Rydges Hotel Christchurch

Corner Oxford Terrace & Worcester Street, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, 4217, New Zealand
#269 of 391 hotels in Christchurch
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Stay in the heart of Christchurch.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 30, 2006

In September 2006, I had to attend a three day conference in Christchurch. My accommodation was arranged for me and when I decided to stay on a few days after the conference to explore this city I had never visited, I elected to remain at Rydges.
In all, I was here for 6 nights and stayed in two different room types (a share twin during the conference and a standard while I was by myself).
The hotel's central location, west of Cathedral Square, made it easy to get to our conference over in the Town Hall / Convention centre area. Later in the week, the location was great in terms of getting about Christchurch and enjoying this rich city.
It's not often I stay in a hotel, especially in my own country, but I had a very nice stay in Rydges Christchurch and recommend it to anyone planning a week in Christchurch.
If you're travelling as a couple, the 'standard' room would be a good deal. It has a queen-sized bed and plenty or space in the room. At NZ$111 per night it would be good value for a couple wanting a double. Considering I paid about this for a cheap motel in the US recently, foriegn visitors will find this hotel very well priced. I think the normal rate for a share twin (two queen sized beds) is about NZ$174, but check the Rydges website.

Unique Quality: I felt the hotel was looking a little ragged at some of its edges, but saying that, the staff here are fantastic. Genuine warmth and sincere hospitality are shown by everyone here, from the front desk to the cleaners. I was quite impressed about being greeted by everyone I came across in a way that was more than just obligatory. This sort of personal warmth by staff of a busy hotel to guests is a rare thing. If any big-wigs from Rydges are reading this, take note: your staff at Rydges Christchurch have either had some great professional development or you've got an incredible team. I was very very impressed and felt very welcome at this hotel.
The second brilliant thing about this hotel is its location. Both my rooms had glorious views out over the Avon River and west towards the snow-topped Southern Alps. A huge number of heritage sights and shopping areas are a short walk away.

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Comfortable, central & cozy

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 4, 2006

Very well appointed and comfortable rooms. The central location is a great plus. The conseirge was very helpful. Washing facilities (coin machine) on the 2nd floor is a plus.

Unique Quality: Rydges Christchurch is situated in the heart of the Central Business District and overlooks the picturesque Avon River. Rydges Christchurch is within easy walking distance of the Christchurch Convention Centre, Cathedral Square and the Casino.

Directions: 10 kms from Chch International Airport (20mins driving time).

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Rydges Hotel

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 9, 2004

Has one in every major city such as Auckland.

Unique Quality: Good service, friendly especially porter 's really helpful !

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