Heritage Christchurch

28-30 Cathedral Square,Christchurch,New Zealand

  • Experience World-class Service at Heritage Christchurch

    Heritage Christchurch is a popular choice amongst travelers in Christchurch, whether exploring or just passing through. The property features a wide range of facilities to make your stay a pleasant experience. Facilities like taxi service, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas are readily available for you to enjoy. Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night's sleep with some rooms featuring facilities such as television LCD/plasma screen, non smoking rooms, heating, wake-up service, mini bar. Access to the hotel's fitness center, sauna, golf course (within 3 km), indoor pool, spa will further enhance your satisfying stay. Friendly staff, great facilities and close proximity to all that Christchurch has to offer are three great reasons you should stay at Heritage Christchurch.


    • Fitness Facility
    • Internet
    • Parking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Laundry Services
    • Television
    • Non Smoking
    • Spa
    • Bar
    • Currency Exchange
    • Business Center
    • Breakfast
    • Childcare Service
  • reviews

    • Old World Charm Perfect

      Reviewed 30 September 2019

      Heritage Hotel Christchurch had a old world charm that reflects Christchurch. My stay was lovely, quiet and peaceful. The whole ambience of stepping into another realm captured me. A real hidden gem that everyone should know about. The staff were friendly and polite, they made me feel welcomed. My room blew me away, clean, fresh and functional to my needs. We'll deserve my 5 star rating. Recommended to all my friends and family. I will be back next year without a doubt.

      Rita W
    • Colonial Splendour

      Reviewed 05 September 2019

      Loved the soaring ceilings and wide corridors of this Old Government Building. Our suite was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the upstairs/downstairs arrangement of space.

      Christine S
    • Five Star Nostalgia

      Reviewed 02 September 2019

      What a find! Wonderful atmosphere, delightfully nostalgic and great staff. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable with everything you would require. A treasure find within the hotel is the independent Old Government Building bar and cocktail bar, owned by Mr. Nick Inkster. You will love this hotel, bar, atmosphere, everything in fact....including a very traditional barbers shop!

    • Reception Experience Dreadful; Hotel Fabulous

      Reviewed 31 August 2019

      Currently staying, what can I say hotel fabulous, a return stay, suites lovely . The bar and restaurant independently operated- outstanding service and quality. But seriously service at reception appalling. I osmotically had to work out where to leave car for valet parking, what floor the suite was on then asked for a service, small though it was, to no avail despite hotel compendium indicating otherwise and when I politely challenged I received the treatment and think I got hung up on. Will wait and see if I get charged for the two external phone calls I had to make to the bar and restaurant to get room service as the internal call ended up , you guessed it, at reception.Now next day just walked back in from lovely day in Christchurch and got attitude- not cool.

      Kathleen H
    • This most charming historical hotel is a triumph in earthquake foresight

      Reviewed 07 July 2019

      What a huge privilege for my wife and I to stay in the Heritage Christchurch for two nights of our 14 day New Zealand adventure in January 2019 celebrating my 70th birthday. I say privilege because this is no ordinary hotel. It is the original Government Building opened in 1913. This Italian High Renaissance palazzo style building has been beautifully restored to much of its former glory to now be one of the premier hotels in Christchurch. It also has a great story to tell in that in 1991 the call was out to have this priceless historical masterpiece demolished, only for it to be saved from this fate by the people of Christchurch who petitioned in huge numbers and protested enough to make the authorities sit up and take notice. In the course of the restorations the engineers had the foresight in the 1990s to insist that certain structural and strengthening changes to the building take place to mitigate the building from damage from future major earthquake activity. What is truly remarkable and a triumph for these necessary changes being put in place 25 years earlier is that in the destructive earthquake that hit Christchurch on 22 February 2011 the Government Building was the only one still standing in the vicinity with only very minor structural damage. The Christchurch Cathedral, next door, as we all know was very badly affected. The hotel has wide hallways, high ceilings, and ornate staircases and much of the original aspects of the place have been retained. Our one-bedroom suite was a very generous size. It boasted a full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and oven, a dining table, and a lounge. We went up steps to a mezzanine floor to reach the bedroom, bathroom, and laundry facilities. There was something very sophisticated to have the bedroom on the mezzanine floor well divorced from the main living area. The bathroom facilities were excellent and there was a shower over a plunge bath. Our bed in our room gave us a good nights sleep. There was good wardrobe space provided. We loved the original tall windows in the place. An added bonus was the history book telling the story of the building in great detail which was left on the living room occasional table for guests to read. This became compelling reading for me. We enjoyed an excellent light lunch and a drink or two at the funky OGB Bar and Caf located at one of the Hotels side entrances, which was a very enjoyable experience. The location of the hotel is excellent being just a stones throw from the Central tram station and the exterior is very befitting of a long gone era. On a wall of a building adjacent to the hotel is a wonderful mural by Australian street artist RONE which is quite striking. The building looks quite lovely lit up at night. We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the people of Christchurch at the time who protested loudly and petitioned enthusiastically enough to save the building and also to the authorities who eventually listened to the will of the people. Also to the engineers who gave the building prophetic earthquake safety. For without all these people playing their key roles there would not be a Heritage Christchurch to be able to enjoy as a wonderful place to stay whilst touring this lovely city. This is a very sobering thought to contemplate.

      Geoff C

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