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Governors Bay Hotel

52 Main Road, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
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Ranked #42 of 111 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
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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
1 review
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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6 hotel reviews
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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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Mackay, Australia
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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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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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Romsey, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was the only accommodation we could find after arriving late in Christchurch. The view over the bay is amazing and the pub looked great too. We paid $175 a night for a bay view and the room was good but shared toilet and showers became old quickly. Noise from the bar below went on til around midnight and early... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

After a very hectic period of work due to the build up of Xmas, this was a excellent place to relax and enjoy a drink without having to think about drink driving. Just a sprint up the stairs. Great views, relaxing room, friendly staff and a menu in the restaurant and pub bar that anyone would find something to enjoy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Governors Bay hotel for 3 nights in early January. It is a lovely hotel with beautiful views from the front deck where you can enjoy a good meal and a few cold beverages. The staff were lovely and very helpful and we enjoyed all the meals (especially the salmon!) The first two nights... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Took a trip to Sumner, Lyttleton and then on to Governors bay. Enjoyed a good dinner here. My mother-in-law had the lamb ribs which she really enjoyed. My husband and I had the burger which was excellent - home made and tasty. My father-in-law had the fish and chips which he also enjoyed. Pleasant, young staff. Good value and reasonably... More

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Governors Bay
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Another great night at the Governors Bay Hotel. New Years Eve with great food, fabulous views of the harbours lights and a band which made you want to dance the night away. As always this venue is friendly, fun and worth while detouring from the city to enjoy the hospitality of Claire and Jeremy. If you stay the night it... More

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

Dear Apes, Thank you so much, New Year's Eve was fun even for me behind the bar so I'm so glad you were aboard and enjoyed your night with us. I managed to release my pyromaniac urges by setting off a few fireworks at midnight. There was a great vibe amongst all of our guests and I'm happy to say... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Our outing started off well with a table and a lovely view but that is where the good part ended. Service was poor, staff were very dis-interested and the food quality was sub-standard. We eat in a lot of establishments both here in NZ and overseas and the experience we had here would most definately be one of our worst.... More

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

Dear Lyndon, We appreciate your feedback in this forum but we are very disappointed you did not enjoy your time with us. Being our first "terrible" review in both of our listings on Trip Advisor we are naturally concerned and puzzled by the fact that this was so disagreeable with you. As owners in this establishment for 10 years we... More

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Address: 52 Main Road, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s Hotel overlooking Lyttelton harbour, 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch. There are 6 guest bedrooms, 4 of which have French doors opening out to a wide balcony. Shared bathroom facilities, free wifi, 32 inch LCD TVs. The Hotel serves highly regarded gastro-pub fare 7 days a week from 11.00am to 9.00pm. Recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and 2012 winner of the Beef and Lamb Excellence award. ... more   less 
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