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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

416 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is AU$226
Price available on 11/12/2022
14 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, 8011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Conference space
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Minibar

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 20 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 12 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 21 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive


  • Little Brews Espresso - 2 min walk
  • Hachi Hachi - 2 min walk
  • BurgerFuel - 2 min walk
  • Mumbaiwala - 3 min walk
  • Foundation Cafe - 3 min walk

About this property

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Distinction Christchurch Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after visiting the fitness centre for a workout, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and central location.



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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 179 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 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


  • On-site valet parking (NZD 25.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site 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 centre


  • 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 centre


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • 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
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free weekday newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and 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 per cent


  • 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 sanitiser; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Distinction Hotel
Distinction Christchurch
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Frequently asked questions

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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
As of 6 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Distinction Christchurch Hotel on 11 Dec 2022 start from AU$226, 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.
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 sanitiser 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 spaces 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 on-site 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 on-site 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 1-minute walk from Cathedral Square and 3 minutes' walk from New Regent Street. Travellers say that the local area is good for shopping and very central.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cheryl Er, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Overall mediocre experience. Expected more.
The front desk and Reservations team customer service was impeccable, but the hotel is a bit dated and the rooms not very big. My toilet bowl had a disgusting permanent yellow stain. One night I asked for my dinner to be delivered to my room at 9pm and come 9.15pm, there was no dinner. I called up the restaurant and it appears someone forgot to prepare it. To their credit, they prepared it in 15 mins and brought it up with a smile, albeit 35 minutes late and I was starving. I was not impressed and I am quite tired of hearing the excuses about labour shortages and pandemic impacts. This was my 4th overseas trip and I had travelled all over Europe and Hawaii much earlier in the year and the service their was fine. If that is a problem, then lower your prices to match the service quality rather than charge the same amount pre-pandemic. The biggest drawcard is the location. It is centrally located but I would not stay here again if it weren't for its central location.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sayed, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 2-night trip
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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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