The George Residence, Christchurch, New Zealand
Built in the 1950’s, this three-bedroom character villa has been recently restored to the highest standards, offering the ultimate in exclusive luxury accommodation. Set adjacent to main building The Residence offers the best of both worlds – access to full hotel services, but the privacy and exclusiveness of a private villa. The Residence has the feel of a country lodge overlooking The Georges private hotel gardens. The Residence is available in a number of configurations, with the three en-suite bedrooms being able to be rented individually or combined as either a one-bedroom suite, a two-bedroom suite with one shared living room, or exclusive use of the entire three bedroom villa. The latter option includes the exclusive use of the ground floor kitchen, dining room and library as well as access to the hotel gardens.
In addition to luxury furniture and fittings in keeping with the style of the era such as wooden wall panelling and ceiling batons and marble benchtops, The Residence has been updated with the latest technology that has been discretely and tastefully incorporated to ensure guests do not lack modern comforts. The building is fully insulated with treble-glazed windows, an air-conditioning system that pulls fresh air from outside and filters out impurities before heating or cooling to the desired temperature, underfloor bathroom heating, demist mirrors, ultra-high definition TVs, SKY Select with over 50 channels, touch sensitive light switches and a full automation system capable of controlling heating, sound, lighting and curtains all from a user-friendly remote or wall touch-screen. In addition to the above, the master suite has a built-in humidity control system – ideal for recovery after long air-travel, a gas fireplace, Nespresso coffee machine and dining table for up to eight guests.
Facilities: Super King beds, 42 inch LED television, Extensive mini-bar, Quality magazines, Connected to the hotel via a fully enclosed walkway, All rooms are located upstairs, Separate private dining room, Adjoining lounge with French doors into the tranquil, English garden, Ground floor restrooms, Designer tiled bathrooms with separate shower and spa bath, Electronic bidet toilets, The Garden Loft has designer tiled bathrooms with shower only, self-catering facilities, ideal for a nanny or a driver. All rooms come with complimentary WiFi and Broadband, Complimentary Parking, Movies, Radio/Alarm clock, Tea and Coffee, Mini-bar, Safe, Turndown Service, Bathrobes, Generous Toiletries, Air-Conditioning, Opening Windows, Cable TV • Phone STD/IDD, Toaster, Modem Points, Hairdryer, Newspaper, Valet Service, Guests Laundry, 24 Hour Room Service, Complimentary Mountain Bikes, Complimentary guest computers in the Lobby, Offsite Gym admission, In-room Les Mills Workout Channel.
The Residence has been nominated as Australasia’s Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2016 in the 23rd annual World Travel Awards.
Destination: Christchurch City
Official website: The George Residence