimming pool, spa pool and free shuttle to and from the Casino. It is next door to the Pavilions Hotel and has charge back facilities from their bar and restaurant.
3 Star - 66 Armagh St, Christchurch
Architecturly designed West Fitzroy Apartments located in a quiet corner of the city and only minutes walk to key city attractions such as Cathedral Square, Hagley Park, Hagley Golf Course, Botanic Gardens, Art Centre, Art Gallery, not to mention the many wonderful new shops, restaurants and cafes that Christchurch now has to offer. Fully self-contained, self-catering apartments all have full laundry and kitchen facilities, free Wi-Fi, balconies or courtyards and free secure car parking with lift access to all floors. There is a private gym on-site for guest use. Entry to the building is by electronic security system
All Stars Inn on Bealey
263 Bealey, Edgeware, Christchurch
All Stars on Bealey Inn is located only 15 minutes from the city centre and offers a range of accommodation from motel units through to comfortable, well-appointed dormitory style rooms. Motel rooms include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, smart televisions and modern furnishing. The property is neighboured by the Speights Ale House Pub and there is a restaurant on the facilities. A modern, comfortable, well located option with laundry and BBQ facilities available.
Top Ten Cabins and Motel
39 Meadow Street, Papanui, Christchurch
Top Ten is an excellent complex five minutes walk to Northlands Shopping Centre, supermarkets, restaurants, bars and cinema and 5km to city centre. The Top 10 offers a range of excellent accommodation options including studio, one and two bedroom fully serviced motel units through to units and cabins with shared kitchen, toilet and bathroom facilities. Motel units have full kitchens, LCD television with Sky and modern comfortable furnishings.