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The distinctive Tudor-style architecture of our Heartland Hotel Cotswold reflects Christchurch's image as the most English of cities outside England. This classic charm is carried throughout the hotel with understated style.

Full of character, Heartland Hotel Cotswold is warm and welcoming, and the perfect place to relax during your visit to Christchurch. Our spacious grounds feature award-winning gardens, and there is always a seat waiting for you in the Earl of Essex Bar. Our 3 star plus Christchurch hotel is located on the edge of the CBD. It's an easy stroll to boutique shopping at Merivale Mall, Christchurch Casino and the beautiful Hagley Park. Just 20 minutes drive from Christchurch airport, and very close to the CBD, Heartland Hotel Cotswold is well positioned for travellers here on business or for leisure. 

A soft refurbishment of the guest rooms at Heartland Hotel Cotswold has been completed, including an upgrade of the bedding, interior painting and the introduction of flatscreen TV's. Heartland Hotel Cotswold is also 'home' for the popular St Germain Restaurant that relocated following the earthquake in February 2011.

We pride ourselves on offering helpful friendly service to each and every guest and we look forward to making your stay at Heartland Hotel Cotswold comfortable and enjoyable.

Heartland Hotel Cotswold Location

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Lat: 43° 30' 59.0616" S
Lon: 172° 37' 30.8598" E
GPS: 96 Papanui Road, Christchurch

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Heartland Hotel Cotswold Facilities

For your convenience the Heartland Hotel Cotswold has...

  • Tudors on Papanui Restaurant and Bar serving Breakfast and Dinner
  • Now home to the popular St Germain Restaurant
  • 24-hour Reception
  • 24-hour Room service
  • Guest laundry
  • Valet laundry and drycleaning service (available six days)
  • FREE WiFi available throughout hotel
  • Swimming pool and sauna
  • Fitness centre
  • Spacious grounds and courtyard including picturesque gardens
  • Internet kiosk
  • Business services
  • Conference facilities
  • Complimentary guest parking
  • Tourist information and booking service
  • Handy to Christchurch City Metro and Antarctic Centre Bus stops
Check-in time: 2:00pm. Check-out time: 10:00am

Heartland Hotel Cotswold Room Amenities

The Heartland Hotel Cotswold has 77 spacious rooms, including Standard rooms and spacious One and Two Bedroom Suites that can easily accommodate families or friends travelling together.

Interconnecting and special access rooms are also available.
All rooms include:

  • Sky TV
  • clock radio
  • telephone
  • FREE WiFi
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • fridge
  • hairdryer
  • iron and ironing board

Suites also feature:

  • separate bedroom
  • lounge/dining area

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Our on-site Tudors Restaurant offers a cozy place to start your day or unwind at the end of the day.

The restaurant and bar areas have a great ambience complete with a welcoming open fire place, friendly faces and a hearty, innovative menu to suit a range of tastes.

Opening Hours

Tudors Restaurant offers a la carte and buffet breakfast from 6.30am and a la carte evening dining from 5.00pm, while the Earl of Essex Bar provides the perfect spot to relax and unwind at the end of the day from 4.30pm onwards.

View the hearty cuisine on our localised menu below:

Tudors Restaurant Breakfast Menu
Tudors Restaurant Dinner Menu
Tudors Wine List

Christmas Menus

Tudors Pre Christmas Group Lunch Buffet Menus
Tudors Pre Christmas Group Dinner Set Menus
Tudors Restaurant Christmas Day Menu

St. Germain, French Restaurant

St Germain is open for fine French dining Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm til late.

To make a reservation, please call, email or pop in to see us at:
Heartland Hotel Cotswold, 88-96 Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand.
(03) 355 3096

Heartland Hotel Cotswold

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Our Hotel History, Heartland Hotel Cotswold

Built in three stages throughout the 1980s, the Cotswold Inn was the realisation of a 25-year dream for designer and builder Tom Sharples.

Almost a perfect replica of a sixteenth century coaching inn, the Cotswold even has its own Crest which reads In Fabulosa Intrate, translating to  ‘Stepping into a Fantasy’. The authentic covered archway entrance and the traditional cobbled courtyard was designed to bring guests into a totally new and original accommodation experience.

The Inn was constructed in three separate phases. The first stage opened in 1985 and comprised 16 luxury suites, two restaurants, and a house cocktail bar. The spacious suites were built to reflect the elegance of a bygone era. Each suite had its own lounge area and was designed to accommodate the needs of the fussiest guest through to high-powered business luncheons and cocktail parties.

Stage Two opened in February 1986 adding a further 22 suites. Stage Three introduced 12 more suites and a conference/function room, completing the circular design of an authentic sixteenth century coaching inn. The six accommodation wings of the hotel were originally named after Henry VIII’s wives and colour coordinated in red, tan, green and blue.

The two two-bedroom ‘Royal Suites’ featured sumptuous leather couches and armchairs, complimentary sherry and brandy in the finest crystal glasses, a marble tone spa bath and even a telephone in the toilet – the height of 1980s decadence!

The Cotswold Inn was purchased by American businessman and entrepreneur Earl Hagaman in the early 1990s and became part of the Scenic Circle Hotels portfolio.

In 2009 Scenic Circle rebranded to become Scenic Hotel Group. As Scenic Hotel Group, two distinct brands were introduced to the market – the four star and four star plus Scenic Hotels, and the three star and three star plus Heartland Hotels.

Furniture in all the rooms of Heartland Hotel Cotswold was freshened up and bedding upgraded to the signature ‘Scenic bedding system’ including feather and wool mattress toppers and a generous pillow menu. The imposing exposed beams were painted to give the rooms a cleaner, more open feel, and a new neutral colour scheme was adopted throughout.

The Westminster Room underwent another transformation following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2011-2012 and became home to St Germain French restaurant.

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88-96 Papanui Road
Merivale, Christchurch 8014
Ph: +64 3 355 3535