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4.5 out of 5

"Staff were very friendly and helpful even with level 2 restrictions in place " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 05 Oct 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Christchurch awaits you at Rydges Latimer Christchurch. Within just a 15-minute stroll, you'll find Riverside Market and Christchurch Casino. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LED TVs.

All 138 soundproofed rooms feature digital TV, coffee/tea makers, and safes. Refrigerators and round-the-clock room service make in-room dining easy, and minibars provide refreshments. Hair dryers, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

The restaurant, Bloody Marys, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own lounge bar. Enjoy the gym and sauna. A conference center and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available on weekdays between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM and on weekends between 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 4.5-star Christchurch City Centre hotel include Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

Superior King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$148* Per night/room 12 Dec. - 13 Dec.

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Exclusive

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Rydges Latimer Christchurch ratings based on 201 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Everyone (130) Business (1) Couples (33) Family (36)
2 out of 5
Unfortunately, this time we visited, our room was very average. Sound between rooms was very poor, missing utensils, poorly made beds, service to room was incredibly slow. We have stayed at Rydges before with a good experience and room was much better. We selected a premier room.

Posted by on 8 Nov. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Nov. 2021 by Shyama Maity

Dear Gina, While we are pleased you chose to return following a previous enjoyable stay it is disappointing that the room you were allocated did not meet with your expectations, both for its location and for poorly made beds. We are very sorry for your disappointment with the room and also for the service you received. I am unsure about the missing utensils though as the front office team member did take up cutleries and crockeries with the cake and was advised were not required unless it was missing at a time when you ordered food up to your room. The feedback has been passed on to the respective departments to ensure standards are being adhered to and met. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Rydges Latimer

5 out of 5
I just love it

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Oct. 2021 by Julia - Duty Manager

Dear Joan, Thank you for choosing our hotel, and for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Sincerely, Julia

5 out of 5
Staff were very friendly and helpful even with level 2 restrictions in place

Posted by on 5 Oct. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Oct. 2021 by AJ -- Duty Manager

Thank you Kate, Hope to see you again next time

4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2021

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3 out of 5
Close walk to restaurants in the city

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug. 2021 by Renny You - Duty Manager

Dear valued guest, thank you for your review. We look forward to having you back next time. Kind regards,

5 out of 5
Great hotel, great bar, restaurant and staff. All the sports channels on the room tv. I look forward to my next stay.

Posted by on 19 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jul. 2021 by Mohit - Duty Manager

Dear valued guest, thank you for your 5/5 review. Our location is indeed in a great spot, within minutes of most attractions and amenities in the center city. We look forward to having you back next time you are in the area. Kind regards,

5 out of 5
Clean and tidy rooms, well appointed, and staff were well trained. There was a shortage of carparks however, probably given their mainly domestic tourist these days who have cars to park

Posted by on 18 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Jul. 2021 by Mohit - Duty Manager

Dear valued guest, thank you for your 5/5 review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our car parking is on a first in first served basis as we have a limited amount but it is complimentary. There is ample off street parking around the hotel if needed.

5 out of 5
The property was right in the middle of Christchurch, easy to travel in and out of the city

Posted by on 14 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jul. 2021 by Mohit - Duty Manager

Dear Guest, thank you for your 5/5 review. Our location is indeed in a great spot, within minutes of most attractions and amenities in the center city. We look forward to having you back next time you are in the area. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Nice location- great place to stay - food v good

Posted by on 13 Jul. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jul. 2021 by AJ -- Duty Manager

Thank You

4 out of 5
Welcoming friendly staff, clean rooms.

Posted by on 29 Jun. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jun. 2021 by Gwen - Front Office Manager

Dear valued guest, thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We look forward to having you back next time. Kind regards,

About the Rydges Latimer Christchurch

Location 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch, 8011

Property Features

Rydges Latimer Christchurch offers its guests a sauna and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury Rydges Latimer Christchurch. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Christchurch hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 138 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 2013
  • Deli
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Rydges Latimer Christchurch offers 138 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. 42-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Bloody Marys - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 60.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB International, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Minimum age for proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirement: 12

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 60.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Hotel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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