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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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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After touring NZ for more than five weeks in a campervan we longed for a spacious bath and bed - more than that we found two enchanting hosts in Fay and Lindsay, heartwarming and overwhelmingly helpful. The overnight stay was only topped by the superb, rich breakfast - no easy task concerning that we're both on a gf diet. Thank... More 

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Thank S0Mat2016
FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to provide you both with a quality B&B experience for your last night in our little piece of paradise. Let's hope when you return to us it will be for longer, as you told us "one night is not enough". Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our home. We wish you... More 

London
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25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and would highly recommend, easy access into Christchurch. Great accommodation and Fay and Lindsay were very friendly and helpful. Fay cooked us a lovely dinner and the food was delicious. It was really nice to have a home cooked dinner on our travels through NZ. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly... More 

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

Each B&B stay will be unique. The opportunity to share and enjoy good company and food is one of the many pleasures we enjoy about operating our B&B. We would also highly recommend a two night stay. Christchurch has so much to offer. Thank you for taking the time to write this review. More 

Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finlay Banks was our first stop on our NZ holiday and Fay and Lindsay helped us with all our questions and gave wonderful suggestions for seeing Christchurch. We needed to catch an early train one morning so Fay packed us a bagged breakfast to take with us on the TranzAlpine...delicious! Spotlessly clean accommodation and super comfortable bed made for a... More 

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

Offering our guests a delicious packed breakfast seems to make an early start easier to cope with. The quality and comfort of our beds is something our guests regularly commented on. Every guest that chooses to stay with us deserves the best we can offer. Enjoy the rest of your journey through our wonderful country and thank you for being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for sharing your fabulous home with us. It was our last night in NZ and it was simply the icing on top! Fay and Lindsays' home had a great touch of family love and warmth. Was supremely fascinated with the contemporary home interior and warm shades of hues that blended perfectly. After 2 weeks of travel, we were... More 

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

Thank you, we love living in our home, and continue to enjoy the opportunities to share it with our guests. Sharing an evening meal is such a great way of getting to know people a little better and offers our guests, a relaxed option when travelling for long periods of time. So glad you enjoyed your experience, we look forward... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We stayed one night in this lovely B&B. The owners are very friendly, polite and available for any request you might have. The accommodations are very clean and complete, let alone the fantastic home made breakfast. Gorgeous experience! Thanks again, Andrea & Laura.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.To provide for our guests clean surroundings, comfortable beds, great food and personal time is just what we enjoy doing. So glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

New York City, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Our stay at Finlay Banks was worth every dollar and every minute. The hosts, Fay and Lindsay (and Zack), were the absolute perfect hosts as well as kind, gracious and helpful. Staying at Finlay Banks feels like home away from home. The B&B is perfect, rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was absolutely wonderful, delicious and fresh... More 

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

Wow, what can we say. To have rated your stay with us so highly as to make your first ever review, we feel very honoured. Every guest we welcome through our door is very special to us and it is our aim to offer the very best B&B experience to each of them that we can. We look forward to... More 

Hillegom, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were welcomed with a drink and a chat. The room is beautiful and clean with a very nice shower. The WiFi signal is strong, which was nice after experiencing slow and poor WiFi elsewhere. Fay and Lindsay gave us good background information about the quake in Christchurch. Even though we were preparered, we were still very impressed by all... More 

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

It was our pleasure to share our home with you and to hear that our location worked so well for you. We always welcome the opportunity to share our time and offer tips and highlights of our lovely city to our guests. The rebuild of our city is gathering speed, it will be well worth returning in the future to... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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86 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 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
1 review
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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91 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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 

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