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Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvet, pillow top beds, in-room safe
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4.9/5 Exceptional
51 reviews
Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Business Services

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Explore the area

Popular LocationUniversity of Canterbury8 min walk
Popular LocationWestfield Riccarton Mall17 min walk
Popular LocationHorncastle Arena9 min drive
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area

Christchurch

In the suburbs and near a metro station, The Establishment is in an area with good airport proximity. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens, while Christchurch Gondola and Orana Wildlife Park are popular area attractions. Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre and Punting on the Avon are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including a ski shuttle, golfing and golf lessons. Our guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Canterbury - 8 min walk
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall - 17 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 9 min drive
  • Hagley Park - 20 min drive
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 9 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 15 min drive

About this property

The Establishment

Luxury Christchurch guesthouse in Ilam, walk to University of Canterbury
Coffee/tea in a common area, a business centre and a meeting room are available at this guesthouse. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and express check-out are on-site. All 3 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and pillowtop beds. Plasma TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and bathrobes.
The Establishment offers 3 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters. 42-inch Plasma televisions come with premium satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and espresso makers. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries.

This Christchurch guesthouse provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered valet parking
  • Free return airport shuttle from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space (592 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Pillow-top mattress

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch plasma TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 20

Check-out

Check-out before 10:30 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

MastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee for check-in between 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM (amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport and train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Guests under 14 years old are not allowed in the fitness facility

Property is also known as

Establishment Lodge Christchurch
Establishment Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Establishment and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Establishment offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Establishment cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Establishment?
Valet parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Establishment?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Late check-in is available from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a fee (amount varies).
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is The Establishment located?
Located in Ilam, this luxury guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Riccarton Road and University of Canterbury. Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Establishment

4.9
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
48
4 - Good
2
3 - Okay
1
2 - Mediocre
0
1 - Poor
0
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
5.0
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Luxury

Beautiful house and smashing hosts, only wish we could have stayed longer than 1 night

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very comfortable stay!

Jenn and Russ are most hospitable. They are there for your every need, yet not intruding. The place is so meticulously decorated and serviced. You get a five star hotel service yet it’s personal. The breakfast is very nice, too. Will definitely recommend. Downstairs room is smaller but you won’t need to move your luggage upstairs if they are heavy.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Wonderful property, excellent host. Will be coming back!

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

What a fantastic end to our New Zealand trip we are so pleased to have chosen The Establisment. The house is beautiful as well as the suites. Was so lovely to have so many areas to relax and Carol and Jim made it for us. They are the loveliest kindest people who went over and above to look after us. Would recommend this place in a heart beat and hope to return. The house is situated 10 min drive from the City which is perfect to get some peace and quiet. You also get to meet other people in the house and get to know other travellers over the family breakfast table. Loved The Establishment can’t thank Jim and Carol enough

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2018