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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 111 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly hosts. Lindsay only to willing to share local knowledge, with ideas in where to go. Fay served delightful fresh healthy breakfast including warm muffins and bread every morning in the breakfast room. A great start to any busy tourist day. Located near bus stop, but also has off street parking. It has two bedrooms, both tastefully decorated and spotlessly... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

On my own for 2 nights in Christchurch before joining a tour, a B & B was the way to go, after reading the reviews my choice was easy, Fay and Lindsay lived up to all the wonderful things I had read. Fay waited patiently at the airport for a very late flight, and made me feel very special. Their... More

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

Thanks for the kind words. We try to make all stays as though our guests were at home, warm, friendly and helpful. The transfers are the added extras that we will try and fit in. We look forward to welcoming you back for another stay. More

saratoga springs, ny
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Everything worked out perfectly! Ours hosts were pleasant and accommodating, the room was delightful and the breakfast yummy! We took the bus (it goes every half hour) into town..a quick 20 min ride with only a 2 min walk from the house. The house is also a short walk to their mall, with a few shops and restaurants, and where... More

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Our location is very central to the city, shops and travel terminals, which as you say makes it a great place to stay. We enjoyed your company during your stay. Unfortunately the weather did not co-operate for you during your stay which is even more reason to come back during the summer... More

Melbourne Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We ended up in Christchurch on the final night of our NZ holiday and were fortunate to find Finlay Banks had 2 rooms available for us and our friends. The friendly welcome by Fay and Lindsay (and Zac) set the scene for a really enjoyable evening which started with drinks with the hosts in their comfortable lounge. Then a short... More

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

As B&B hosts welcoming guests into our home can be - "Like a box of chocolates, you don't know what you get until you open the lid". Our guests are the same, it is not until you open the door do you know who you are getting. We are very please to say that we always like what we get.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Everything was great. We were warmly welcomed by Fay, Lindsay and Zac. Our room was nicely decorated, bathroom was spacious and shower was powerful. In the morning we were served delicious breakfast. B&B is located in a quiet area but it's still within walking distance to restaurants. The best B&B we stayed in.

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

Thanks for the kind words. We hope it helps others choose a great B&B. We pride ourselves on providing excellent accommodation. Our location is great , a quiet suburb but close enough to the city and other sites around the area. Its always good to be able to walk to some quality restaurants. looking forward to your return visit. More

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

From the moment of Lindsay's greeting at the airport and Fay 's welcome at the house, we felt comfortable and at ease. The room was well proportioned with beautiful luxury linen. The house was spotlessly clean, open but with many private areas to sit and relax: a courtyard, sunroom, lounge plus the armchairs in one's room. To this already charming... More

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

Country City Girl, you are welcome any time. We enjoyed your company as much as you did ours. We are pleased that our home met all your expectations in a B&B. We like to share travel experiences especially those from New Zealand so we can pass on information to future guests. Nothing is better than word of mouth for the... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Thanks for a great start to our holiday in your fabulous country.Your hospitality was excellent and the information Lindsey provided was so helpful. A B & B above all the rest to stay at. The food was excellent .

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

We like to make a good first impression to our country. It certainly makes any holiday more enjoyable. We are glad that you both had a great time. We look forward to your return. More

Dartmouth, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to previous reviews of Finlay Banks B & B, we enjoyed three comfortable nights here while in the Christchurch area. It is a modern and nicely appointed house with spacious ensuite bedrooms. Our hosts, Fay and Lindsay, were welcoming, personable and helpful. Fay is a wonderful cook. Besides the tasty breakfast treats, she prepared a delicious dinner one night... More

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

Thanks for using our trip advisor reviews when making your decision to stay with us. We consider these reviews are helpful and reflect the standard & quality that we offer. The best way to start any day is with a hearty breakfast. We are pleased that you both enjoyed yours. Courtesy transfers when possible are one way we can help... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A comfortable, friendly, relaxing place to stay at the start of our New Zealand adventure. Finlay Banks set the standard for the rest of our accommodations during our tour. They could not do enough for you. It is a beautiful house, a comfortable room and an excellent breakfast. To top it all you are given free airport and train station... More

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

Peter , A warm welcome and a comfortable bed is what every guest walking through our door deserves and can expect. We don't charge any extra for the smile. Our breakfasts are a time to savour while enjoying our home made products and the company & conversation with other guests and where possible ourselves.Thank you for your review and confirmation... More

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Home away from home! Excellent hospitality and superb accommodations. Our two nights at your home were memorable. The shuttles to the airport went beyond the call of duty, especially getting up at 4:30am with a breakfast 'to go' ready in hand. We really appreciated your personal touches..freshly baked muffins, wine and cheese, local tours. We highly recommend your B&B to... More

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

Kathy & Mark, it was our pleasure to welcome Team Canada into our home, you take the gold medal. B&B for us is about providing a total experience, and treating our guests as we would like to be treated. If it is at all possible to add extra value for our guests, we will always attempt to do so. 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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
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Quality home hosted accommodation in an architecturally designed family home with two superior en-suite guest rooms. Enjoy genuine kiwi hospitality, delicious breakfasts and home cooked evening meals by arrangement. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The ideal base for regional day trips, for arrivals and departures from your South Island holiday or while in the area on business. Finlay Banks is a smoke free property, offering courtesy transfers and off street parking. If travelling with friends or family consider our exclusive two room, two night special. ... more   less 
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