BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch

- South Island, New Zealand

165 Cashel Street, Christchurch South Island
BreakFree on Cashel Christchurch
165 Cashel Street
Christchurch , South Island  8011
New Zealand

Hotel Information

Check-in Time
2:00 PM
Check-out Time
10:00 AM
Reception Hours
24 hours
Check-in Details
BreakFree on Cashel has an “A” grade seismic rating in accordance with the National Building Standards.
This hotel is 100% non-smoking
Parking is available for $25 per 24 hours. It is subject to availability on arrival and cannot be pre-booked. The parking space may be up to a five minute walk from the property.
This hotel does not accept cash as a payment method. Credit, debit and prepaid cards are accepted to buy goods and services.

TripAdvisor Rating

Christchurch Accommodation

For a prime Christchurch CBD location, and a hotel full of innovation and design worthy of New Zealand’s most modern city, BreakFree on Cashel is your ideal Christchurch hotel, within walking distance of many of the city’s main attractions.

With its unique urban ambience and bold decor, you’ll be impressed with this hotel’s level of integrated technology. The sleek, stylish rooms for singles, couples or families include unparalleled technology extras. From SMART TV’s with device mirroring and wireless keyboards to an ultra-fast broadband service and a mobile app for room service, BreakFree on Cashel makes it easy to stay connected with the outside world from the sublime comfort of your Sleepy Head bed. For those wishing to explore this reimagined city, or those simply visiting on business, this hotel offers great value, plenty of diversions and a superb central location.

Christchurch has evolved as a true cultural hub, embracing its chance to become a city re-imagined. This Christchurch accommodation is located in the heart of the CBD near Manchester and Hereford Streets, from BreakFree on Cashel, you’re in the perfect location to stroll to trendy cafes, restaurants or bars on offer. Slow down after a busy day of sightseeing in the hotel lobby which boasts a comfy lounge, café and bar and enjoy a delicious meal or drink. Connect your wireless devices to get in touch with family and friends. Or if you’re travelling for business, stay across the latest updates and keep in touch with colleagues.

Features & Facilities

It’s all about location at BreakFree on Cashel. This modern Christchurch hotel has cutting edge facilities with an ultramodern twist and is located in New Zealand’s South Island, so you can easily walk to the city’s main landmarks. If you don’t have time to wait in line, you’ll find the express checkout a great option.

Reception is open 24 hours should you require assistance at any stage during your stay. Free fibre optic high speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel, our guests will receive 2TB per day. There is also complimentary WiFi in the lobby for 1 hour up to 500MB. Stay fit with our small workout room, car hire, or dry cleaning our staff can arrange this for you (additional fees apply). In-room wake-up calls can also be arranged.


  • 24 hour reception
  • Free fibre optic WiFi up to 2TB (fees apply over 2TB)
  • Express checkout
  • Photocopying
  • Onsite restaurant and bar
  • Internet lounge
  • Breakfast room
  • Car hire (fee applies)
  • Dry cleaning (fee applies)
  • Gymnasium (small workout room with limited equipment)
  • Guest laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Parking is available for $25 per vehicle. It is subject to availability on arrival and cannot be pre-booked. The parking space may be up to a five minute walk from the property.

Cafe & Bar 165

BreakFree on Cashel has an onsite restaurant and bar serving modern, local and Western cuisine, and is an ideal option if you’d prefer to dine at the hotel.


Why break your exercise routine? You'll find everything you need to stay fit and keep in shape at BreakFree on Cashel's great gymnasium.


Free fibre optic high speed WiFi is available throughout the hotel, our guests will receive 2TB per day.



A mix of Asian flavours and classic Kiwi favourites combine in the heart of Christchurch.

Pass through the doors of BreakFree on Cashel hotel and find Cafe & Bar 165, offering a selection of fun and zesty meals that won’t hurt the wallet. Whether visiting on brief business trips to Christchurch, or dropping by on time-limited lunch breaks, a funky vibe sees guests of the hotel and diners from nearby offices staying to eat in good company.

An open plan interior design sees a bright space inside fill with the hum of conversation as Cafe & Bar 165’s rush hour begins from early in the morning. As the day rolls on, visitors come and go, picking up a quick bite to eat or meeting for coffee and enjoying a rest from lively shopping expeditions.

A collection of modern fittings creates a light-hearted atmosphere inside; walls are crafted from recycled timbers and glowing vintage bulbs add a quirky touch. Meanwhile, a backlit bar tempts those in need of a refreshing drink with a friendly selection of easy beverages. Coloured lights flash and swap to highlight local and international wines, ciders and local craft beer, and for those who prefer, there is a classic cocktail selection that proves hard to resist.

Opening Hours

  • Breakfast: 7am - 10:00am (10:30am on weekends)
  • Lunch: 11am - 2pm
  • Dinner: 5:30pm - late
  • Room Service: 7:30am - 9:30pm (subject to change)


For restaurant bookings, please call (03) 360 1064 or email



Standing on our glass infinity balcony with your new partner in life, looking out at the Christchurch skyline and beyond, you’ll feel the momentous nature of your occasion has been captured in one sparkling instant.

