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Orari Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   42 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #23 of 114 Christchurch B&B and Inns
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous Location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The best location, right in the city, walking distance to the Botanical Gardens and City Tour. Very helpful Manager suggested Strawberry Fare, a walking distance restaurant that was one of our best dinners in 4 weeks. Interesting open top bus tour of the Red (?)Zone, the inner city that suffered the most losses from the earthquake. Ruined 1800 of 2500 commercial buildings. Beautiful plantings around the old historic home. Lovely neighborhood.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here straight off the plane from London for two nights. It was the perfect start to our holiday
The place is very centrally located easily accessible to everything and only 15 mins drive from airport.The lounge and dining room are exceptional and the evening glass of wine very welcome. breakfast is good and everything very comfortableThe bed was particularly comfortable and much needed after the flight.Our particular Room was apparently the smallest and it was a tight squeeze for our luggage so maybe worth checking

Stayed January 2014
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Bonbeach, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I am from CHCH originally but we needed somewhere to stay while visiting relatives. We were recommended this place by family. It was a nice alternative to a hotel or motel. Rooms were lovely and spacious and very comfortable. A couple of the rooms have a designated bathroom across the hall, as opposed to an ensuite, but it doesn't matter as it is still your own bathroom (not shared) and very spacious and nice. Surroundings are nice as this is an historic old home that has been converted to a B&B. We were assured this place is safe from earthquakes, however. The location is great as it is right near the centre of town, the museum, and other places of interest. Breakfast was also lovely, with a range of cooked and fresh food. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting CHCH.

Room Tip: Make sure you choose an ensuite room if you prefer that, but all rooms are perfectly nice.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kenilworth, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were only able to stay one night, but Orari B&B was wonderful. The beds were so comfortable after our long day of buses and trains from Nelson to Christchurch. The B&B is located close to several fun restaurants within walking distance and also close to the train station.

Room Tip: All of the rooms were great.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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South Warnborough, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We have just returned from four remarkable days in Christchurch and stayed at the best B&B ever. The attention to detail, breakfast, the decor, staff, everything were truly superb. Why stay in a boring 5* hotel when you can stay at Orari. This is a fanastic place in a remarkable city.

Room Tip: All are excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Barrington, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Quiet, comfortable and very well located. I walked to everything in Christchurch from here. Plenty of restaurants nearby for dinner. Room was bright and inviting. Very pleasant woman tuns the place A real gem !

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Our stay at Orari B & B was excellent. The hospitality was warm and friendly. The bed was large and very comfortable. The 5:00 pm glass of wine with other guest was great and gave us the opportunity to meet and talk with a number of couples from other countries. The breakfast was sumptuous and the furniture setting was tasteful. I recommend this place to any one who enjoys good food, wine and international conversation.

Room Tip: The room was a little too small but the bed was great.
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  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Additional Information about Orari Bed & Breakfast

Address: 42 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 114 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Orari Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Orari Bed and Breakfast is a heritage home located in the city center opposite the art gallery. Offering 10 bedrooms, Orari B&B makes an ideal place to see all of Christchurch's attractions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Orari Hotel Christchurch
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