Accommodation alternative available – Read on…
It’s now February 2012, Summer is here and the hotel is still in the cordoned off CBD Zone, so the Hotel Off The Square is not open. Most of two thirds of the buildings in Christchurch central city area have to be demolished from the effects of the Earthquake. The Mayfair part of Hotel Off The Square is being rebuilt. It is not possible at present to determine when the hotel can trade again. Probably in the first quarter 2013.
We can refer you on to some really nice accommodation, 10 minutes from downtown, unique city views, stylish quality, grand, spacious, just lovely, and highly recommended by Off The Square. Breakfast included, restaurants nearby.
To book send your required dates and room requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be passed on for confirmation, and details will be sent to you for you to confirm.
Christchurch and the wider Canterbury area is, as usual, and it is a great place to visit. The Spring is good and the Botanic Gardens are again just great. It is just the downtown that is limited for the present, although a container shopping area by Ballantynes grand old store has opened in Cashel Mall. Along with this, the Museum and the Botanic Gardens, along with the effects of the earthquake, one visit to downtown would be good. There are all the other attractions of the wider area open, as usual, and the aftershocks have reduced way down.
To help you with your accommodation needs while Hotel Off The Square is closed, we are pleased to recommend other accommodation, both in and around Christchurch. The contact again for this is;
We welcome your enquiry.
The Red Zone is still closed to everyone, except on a special pass, which is rigidly controlled. We have no idea when the complete downtown could be open for general access. Nearly all hotels are closed. It is reasonable to expect possible access to be in 2012.
Apologies to all affected. This is a disaster zone and there is no quick fix.
(for owners comments see Blog).
Latest Update 14th May 2011
Christchurch City Center is still off limits, with the cordons now closing in closer to the center. The hotel still remains in the “Red Zone”. At this time there is no understanding when the hotel will be open for business.
Box 13196 Christchurch
Messages can be left on telephone 3749980.
Christchurch City Currently Closed
Hotel off the square is closed due to the earthquake, and will not be opening in the near future.
The hotel is currently in a “red zone” and we have no access to the building. Areas around the Red Zone are slowly opening up, however we are yet to hear from officials as to when we may enter the building.
Thank you for your patience and stay safe
- Staff at Hotel Off The Square