BreakFree on Cashel

165 Cashel Street Christchurch8011New Zealand
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About BreakFree on Cashel

BreakFree on Cashel is a modern hotel that is within easy walking distance of attractions. It is in the central area of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island.

Cosy room ‘pods’ are en-suite, air-conditioned and stylish. They include Wi-Fi (surcharge) and LCD TV with Sky TV.. Lighting is atmospheric and can be changed depending upon the guest’s mood.

Communal facilities at BreakFree on Cashel include a 24-hour reception, express checkout and laundry services. Well equipped meeting and board rooms are also available.

The on-site cafe is augmented by many city centre restaurants, cafes and bars. Neighbouring restaurants include Orleans and Chong’s Chinese. Breakfast cafes include CI Espresso and Black Betty Coffee Shop.

The Convention Centre is just a few hundred yards away and it is approximately three miles to the main railway station. The beach is six miles from the hotel and it is approximately 10 miles to the airport.


165 Cashel Street , Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(800)448891 | Fax: +64(3)9685001 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Nice rooms.

Rooms are clean and comfortable. They are remarkably quiet too. There are plenty of places to eat nearby but the on-site breakfast option is as good as most in the vicinity.

Impressive management.

Staff members – for the most part – are friendly and helpful. So too are the management who seem to have a very much ‘hands-on’ approach. Some reception staff can be a bit ‘sniffy’, but management always go out of their way to be helpful.

City centre location.

This city centre setting, within walking distance of attractions, is a prime feature. Also and particularly given the city centre location, rooms are remarkably quiet.

Negative Reviews

Cramping the style.

Rooms can’t be faulted for cleanliness and comfort but if, prior to your stay, you have a slight claustrophobic problem ... it will be more pronounced by the time you leave. Rooms are very small and cramped and not helped by windows that fail to open. Some don’t have windows at all and have all the appeal of a hostel room. Air conditioning is noisy and intrusive.

Not lightening the mood.

It’s advisable not to have a mood in the bathroom, as the room’s mood lighting system doesn’t extend there. You probably will have a mood when faced with the cost of Wi-Fi. This isn’t a major expense but in an age where most hotels supply it free, the tendency is to feel somewhat disgruntled at having to pay anything.

DIY Parking.

There is little, if any, parking here and no assistance is offered to paying guests – strangers in town – as to what solutions are available. There are some spaces, but at a cost. It would just be nice if the hotel took an interest in the problem.

Rating Overview

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8 /10
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8 out of 10 based on 4503 reviews