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The George

Christchurch, New Zealand's South Island, New Zealand

The George: Hotel Entrance

The George: Hotel Entrance

The George: Hotel Entrance The George: Bar and Lounge The George: Park Suite The George: George Bear The George: Junior Suite The George: Bar and Lounge
The George: Park Suite The George: Premium Executive Room The George: 50 Bistro


This elegant multi-award-winning boutique hotel, situated in the heart of Christchurch, prides itself on its exceptional levels of service and boasts a 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio. Here, you’ll find sleek, spacious guest rooms and suites decorated in neutral tones accompanied by dark wood furnishings and offering lovely views over Hagley Park or the River Avon. Additionally, two of the city’s best restaurants can be found at The George: Pescatore is famous locally for its Pacific Rim-influenced degustation menus and impressive wine list, while the chic interiors of 50 Bistro make a perfect setting for the Executive Chef’s fresh, classic cuisine. The George is ideally located close to key attractions, such as the Botanical Gardens at Hagley Park and the Arts Centre, filled with galleries, shops and cafes (mountain-bikes are available for those guests wishing to explore the city’s parks and gardens). Furthermore, globe-trotting George Bear (the hotel’s mascot) is making his way around the world, so log on to his blog and find out where he’s been recently.

  • Type:Boutique Hotel
  • Summary:An ideal base to explore Christchurch’s historic charms
  • Feature:Mountain-bikes are available, courtesy of the hotel
  • Rooms:53 rooms & suites
  • Location:Christchurch , New Zealand's South Island , New Zealand
  • Nearest airport:Christchurch International Airport
The George
Location and transfer

20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport by private car transfer.

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Guest rooms and suites feature air-conditioning, mini-bars, tea and coffee-making facilities, safes, toiletries, bathrobes, cable flat-screen televisions, high-speed wireless internet access, toasters, hairdryers, telephones, radios, complimentary newspapers and twice daily maid service.

Executive Room:+
  • Rooms: 9
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: These comfortable, modern guest rooms are located on all levels of the hotel and feature king-size beds (or twin beds), elegant white-tiled bathrooms (some with a shower only and some with a shower and bath) with underfloor heating, executive desks and night sensor lighting.
Premium Executive Room:+
  • Rooms: 32
  • Size: 29.3m²
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: Premium Executive Rooms are sophisticated and modern, and feature specially commissioned photographic artwork. They offer king-size beds (which can be converted to twin beds), white-tiled bathrooms with heated mirrors and floors, comfortable armchairs and night sensor lighting. Some rooms in this category boast balconies or picture windows.
Junior Suite:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 44m²
  • Room View: Various views
  • Facilities: The spacious Junior Suites are located on the fourth floor and are perfect for relaxation. Each one boasts a California King-size or King-size bed, a lounge area with sofa, chair and coffee table, a spacious white-tiled bathroom with a separate bath and shower and a fully stocked mini-bar.

The hotel boasts two award-winning fine dining restaurants, Pescatore and 50 Bistro, which are complemented by an outstanding and very comprehensive wine and Champagne list. Both restaurants have excellent, long-standing reputations for producing the finest seasonal cuisine, utilising the freshest local ingredients in an imaginative and clever way.

  • Cuisine: Modern and classic cuisine
  • Setting: A firm favourite with Christchurch locals, Pescatore offers a stylish dining experience. Food is eclectic, using fresh ingredients and modern culinary techniques.
  • Dress Code: Smart
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
50 Bistro:+
  • Cuisine: International bistro-style cuisine
  • Setting: Available for all-day dining, food is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced, wherever possible. Guests can enjoy indoor dining in the restaurant, as well as on the private terrace, with firepits for additional warmth and ambience.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
City Life

The George is an ideal base from which to explore Christchurch's historic charms. Spend a day or two exploring the inner city gardens, glorious parks or punting down the Avon River. With its low skyline and Gothic architecture, Christchurch is comparable to many UK cities, but adds a certain flare to the equation - trendy cafés, workshops and galleries spill out onto the streets, colliding with food carts and market stalls, while modern bars lend themselves to hip, boho interiors and external street art. Peruse the second-hand bookshops, ride the tram or while an hour away people-watching in the park. Venture to The Arts Centre or Canterbury Museum and eat well in one of many international restaurants in a city that successfully mixes outdoor living with culture and creativity.

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