[Stay] New Zealand – Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel Review

After reviewing other travellers recommendation on where should to stay at Christchurch. We chose Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel over other recommendations because the price per night is mid-range.

We wanted to stay in a comfortable place after our long flight to Christchurch and this hotel is well located for some of the famous attractions that we planned to visit.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel

The Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square which was re-opened in 2013, is a new and stylish 4.5-star hotel situated alongside the original Christchurch Cathedral.

The hotel has 154 spacious rooms and suites, from modern and contemporary to charming and cosy. All rooms are complemented with comfortable pillows, which you are able to choose from and not only that the amenities available in the rooms are suitable for all kinds of travellers.



Superior Room with 2 Double Beds

164NZD Per room/nights

Please take note for credit card payment a surcharge of 2% will be applicable.

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Lobby Area

The reception is spacious and well lit, making travellers feel welcome and comfortable.

Ample seating is available at the lobby, making it easy for a group of friends and families to meet together.

Check-in/ check-out counter


Waiting area


To note: For non-accor member, there will be a surcharge for WIFI internet access.

The USB port is just right at the bedside which makes charging of the phone more convenient.

Iron board and safe available for traveller.

Kettle with complimentary coffee and tea bags.



Superior Room with 2 Double Beds

Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²


Novotel even provides different type of pillows for your stay.


Accor is an eco-friendly hotel, hence they only provided minimal amenities in the bathroom should you require more items, do contact the housekeeper to provide you with it.


The in-balance gym is located on the 3rd floor.  The booklet has made an error about the location of the yoga mat as it is not at the reception.

The gym with simple fitness equipment available.

Yoga mat kept at the corner of the room.

View from our room


We had a pleasant and comfortable stay at Christchurch with Novotel. Love the sweet gesture of giving more option to travellers for choosing what kind of pillow we are able to get for a comfortable sleep. Our hotel stay did not come with breakfast in our package, however, we grab some nice food around near the church.

A weekly Friday Street Food Market stalls available when we were there, there is quite a lot of international cuisine, for instance, Malaysia Cuisine, Burgers and pork ribs etc. There is a supermarket nearby about 5 mins walking distance, where you can grab some snacks or bread if you like. Other than the chargeable WIFI access we are happy with our 2 nights there.

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