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The Classic Villa

5.0 of 5 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very disappointing first nights stay at The Classic Villa. We were in room 11, which is upstairs in the new section. On appearance, it was an average room; a steep stairway, a dull, plain hallway and a mediocre room. Something you would find in a cheap hotel, not a "Classic Villa". It was a hot summer day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Wow - truly elegant, my wife & i really enjoyed our stay here at the classic villa. Its location to the main hub of Christchurch was perfect. Also we truly loved the continental breakfast each morning. So fresh & enjoyable.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Classic Villa location is perfect being only a short walk to the CBD and even closer to the gardens and the River Avon. The rooms are very impressive and the breakfast is a perfect start to the day

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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This B & B is the perfect spot to explore Christchurch. Rooms are pretty ordinary but very comfortable. Avril, the manager is extremely helpful and friendly. The continental breakfast offers a lot of choices. Plenty of public spaces to use too.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and I stayed here the first two days of our trip to Christchurch. The building is nestled near the Botanical Gardens and Cathedral Square. While the downtown is still under serious construction from the 2011 earthquake, the Classic Villa has good access to several sights and restaurants. The staff is wonderful and has some great recommendations. Breakfast is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you want a home away from home, with a luxurious feel, and a bit of extra space to unwind in at the end of the day this is the place for you! The building is beautiful and a pleasure to be in. The room was cosy and comfortable, with an excellent hair dryer! The location is also brilliant. Its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a lovely, charming villa in a great location near the gardens, tram and museum. The hosts are warm and welcoming. Complete with a sumptuous breakfast. Thanks for a lovely start to our holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here for one night at the start of our South Island trip. We booked via Wotif and stayed in a 'Super Deluxe Room' which included breakfast. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly and the room was great. Its smack in the middle of everything located just near the botanic gardens. Although there is not... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Pro's: Great location. Great breakfast. Close to Botanical Gardens. Convenient parking. Cons': Room a bit small and dark. A bit overpriced for total package. We enjoyed our stay, but the owner was a bit curt and distant, but was very polite, and the breakfast was delightful.

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36 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at this property. We had a very relaxing and were very pleased with the level of personal service that we received from the owner, Peter. This property is very clean and centrally located. Peter prepared a very interesting mix of food for breakfast that included, salmon, thin crust Italian pizza and a wide range... More 

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Address: 17 Worcester Blvd | Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Classic Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
The Classic Hotel
Classic Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#17 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#20 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#22 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch

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