Can only really add my own endorsement of the great things already said on here about Lilac Rose. We stayed here twice on our trip around the South Island, once in the Mulberry room and the 2nd time in the Attic room. Both were lovely and comfortable with quality furnishings and 'consumables'.
Dennis and Pam are both very friendly and seem to attract the sort of guests with whom you can feel very relaxed having a chat over breakfast (great food of course). We came here initially straight from the airport and rather than giving in to jet lag we borrowed a couple of bikes and cycled into the centre of Christchurch using the map and instructions provided - a really nice traffic-free route alongside an old railway line just up the road from the B&B.
We also tried the excellent Indian restaurant a short stroll away as this had also been recommended by Dennis & Pam. This was also excellent though food was generally not as spicy as UK Indians (but then I am from Leicester!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Are you looking for stunning bed and breakfast accommodation in Christchurch, New Zealand? The Lilac Rose is a charming 100 year old villa that has been completely restored to offer luxury bed and breakfast accommodation. We are conveniently located 7 minutes from both Christchurch airport and the city centre. As a guest at the Lilac Rose you can enjoy generous hospitality and spacious rooms with stylish decor, antiques and fresh flowers. ... more less