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Brendon in Christchurch.
Brendon in Christchurch.
Inside the George Hotel.
Beautiful Christchurch.

The George Hotel

Thursday, March 14, 2002
Stay in the all style, all luxury George Hotel.

Christchurch is the gateway to the adventure-filled south island of New Zealand. It has a charming old-English look and feel, and its river is The Avon. The gardens and names of suburbs also echo the mother country.

While Christchurch could be seen as purely a stopover before heading to the ski fields or taking a scenic drive, it does have an enormous amount to offer itself. The International Antarctic Centre is there, as is Airforce World. There is a wildlife park, casino, aquarium, hot-air ballooning, sky diving, golf, and you can punt through the beautiful botanic gardens.

The George, named after Sir George Seymour, a founding father of Christchurch, is a luxury boutique hotel with, in their words, "the essence of style".

It has just 57 rooms and overlooks Hagley Park. It is in the heart of the city and close to theatres, restaurants and an arts market, plus there is a tram stop if you want to go further afield.

The George's ambience is one of tranquillity, and the carefully selected staff cater for guests' needs. Even though the decor is sleek and sophisticated, the staff are warm and friendly.

For a hotel in a major city, The George offers an amazing amount of car parking and garden area, filled with flowering shrubs and mature, heritage-listed trees. There is also a water fountain and an all-weather, astroturf, floodlit tennis court.

Its two restaurants — Pescatore and 50 On Park — are multi-award winners, and their chefs make the very most of local produce and seafood.

Location

Christchurch on New Zealand's south island.

Cost

The George has rooms starting at around $240 per double per night.
Qantas flies daily to Christchurch. Return economy airfares start at $509 from Sydney, $579 from Brisbane and Melbourne, $709 from Adelaide and $909 from Perth, per person.
Taxes/levies/charges extra. Seasonal surcharges and conditions apply.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

The George
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch
Ph: 0011 64 3 379 4560 1800 121 980
Fax: 0011 64 3 366 6747
Website: www.thegeorge.com
E-mail: info@thegeorge.com
Tourism New Zealand: Ph: (02) 9728 5801
Website: www.purenz.com

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