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West Fitzroy Apartments
New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“choose room carefully..”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We arrived late in the afternoon and found both apartments we had booked were on the second floor of the 7 story apartment building.
One apartment was facing the multi story carpark at the rear of the building. It was dark , and smelt of mildew . I suspect it hadnt been used for some time. The hall way also smelt and there was plaster missing from the walls -I assume earthquake damage.

As we were unable to contact anyone (it was now after hours and the phone went to message )we left hoping to get a refund for our two night stay . The manangement subsequently agreed to refunding 50% after our booking agent steping in to assist us
The rooms facing the street may well be more pleasant .
The area however is not as it borders the CBD and is surrounded by domoltion work

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

I regularly stay here on business, usually 1 or 2 nights for each visit.

I prefer these apartments as they are as close to the 'closed off' CBD area as is possible - this won't be to everyone's taste as you have a bird's eye view of the damage and destruction and can regularly hear the demolition activity sometimes early in the morning or late into the evening.

I wouldn't let this put you off though, it is a fact of life in Christchurch these days. I've stayed in four different apartments in the complex now and all have been very good - excellent facilities, modern and clean. The staff are very helpful, there is good on site parking and easy access.

Compared to others they offer excellent value given the quality and location.

Highly recommended - my only tip would be to book well in advance as they are very popular.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Isle of Man
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186 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

First visit to NZ for some years and Christchurch post earthquake.

Needless to say a very different type of visit - but I would urge people to visit, it was an odd few days and very sad to see the CBD and other damage, but quite special to see the determination of the locals to rebuild their community and city, and in some small way support their businesses. My heart goes out to many but also admiration.

These apartments are within 50 yds of the CBD red zone, and consequently not near that many amenities - it's quite a walk to the nearest supermarket, bars and restaurants, but the Botanic Gardens are close and it's a pleasant walk through Hagley Park to Riccarton, and a short bus ride to Merrivale. It also has parking.

The accomadation itself was spot on - clean with all the facilities you'll need. Kitchen with dishwasher, washer and dryer. Lounge area had good views, and most comfy bed. The bathroom was small but that was made up by having one of the most powerful showers I'd come across for years.

Very pleasant to have a good sized balcony.

Price was NZD150 a night for a "superior" apartment which seems fair value for the city.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ManxQueenies
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belfast
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

Been backpacking rtw for almost a year so decided to 'splash out' a bit and get our own apartment for a few weeks over Christmas and New Year. It didnt disappoint.

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment on 6th floor. Bed and pillows were nice and comfy. Kitchen had everything we needed to make a Christmas dinner (and not have to worry about the dishes after) and there was a washing machine and dryer in the bathroom. The building has a gym on the ground floor which was a nice extra, although I seemed to be one of a very few who use it so no waiting to get on the treadmill or anything.

On arrival we noticed the phone was missing and let the staff know, who then went out and bought a brand new phone for the apartment straight away.

Good location for city centre and gardens nearby and pretty close to some big shopping malls too.

Only a few bad points - before arrival we tried to contact them quite a few times via email and phone and never got a reply (which was unfortunate for them as we only wanted to ask if we could extend our stay!) They also charge for internet, I think its something like $35 a week which could easily be absorbed into the standard rate for the apartment.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank laguna10
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Pueblo Colorado
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55 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2010

Staying long term in a 2 bedroom apt. It is small by US standards, but well appointed and you cannot beat the location. The tram goes by outside but is not a bother and stops running at 9pm. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BerthaB42
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Property: West Fitzroy Apartments
Address: West Fitzroy 66 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3.5 star — West Fitzroy Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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