The Ashley Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Ashley Hotel Christchurch
Lovely hotel, nice staff, good amenities and great location.
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... café once upstairs, this is where you can also go outside to take in the views, and you can see a lot from here! The Southern Alps are in the background but it was a bit misty so I could just about make them out. Well worth a visit & for a Cheese Scone & Coffee :O)
It is now 4pm and we are heading to Kaikoura now which is approximately 3 hours’ drive from here.
It's our last full day in NZ and we're spending it in Christchurch. After the devastating earthquake which struck the city in February 2011, Christchurch is very much in a state of redevelopment. We're staying in a new hotel situated in the epicentre of the earthquake. The roads around the hotel are mostly one way streets with lots of orange cones guiding you the right way. The majority of the buildings surrounding the hotel are very much ...
... reports we didn’t need our snow chains luckily. In fact we’d found the weather forecasts in New Zealand to be even less accurate than those in the UK! We drove past many sheep and cows, unintentionally making them jump and flee at a few spots.
After an hour or so we arrived at Hamner Springs, a nice little village by the mountains. Once there we got tickets for the thermal pools which were lovely. We started off in a private room and then went out to the main pools of ...
... the city than the cookie store, no cookies were harmed in the making of this blog..or by rats.
Then I went to the Canterbury Museum, which was kinda cool. Really pretty building, some interesting exhibits, a really big place actually! It was just nice to get out of the cold, it was freezing here today! And windy! Right now it's pouring rain and it was actually hailing a little while ago...crazy.
Finally, I walked around the ...
23rd February was a great day, watching the English beat the Scottish. Can't complain about that and to make it even better it was in Christchurch! It was a big occasion for the Christchurchers as it was the first time the new oval (stadium) had been used since being rebuilt after the quakes. We had the pleasure of Paul's mother with us also as she flew over for a month to visit, was a long day out but was worth every ...