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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

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3.5 of 5
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7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
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Ranked #3 of 126 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Centennial, Colorado
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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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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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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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We spent 2 nights at Fay and Lindsays and it was great. All full marks. 5 minutes from town Centre and that doesn't matter as Centre is quite spread out due to damage from quake and you need to drive to get around

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

Thank you so much. We feel we have gone to the top of the class. Our location does work well and will only get better as our city rebuilds. Thank you for choosing to be our guests. More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Spent 3 nights at Finlay Banks and can't recommend it highly enough. If you want a really comfortable, personalised, pampered time in Christchurch where you feel both spoilt yet part of the family, this is for you. Fay and Lindsay are fantastic hosts. They went out of their way to fetch us from the airport and dropped us off when... 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 and enjoy your company. Nice people make being hosts very easy. We always welcome the opportunity to share a dinner with great company and conversation. It is always special to be told that by treating people well we have been able to enrich their travel experience. More 

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