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“Best Location, Breakfast & Service in NZ” 5 of 5 stars
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69 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #75 of 131 Christchurch B&B and Inns
London
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best Location, Breakfast & Service in NZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

We travelled all over both islands in New Zealand and stayed in about 12 different places. Devon B & B was the best located to a major (&beautiful) city and had the best breakfast and overall service and facilities.
The staff were very helpful and breakfast was brilliant even by the great standards of NZ.
Rooms were good sized with all facilities.

Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2010

Large comfortable rooms, bathrooms, tea making facilities and parking, minutes walk to Arts Centre and Cathedral Square. Has old world character and is quiet into the bargain.

Friendly attentive service, good breakfast and helpful owner and staff and internet.

Great place, will go back here again.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

The Devon was built in 1905 and it still reflects the style of that time. The rooms are spacious and stylish with good bathrooms. The lounge and reception make you feel welcome instantly. The breakfast is marvellous!!
If you hate noise while you try falling asleep, ask for a room to the back, since The Devon is located directly at the main street where the tram passes by.
To the city centre it will only take you a few minutes walk.
Sandra, the host, is very friendly and helps you decide on what to do during your stay.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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wollongong
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

M y sister and I had a very pleasant stay at the Devon recently - tasteful decor, lovely big rooms and a scrumptious breakfast.
Our host Sandra and her lovely scottie Angus, helped make our stay in Christchurch easy and effortless.
This B&B is a 5 minute walk from restaurants and the cultural centre of Christchurch. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful botanic gardens, the Avon River and the Arts Centre, all just down the road from the Devon.
Tram stop almost at the front door.
A delightful place!

Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Nsw
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

What a welcome!!! All 6 of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 'The Devon'. 2 adults and 4 children ages 14,12,8,6years can be difficult to accommodate. Sandra was SO accommodating and welcoming and gave us a very reasonable rate for two rooms (4 people + 2 people). The central location meant no other transport was needed other than our feet. However a tram stop was just metres down the road should we have needed it. The rooms were spacious, exceptionally clean, spacious en-suites, plenty of luxurious bedding etc. Gorgeous old building with heaps of character. The children were disappointed we were staying only one night! Full breakfast just delicious,filling..perfect. Sandra was so helpful even for our seemingly trivial tourist questions. A great start to our holiday in NZ.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2009

Its right in town, 5 minutes from the cathedral, yet has the charm of a B&B in an historic house. The host was lovely and helpful, breakfast hearty and delicious and the room just perfect. Everything we needed and we'll return.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 69 Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of beautiful Christchurch City, The Devon Christchurch Bed & Breakfast offers elegance and comfort in the style of an Olde Worlde English Manor. The historic Christchurch Tramway re-established in 1994, runs past the front door. ... more   less 
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