Christchurch, South Island

Distinction Christchurch Hotel central city location

Distinction Christchurch Superior Twin Room

Distinction Christchurch Superior Family Suite

Distinction Christchurch Family Suite

Distinction Christchurch Staircase & Lobby

Distinction Christchurch Buffet Breakfast

Distinction Christchurch Gumption Restaurant

Distinction Christchurch Superior Suite Bathroom

Distinction Christchurch Superior 1 Bedroom Suite

Distinction Christchurch Hotel

Christchurch's newest 4.5 star accommodation; Distinction Christchurch Hotel is NOW OPEN! A centrally located urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. On the doorstep of some of Canterbury's top family attractions, Cashel Mall, Botanic Gardens, Avon River and extensive transport network. The great value Treat the Family  package allows the family (2 adults & 2 children) to enjoy 1 night in either a Classic Twin Room or upgrade to a more spacious Classic or Superior Family Suite and receive full cooked buffet breakfast, FREE unlimited WiFi & KIDS DINE FREE!

Accommodation

The range of newly-refurbished contemporary accommodation is a haven to relax and unwind after a day exploring Canterbury’s vibrant attractions. All rooms are outfitted with the latest technology including flat screen Smart TVs, tea & coffeee making facilities, refrigerators and complimentary toiletries. Superior Rooms and Suites include a modern ensuite with walk in shower and double showerheads, whilst Classic Rooms offer showers over baths. FREE unlimited high speed WiFi available to all hotel guests with no time limits or data cap. Accommodation to suit families include large twin rooms, junior suites, 1 bedroom suites and 2 bedroom family suites.
Read more on our superior family suites here >>

Dining

Rich robust flavours, seasonal favourites and an inventive take on some classics shine in Gumption Restaurant & Bar's spunky new menu. Located on the ground floor of the new luxury Distinction Christchuch Hotel and open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A kids menu and room service is also available. Gumption's extensive breakfast buffet has already been given the thumbs up of approval from many families impressed by the range of options available... from the usual delicious hot selection to freshly baked bagels and breads, homemade healthy smoothies, wild berry and whipped cream waffles and a live egg station, everything cooked fresh and to your liking.
Read more and see menus here >>

Deals

View our latest family deals, weekend escapes and getaway offers here >>

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.