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St. Itas Guesthouse

3.5 of 5 11 Barrhill-Methven Rd | Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kemnay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! We absolutely loved staying here for two nights in late December. The hosts were wonderful and made us feel very welcome. The room was beautiful, a good size and had a really comfy bed. The bathroom was quite small but perfectly sufficient for our needs. It was also a nice surprise to have homemade biscuits in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The only way to stay in Rakaia is to join in and be part of it. Ken and Miriam were very welcoming and hospitable. Anything modern in Rakaia would be out of place, so staying in this historical building was part and parcel of the Rakaia experience. Our adult family stayed for two nights. The rooms are large and comfortable... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for just one night as we were passing through the area, headed to Methven and then the West coast the next day. We could not be more happy with out stay. The home itself is lovely and has a wonderful history to it. The locals at the pub were very welcoming, as were St... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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
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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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Address: 11 Barrhill-Methven Rd | Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St. Itas Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
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