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Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch
Fable Christchurch

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8.7

Excellent

2,758 reviews

2,758 reviews

Housekeeping33
View8
Breakfast4
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Beadz Unlimited

50 m

New Regent Street

70 m

Blue Penguin Boutique

70 m

Go Kiwi Gifts & Souvenirs

70 m

Isaac Theatre Royal

90 m

Popular landmarks
Cardboard Cathedral

430 m

185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial

460 m

Quake City

470 m

Canterbury Museum

980 m

Hagley Park

1.2 km

Closest landmarks
The Last Word

30 m

VIP Fitness

100 m

site of the Civic

100 m

Pump Track

120 m

Slackline Park

200 m

Fable Christchurch

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Christchurch Central City, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Botanic Gardens. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and sauna on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Christchurch

Check-in [24-hour]

530 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Important announcement -- "A negative COVID-19 test no more than 48 hours old must be presented upon check-in; otherwise check-in may be refused."

Facilities

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Sauna

Fitness center

Restaurants

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center4 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
Distance to airport9.4 km

Rooms available at Fable Christchurch

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.1

Two Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Studio Spa Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • City view
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 king bed
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Guest room Queen
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Guest Room King
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe View Room King
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Fable Christchurch?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Fable Christchurch?

Parking is available for a fee of 30 NZD per day. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

Is breakfast offered at Fable Christchurch?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Fable Christchurch. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 29 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Fable Christchurch?

Christchurch Bus Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 520 m away from Fable Christchurch.

What restaurants are nearby Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch is located in Christchurch Central City, famous for good restaurants such as Straits Cafe, Sampan House and Shop Eight Food & Wine Bar.

What popular shopping places are close to Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch is located in Christchurch Central City area which features shopping places such as South City Mall, Beadz Unlimited and Blue Penguin Boutique.

What are popular attractions near Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch is located in Christchurch Central City area, which is famous for attractions such as Canterbury Museum, Cardboard Cathedral and 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Fable Christchurch?

Fable Christchurch is located in the Christchurch Central City area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Botanic Gardens, Poplars Reserve and Gingko.

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What people love about Fable Christchurch

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Great location and friendly staff"

    Pam

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    June 8, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location."

    Nicole

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    April 18, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Highly recommended."

    Chris

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    January 19, 2022

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Location score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
8.1/10
Cleanliness score
8.8/10
Better than
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Better than
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Better than
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Overall rating:

8.7

Excellent
2,758 reviews
Cleanliness
8.8
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.9
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Friendly and helpful staff.
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More about Fable Christchurch

More about Fable Christchurch

Fable Christchurch

Get the most from an urban escape in Christchurch when you book a room at Fable Christchurch. Located right in the city center, Fable Christchurch saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Fable Christchurch offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site. The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Each guestroom at Fable Christchurch is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Fable Christchurch include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The hotel also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Fable Christchurch. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
Fable Christchurch offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the sauna. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hotel's fitness facility.


Around the property

Fable Christchurch provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Christchurch in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at Canterbury Museum located 980 m away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Experience local culture through architecture at Christchurch Gondola located 8.2 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 93% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 95% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 89% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

39 mentions

Internet

13 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Car Park

8 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Portuguese
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Thai

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Kids meal

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Valet parking
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site

Straits Cafe

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Indian
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
Location
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    9.4 km
  • Ashburton Airport (ASG)
    78.9 km

Public transportation

  • Christchurch Bus Station
    530 m
  • Christchurch Railway Station
    2.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Urology Associates
    400 m

