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Governors Bay Hotel

52 Main Road, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
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Ranked #38 of 112 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
Bromsta86 Sydney, Australia
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Rating summary
  • 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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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
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Mackay, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Melbourne
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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

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Address: 52 Main Road, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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