The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch - Exterior Front

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Indulge in stylish luxury and history at The Observatory Hotel, located in the heart of Christchurch's Arts Centre.

Treat yourself to a super special getaway at The Observatory Hotel. Nestled in the heart of Christchurch's Arts Centre, this historic venue serves up vivid colours, luxury craftsmanship and a thoroughly warm welcome. Visit the old Observatory Tower, relax in the Library Bar, or take a stroll through Canterbury College – it’s your call. Start the day on the right note by waking up to a continental breakfast. For a sumptuous dinner to remember, you can’t do better than nearby Cellar Door restaurant, offering seasonal foods complemented by an extensive wine list. If you fancy a picnic in the nearby Botanic Gardens, grab some lovingly prepared goodies from Frances Nation Grocer.

There are home comforts at every turn at The Observatory Hotel – squishy sofas in jewel tones and thoughtful interior touches are the hotel’s forte. Meanwhile, their gym has state-of-the-art facilities if you want to work up a sweat. Whether it’s recreation or relaxation you’re after, the luxe surroundings will make you feel a world away from your usual routine

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Contemporary style hotel

Meticulously designed interiors

Located in Christchurch’s Arts Centre

Characterful Library Bar

State-of-the-art gym

Fine dining restaurants close by


  • 1 night

  • Australasia . New Zealand . Christchurch

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £92 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch - Exterior Front
The Observatory Hotel Christchurch - Lounge 2

Holiday details


With a strong emphasis on relaxation, the hotel’s 33 unique guest rooms will make a lasting impression. No two rooms are the same in style and palette, featuring handpicked locally crafted furniture from Canterbury, artworks from local artists, and William Morris textiles upping the cosy factor. Thoughtful touches include USB charging ports, an espresso machine, and even a pillow menu to ensure your head is the happiest it can be come bedtime.


  • Bar
  • Fitness centre with gym
  • Private parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free breakfast
  • Taxi service
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning service

Holiday location

The Observatory Hotel Christchurch

Local Area

Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city located on South Island's eastern coast, is also known as the ‘Garden City’. It has the hundreds of parks, green spaces and Botanic Gardens to thank for that moniker. Despite the devastating earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the city has managed to bounce back admirably, and its resilience is inspiring. For a truly personalised experience, join one of the guided walking tours that delve beyond the guidebooks. These provide an inside story into Christchurch's history and culture, and major recent events. Don some hardy walking shoes and you’ll go on a journey to learn all about famous landmarks such as the Bridge of Remembrance and the Avon River.

Just an hour from Christchurch is Banks Peninsula, a spectacularly unique landform created by two massive volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. The quaint village of Akaroa should be high up your must-visit list – expect charming French colonial buildings, and boat tours that offer the chance to spot rare wildlife including Hector's dolphins, white-flippered penguins and seals.


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