Shopping

  • Westfield Riccarton
    3.3 km

Convenience store

  • Spice Heaven Convenience Store
    1.4 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    390 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cardboard Cathedral
    430 m
  • 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
    460 m
  • Quake City
    470 m
  • Canterbury Museum
    980 m
  • Hagley Park
    1.2 km
  • Botanic Gardens
    1.5 km
  • Christchurch Gondola
    8.2 km
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
    8.3 km
  • International Antartic Centre
    8.7 km
  • Orana Wildlife Park
    15.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • The Last Word
    30 m
  • Beadz Unlimited
    50 m
  • New Regent Street
    70 m
  • Blue Penguin Boutique
    70 m
  • Go Kiwi Gifts & Souvenirs
    70 m
  • Isaac Theatre Royal
    90 m
  • VIP Fitness
    100 m
  • site of the Civic
    100 m
  • Pump Track
    120 m
  • Rauora Park
    140 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property requires a refundable security deposit of 200 NZD upon check-in.
  • All credit card transactions made directly at the property will incur a 1.5% surcharge. Debit card or cash transactions do not incur any surcharge.
  • A negative COVID-19 test no more than 48 hours old must be presented upon check-in; otherwise check-in may be refused.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center4 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)29 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors22
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 171
  • Year property opened2010
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee30 NZD
Property announcements

Car parking is available at an additional charge and subject to availability. Guests planning to arrive by car are requested to contact the property in advance.

Reviews of Fable Christchurch from real guests

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8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.8
Facilities8.0
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality8.1
Service8.5
Value for money8.1
High score for Christchurch
Rating
9+ Exceptional (131)
8-9 Excellent (111)
7-8 Very Good (105)
6-7 Good (29)
<6 Below Expectation (34)
Time of the year
Mar - May (74)
Jun - Aug (88)
Sep - Nov (132)
Dec - Feb (116)
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10.0
Exceptional
Yeu from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Best Service”

Valet parking at NZ$25 per night, unlimited parking. Your car is kept safe with no worry. Attractions are all around you. Staffs are very friendly and helpful. Room is very clean with nice view. Bidet is the only thing gone missing in the room. Just 1 point away from perfect. Will come back again if drop by.

Reviewed November 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
David from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2021

Rendezvous Hotel, Christchurch”

Scores well on location, access to other central city facilities, restaurant - good menus for both dinner and breakfast and cleanliness and presentation of rooms. Only one downside - I missed my favourite overseas TV news channel - BBC World.

Reviewed March 17, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
David from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in October 2021

Exceptional”

My partner and I stayed at the Rendezvous Hotel during an earlier visit to Christchurch in March 2021. The stay fully met our expectations and requirements. Consequently, we were happy to re book for a further stay during our most recent visit.

Reviewed October 04, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Rekha from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Good location, nice, very clean and the staff were friendly! Indeed a comfortable stay!

Reviewed January 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chris from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Our best stay in Christchurch in 12 years”

Staff could not be better, all facilities were top notch and an awesome breakfast. Highly recommended.

Reviewed January 20, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Wade from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

Great staff, great place to stay. Extremely convenient

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Nicole from New Zealand
Family with young children
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

‘Room allocated on arrival’”

Great location. Perfect if you like walking around or want to eat out. Fable restaurant felt a bit weird so we didn’t eat in. Room was fine. We had a coffee machine which was great. We also have a baby and the shower had a shub at the bottom (with a plug) so we could bath him. We selected the ‘allocated on arrival room’ and I wouldn’t recommend doing this. We were given a room behind a fire wall door and had to keep calling reception as someone kept shutting it and we couldn’t get in - it felt like the dud room and we were a bit disappointed. Overall it was a nice stay but would definitely upgrade if you are planning a stay.

Reviewed April 19, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
KOON from Macau SAR, China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great location ”

Close to shops and restaurants. Bus terminal is only few minutes walk.

Reviewed May 24, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Paul from China
Solo traveler
Guest Room King
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

Good central city hotel”

Service was helpful and friendly and room comfortable and clean!

Reviewed June 04, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Thanaporn from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Superior Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Need more variety for breakfast”

Not a fan of fruits and sweets, wish continental breakfast was a buffet so I can grab things that I actually eat.

