Located in Christchurch, a 3-minute walk from Canterbury Museum, The Observatory Hotel Christchurch has accommodations with a fitness center and private parking. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and free WiFi. The property is half a mile from the city center and a 7-minute walk from Christchurch Art Gallery. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a closet, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At The Observatory Hotel Christchurch rooms are equipped with bed linen and towels. The area is popular for cycling, and bike rental and car rental are available at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near The Observatory Hotel Christchurch include Hagley Park, Bridge of Remembrance and The Chalice. The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, 6.2 miles from the hotel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Private parking at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
9.2
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.6
Value for money
8.8
Location
9.8
Free WiFi
9.5
High score for Christchurch
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Stefanie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Breakfast could have been a little better (more fruit, more choice). The breakfast room is very small, expected a different “style” for that kind of property.
  • S
    Susan
    United States of America United States of America
    Interesting building right near the center of the city.
  • Anne
    United States of America United States of America
    all terrific beautiful hotel great location and super staff.

Hotel area info

Amenities of The Observatory Hotel Christchurch
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Fitness center
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs NZD 30 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Full-body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of NZD 200 is required. The property charges this 7 days before arrival. That's about USD 118. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 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
Crib upon request
Free
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 80 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.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Eftpos JCB Diners Club American Express Cash The Observatory Hotel Christchurch accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

A damage deposit of NZD 200 is required. The property charges this days before arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

  • Room options at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch include:

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The Observatory Hotel Christchurch offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Neck massage
    • Walking tours
    • Hand massage
    • Bicycle rental
    • Couples' massage
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Fitness
    • Back massage
    • Foot massage
    • Bike tours
    • Full-body massage
    • Movie nights
    • Head massage

  • The Observatory Hotel Christchurch is 2,300 feet from the center of Christchurch. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The Observatory Hotel Christchurch is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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