Stay a while in Christchurch or its "big backyard" Canterbury and discover the beauty of these South Island highlights read more.

Christchurch CBD back in business

Things may have been a bit shaky for Christchurch in recent years, but the city has moxie and refuses to be kept down for too long. There is a great choice of Christchurch accommodation to be found in the rebuilt and revitalised heart of town, with more being added to the mix all the time.

Stay by the lakefront in a well-appointed suite or villa at Peppers Clearwater Resort, where you can enjoy a round of golf or some casual fly fishing during your down time. If you'd like a bit more space to play with, consider checking in to a serviced apartment at Quest Christchurch.

Boutiques and B&Bs abound

What Christchurch lacks in big brand-name hotels it more than makes up for with an eclectic mix of bed and breakfasts and boutique lodges within reach of the city centre. Hosted home stays and historic pubs exude classic country charm – conveniently still moments from Christchurch's best shopping, dining and entertainment hotspots.

From The Classic Villa – 5-star luxury a stone's throw from Christchurch's arts and cultural attractions – to the turn-of-the-century Dyers House overlooking the cityscape from 10 minutes away, there is no shortage of boutique accommodation to choose from.

Convenient Christchurch airport hotels

Save on taxi fares and stay near the airport, just 20 minutes outside Christchurch CBD. As close to the airport as you can get is the Sudima Hotel on Memorial Avenue, with more than 200 standard rooms and 52 premium rooms for added comfort.

Just a few minutes down the road, the Copthorne Hotel Commodore is a stylish stay just a short trip from Christchurch's beautiful city centre and is well-suited for conferences and meetings if you're conducting business abroad. Beyond these hotels, there are a number of motor lodges and motels located along Roydvale Avenue.


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