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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 112 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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
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Waipu, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finlay Banks is a lovely B&B - Lindsay & Fay are perfect hosts. Our room was very comfortable and warm with lovely furniture and the whole place has a very homely atmoshpere. Fay's breakfasts were absolutely fantastic with the most variety of fresh food that we have seen anywhere in the world!! The location is central to the city with... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed three nights with Lindsay, Fay and their sweet dog, Zac. They have a warm and inviting home in Christchurch with two bedrooms that they allow guests to stay in. We arrived one Saturday evening by bus and Lindsay met up and took us to their home. Fay had prepared a delicious meal for us. I... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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*
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