The George


Enjoying views over the lovely Hagley Park and the River Avon, The George is one of Christchurch’s premier hotels, and offers sophisticated accommodation and award-winning dining.

Why you'll love it here

  • Located opposite Christchurch's beautiful Hagley Park
  • The George displays a substantial collection of innovative New Zealand art
  • e-bikes and helmets available for rent so you can start your day with a ride around Hagley Park
  • Indulge in a sophisticated and elegant high tea at The George


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Included in your holiday

  • Lounge passes and meet & greet service in UK airports
  • Transfers to and from your hotel
  • All flight luggage allowances
  • Personal concierge service
  • 24/7 assistance when travelling
  • Full ATOL protection

Full accommodation information

This five-star hotel is on the doorstep of many of Christchurch’s best attractions, and yet retains a peaceful and secluded atmosphere for guests.

The hotel is the only one in the city to feature one staff member per guest, and as such, excellent and attentive service is guaranteed.

A member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, the hotel offers plush accommodation with top-class amenities, such as night sensor lighting, heated mirrors, underfloor heating, complimentary Wifi and luxurious bathrobes.

Rooms and suites are stylish and spacious, with some offering breath-taking garden or park views. The three-bedroom Residence Villa offers guests the ultimate in luxury and seclusion and can be used in a variety of bedroom configurations to suit guests’ requirements.

Choose from two outstanding dining options – 50 Bistro and Pescatore. Ground floor 50 Bistro serves a seasonal menu, with huge windows overlooking picturesque Hagley Park. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 50 Bistro also serves High Tea.

Pescatore is The George’s signature restaurant, and diners here can enjoy innovative and conceptual cuisine. A real treat is the seven-course Degustation Menu, featuring such dishes as Cloudy Bay Clam Pakora and Slow-cooked Egg Yolk.

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  • Time zone: +13 GMT
  • Flight time: 25 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Air New Zealand, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airlines
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar
  • Tipping guideline: Optional, but not expected
  • Health considerations: No major health risks.
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population: 5,269,938
  • National languages: English, Maori
  • Electricity and plugs: Type I (V), 230V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good coverage
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need an ETA for New Zealand if you have a British passport - apply online

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 7:30pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm 


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