Canterbury Hotels

Canterbury Hotels

North, south, east, west… it’s hard to say which bit of Canterbury is best. Whichever direction you choose, our superb range of Canterbury accommodation will make sure that you see the huge variety of things to see and do that the area has on offer.

The Canterbury region is mainly composed of the Canterbury Plains and the surrounding mountains. Its Māori name is Waitaha, but the European settlers named it for the English city of Canterbury because the region was planned as an Anglican settlement of ‘English gentlefolk’. Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and although disrupted severely by earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the city centre is rapidly being rebuilt and there is a definite sense of new possibilities. While there you must see Re:START Mall on Cashel Street, a shopping precinct made of colourful shipping containers that has to be seen to be believed. Another absolute must is the world-first Cardboard Cathedral. Yes, that’s what it’s actually made of! It was designed to replace the badly damaged Anglican cathedral and it’s proving very popular. All around the city there are innovative, colourful and creative projects popping up.

A short trip south brings you to the magnificent Akaroa Harbour, which is one of two volcanic craters. On its southeastern shores is the beautiful town of Akaroa. With it historic buildings, fine food, French street names and period cottages, it’s the only French settlement in New Zealand. A little further on and you can stay in Timaru, built on the lava flows from the Mt Horrible volcano, which is extinct now and not at all horrible – in fact, it’s quite the reverse! Its legacy is the attractive volcanic rock used for the town’s distinctive buildings. Visit the South Canterbury Museum to find out all about it.

You can spend ages at the Bay Area sport and entertainment centre or catch the annual Summer Carnival. The brewery has tours and tastings all year round.

Head north from Christchurch and check out the seaside settlement of Kaikoura. The name means 'meal of crayfish' and when you dine out you’ll know why. Not far away is Hanmer Springs, an alpine spa town. Soak in a hot pool, or jump into one of the many water sports. Play mini-golf or hire a quad bike.

Turn west and you’ll be fascinated by Mount Cook (its Maori name is Aoraki). The highest mountain in New Zealand, it’s surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage-listed National Park, a spectacular region of forests and glaciers, hot pools and snow-capped mountains. You have to see the milky turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo, and then go hiking, horse-riding, skiing… the sky’s the limit. Quite literally! Also be sure to experience the International Dark Sky Reserve here and see the stars from the observatory.

So, set your compass for the Canterbury region. Book your Christchurch flights and your Canterbury hotels now and start the expedition.

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And not to forget... with ski season fast approaching, you may want to stop by our Ski accommodation in Canterbury page.

