We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Anselm House

34 Kahu Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Anselm House
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    51
    3
    1
    0
    0
See reviews for
1
48
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (55)
  • Mar-May only
    (14)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (9)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (26)
All months
Essex,UK
Level Contributor
238 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Anselm House is a Christchurch landmark home, situated peacefully by the riverside. Our room overlooked the river and we were treated daily to the antics of the resident ducks. The room is spacious and comfortable with a large en-suite bathroom. We felt completely relaxed here. Jan & Leigh are a wonderful couple, genuinely interested in the comfort and convenience of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, NC
Level Contributor
41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sulzbach (Taunus), Germany
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
farnham common
Level Contributor
241 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, England
Level Contributor
86 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (12)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Christchurch hotels
1.4 mi away
Merivale Manor
Merivale Manor
#4 of 143 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 stars 321 reviews
0.6 mi away
The Establishment Boutique Accommodation
1.6 mi away
Orari Bed & Breakfast
Orari Bed & Breakfast
#22 of 132 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 stars 261 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.7 mi away
Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel
Eliza's Manor Boutique Hotel
#1 of 132 in Christchurch
5.0 of 5 stars 411 reviews
1.8 mi away
CentrePoint on Colombo Motel
CentrePoint on Colombo Motel
#1 of 143 in Christchurch
4.5 of 5 stars 721 reviews
4.8 mi away
Magnolia Rose Bed & Breakfast
Magnolia Rose Bed & Breakfast
#8 of 132 in Christchurch
5.0 of 5 stars 31 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities