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The Classic Villa

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17 Worcester Blvd | Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful. Peter provided top notch service the entire time, to include a smooth after hours arrival and delicious breakfast. There were several foods to choose from each morning. We also loved the combination of classic looks and creature comforts, to include heated floors and readily available WIFI. Plus, you can walk to shops and Hagley park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely property. The under floor heating was a real treat on a cold winters night. Safe and secure for anyone travelling alone. The customer service is fantastic. I could not stay for breakfast but it looked awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I noticed this cute little hotel when I was walking through the more touristy streets of Christchurch after having returned from walking at Lake Nelson. I peeled off from my companions and snubbed my nose against the glass window at the entrance, looking into the dining room. "Nice, very nice" I thought. "I'll go there when I return in a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A planned trip to the west coast was interrupted by heavy snowfalls and necessitated a change in where our group stayed. A quick conversation with the host of The Classic Villa allowed our group to spend a wonderful night the in the luxury and friendliness of this wonderful hotel. A perfect start to a fantastic weekend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Excellent Location to explore Christchurch. Mine Host Peter made you very welcome and all staff were very obliging. The room are beautifully presented and the charm of the property made you feel at home. Our stay was only 3days wish it was longer. Thanks Peter for your hospitality.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Location was perfect for me as I fancy the Botanic Garden and Hagley Park which is only a few steps away and for the time being it is pretty difficult to find nice places in central Christchurch and this is one of them. My travel agency had booked for me a single room which unfortunately turned out to be really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We only stayed one night, but the accommodations were perfect. In fact, we were upgraded to a larger room. The staff and host were very helpful. Christchurch has gone through quite a bit since the 2011 earthquake and we were very pleased with the location of the B&B. It is walking distance to the botanical gardens and also just down... More 

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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Welcoming hosts, even though we arrived far too early! A great base from which to explore Christchurch, very close to parks, shopping and food. Lovely, full featured breakfast. Amazingly fluffy and comfortable beds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed for two nights at the Classic Villa. We really enjoyed our stay. We were in the older part of the villa which was very comfortable. The breakfast is continental style around a large shared table. There are no tea or coffee facilities in the rooms but you do get a full run of the well stocked kitchen. Complimentary... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There are many very positive things about this small hotel. The woman who manages it is superb. She is lovely, very hospitable and extremely helpful. The location is as good as you can get in all of Christchurch. The bedroom was very small as was the bathroom. The prices are not inexpensive and I would have hoped for a larger... More 

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