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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

3.5 of 5 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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. They produced a superb picnic breakfast for us the first morning when we went to swim with dolphins, leaving at 6:30am. The rooms and house were in excellent condition, clean tidy and well maintained. There was plenty of freshly cooked snacks to go with tea and coffee throughout the day and breakfast was family style. To top it... More 

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Windsor, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fay and Lindsay were phenomenal hosts during our recent stay in Christchurch. We were warmly welcomed after our long drive from Queenstown with a beverage and an overview of the city. The house is very comfortable and our garden room had everything we wanted with a large bathroom and a delightful view of Fay's beautiful garden. A good breakfast and... More 

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We spent our last night at Finlay Banks Boutique B&B and had a really pleasant stay with Fay & Lindsay. We enjoyed watching rugby with them and had a great breakfast at the same time. We really felt welcome and had some good conversations.

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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our, too short, one night with Lindsey and Fay. Very accommodating, as we had to hurry this stay due to late arrival and a early start to get to the train on time. The bed was heavenly and the breakfast tasty. Would definitely return here!

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

It was unfortunate that your stay with us was so brief. We advise all guests that at least 2 nights are required to see a little bit of our new emerging city. We are pleased you enjoyed the stay and look forward to your return visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Finlay Banks is a very good B&B. A clean and very lovely home. The breakfast was the best during our three weeks in NZ. The hosts took very much care abort us. They helped us with the maps and finding our way. We learned a lot about NZ during our nice breakfast talks.

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

Joan & Matts, It was our pleasure to host you both. We like to give a good last impression to our guests before they leave New Zealand. Breakfast time is the time to enjoy good food and company and to share a little bit about each other and our country's. We look forward to visiting you in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We spent our last night in NZ in the Finlay Banks B&B with Lindsay and Fay and it was lovely. We were a bit tired from the trip but also in a rush to get everything ready to fly back the next day, and they made us feel at home. They were very nice to us and provided everything we... More 

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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 at Finlay Banks. It was our pleasure to welcome you both and to share our home and time with you. Good to know that you had the best sleep of your travels. Our beds are made by a local supplier with an excellent reputation. More 

Murten
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What lovely hosts Fay and Lindsay are. They made us feel at home away from home. The rooms are lovely and nicely decorated. The breakfast was fantastic. No doubt we would love to stay there again and thoroughly recommend this B&B.

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

We have prepared our guest rooms to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay with all the essentials you would expect. Thank you for choosing Finlay Banks. More 

Sydney
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is what a B&B should be! Fay and Lindsay are incredibly warm and welcoming hosts, it felt like we were staying with old friends or family. They really look after their guests, from airport pickups to home cooked meals, and their kindness is genuine - this is hands down the best B&B I've stayed in. We also loved meeting... More 

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

We are humbled by such praise. Thank you. It is important to us to know that our aim of creating a unique and personal stay for our guests has been achieved. We look forward to your return visit. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed the night at Finlay Banks to end a short trip to S Island, NZ. The B & B exceeded our experience by a wide margin and the combination of the quality of the room and breakfast was matched by the friendliness of the owners, Lindsay and Fay. Our comment in the reception book mentioned that we would stay... More 

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

Thank you for your recommendation. We do try to provide the best quality in a B&B stay. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you both back to our home. More 

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Address: 7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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