But at BreakFree on Cashel, we aim to make every moment of your wedding reception hit those same heights – at down to earth prices. Our experienced wedding co-ordinator will help you plan, preview and present the perfect celebration, guiding you every step of the way, right up to and including your walk down the aisle.

Our unique blend of traditional white linen, cutting edge technology and contemporary urban design ensures you will have the very best of something old and something new to help create a lasting memory in your heart…and a special place you can return to time and time again for future celebrations.

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After a leading hotel in a world class destination that offers the full package? Positioned in the beautiful South Island which is renowned for its awe-inspiring scenery of wide open spaces, snow-capped mountains, sprawling vineyards, and pretty coastline, there’s no mistaking why Christchurch has been named one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit by Lonely Planet and No.2 on the New York Times’ 52 Places to go in 2014.

BreakFree on Cashel is located smack bang within the heart of this renowned destination, and is a highly desirable Christchurch conference venue, with its contemporary spaces featuring sleek surfaces and edgy designs. Meeting rooms have large projector screens with modern layouts, and boardrooms offer state-of-the-art technology with seamlessly designed furniture.

Choose from one of three different conference venues and let our experienced Conference Coordinator take care of all the details including your Christchurch accommodation, catering, and technology, along with break-out activities to keep your delegates entertained between conference sessions. Talk to us today about how we can accommodate your next event.
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Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island is oozing with history, culture and beautiful scenery, and BreakFree on Cashel is positioned in the heart of this wonderful destination. With lots of interesting heritage sites throughout, if you’re a history buff you’ll find Christchurch an intriguing place to visit and this Christchurch hotel puts you in the centre of it all.

Known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its manicured gardens and parks which bring the city to life, the scenery in Christchurch is second to none, with the area painted in different shades of floral colour depending on the time of year. The jewel of Christchurch’s flora is Hagley Park, where you can try river punting and explore the waterways.

Culture plays a large role in the daily life of Christchurch, with New Zealand’s Maori heritage celebrated with local performances, and an array of art galleries, dance, film, museums, and theatre shows to keep you entertained.

From white water rafting, to bungy jumping, skiing, wildlife watching, gondola rides, winery visits, and discovering New Zealand’s native fauna and flora, Christchurch offers everything you could want from your New Zealand holiday.

Public transport is frequent within the city, and at BreakFree on Cashel you can purchase your tickets at reception so you won’t have to worry about how you’ll get from A to B. There is a bus stop just 200m meters from the hotel, providing ease of access to Christchurch’s main sites and attractions.

Attractions and activities:

  • AMI Stadium – 2km drive
  • International Antarctic Centre – 11km drive
  • Ballantynes Department Store – 500m walk
  • Canterbury Museum – 1.3km drive
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens – 3km drive
  • Hagley Park – 1.9km walk
  • New Brighton Beach – 8.6km drive
  • Christchurch Gondola – 9.3km drive
  • Orana Park – 21km drive
  • Pegasus Town and Winery – 56.3km drive
  • Alpine Jet Thrills – 74.5km drive
  • Mount Hutt Ski Field – 117km drive
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve – 11.2km
  • Christchurch Tramway – 230m walk
  • White water rafting (Rangitata Rafts) – 152km drive


  • Feb/March – LPGA golf tournament
  • March to July – Super 15 rugby matches
  • January – World Buskers Festival
  • February – Festival of Flowers
  • March – The Great Kiwi Beer Festival
  • April – International Jazz and Blues Festival
  • May – Christchurch Airport Marathon
  • August – Christchurch Arts Festival
  • September – The Body Festival
  • November – Canterbury A&P Shows
  • Every Saturday – Christchurch Farmers Markets


Contact Information
165 Cashel Street
Christchurch , South Island 8011
New Zealand

Points of Interest

  • Christchurch Information Centre - 1.2 km
  • Cathedral Square - 550 m
  • AMI Stadium - 3.9 km
  • Hagley Park - 1.9 km
  • Addington Raceway - 4.3 km
  • Horncastle Arena - 4.2 km
  • Clearwater Golf Club - 14.5 km
  • Christchurch Airport - 10.8 km
  • New Brighton Beach - 8.6 km


From the airport, head west on Durey Rd and in 750m at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Memorial Ave (600m). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Memorial Ave heading to Fendalton for 4.3km. Continue onto Fendalton Rd for 2.1km then turn right at Harper Ave (48m) before merging onto Deans Ave (500m). At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Riccarton Ave (1.4km). Turn left onto Oxford Terrace (650m) then continue onto Lichfield St for 500m then turn left onto Manchester St (120m). Take the 2nd left onto Cashel Street and BreakFree on Cashel will be on your right.