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34 Kahu Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Anselm House
Ranked #25 of 122 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ashley, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our seventh visit to Anselm House. Leigh and Jan continue to offer a warm welcome, a very high standard of accommodation and the most delicious breakfasts. Anselm House is in a delightful spot, next to the River Avon. Look out for the trout which patrols the river flowing by the garden.

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Charlotte, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We started our South Island 'sojourn' w/ a 3 nite stay at Anselm House. As noted in earlier reviews, Leigh will, if needed, pick you up at the airport and by the time you arrive at their B & B you will be saturated with practical local info. Leigh does have a gift for gab. My American ear strained to... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

A return visit for us yet again. Jan and Leigh are the perfect hosts, great breakfast, comfortable bed and good conversation all help to make this one of the best places we have stayed in our travels. We stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our tour of South Island and then returned before our flight which gave us time... More 

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Sulzbach (Taunus), Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

After a 32 hours flight from Frankfurt to Christchurch ( with short stops in Dubai, Bangkok and Sydney) we started our 5 1/2 week New Zealand trip at the Anselm House in Christchurch for 3 nights. The start of our NZ tour was perfect. Leigh picked us up at the airport. He showed us on the way from the airport... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Anselm House B&B for first evening of our New Zealand trip. While we definitely wished we could have stayed more than one night, it was the perfect recharge evening/morning between arriving on a red-eye flight from the States and setting off to Queenstown and the southern part of the South Island. Jan and Leigh... More 

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farnham common
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142 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A veritably welcoming and kind couple Jan and Leigh, whose house was truly homely, beautiful and our first experience of a New Zealand family house, very different from Australia from where we had come, similar to England but somehow a ‘chocolate box’ in suburbia. Everything that is said in Lonely Planet. The effort, time and kindness Jan and Leigh showed... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We arrived at the Anselm in February at the start of a 5 week tour of NZ. We had booked the 'River Room' which was just a delight. Lovely and bright an airy, with a very comfortable bed (much needed after our 26 hour flight!!) a spacious bathroom and a great view of the garden and the river. But the... More 

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was our second visit to Anselm House as we had stayed here on our way south. As we had travelled over to Christchurch on the Trans Alpine Railway Leigh kindly offered to pick us up at the station. We were dropped in town where we had a meal and he took our luggage back to the house. Much appreciated.... More 

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Sheffield, England
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62 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Anselm House is an absolute gem, ranking with our best B&B experiences worldwide. Jan and Leigh are the perfect hosts and their house and garden are just beautiful. It's also situated a lovey walk from the city centre through the botanical gardens, or if you don't want to do that, buses run constantly and easily to the centre. We had... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

What a great 2 night stay we had with Jan and Leigh. They were great hosts, the room was great with a lovely view of the river and the ducks, breakfast was the best, ("especially thoses pancakes Jan lol)" Yes they may have earthquake damage, but that never stopped them or the accomodation being at it's best. They picked us... More 

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Address: 34 Kahu Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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