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The Observatory Hotel

Beyond the Gothic Revival walls of Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, lies brilliant craftsmanship, vivid colours, and new heights of luxury. Redefining modern elegance, The Observatory Hotel brings contemporary style to the heart of a precinct rich with history. Located where the Observatory Tower once stood as home to astronomy and physics, the hotel now boasts 33 uniquely designed rooms, each carefully curated with handpicked locally crafted furniture.

The Observatory Hotel invites you to enjoy our gym & fitness centre, premium meeting room facilities and stylish Library Bar to unwind and relax whilst embracing the history that surrounds you.

Our Rooms

Every room offers a unique experience, each being individually designed and featuring furniture made in Canterbury, fittings from Aotearoa and artworks by distinguished local artists.

Rooms

Observatory Rooms

Boasting contemporary grandeur, our King & Deluxe Rooms offer an ornate space fit for royals. The rooms are adorned in lavish textures designed for opulence and intrigue. View Observatory Rooms

Prestige Rooms

With five unique suites to choose from, immerse yourself in our spacious utopias. Gravitate towards your King bed and absorb the rich view of the Arts Centre Precinct. Pamper yourself with all of your premium bathroom amenities, lush bathrobes and experience luxury at its best. View Prestige Rooms

Prestige Skylight Rooms

With The Verona and The Lapis luxury suites to choose from, immerse yourself in our spacious utopias. Each suite features an expansive skylight, allowing you to sleep under the nights sky. Gravitate towards your King bed and absorb the rich view of the Arts Centre Precinct. Pamper yourself with all of your premium bathroom amenities, lush bathrobes and experience luxury at its best. View Prestige Skylight Rooms

Royal Skylight Room

The Malachite Room is our most premium room in The Observatory Hotel. The Malachite features a large, chic room in the attic of the Botany building with a comfortable seating area and a luxurious roll top bath with overhead skylight. View Royal Skylight Room

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Eat & Drink

Library Bar (Coming Soon)

An exquisite sanctuary designed to evoke imagination, the Library Bar is the perfect space for the curious and the bold. Its captivating ambience invites you to meet, ponder and unwind over our delectable bar menu.

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