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Centrally located in pretty Christchurch, overlooking Hagley Park and the River Avon, the George is a luxurious 5-star boutique hotel. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi. The George, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, has 53 stylish and comfortable guest rooms. All of the accommodations is spacious, features contemporary furnishings and has a modern bathroom. Guests can enjoy a great range of modern in-room amenities including 42” LCD TV, digital movie system and complimentary bathroom toiletries. 50 Bistro is an award-winning restaurant at the property, which serves contemporary cuisine and also offers al fresco dining on the terrace. The George is within easy reach of the city center and its arts center, restaurants and theaters. Christchurch Botanic Gardens is also on your doorstep. Christchurch Casino is just a 3-minute walk away. The George has repeatedly been recognized as ‘New Zealand’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ from 2006-2010 and 2012-2020.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The George has been welcoming guests since Mar 30, 2010
Hotel chain/brand:
Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Hubert
    reception was open 24 hours, very fast turnaround on any service, helped us immensely with finding our luggage with the airport, great with directions etc. really makes you feel like a star. was the perfect room for our honeymoon. they even gave...
  • Kingsford
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    the staff were wonderful, really friendly and helpful, room was lovely comfy bed. room service breakfast was delicious.
  • Wendel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    great room, comfy beds. staff were wonderful. restaurant was delicious.
  • Julie
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    They were incredibly nice. I accidentally booked the wrong dates and they allowed me to get it changed through a third party and didn’t charge me again. The breakfast was great and room was very nice!
  • Tiffany
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location right across from Hagley Park and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Friendly, helpful staff. Comfortable bar and lounge area. This was our second stay, and even though we were not in one the fantastic Residence rooms...
  • Rob
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    the location, the amenities, the staff, the property
  • Lorri
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location, spacious rooms, nice bar, and free laundry.
  • Cheree
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff. The art. Mark helped me with trying to get my Australian visa. We ended up there as “visa refugees” and were treated wonderfully.
  • Brent
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    extremely helpful staff. clean facility. comfortable facility. good location.
  • Peter
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Friendly attentive service, fresh modern common areas, lovely cozy quiet room, comfy bed & pillows. Great location on the park, walkable to restaurants, shops, art museums, etc.

Property questions and answers
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  • Tesla car charging complimentary?

    Good morning, Our Tesla car charging is complimentary. Kind regards Kay Bergman Reservations Manager
    Answered on 24 January 2021
  • Hi there, is room service available? And can you get Netflix on the television? Thank you!

    Good morning, Thank you for your message. The George has 24 hour room service available. To watch Netflix on our hotel TVs you must have a Netflix account (your own account) Thank you Kind regards Kay Bergman Reservations
    Answered on 23 June 2021
  • Walk-in shower ??

    Good Morning, I am pleased to advise that our "Executive Accessible" room type have a walk-in shower, and are are wheelchair accessible room type. Kind regards, Morgana.
    Answered on 16 November 2020
  • Hi. Can you put an extra bed in the room for child who is 6 years old

    Good afternoon, We can place a rollaway bed in our Premium Executive rooms, Junior & Park Suites for a 6 year old child. There is a cost for the additional bed.
    Answered on 28 June 2021
  • Do you charge for parking?

    Good morning, We do not charge for car parking. Kind regards Kay Bergman Reservations Manager
    Answered on 28 July 2022

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • 50 BISTRO
    • Cuisine

Amenities of The George
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Car rental
  • Laptop safe
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Fitness
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The George takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 82.50 per child, per night
Crib upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 82.50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos JCB American Express Cash Debit card The George accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.
Additional beds are roll-away beds.

FAQs about The George

  • The prices at The George may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The George has 1 restaurant:

    • 50 BISTRO

  • Guests staying at The George can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • The George is 2,950 feet from the center of Christchurch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The George offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Fitness
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at The George is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at The George include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Twin
    • Suite