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TravelPod Member ReviewsMerivale Manor Christchurch
Great place to live at in Christchurch. It is about 10 minutes drive from the city center, which is still recuperating from the 2011 earthquake. The hotel proudly stands at 132 years of age and has a vintage look that gives it a very romantic aura, perfect for honeymooners like us. The lady at the reception was very welcoming and gave us handy tips on where to eat and visit.
We stayed at Merivale Manor for 2 nights, one day each at the start and end of our roadtrip of the south island. The room during our first night was equipped with a full kitchen, music system and Jacuzzi bath. However, during our return trip, though the room price was only 10NZD less, it was considerable smaller in size and had no Jacuzzi. Hence the reason I gave 4 stars to the hotel. Overall, I would definitely recommend the hotel!
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Not quite sure what the highlight will be. Top of the list is meeting up with our sponsored child (Glory) and her mum in Arusha, Tanzania and trekking the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Oh and there's the 4 days in Zanzibar lying on a beach but before then animal ...
... were no available tables for several hours (or perhaps we just weren't hip enough?), so we crossed the street to a taco bar that suited us perfectly fine. Our waitress was particularly friendly, and upon paying the bill we had a chance to chat with her about the devastating earthquake that had hit Christchurch almost exactly 4 years earlier. Actually, we hadn't intended to have a conversation with her, but a simple question opened up a 10 minute dialogue, and ...
... hotel restaurant was quite busy due to a large tour party staying, we actually had our cheapest meal here. Was not the finest cuisine but handy for us as no other restaurants were nearby. Did walk over the road to the park for a short stroll before heading back to our room.
Early night tonight as our train leaves at 8am in the morning over to the West side of the Island for the next section of the journey!
... time for Christchurch the chance to rebuild the city to a layout with all services in one place, city malls in another, sporting precinct in another section and arts and entertainment in another precinct sounds really exciting. We visited the earthquake museum which was really interesting and bought to life what the city went through, it explained a lot of thoughts and rationales for different building projects and also held relics of some ...
The Fuel Empty light showed at around 600km but I calculated the car had a range of over 830km. So at the end of the day I was literally running on Empty. At Lytteltown I got nervous about running out but there were no petrol stations. As I got closer to the airport I thought I'd may as well stick to my theory that I still had amply fuel. I was relieved when I made it to the airport hotel without having to push the car.