Reviewed June 30, 2022

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8.4
Excellent
barbara from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Great Staff”

Great Staff so helpful with everything, all ways a smile on their face

Reviewed March 19, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Pam from New Zealand
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Excellent”

Great location and friendly staff

Reviewed June 09, 2022

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5.6
Samuel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Rendezvous is outdated”

A good brand but in many cities this brand is outdated, Good location, actually very friendly and kind staff, but not clean and not modern at all.

Reviewed January 10, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ashleigh from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Fantastic”

Stay was perfect, great value for money, lovely rooms and fantastic staff. We were so pleased with the hotel we returned for our last night of stay on our NZ holiday! The only downside was the lack of free parking however I think this is common among most hotels in Christchurch city centre and a cheap alternative was available beside the hotel. Overall, I can't recommend Rendezvous highly enough.

Reviewed August 04, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Raymond from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Amazing Stay & Service”

We arrived in Christchurch late evening and got upgraded to high-storey room with stunning city view. This kind of service was excellent and not to mention the room was clean & nicely furnished. Its location was very strategic too; close to many eateries, shopping mall and tourist attractions. Overall an excellent stay at Christchurch, we would without hesitation recommend this hotel to any visitor going to Christchurch.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

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Thank you for your perfect review and rating. I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay overall. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the hotel. Catherine Duty Manager

Responded August 01, 2018
Fable Christchurch
9.7
Exceptional
Melanie from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Great and Cosy Hotel”

Great and Cosy Hotel and close to everything

This hotel is an oasis in the devastated city of Christchurch. The facility is modern, clean, and comfortable. The staff are helpful and very pleasant. Internet access and use of a computer in the business center are free, which was a giant plus for me. The rooms were cleaned promptly and the minibar was refilled efficiently. You could walk to anywhere in the city from the hotel, and the place was very easy to locate from wherever you were because it is one of the very few tall buildings. Currently there are not too many businesses operating in the city. However, there is a nice Chinese restaurant next door to the hotel, a convenience store nearby, and a small arcade of shops right across the street.

Reviewed November 27, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Yang from China
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Much better than expected”

facilities, location, 5 star standards

Great experience to stay there. Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch is the only tall building in CBD, and it got shops, trams and restaurants all nearby. It's new, clean, modern, even got slippers and both robs that only 5 star hotel provides. Great value for money!

Reviewed September 19, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Jion from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

Location was good”

It's a sad picture in christchurch, rendezvous was one of thr only tall building left in the city centre. I would say its a good start point to walk around the city. Suggest that shuttles can be arranged to train station and airport since its such a popular hotel.

Reviewed December 07, 2016

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9.3
Exceptional
Yit from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2010

Great location”

Great location, competitive price, comfortable and clean room
bathroom slippery, request to open room safe unanswered

the hotel is competitively priced, has a great location in the middle of christchurch. the hotel is new, my room was comfortable. lcd tv, airconditioner, hot water heater, electric kettle, etc all functioned well. water pressure was good. however, the bathroom floor was slippery. i accidentally locked the room safe. a request was made to have it reopened, but it was not done. the hotel provided a morning courtesy shuttle service to the railway station that is 5 km from the hotel. this was much appreciated.

Reviewed December 16, 2010

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9.3
Exceptional
Alfredo from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

My stay at The Marque Hotel”

Its a brand new hotel. The rooms are modern and well equipped.
The system used to charge for internet usage.

I found the hotel to be very comfortable and modern. It is located in the heart of town which makes it perfect for business or just to enjoy Christchurch City Center as everything is within walking distance. The only two qualms I have are that parking must be paid separately, and internet usage fees are handled in a strange manner. You are entitled to 3 hours for free, but they must be consumed at once, and you cannot stagger your usage. After that, there is a charge applied. Other than that, the staff was fantastic and the hotel it self is very warm, comfortable and modern. As far as bang for your buck, its the best. Great Hotel.

Reviewed June 25, 2010

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