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St James Bed & Breakfast

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125 Waimakariri Road | Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We arrived at St James at 2am our flight was late. The keys were left out for us with a welcoming note. We had a lovely comfortable warm room waiting for us. And we quickly fell asleep. Our delight was when we met our host over the most delicious and expansive breakfast!!! Fantastic, fruits juices pancakes muffins and a hot... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Kate...so glad you enjoyed your stay and were warm and cozy -especially when you came in so late! Thank you for coming to stay and I look forward to seeing you again. More 

Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Margret is a fantastic person that knows how to welcome a traveller; very attentive to every detail and need, starting from the amazing breakfast in the morning Wonderful house with large and comfort rooms and a beautiful garden, very close to the airport

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Paolo...thank you for coming to stay and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was great having the chance to chat and learn of your homeland while you were visiting ours... I hope you are enjoying the break in NZ and look forward to meeting you again when you visit our country More 

Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After a long journey to NZ this B&B is a lovely place to relax. Margret's warm welcome and beautiful house is a little paradise close to the airport. We had the Magnolia room, which has its own bathroom, comfortable bed and a seperate lounge with acces to the garden. Breakfast was perfect, fresh fruit, toast, greek yoghurt, muffins and Margret... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments on your stay at St James...I am very glad we were able to help you enjoy your stay in Christchurch More 

Key West, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

January 2015 visit. One night in Magnolia Room. Arrived after taking Tranz Alpine train from Greymouth and taxi to airport to pick up rental car. B&B oh, so close to AirPort but you feel as though you're in the country with all the land, flowers and horses on property. Owner very encouraging that since we were leaving in the morning... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Those Buskers are definitely worth a visit and I am so glad you enjoyed the experience. I hope you enjoyed the camper too and look forward to meeting you again when you visit our country More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I stayed here with my partner and our three children on our last night in the South Island. We stayed in the Pewter Suite, which Margaret had all set up for us. It is a gorgeous room, very comfortable and welcoming, complete with a private ensuite. There were little treats left in the room for the children. The bathroom tiles... More 

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So lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your time here...it was great to meet the children too and see them enjoying the property. Looking forward to seeing you again when you come down More 

Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Maggie runs and exquisite bed and breakfast she is the ultimate hostess with an amazing home lovely grounds always there to help you if you need her provides a beautiful gourmet breakfast she made our experience absolutely wonderful we hope to go back there again

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time here... I do hope that the rest of your stay was fantastic. . Looking forward to seeing you again when you come down More 

Pulborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was a great start to our holiday, before picking up our camper van the following day. Margaret is a good hostess and offered us a lift to the van pick up after our stay. The room was lovely with an en suite shower and sitting room with patio doors to the lovely garden. Very near the airport so very... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

So lovely to hear that you enjoyed your time here... I am glad you enjoyed your Kiwi Dining and that you felt relaxed. . Looking forward to seeing you again when you come back to our part of the World More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Magnolia Room and were quite surprised how big it was. The bathroom is a little small, but the bed room and the living room were as big as a hotel suite in Switzerland! Everything was clean and the decoration was awesome - we felt like in a home decorating magazine.... and we loved it!! Margaret is... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi there...so lovely to hear that you enjoyed the room and felt at home. The suites are large and it is nice to know you found it so cozy. Look forward to meeting you again some day More 

Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed in the Magnolia room, a large ensuing double with adjoining sitting room overlooking the patio, koi pond, and gardens. The ground floor suite is privately apart, and with the views, very peaceful. Breakfast is a feast of continental and fully cooked choices. The owner, Margaret, could not be kinder or more helpful. Assisted by her friendly, mellow, dog... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We only stayed one night at the beginning of our tour of South Island. This B&B was clean and bed was comfortable, if a little soft. Margaret is a wonderful host, attentive and helpful. She also puts together a mean breakfast, certainly the best I had on this trip, with homemade jams, muesli and fresh made to order omelets. She... More 

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