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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

7 Banks Avenue Burwood, Christchurch 8061 New Zealand
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#1 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Quality home hosted accommodation in an architecturally designed family home with two superior en-suite guest rooms. Enjoy genuine kiwi hospitality, delicious continental breakfasts and home cooked evening meals by arrangement. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The ideal base for regional day trips, for arrivals and departures from your South Island holiday or while in the area on business. Finlay Banks is a smoke free and child free property with off street parking.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Hair dryer
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Family rooms
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This was our first stop in New Zealand and wow did Fay and Lindsey set the bar very high for the rest of the 5 week trip. Beautifully decorated rooms and accommodation with great and plentiful breakfasts. We stayed here 3 nights to see Christchurch and rest up after flying in. The hosts gave great advice on what to see as its difficult to see it all. They are rebuilding the city very successfully after the Earthquake seven years ago. The Quake Museum is a must to understand the devastation and rebuilding required. Tram dinner was superb and much fun. The location is easy to find and a 10 minute drive from town also easy for the airport. It’s a lovely city and we also explored Akaroa one day which was beautiful and spectacular countryside. A great stay and highly recommended for travellers.
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Fay and Lindsay are delightful hosts! They are so attentive and helpful. Their home is beautiful, peaceful and inviting. During our stay, Fay and Lindsay made certain to let us know that a bridge had washed out due to unusually heavy rain. By doing so, they saved us from a very unpleasant surprise and potentially having to rebook our entire trip! This is just one example of the care they provide to their guests. We highly recommend staying at Finlay Banks B & B!
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Response from FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Responded May 27, 2019
Being able to share local information and knowledge with our guests is important to us. We aim to not only provide a great B&B experience, but also try to enhance guests New Zealand holiday. Thank you for your recommendation and choosing to be a guest at Finlay Banks.
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I had the pleasure of having dinner here on a tour. The food was fantastic better than any restaurant food. The property is beautiful and very welcoming. The hosts are great and make you feel at home.
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Response from FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Responded May 27, 2019
We really appreciate your time taken to review your dining experience. Whether it is a B&B or dinner guest we always try to make it the best possible experience. Home cooked meals are always the best.
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Fay & Lindsay are superb hosts and we loved staying at Finley Banks. They have a beautiful home with inviting lounge areas, a perfect bedroom and en-suite bath, and an augmented “continental” breakfast to die for. Home baked goodies, including a fantastic lemon curd. Breakfast was beautifully arranged, and I loved that we all ate together with Fay and Lindsay. Lindsay gave us great advise for the rest of our trip. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
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Response from FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Responded Mar 13, 2019
Looking after our guests with a good healthy breakfast which includes home made options gives us pleasure.There has been many a husband sat at our table requesting the same level of service when they get home. You would be surprised how many guests are disappointed that they only allowed themselves a one night stay at 'Finlay Banks', perhaps when you return to it will be for at least two nights!
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Fay and Lindsay are the consummate hosts! They could not have been more caring or helpful. Their home is beautiful, comfortable and a pleasure to be in. Fay went out of her way to provide vegan and GF food for us and it was clear she was happy to do so. The breakfast was amazing - so much variety and superb taste!! The conversation with Fay and Lindsay at breakfast was fun and fascinating. Lindsay provided us great tips as we continued our travel and we have followed some already to our delight. We HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Finlay Banks B&B!
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Response from FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Responded Feb 11, 2019
What a pleasure to be able to welcome you both into our home. Knowing our guest's feel welcome, relaxed and valued while in our home and company is just wonderful.So very pleased you were able to take in some of Lindsay's travel suggestions. Travel safe, enjoy the remainder of your time in New Zealand. We look forward to our paths crossing again at some time in the future.
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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Frequently Asked Questions about Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include The Palms Shopping Centre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cocopelli, Lazeez Mediterranean Grill, and Fox & Ferret Public Ale House.
Are there any historical sites close to Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.4 miles), Mona Vale (2.9 miles), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (4.4 miles).