Scenic Hotel Cotswold

3.5 star property
Victorian hotel with outdoor pool, near Christchurch Casino

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Scenic Hotel Cotswold

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room dining

Overview of Scenic Hotel Cotswold


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
88-96 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, 8014
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Children's pool
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • 24-hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children's pool
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Economy Room, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen

  • 27 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Studio, 1 Queen Bed

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Queen)

  • 38 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (1 King and 2 Single Beds)

  • 52 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Studio, 2 Double Beds

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Executive Studio

  • 30 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Suite, 2 Bedrooms

  • 52 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Beds

Royal Suite

  • 55 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom

  • 38 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

2 Bedroom King Suite

  • 52 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Merivale
  • Hagley Park - 1 min drive
  • University of Canterbury - 5 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 22 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 30 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 19 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive


  • McDonald's - 8 min walk
  • No.4 Bar and Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Mexicano's - 11 min walk
  • Sprig + Fern Merivale - 6 min walk
  • Hachi Hachi - 7 min walk

About this property

Scenic Hotel Cotswold

When visiting Christchurch, Scenic Hotel Cotswold is a great choice to consider. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this Victorian hotel include a fitness centre, a sauna and a children's pool.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 77 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1984
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Sauna


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 40-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Tudors Restaurant – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 28 for adults and NZD 14 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 35.0 per day


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Heartland Cotswold
Heartland Cotswold Christchurch
Heartland Cotswold Hotel
Heartland Hotel Cotswold
Heartland Hotel Cotswold Christchurch
Heartland Hotel Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Does Scenic Hotel Cotswold offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Scenic Hotel Cotswold 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.
Is there a pool at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (15-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Scenic Hotel Cotswold and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as hiking, horse riding and mountain biking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a sauna and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near Scenic Hotel Cotswold?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Tudors Restaurant.
What's the area around Scenic Hotel Cotswold like?
Scenic Hotel Cotswold is in Merivale, a short 1-minute walk from Papanui Road and 8 minutes' walk from Bealey Avenue.



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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing. Big recent renovation made a massive improvement to quality of stay. Will 100% be back for all future business stays.
Matt, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

an overniter
couldnt get the heat pump to work probably my fault
Kelly, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pam, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff where all very friendly and helpful, will definitely stay there again when we visit Christchurch
Mari-Elize, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Our room was so spacious, comfortable and very clean. The staff were very helpful as well. Location was perfect for us as we were able to walk into the city and Hagley Park as well as being close to the Merivale shops. Would definitely stay here again!
Lesley, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Our room was lovely, spacious and warm which was great in the middle of winter. Staff were lovely and friendly. Parking was a bit of a challenge as the parking wasn't marked and so vehicles were parked awkwardly and we weren't sure where we should park. The hotel is a mix between a hotel and motel - looks like a lovely motel, but lacking bowls, cutlery and microwave that would have made our stay perfect. Also we were only provided two glasses, two mugs, even though three of us were staying. We were impressed with the decor and cleanliness.
Aimee, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely, character filled accomodation. Spacious rooms, lovely staff.
Natasha, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Rahul, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I can't recommended this hotel enough. I travelled from Queenstown to visit my mother. The staff went above and beyond to assist. Check-in was extremely welcoming. The room was perfect and worked well for all my comings and goings. I will be visiting a few more times over the coming weeks and without doubt will not look elsewhere for my accommodations. Excellent hotel
Matt, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loretta, 2-night trip
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