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Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast

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441 Old West Coast Rd | West Melton, Christchurch RD6, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the best farmstay experience we've ever had in our lives! The farm is well located within minutes driving distance to Christchurch city centre and airport. Lorna is a lovely host of the farm. We reached a bit late in an autumn evening, and Lorna had been waiting to welcome us "home"! After the warm welcome, Lorna brought us... More 

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Lorna T, Owner at Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Thank you Jimmy and Elaine. We're happy that you enjoyed your stay here, and honoured that you chose to include us in your honeymoon plans. It was a pleasure to have you as guests here and I will long remember you and your delightful wedding teddy bears. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We stayed at the miners arms for one night and it was incredible! We were gutted that we couldn't stay longer. It's a little gem. There was a great amount of space for our family. And at only a stones throw away from the City its a wonderful little retreat! It was a wonderful home away from home. Our two... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

There's two seperated bedroom, though we only use one, and you can see animals at your own balcony. Thank Lorna for leading us to see the cute animals in the farm and serve us very delicious breakfast. There is Alpaca in the farm, Alpaca lovers can't miss Miners Arms BB.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a comfortable 2 bedroom B and B which offers spacious rooms in a peaceful setting. Lorna made us feel very welcome. It was great to be able to be like big kids and get involved with feeding the animals! much appreciated. The grounds are accessible too and you are very much " in the country". Being able to... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Lorna and Steve offer very fine accommodation in the general vicinity of Christchurch, proximate to the airport but with no aircraft noise. Our accommodation comprised a very comfortable bedroom and associated sitting room, upstairs from Lorna and Steve's part of the house. These two rooms access the verandah and across the passage a spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower.... More 

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Dapto, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We stayed in March 2014 at Miners Arms Bed and Breakfast. We were a family of four adults and found our stay very lovely. We had two seperate bedrooms and our own bathroom and lounge room that had tea/coffee making facilities, a fridge and microwave. We were given a breakfast menu so that each of us could choose what we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A farmstay that is not too far away from Christchurch airport. The room was clean and comfortable. The alpacas were cute and friendly. my daughter loved feeding them. Lorna gave us a tour of the farm and shared her stories with us. There was a great selection for breakfast.

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Lorna T, Owner at Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoy sharing our animals with our guests. Happy New year to you. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids stayed with Lorna and Steve for 4 nights. We were very happy with our decision. The rooms were thoughtfully furnished and the breakfasts were delicious. Our boys loved to interact with and feed all the friendly animals. Lorna was kind enough to also do some laundry for us while we were there.... More 

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Lorna T, Owner at Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you both for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed you and the boys staying here. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all good things for 2015. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Spent a night with my friends here at end of Sep 2014, Lorna the owner is so friendly and amazing! She gave us a tour to visit all her lovely animals including the beloved alpacas!!! They are so charming!! and the dogs of course, so lovely! As a B&B, the place provides a good range of choices of breakfast and... More 

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Lorna T, Owner at Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks Ellen -we're so glad you liked it here. I really enjoyed meeting you and your friends ( and so did the alpacas, Sky and Alfie!). More 

South San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went back to see Lorna, Steve and the animals in June for another trip to the South Island and had several relaxing nights there. Did some walking around the area, and Lorna and Steve recommended a delicious Indian restaurant in nearby Rolleston for dinner. Breakfasts were wonderful, once again, and this time I switched rooms from where I usually sleep.... More 

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Lorna T, Owner at Miners Arms Farmstay Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much Daguchan. It was lovely to see you again and catch up with all your travels and adventures. More 

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