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The George

Last updated: 20 December, 2022

Small, intimate and extremely well-run, the 53-room George is the best small hotel in Christchurch – and possibly the whole of New Zealand.

One of the few luxury hotels to survive the 2011 earthquake, it’s an impressive 5-star property, with delightful guest rooms and suites and a faultless level of service – the hotel has one staff member for every guest.

The outstanding, in-house ’50 Bistro’ is one of the best dining spots in the city, and they also serve a rather good traditional high tea. The location is excellent too – 5 minutes from the city centre, and close to the airport.

The perfect base for sightseers, who want to return to some welcome, cosy luxury.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed