Located in the heart of Christchurch, The George overlooks the beautiful Hagley Park and River Avon. When entering the hotel, you are welcomed with a warm and contemporary design and greeted by professional and helpful staff. This boutique-style hotel is perfect for anyone looking for luxury accommodation and a place to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The George offers a range of different rooms, depending on your needs. I was lucky enough to stay in The Residence – a luxury hotel villa. The room was very spacious, and came complete with a super king bed, a TV and a stylish minibar.
My room even had its own corridor, which led to a sophisticated, marble bathroom with jacuzzi, shower and – the most memorable part – a heated toilet seat! And trust me, you really appreciate those luxury bathroom facilities in the winter. The room is super high tech, which is a bonus – you can easily control the temperature, blinds, lights and the TV. Additionally, The Residence includes a dining and drawing room as well as a library and a beautiful garden. I must admit, it was a very relaxed stay and if you're looking for a luxury and restful getaway, then this place is for you.
The hotel is well known for both of its restaurants, Bistro 50 and Pescatore. If you have time, I recommend dining at both. We had the opportunity to eat breakfast in the Bistro, which offers an à la carte menu or buffet. The buffet was fabulous, showcasing a wide variety of cheeses and meats, hot options and a selection of fruits, fresh pastries and yoghurts. There was even pudding if you felt so inclined. If you are not a buffet fan, you can order your choice of sweet or savoury breakfast from the menu. The Bistro showcases fresh and high-quality products, which makes for a very pleasurable experience.
Although I haven’t had a chance to visit Pescatore, it is a renowned restaurant that offers fine dining with an emphasis on seafood. Additionally, on the ground floor is the hotel bar, where you can order a wide selection of drinks including, wine, beer and cocktails.
The George is one of my favourite hotels to stay when travelling to Christchurch. It has a very relaxing ambience and has many luxury amenities to enjoy during your visit.
WHAT’S IN THE AREA
Stop by: An amazing and picturesque Hagley Park.
Did you know: You can enjoy visiting Christchurch’s city centre on board a heritage tram.
Be a tourist at: Canterbury Museum, just 700 metres away from the hotel.
Bath luxury level: 9.5/10
Bed cloud-o-metre: 9/10
Price range: $$$