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John Jan 6th, 1999 08:22 PM

Christchurch
 
We are traveling to New Zealand in March '99 <BR>and will be arriving in Christchurch. Any suggestions regarding accomadations in this city that are near city center, clean and possibly with a pool. We are using Christchurch as a "jumpoff point". Sure appreciate any help as we are traveling with two small kids.

Jim Wright Jan 6th, 1999 10:54 PM

Christchurch is a modern, western city with all the hotels you might want - see my recent visit notes at http://kings.ak.school.nz/jimsite/hey.html

Richard Krause Jan 8th, 1999 08:07 AM

John, we visited Christchurch this past September. A very nice picturesque small city. The Kiwis are very friendly. We stayed at a B&B that was right on the Avon River about 10 min walk to the center of town. The name of the B&B was Riverview Lodge. It is a non-smoking B&B but does not have a pool. <BR> <BR>Have a GREAT time. Make sure you get to Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and do take a helicopter ride to see the glaciers. A fantastic trip!!!! One of the top highlights in our travels throughout NZ. <BR> <BR>Dick <BR> <BR>Dick

Jeff Jan 10th, 1999 07:23 PM

Don't worry about not having a pool where you stay. I was 12 when we visited Christchurch and my brother and I had a *ball* at the huge indoor municipal pool. Take the little ones there.

Hans Lapping Jan 12th, 1999 12:20 PM

We were in Christchurch last year and loved every minute of our stay there and the rest of the South Island. We stayed right in the center at Noah's-- a big hotel a block from Cathedral Square and right across the street from the Tourist Information Center and the Avon River. The hotel was great and it has a free laundry! I';m not sure about a pool however. we called the hotel and they had a special bed and breakfast speacial which was cheaper than our travel agent found and included breakfast in their restaurants or even room service. I would highly recommend it!

Hans Lapping Jan 12th, 1999 12:21 PM

We were in Christchurch last year and loved every minute of our stay there and the rest of the South Island. We stayed right in the center at Noah's-- a big hotel a block from Cathedral Square and right across the street from the Tourist Information Center and the Avon River. The hotel was great and it has a free laundry! I';m not sure about a pool however. we called the hotel and they had a special bed and breakfast speacial which was cheaper than our travel agent found and included breakfast in their restaurants or even room service. I would highly recommend it!


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