Very good 7.6
Based on 13 reviews

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About Holiday Inn On Avon Christchurch


The hotel greets you in true style, complementing splendidly the garden city, and sits amongst grand willow trees that flank the landmark Avon River. Fantastic riverside walks and Colonial architecture surround the Holiday inn on Avon, which itself features striking internal courtyards and a welcoming, light and airy lobby. The hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Casino, city center and the tranquil Botanical gardens. Offering outstanding service, family-friendly swimming pool and a full gym the standards are excellent. Surrounded by colonial beauty and plenty of fun, Christchurch is the gateway to the regions adventure sports. And only a short drive from ski fields, lofty mountain walks and exhilarating bungee jumps.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa

Swimming & soaking

  • swimming pool [indoor]

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • executive floor
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
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When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 20.00 NZD
Check-In From: 11:00 AM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance to Airport: 12.0 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 131
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Built: 1970
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Location 8.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.4
  • Service 7.2
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 6.9

Blake B.
United States
February 09, 2011
Nice hotel and good location.
Gets the job done.
You get what you would expect with the typical Holiday Inn hotel which is decent value and decent service at a reasonable rate.

Margaret S.
United States
January 03, 2011
Clean but out of the way location
Convenient laundry facilities, large room
Out of the centre of town
if this is your first trip to christchurch, i would recommend staying in the centre of town. this property was out of the way. the front desk wasn't very helpful with restaurant suggestions.

rod L.
December 31, 2010
Lovely Hotel However Old
quaint, not a highrise spacious outdoor grounds
rooms a bit dated and worn
We had a wonderful time in christchurch however we were there during an earthquake.

Jeannine M.
United States
December 30, 2010
Typical Holiday Inn with some minor drawbacks
Comfortable bed
Somewhat difficult to find
Typical holiday inn.... room was comfortable. However, make sure you get 2 keys because the key must stay in a holder by the door in order to keep the lights on. Also, the clock in our room did not keep accurate time ... it was incorrect (somewhat ahead) when we arrived so I reset it. We were only there for 1 night and leaving for the airport in the morning and after the alarm got me up and I was showered I realized from my cell phone that the room clock was wrong again and it was over an hour and a half earlier than I thought. At least it ran fast rather than slow so I didn't miss my flight. Also, I was disappointed that there was not any of the typical literature in the room regarding the hotel... besides a room service menu there was no info about the hotel... pool hours or other hotel ammenities or local info. Ate at the bar which was good. Staff friendly

Steven R.
November 07, 2010
Excellent Hotel, Fantastic Rooms and Facilities
Wonderful, Friendly, Helpful Satff - First Class Standards Rooms
Would recommend this Hotel To anyone going to Christchurch

Angus B.
United Kingdom
July 16, 2010
Good value at weekend.
Quiet,comfortable, nice setting by the river.
Bit dated and no free wi fi.
Nice quiet area by the river with excellent weekend rates.Good facilities,pool,sauna,weight room but all are showing their age and need some updating. Comfotable room with good quality toiletaries and also a nice garden area.No free wi fi,surely this is not an extra any more but should be a standard provision !

Sandra D.
United Kingdom
April 30, 2010
experience in Christchurch
warm welcome
position a little walk out of the city centre especially in the evenings
beautiful situation on the Avon River with welcoming lobby area, well kept gardens, modern facilities, spotless rooms. Staff were very attentive and responded promptly to any requests. Ample car parking. Laundry facilities appropriate for longer staying guests. Good snack menu in bar area. Room a good size with plenty of towels etc. Comfortable bed, quiet location

Jane T.
April 02, 2010
Holiday Inn on Avon 2010
walking distance to the CBD. Prompt room service
No air con. Bathroom products were not replaced every day
Luckily we were in Christchurch when the weather was cool as the hotel didn't have any air con.The the location is fine if you don't mind the 15 min walk to the CBD. Parking is not a covered area. Room service was good, limited snacks & desert.

David F.
March 11, 2010
First time in Christchurch
Very quiet location. Great garden setting. Very pleasant staff. Large car parking area, right by the entry.
Difficult to find as Oxford street is in two sections in a one street area.
We really enjoyed our stay at this venue. The front desk staff were very helpful which we appreciated as this was our first time in Christchurch and we needed assistance in locating particular businesses we needed to visit. Our room was very clean and the fittings were of good quality. The large car parking area was useful as we were parked close to the entry.

January 21, 2011

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