Distinction Christchurch Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Christchurch City Centre with restaurant and bar/lounge

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Distinction Christchurch Hotel

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Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Property amenity

Overview of Distinction Christchurch Hotel



Property highlights

  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Conference space
Feel at home
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lift
  • Minibar

Room options

Superior King Room

  • 23 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Twin Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Superior Super King

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Junior Suite

  • 55 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic King Room

  • 26 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Family Suite

  • 69 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 King Beds

Classic 1 Bedroom Suite

  • 61 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Family Suite

  • 63 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Beds

Classic Super King

  • 27 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Junior Suite

  • 55 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Twin Room

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Christchurch City Centre
  • Hagley Park - 2 min drive
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 5 min drive
  • University of Canterbury - 9 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 22 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 24 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 23 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 12 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 32 min drive


  • Little High Eatery - 10 min walk
  • Mediterranean Food - 13 min walk
  • Cafe Valentino - 8 min walk
  • King of Snake - 17 min walk
  • Kum Pun Thai Restaurant & Beer Garden - 12 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 spacious guest rooms.



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 starts at 3:00 PM
  • 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

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 30.00 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 reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fitness centre


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

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

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 36 to 36 for adults and NZD 18 to 18 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.85 per cent


  • Valet parking costs NZD 30.00 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

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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.
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 30.00 per day. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Distinction Christchurch Hotel?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. 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.
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 Isaac Theatre Royal.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

C, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tricia, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Facilities were great and catered for a party of 4 on a girls weekend. Would definitely not both ordering room service at night, the standard of food was unacceptable considering it was only a toasted sandwich , and when I confronted staff they didn’t seem to care and still charged us fully. Apart from that great location , clean and tidy , would stay again but would consider ordering after hours room service again.
Jamie, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We stayed with our 3 children in the family suite which was perfect and very roomy. Easy walks to restaurants, shopping, library and other sites. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant and the food was delicious and great for kids also.
Jessica, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sakuho, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

I was disappointed to learn when l informed staff that l we were scheduled to attend an excursion which the pickup time conflicted with our breakfast resulting in us missing breakfast. When l had raised the matter with staff l had asked if we could be re-imbursed or a salad roll arranged that night but when l was told the girl will call me back that same night, l received no phone call, not even a message apologising the following day. Also noticed that we were notated down as attending breakfast when we actually didn't. becuase of this we will not be staying at this hotel again.
Simon, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Everything was good except the coffee packs in room are expired.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Centrally located. Valet parking only available on premises. Street parking 5 mins away and not always available. Wifi Internet hopeless - Laptops would not connect - staff knew that it was an ongoing issue but unable/unwilling to assist.
Gautam, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Our experience was amazing…friendly staff …room was beautiful. Excellent room service. Very convenient to all tourists attractions. Loved our stay.
Nadraj, 3-night family trip
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