Get an overview of this hotelFamily-friendly ski hotel with a restaurant

Popular property highlights

Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free
24/7 Desk


Located near the slopes, this Christchurch City Centre hotel is in the city center, within a 15-minute walk of Chalice and Canterbury Museum, and close to winter sports such as snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Riccarton House is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) away.

Hotel Features

After a day on the slopes, return to dine at the restaurant and drink at the bar/lounge. Additional amenities at Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square include 24-hour room service and a 24-hour business center.

Room Amenities

All 154 individually furnished rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a snack bar/deli. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. This 4.5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms.

A computer station is located on site and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Event facilities measuring 3767 square feet (350 square meters) include conference space. This luxury hotel also offers a fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 2009 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Wired Internet access - surcharge 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 350 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3767 
  • Snack bar/deli 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 154 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 13 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Snack bar/deli  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wired high-speed internet ( NZD 10 per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wired high-speed internet ( NZD 10 per 24-hour period ), Wired high-speed internet ( NZD 10 per 24-hour period )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • LED TV 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Individually furnished 
  • HDTV 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge.

The Square Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ski equipment rentals on site 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 16 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 7 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: NZD 100.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: NZD 32 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: NZD 35 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Novotel Cathedral
  • Novotel Cathedral Hotel
  • Novotel Cathedral Hotel Christchurch Square
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square
  • Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel Christchurch

We should mention

Children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

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