Not sure the French would call this a chateau, so don't expect to be checking into an old-fashioned European mansion or castle.
Having said that, the hospitality of the staff was fine, generous breakfast packs (we had an early morning flight) and there is unlimited free wifi in lobby and rooms. Hotel is tired and in need of some TLC and to top it off they experienced some damage from the earthquakes. We stayed in 2 different rooms, and both were also tired and needing some attention, rooms were dark, in need of ventiliation/fresh air and not much of an outlook (car park from one room and the roof from another).
It looks like a close walk through the park to the city, but it is probably more like a good half hour walk, so be prepared to put on your walking shoes. However, unfortunately there isn't much to see in the city now except many deserted and impacted buildings fenced off to the public.
Suitable for a short stay or stopover.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chateau on the Park - Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is designed to provide a tranquil, resort-like stay. The 5-acre property - boasting a moat, a vineyard and a beautiful rose garden - makes our Christchurch, New Zealand hotel feel secluded, but it is only 2.9km from the city. From this hotel, you'll be able to walk to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Hagley Golf Club and the western business district. Riccarton Westfield and the University of Canterbury also are nearby. ... more less
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- Hotel Chateau On The Park