Distinction Christchurch Hotel

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Superior Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Superior Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Classic Twin Room | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Superior Super King  | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Christchurch City Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

9,2/10 Superb

398 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is R2 433
Price available on 2022/09/30
14 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 8011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Conference space
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Minibar
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 21 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 11 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 21 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive

About this property

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

4-star eco-friendly hotel in the heart of Christchurch City Centre
At Distinction Christchurch Hotel, you can look forward to dry cleaning/laundry services, a bar, and a gym. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a conference center and a restaurant.
Additional perks include:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and meeting rooms
  • Free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance, and an elevator
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Distinction Christchurch Hotel feature thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 55-inch Smart TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, electric kettles, and heating



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 179 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (NZD 25.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness center


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 55-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 34 and NZD 34.00 for adults, and NZD 17 and NZD 17 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.85 percent

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from May 12 2022 to June 7 2022 (dates subject to change).


  • Valet parking costs NZD 25.00 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Distinction Christchurch Hotel currently open?
This property is closed from May 12 2022 to June 7 2022 (dates subject to change).
How much does it cost to stay at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
As of 29 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Distinction Christchurch Hotel on 30 September 2022 start from R2 433, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Distinction Christchurch Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Distinction Christchurch Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs NZD 25.00 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an onsite casino at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (10-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Distinction Christchurch Hotel and nearby?
Maintain your daily exercise routine at the gym.
Are there restaurants at or near Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Foundation Cafe (3-min walk), Francesca's Italian Kitchen (3-min walk), and The Caffeine Laboratory (3-min walk).
What's the area around Distinction Christchurch Hotel like?
Distinction Christchurch Hotel is in Christchurch City Centre, a short 11-minute walk from Hagley Park and 3 minutes' walk from New Regent Street. Travelers say the local area is good for shopping and very central.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Derita, 8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Peter, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lovely beds, nice rooms.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Chee, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not for me
I was really surprized with the condition of the rooms especially as the lady who checked me in told me they had nicer rooms than the Crowne plaza - quite dated. The shower was over the bath and the shower curtain had seen better days. There was heavy water staining on the door to the room. The lifts did not have a directory for the floors. I was also surprised to learn this hotel had been an MIQ facility.
Kylie, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Great stay
Great place to stay comfiest and close to everything
Michelle, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Andrew, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Yuet Wah, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Position plus
Amazing hotel so close to everything. Room was very large and great amenities. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Julie, 3-night family trip
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