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St. Itas Guesthouse

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   11 Barrhill-Methven Rd | Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Most kind hosts Ken and Miriam warmly greeted me and allowed me to check in early, as I had several hours to wait for my excursion company to pick me up. Wonderful guest lounge area with books and plenty of DVDS! A delicious and more than ample breakfast was provided and served just the way I liked it. The guest... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I love buildings with history and was looking forward to my stay at St Ita's. Very friendly hosts who rekindled the fire upon my arrival. Huge guest lounge area! Bed was a bit soft for my liking, and ensuite facilities did not match the era of the bedroom. Huge breakfast served at a time that suited me, and it was... More

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just passing needed a bed picked Rakaia, found St Ita's B&B and knocked on the door. Lovely place, quite, clean, friendly hosts and a great breakfast. We had tea at the local pub, be sure to have the bangers & mash, wow. Overall a great place to stay, thankyou. Geoff & Maryrose, Port Macquarie Australia.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We arrived at St Ita's the week of the Canterbury Show, Cup Week and the visit of Prince Charles and Camilla, hence Canterbury was extremely busy to say the least! How lucky we were to have the opportunity to stay in this charming guesthouse with Miriam and Ken as our hosts. It truly is a "home away from home" and... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

i stayed here on Tuesday. It is one of the most charming places to stay at. Very old worldly. The hosts here are really helpful and go out of there way. i was the only guest that night but they made me feel like i was at home. Great room and overall a great stay!

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San Francisco
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16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

Our room at St. Itas was spacious and clean, and the space heater kept it a comfortable temperature. The hosts were very hospitable, offering tea and coffee upon our arrival, and serving a delicious breakfast the next morning. Though Rakaia is a small town, we enjoyed our stay at the charming B&B very much.

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Blenheim , NZ
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

We were a party of 6 heading south for some cycling exercise. The stopover at St Itas was a great choice and certainly one we wish to repeat.The hosts were very warm,efficient and charming.The std of accomodation was tops... Highly recommended to all. John

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Warwickshire, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

St. Ita's is conveniently located being just off the main road south from Christchurch airport. Rakaia itself is very small - just a couple of shops and two pubs, only one of which was serving food while we were there. The building is nice, and the garden lovely but we found our room a bit shabby. Breakfast was good. The... More

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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2010

Thank you Miriam and Ken for a wonderful experience. We stayed only one night, yet we felt we new these people a lifetime. Its a clean and pleasant place that feels like you have stepped back in time with the high ceilings and cosy living space not seen in motel type accomodation. Will try our best to stay again, maybe... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights and the experience was wonderful. The hosts are friendly and full of suggestions as to what to see locally - the house and gardens itself are truly stunning - an old period home with lovely large beautifully decorated rooms, including a huge guest lounge which we had to ourselves - it has a good... More

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Address: 11 Barrhill-Methven Rd | Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rakaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St. Itas Guesthouse 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the elegant and comfortable accommodation that St Itas, a former Convent, can provide. St Itas is sited in Rakaia Township, just 40 minutes from Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1. Great first and last stop and base for exploring the Ashburton area. Four rooms: one with a private bathroom , the rest with ensuites, refreshment trays, electric blankets and extra heating, garden views . Guest lounge with Sky TV, DVD player and open fire. Games rooms. Tennis court, big garden. Wireless. Great breakfasts. Walking distance to pubs, cafes, crafts and River Terrace Walkway. Short distance to salmon fishing, Mt Hutt Skiing, Golf,Hot air ballooning, jet boating, bush walks. ... more   less 
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