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Governors Bay Hotel
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   52 Main Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #50 of 131 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

My partner and I would recommend staying here - the staff are very friendly and you have a choice of room size (and price) - all which have shared bathroom facilities. We stayed in a room facing the balcony and enjoyed the views and the clean room. The communal breakfast room means you can make tea/coffee as you please and enjoy a continental breakfast at any time (we needed to leave for an early flight so were able to have an early breakfast before we left). We enjoyed some drinks in the garden and a lovely pub meal downstairs the night before. It might be noisy if you stay on a Friday/Saturday night when the pub and garden areas are full. But if you can't beat them join them I say!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Biggles63, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review, February 29, 2012
Hi Gilds,
Many thanks for taking the time to the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate your comments and would welcome you back should you be in the area again. Completely, understand your comments regarding Friday and Saturday nights (Thursday nights tend to be pretty busy too). Generally, bar noise is diminished by 11pm or midnight in some circumstances. Moreover, this becomes less of a factor in our low season periods. However, it is something we would like to draw to the attention of any potential guests and the "if you can't beat them..." comment is appreciated.
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Address: 52 Main Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 131 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Governors Bay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s Hotel overlooking Lyttelton harbour, 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch. There are 6 guest bedrooms, 4 of which have French doors opening out to a wide balcony. Shared bathroom facilities, free wifi, 32 inch LCD TVs. The Hotel serves highly regarded gastro-pub fare 7 days a week from 11.00am to 9.00pm. Recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and 2012 winner of the Beef and Lamb Excellence award. ... more   less 
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