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Awards

The George, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, tops the list of Christchurch Hotels.

We are proud of our hotel, our team and the assured and genuine service we deliver, we celebrate our achievements and our awards.  

World Travel Awards

Hennessey Suite at The George boutique hotel in Christchurch, NZ

Oceania's Leading Luxury Villa, World Travel Awards 2020 - 2021

New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel, World Travel Awards 2012 - 2020

Australasia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa, World Travel Awards 2016 - 2018

Australasia's Leading Boutique Hotel, World Travel Awards 2010

New Zealand's Leading Boutique Hotel, World Travel Awards 2006 - 2010

Conde Nast Awards

The Bowden Suite of The Residence at The George

Top 10 Hotels Aus & New Zealand, Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards 2018 (#6)

Top 10 Hotels Aus & New Zealand, Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards 2017 (#7)

Oceania Top 20 Hotels, Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2009

Best New Zealand Hotel,  US Conde Nast Traveler Gold List 2006

Best for Service New Zealand, Australia & the Pacific, US Conde Nast 2006

 

 

Food & Beverage Awards

Lamb dish (dinner menu) from 50 Bistro - restaurant at The George hotel in Christchurch

2 glasses Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator (Pescatore) 2005 - 2019

Two Hats, Cuisine Good Food Awards (Pescatore) 2018-2019

Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards (Pescatore) 2015 - 2018 

Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards (50 Bistro) 2009 - 2019

Two Hats, Cuisine Good Food Awards (Pescatore) 2016

Cuisine Good Food Awards (Pescatore) 2013 - 2015

Zest Food Awards Finalist (Pescatore) 2013 - 2015

 

Travel + Leisure Awards 

Entrance to The George hotel in Christchurch, NZ

New Zealand's #1 City Hotel, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2013

New Zealand's #1 City Hotel, Travel +  Leisure World's Best Awards 2012

#1 in New Zealand 'Worlds Best Service Awards', Travel + Leisure 2011-2012

New Zealand's #1 City Hotel, Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards 2010

 

 

Trip Advisor Awards

Premium Executive Room at The George hotel in Christchurch, NZ

Travellers' Choice Award 2018-2021

Top 25 Hotels - New Zealand, Travellers' Choice Award, 2013 - 2018

Top 25 Hotels - South Pacific, Travellers' Choice Award, 2013-2018

Top 25 Hotels for Romance - New Zealand, Travellers' Choice Award, 2015-2018

Other Awards & Recognition

50 Bistro Lobby, Bar and Lounge area at The George hotel, Christchurch NZ

Booking.com Traveller Review Award 2021 

Hotels.com - Loved by Guests Award 2019 - 2021

Keep Christchurch Beautiful - Community Award 2020

Small Luxury Hotels Awards - Most Intense Bespoke Experience 2020

New Zealand Tourism Award 2006 - 2007

 

 

50 Bistro Awards

Fresh fish of the day (summer 2019) dinner menu from 50 Bistro restaurant at The George hotel

 

Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards (50 Bistro) 2009 - 2019

Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor 2014 - 2019 

Certificate of Excellence Restaurant Guru 2019

Pescatore Awards

Dessert from the menu of Pescatore - fine dining restaurant at The George hotel in Christchurch

2 glasses Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator 2005 - 2019

Two Hats, Cuisine Good Food Awards  2018-2019

Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards 2015 - 2018 

Two Hats, Cuisine Good Food Awards  2016

Cuisine Good Food Awards  2013 - 2015

Zest Food Awards Finalist  2013 - 2015

Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor 2013 - 2019

What our patrons say

Welcoming and helpful staff. Delicious dining at 50 Bistro with great kids menu. Lovely cocktails too for harried parents! Comfortable beds. Love the teddy bears at turn down! Great central location next to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and the Museum.

I stayed at the George recently and was impressed with the impeccable service given by all staff members. Friendly, polished and professional, they were a credit to the hotel. The evening meal at the Bistro was excellent, and I was surprised to realise that the hotel does a turn down service - complete with chocolate and "George", a little momento teddy bear to take home (which I did,I just couldn't resist!). It's a wonderful hotel, close to the city, yet set in a very green and peaceful part of town. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again, and plan to next time in a personal capacity with my husband. Kohinui 24 March 2022

As soon as you walk in you feel the weight on your shoulders lift.

From the moment you walk through the front doorway of The George hotel, it feels like coming home. Familiar faces with smiles and enthusiastic welcomes and a feeling that, although you want to rush up to your beautiful room, the idea of staying in the bar lounge area for a beverage and a snack is so inviting also. This is a little haven of peace and luxury only such a short distance from the city energy that Christchurch has in spades. I am torn - I want to tell everyone how amazing The George hotel is - but a part of me wants to keep it to myself! Either way, when I am fortunate enough to visit again, it will feel cozy and luxurious because that's what they do so well. See you again soon!