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Amuri Estate Retreat HANMER SPRINGS from$295/night Book & Pay Securely
Achilles Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$70/night Book & Pay Securely
Best Western Clyde on Riccarton Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Akaroa Cottages Heritage Boutique Collection AKAROA from$99/night Book & Pay Securely
Courtesy Court Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$100/night Book & Pay Securely
Countrytime Hotel OMARAMA from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
306 Aspire on Riccarton Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
Northpark Motel   TIMARU from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Abbey Motor Lodge Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$96/night Book & Pay Securely
YHA Mt Cook (Backpackers) MT COOK from$35/night Book & Pay Securely
Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast KAIKOURA from$175/night Book & Pay Securely
Scenic Route Motor Lodge GERALDINE from$135/night Book & Pay Securely
Tuscana Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$139/night Book & Pay Securely
Akaroa Waterfront Motels AKAROA from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Inn the Bay Bed & Breakfast KAIKOURA from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
Akaroa Village Inn AKAROA from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Ibis Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$127/night Book & Pay Securely
City Worcester Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
Clearview Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$375/night Book & Pay Securely
Cedar Chalets METHVEN from$225/night Book & Pay Securely
162 Kings of Riccarton Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$145/night Book & Pay Securely
Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast CHRISTCHURCH from$185/night Book & Pay Securely
Select Braemar Lodge & Spa HANMER SPRINGS from$255/night Book & Pay Securely
Shamrock Garden B&B CHRISTCHURCH from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
Bealey Avenue Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Bealey Hotel   ARTHURS PASS from$60/night Book & Pay Securely
Christchurch Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$136/night Book & Pay Securely
Pinewood Motels FAIRLIE from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Parkview on Hagley CHRISTCHURCH from$143/night Book & Pay Securely
Quickenberry Guesthouse & Lodge METHVEN from$240/night Book & Pay Securely
Alpha Motel Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$145/night Book & Pay Securely
The Towers on the Park CHRISTCHURCH from$139/night Book & Pay Securely
Jack in the Green Backpackers HANMER SPRINGS from$29/night Book & Pay Securely
Pete's Farm Stay B&B and Cottage RANGIORA from$180/night Book & Pay Securely
Tui Lodge Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$95/night Book & Pay Securely
Lorenzo Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
Ashburton Motor Lodge & Conference Centre ASHBURTON from$129/night Book & Pay Securely
Bella Vista Motel & Apartments CHRISTCHURCH from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Haka Lodge (Backpackers) CHRISTCHURCH from$31/night Book & Pay Securely
Ashburton's Regency Motel ASHBURTON from$132/night Book & Pay Securely
SiloStay BANKS PENINSULA from$150/night Book & Pay Securely
Arthurs Court Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$135/night Book & Pay Securely
Richmond Cottage   CHRISTCHURCH from$175/night Book & Pay Securely
Bella Vista Motel Kaikoura KAIKOURA from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Drifters Inn HANMER SPRINGS from$112/night Book & Pay Securely
Alcala Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Sumner Re Treat CHRISTCHURCH from$195/night Book & Pay Securely
Magnolia Rose Bed & Breakfast CITY from$140/night Book & Pay Securely
Avalon Motels CHRISTCHURCH from$102/night Book & Pay Securely
Amore Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$129/night Book & Pay Securely
Northcote Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$119/night Book & Pay Securely
Hotel Carlton Mill CHRISTCHURCH from$109/night Book & Pay Securely
Blue Seas Motels Kaikoura KAIKOURA from$90/night Book & Pay Securely
Casino Court Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$136/night Book & Pay Securely
Whitestone Cottages METHVEN from$201/night Book & Pay Securely
Aorangi Motel FAIRLIE from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Milano Motor Lodge CHRISTCHURCH from$139/night Book & Pay Securely
Hanmer Apartments HANMER SPRINGS from$149/night Book & Pay Securely
Hanmer Resort Motel HANMER SPRINGS from$105/night Book & Pay Securely
Diplomat Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$137/night Book & Pay Securely
Taylors Motel ASHBURTON from$89/night Book & Pay Securely
Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park TOWN from$68/night Book & Pay Securely
High Country Lodge TWIZEL from$32/night Book & Pay Securely
Argyle on the Park Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Fairlie Top 10 Holiday Park FAIRLIE from$60/night Book & Pay Securely
Clarence Cottage   CHRISTCHURCH from$175/night Book & Pay Securely
Classic Villa CHRISTCHURCH from$179/night Book & Pay Securely
Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$119/night Book & Pay Securely
Merivale Court Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$100/night Book & Pay Securely
Cherry Tree Lodge Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Elm Tree House CHRISTCHURCH from$179/night Book & Pay Securely
Abbella Lodge Motel Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$130/night Book & Pay Securely
Riverstone Motel RANGIORA from$139/night Book & Pay Securely
YMCA Christchurch CHRISTCHURCH from$40/night Book & Pay Securely
Bush Inn Court Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$133/night Book & Pay Securely
ASURE Hanmer Inn Motel HANMER SPRINGS from$135/night Book & Pay Securely
Rolleston Highway Motel ROLLESTON from$130/night Book & Pay Securely
Fyffe Country Lodge PEKETA from$195/night Book & Pay Securely
Aspen Court KAIKOURA from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Addington City Motel CITY from$138/night Book & Pay Securely
Mad Cow Manor HANMER SPRINGS from$200/night Book & Pay Securely
Methven Motels & Apartments METHVEN from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Yaldhurst Hotel CHRISTCHURCH from$110/night Book & Pay Securely
Dyers House CHRISTCHURCH from$395/night Book & Pay Securely
Pomeroy's on Kilmore CHRISTCHURCH from$145/night Book & Pay Securely
Clear Ridge Apartments HANMER SPRINGS from$159/night Book & Pay Securely
Admiral Court Motel KAIKOURA from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
The Hermitage Hotel Mount Cook MOUNT COOK VILLAGE from$175/night Book & Pay Securely
Harrogate Gardens Motel Hanmer Springs HANMER SPRINGS from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Willowbank Motel KAIKOURA from$75/night Book & Pay Securely
Aoraki Court Motel MT COOK VILLAGE from$170/night Book & Pay Securely
Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square CHRISTCHURCH from$175/night Book & Pay Securely
Aotea Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$125/night Book & Pay Securely
Ferry Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
YHA Lake Tekapo (Backpackers) LAKE TEKAPO from$33/night Book & Pay Securely
Earnslaw Motel UPPER RICCARTON from$120/night Book & Pay Securely
Athena Motel & Apartments RICCARTON from$135/night Book & Pay Securely
Matuka Luxury Lodge TWIZEL from$250/night Book & Pay Securely
Bella Vista Motel Ashburton ASHBURTON from$115/night Book & Pay Securely
Addington Stadium Motel CHRISTCHURCH from$140/night Book & Pay Securely

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