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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

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7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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79 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Finlay Banks is a quaint property in a well situated part of town for access to the Christchurch CBD. The property is pretty and clean, and Fay and Lindsay are excellent hosts. Arrival was a cinch; no issues with our third party reservation being accepted. The room was clean, comfortable, and had all amenities (water, local info, toiletries, etc...). Although... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your B&B experience. B&B's are a great accommodation choice, it is about sharing and giving of time and experience with like minded people. All are unique. At Finlay Banks our guests are the most important people to us and we will always ensure that we provide the most relaxing and comfortable stay we... More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Lindsay and Fay could not have done more to help make a fantastic start to a 6 week trip to NZ. Both love sharing their extensive knowledge about Christchurch and the South Island in particular, the North Island too. We picked up good advice about where to go and how to get there. Lindsay was more than generous in taking... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review. We appreciate what you have said. We enjoy the company of all guests and try to make the stay feel like home, relaxed and friendly. We like to share our knowledge about our country and the places that are a must see. More 

Centennial, Colorado
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87 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a wonderful one night stay at Findlay Banks. Fay greeted us when we arrived with her sweet little dog Zac, and made us feel right at home. After giving us a tour of the house, she brought us a tray of delicious snacks and juice, and we had a nice chat in the sitting room. She gave us... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We know what it's like trying to find your way in a strange city, so we try and help to make it as easy as possible. Local knowledge is so valued and important to enjoy your holiday. Breakfast is always a great time to meet other travellers and share experiences. Our home made produce is always a hit. More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed at Findlay Banks B&B in early February are were very impressed with the accommodation and the excellent breakfasts. Fay & Lindsay were very welcoming hosts and very knowledgeable about the area. We enjoyed Christchurch despite the rebuilding due to the earthquake. The Quake City museum, Canterbury museum and the Botanical Gardens were exceptional. So glad we stayed in... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our lovely city is picking itself up and moving forward in leaps and bounds. All good things take time. The vision for our new city is inspiring and worth sharing. Come on back when the rebuild is complete. More 

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed at Finlay Banks our first night in New Zealand. We were still trying to get our bearings and Fay and Lindsay were extremely helpful in getting us oriented and letting us know what our next steps should be. They were very accommodating and the highlight was the wonderful breakfast with the hosts and the other guests from England.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

One of the pleasures in operating a B&B is sharing with our guests the highlights of our wonderful country. Breakfast at Finlay Banks is a time to saviour and best shared with other guests and hosts, Fay & Lindsay. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We think there were 4 available en-suite rooms. When booking you may find the downstairs room most convenient being next to the lovely sitting room & garden.There are some good restaurants walking distance at a mall shopping complex.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Location is so important. Food, theatres, transport, shopping are all a 5 minute walk from our doorstep. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Finlay Banks. More 

uk
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

A wonderful first two nights of a month in New Zealand were spent here in supreme comfort! Fay and Lindsay area wonderful hosts. They provide a great breakfast with homemade cereals, jams and banana muffins! Bedroom very comfy and everywhere spotless. A huge thank you to Fay for doing our washing and for providing our picnic breakfast for our journey... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Your comments are appreciated. We always try to add some extra value where possible to the B&B experience to our guests. You know where we are and how to contact us when you return. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is an excellent bed and breakfast in a well situated spot for easy access to both the city centre and to Akoroa. The accommodation is excellent, the breakfasts are delicious and most of all you will be assured of a warm welcome from hosts who do everything they can to make your stay a really good experience. This was... More 

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It is a great compliment to us that you choose to return to stay with us. It was our pleasure to share our home and enjoy your company. We enjoyed the opportunity to be able to catch up over an evening meal. We look forward to seeing you both again in the future. More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Both Fay & Linsday were most welcoming. Evening meal and their company was fantastic. Can't praise them enough. Room well equipped and presented to a very high standard and extremely comfortable. Highly recommended.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Ray & Amanda, Your company also made your stay special for us. It was like family friends had come to stay. Thanks for the great comments. We look forward to your return visit. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Started our recent NZ holiday wth 2 nights with Fay & Lindsay who went the extra mile picking us up from the airport at 1am on a Monday morning. Made to feel most welcome in a lovely home. If ever we come back to NZ we will head for Finlay Banks again.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We look forward to your return visit and to share your New Zealand holiday experiences. More 

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