St. Ita's is conveniently located being just off the main road south from Christchurch airport. Rakaia itself is very small - just a couple of shops and two pubs, only one of which was serving food while we were there. The building is nice, and the garden lovely but we found our room a bit shabby. Breakfast was good. The owners had family staying with them during our visit so were naurally a little pre-occupied but we had no complaints about the service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the elegant and comfortable accommodation that St Itas, a former Convent, can provide. St Itas is sited in Rakaia Township, just 40 minutes from Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1. Great first and last stop and base for exploring the Ashburton area. Four rooms: one with a private bathroom , the rest with ensuites, refreshment trays, electric blankets and extra heating, garden views . Guest lounge with Sky TV, DVD player and open fire. Large garden. Free Wi-Fi. Great breakfasts. Walking distance to pubs, cafes, crafts and River Terrace Walkway. Short distance to salmon fishing, Mt Hutt Skiing, Golf,Hot air ballooning, jet boating, bush walks. ... more less
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