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Governors Bay Hotel

52 Main Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed one night here, very welcoming staff. Bags carried up stairs for us more aged, room clean, well decorated and overlooked the bay with access to a balcony. Again clean adequate shared bathroom and toilet (we knew that when we booked). Food delicious with seating outside, bar, off bar and restaurant. Breakfast adequate continental cereal (4?), fresh fruit, milk, juice,... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lou, Glad to be of service particularly if you're over the hill, Christchurch, that is. Thank you for your comments and praise, we do aim to please. "Country Hotel", now that is a quandry, I'd like to think we are a cross between between country hospitality and city cosmopolitanish and given that we're only 20 minutes from Christchurch I... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in room no. 1 at the Governors Bay Hotel for one night after a few days in Christchurch. From the moment that I contacted the hotel to make a booking, the staff were efficient and welcoming and friendly. There are two things that lift a hotel from good to great for me - a comfy bed and a... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donna, It was lovely to meet you and many thanks for your lovely praise in this forum amongst others, which I shall be following with interest in the future. Might I say your sister has good taste too, in leading you to us. So glad you enjoyed your night away with us. Wishing you many more happy travels (and... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I enjoyed a lovely casual late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We sat in the sun and chatted and enjoyed pleasant background guitar player. The staff were so helpful, efficient and friendly. The menu was varied and reasonable as was the drinks and wine listl. I enjoyed a flavoursome local Pinot Gris and the best Nachos I have ever had.... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann, You should be a travel writer! Next time you're over I would highly recommend Sir Miles Warren's gardens at Ohinetahi if you haven't visited there before. So glad you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon with us. We're really happy with our kictchen and front of house team and we're glad this reflected in your experience. Please do come again.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stayed here on a trip around New Zealand. Can highly recommend BOTH the hotel and restaurant. We received a warm welcome at the hotel and the rooms and setting were lovely. Restaurant was also excellent. Governors bay is a lovely setting and I would recommend staying here over Christchurch itself. Overall can HIGHLY recommend BOTH the restaurant AND the hotel.... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alex, Please do come back at the drop of a hat, Melbourne is just a skip across the ditch. Thanks for coming and happy travels, Kind regards, Jeremy More 

California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We chose this hotel after friends bragged about it. Totally lived up to the reviews. The view is so charming. So happy to have a balcony. Also close to Littleton which is fun to visit. Great staff and service.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear California Girl, Many thanks for your kind comments. It was lovely to meet you and we can't wait for our visit to your State again in July. Happy travels and if you're ever back our way do pop in. Kind regards, Jeremy More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My family, partner and I stayed for just over a week at The Governors Bay Hotel from 18-27th July 2014. The set up was very modern for such an old pub style accommodation and we were never left cold or wanting. A continental breakfast was included every morning and we set up a tab for our other meals through the... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bromsta, Thank you so much for your recommendation. My wife and I were on annual leave during your stay so it is so reassuring and a credit to our staff that you enjoyed your time here so much. We do have a few limitations when staying with us for a longer period, smaller rooms, no kitchens, etc. but I'm... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a great night here in the king room, and experienced amazing service from the staff. We were given the opportunity to have our deserts in our room and lit the open fire and had a really lovely evening. The weather was fantastic the next day - perfect for breakfast on the balcony to take in the stunning harbor... More 

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jla, Many thanks for your comments. Room 1 is lovely in the winter with the open fire and we're very happy you enjoyed your night away. We do have lovely staff and the views are pretty nice compared to Christchurch hotels so thank you for pointing that out. Love to have you again. Kind regards, Jeremy Dyer More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Really beautiful outlook. Gorgeous operational fire place in our room (great in winter!) Tastefully decorated and fan touches throughout. Old school charm with modern features. We loved everything about this spot.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RoamingNomad, We hope you roam back to us. Thank you for enjoying our little piece of paradise. Kind regards, Jeremy Dyer More 

Hokitika, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

My only regret with this stay is that it wasn't longer. We arrived late one evening which wasn't a problem to the owner. He was very welcoming. The room was warm and well appointed. The night time view from the balcony was lovely. The bed was comfortable with superior linen. Although the bathroom and toilet are shared with others, there... More 

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Jeremy D, Manager at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ann, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and you are certainly always welcome to return. Happy travels, Kind regards, Jeremy More 

Navi Mumbai, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

An excellent heritage hotel.. in top notch condition.. lovely place to stay over looking the bay The only issue was the shared toilets.. but they were clean and well maintained.. Warm and helpful reception

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