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21 Main South Road | Church Corner Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Thistle Guest House
Ranked #40 of 111 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Was so pleasantly surprised with how tidy, clean and comfortable the place was. We had just arrived from a 4-star hotel and Thistle's double bedroom had tv, fridge, jug, complimentary tea&coffee and welcoming biscuit to give the that same feel good ambience. Combined with the added flexibility of the use of its homely kitchen and lounge made our stay very... More

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments - so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return! More

Napier, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I stayed at this Guest House for 2 nights last weekend April 2014. I was in Room 1 which had a queen bed & ensuite. The accomodation was clean & comfortable with a TV & Fridge with electric jug & cups for tea/coffee. The shared kitchen & guest lounge made the stay very homely. John, the host picked me up... More

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments, Trish. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle and hope we can accommodate you on another occasion. More

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The familiarity of the guest house made us choose to stay in this place again after 2 years. Great place, great host! Just a pity that we didn't have time to enjoy our stay thoroughly as we checked in only after 12 midnight and had to leave very early the next morning. We had a little trouble finding the mailbox... More

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Thank you for your encouraging comments - so glad you enjoyed staying at the Thistle again. More

Curitiba, PR
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50 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I have lived there for over 5 months, at first I book for a month while I was studying English in the University, but in the first week I new I wanted to stay longer. John, Alisson and Archier are just the best, friendly, helpful, honest, hard workers and really committed to the guests. Location is just great 10 minutes... More

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Rafael, for your kind comments. I hope we can accommodate you again some time! More

shanghai
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The location of Thistle guest house is so great. There's a big supermarket nearby, so you could buy everything you needed. Moreover the house is clean and valuable. A TV and a refrigerator is in the private room. That's pretty enough for us.

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Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your comments - hope you can return some day! More

Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed at the Thistle Guest House for one night in September 2012 following a late night flight from Hobart - Melbourne - Christchurch. As we arrived in the very early hours of the morning, the owners were kind enough to leave a key in a safe box. We were also pleasantly surprised to find the heating in our room... More

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle and we hope to see you back one day! More

Singapore
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is literally a home away from home. We stayed here for a few nights. The friendliness of the hosts can really make or break a stay; and I am glad we stayed here because the hosts are the best! They are super nice and soft-spoken and willing to help wherever possible. We booked the room with the private toilet.... More

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can help again sometime! More

Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

I stayed at Thistle Guest house for five nights in April 2012 and was very impressed with the quality of this accomodation. It is in Riccarton and has good connection to public transport. There are many shops and restaurants in walking distance from the guest house. My room was quiet and very clean. The guest house has a big kitchen,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

I have been staying at Thistle Guest house a number of time. My first time was in 2005 and have been returning hear time and time again. The place is spotless, its nice and warm in Winter. There is a shared kitchen which is always clean and plenty of space. Also a fridge in each room. There is a direct... More

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012 via mobile

Thistle was a great place for us on our one night Christchurch stay...the same day we arrived from Hong Kong. Simple/Quick check-in & out. Great price with a small and clean room.

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Address: 21 Main South Road | Church Corner Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Comfortable and affordable bed & breakfast or room only. All rooms have fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Guest kitchen, laundry and lounge. Off-street parking. Handy location at Church Corner: shops, restaurants, buses. Close university, airport and rail (courtesy pick up by arrangement). Wireless internet for your laptop/devise. ... more   less 
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