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Old Mar 3rd 2010, 10:45 am
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Default Good Christchurch hotel for lone female

I'm visiting Christchurch in July for a few days, after many years away.

Can anyone recommend a quiet, warm, central hotel with pleasant staff, mid-price but might be able to stretch to posh!? I'm a nervous middle-aged woman and will be on my own, so somewhere with a nice restaurant where I won't feel uncomfortable would be a bonus.

It used to be a bit hairy round the Square at night. If I do venture out, is there anywhere/anything I should avoid (apart from the usual things you'd avoid in any city at night )?
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There's a brand new Novotel on the square.... I would try it if I was you!

You could try the Ibis, it's very nice too! I stayed there on NYE!

Click the hotel names for links...
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Stuff the hotel come and stay with us, we are 20 mins out of town so u would need a car if u fancy it and we go to devil worship on a tuesday night

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Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post
Stuff the hotel come and stay with us, we are 20 mins out of town so u would need a car if u fancy it and we go to devil worship on a tuesday night

Neil

I'd be afraid!!! VERY afraid
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The 2 most obvious ones are

Heritage Hotel http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/christchurch/

and the Crowne Plaza.

Other popular ones that my Kiwi friends like include Chateau in the Park, which isn't absolutely central to town, but is in a nice location (overlooking Hagley Park)

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I'd be afraid!!! VERY afraid


Who could resist.
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I forgot to mention axe murderers anonamous on a wednesday
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I stayed in the Heritage in the square last time I was in Chch. It was ok (gym/pool in another part of the hotel) but room service was awful - they got everything I ordered wrong!
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The Food at the chateau on the park is pretty standard Kiwi fare of good quality.
the usual customers there are "of an age" so you would probably be in the lower 50% of the clientelle age wise. its the width of hagley park from the city ($10ish in a taxi) and its pretty reserved.
and I heartily recommend the pamper package that they do, its a 10 minute beauty treatment and lunch for $35 (Mon - Fri only) I booked the wife in for a double (so I could eat too) and she came back with permanent mascara and her eyebrows shaped. $70 well spent
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Originally Posted by Jan n Neil View Post
Stuff the hotel come and stay with us, we are 20 mins out of town so u would need a car if u fancy it and we go to devil worship on a tuesday night

Neil
Thats really kind guys, but not only am I nervous and middle-aged, I can't drive either!

OH and son are staying at home while I do a reccy of some old haunts. Think OH hopes it will get NZ out of my system and I'll stop going on about it!

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Originally Posted by P2L View Post

Other popular ones that my Kiwi friends like include Chateau in the Park, which isn't absolutely central to town, but is in a nice location (overlooking Hagley Park)
HTH
Think I remember that from a school careers trip. It used to be called the Chateau Regency?
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Thanks very much everyone for your advice. I need all the help I can get!
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Think OH hopes it will get NZ out of my system and I'll stop going on about it!
So he decided to throw you into the water full of sharks

If I were you, I would not even come back

From my memory there is one whole avenue of hotels/motels in Chch, sure one can help. Due to our budget we preferred self contained accommodation, but I guess it is not an option for you.
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If I were you, I would not even come back
Would you not? Have you had a bad time?

I've been umming and ahing about it for years but have a very dear elderly friend in Christchurch that I'd love to see again and other friends in Wellington. But then I wonder if being reminded of the past will only make it harder to get on with life.
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I meant back home. NZ is fantastic, we enjoyed every second of it And I am sure you will too.
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