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Garden View Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Rolleston B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Mom never took such good care of me. Don't get me wrong, I love Mom but Beth and John were the most gracious, curtious and heart warming host you could ever ask for. From the cook to order breakfasts to the second to none hospitality I looked forward to returning each day during my week stay. You will never want to leave ... Thanks John and Beth. I feel like I have new life-long friends.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

Can not recommend this place more highly. Beth and John provided exceptional service and make you feel like part of the family, which was most welcoming after our long trip over.
Our young daughter loved playing with the toys in the lounge and the home-baked snacks with tea & coffee were a decadent treat. They even provided a port-a-cot for our daughter free of charge.
We stayed our first night after arriving in NZ before departing to travel; then stayed our last 3 nights before flying out - and enjoyed every minute.
You'll wish you could stay longer!
Could not have had a more pleasant stay

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We would not have thought to stay here except for many Christchurch accommodations being booked or closed due to the earthquake. While we were very sad for the loss in Christchurch, the silver lining was that we discovered this place, and we met Beth and John. It was like visiting my grandparents, except really cool grandparents who are interesting and live in a really nice house and set out fantastic breakfasts. We felt like loved family members, and that feeling is something much more precious than a good night's sleep (which we got) or the homecooked meal.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Garden View is a very nice place to stay, but what really sets it apart are the innkeepers, Beth and John Keoghan. They have a way of making you feel that you are staying with family (family you LIKE, that is!). Shortly after arrival we commented that we had not seen kiwi fruit jam anywhere in New Zealand. Within minutes Beth had us in the kitchen and we were whipping up a batch. . .

The Keoghan's are extremely welcoming, but never intrusive. They let you as the guest set the pace, and will leave you in solitude if that is your preference.

Rooms at Garden View are very comfortable, with good beds and nice linens. Thoughtful extra touches included fluffy robes, organic toiletries, a bedside carafe of water a fresh flowers from the garden. Breakfast caters to all tastes, with self-serve fruit, yogurt, cereals and juice followed by eggs, sausage, bacon and toast if you're really hungry. This is accompanied by several varieties of Beth's homemade jams. In warm weather breakfast is served out on the patio overlooking the award-winning gardens.

When Beth learned we had been traveling for a while she offered to do a load of laundry for us--I almost felt like I was a kid on a visit home from university! John was happy to show us around the gardens, and gave us some great insight on his native NZ plantings--then picked some fresh (non-native) strawberries and lemons for us.

Rolleston is centrally located for touring the Canterbury region, and the Christchurch airport is about 25 minutes away. Garden View is situated in an isolated spot of a quiet neighborhood to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.

We spent 2 nights here as part of a year-long mid-life round the world trip. It was a delightful experience--we arrived as B&B guests and departed as friends.

Room Tip: One room has a private bath and this sells out quickly. We stayed in a room with a shared bath, but...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

We had naively decided to wait and see where we should stay once we arrived in Christchurch for our last two nights in NZ. We soon found out that everywhere was booked out solid for a long period of time.

We eventually found that there was one remaining vacancy at Garden View and jumped at the vacancy. We would have taken anything that night but what a surprise when we arrived and found this wonderful home with the extremely friendly and generous hosts, Beth and John.

We enjoyed a brilliant night at this B&B but had to leave at 4.30am to catch a plane. We insisted that we would quietly sneak out so not to wake everyone but Beth and John insisted that they would get up as they always farewell their guests.

If you are after a B&B where your every need is taken care of I would strongly recommend spending at least one night with these brilliant hosts.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Beth and John made us very welcome, they have thought of everything and nothing is too much trouble. Our room was wonderful with a fantastic bathroom and very comfortable bed. We returned on 2 more occasions as we were touring New Zealand for the rugby world cup, there was always a warm welcome. Lovely breakfasts with home made jams and fruits. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

this has to be the best b and b we have ever stayed at! Beth and John are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble. great comfortable beds and awesome breakfasts!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Garden View Bed and Breakfast

Address: 133 Lowes Road, Rolleston 7614, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rolleston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rolleston
Price Range: $101 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden View Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AA Spirit of Hospitality B&B Award finalist. Located just 10 minutes south of Christchurch and 20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport. Three guest rooms (one with en-suite), nearby restaurants, shopping centre and new Aquatic Centre. Garden View features free Broadband/WiFi access, buffet breakfast, off-street parking and award-winning gardens (1½ acres) uniquely landscaped in New Zealand native plants, roses, fruit-trees. Convenient, quiet and comfortable stopover as you arrive for your South Island tour and before you leave to return home. Well suited for business visits, wedding groups, honeymooners, family reunions, travellers and outdoor adventures including the Tranz-Alpine Train (2 mins) away), skiing, swimming, trekking, golfing, camping, hunting, fishing as well as many renowned wineries. Perfect too, for your romantic getaway or relaxing holiday. Rural environment convenient to Christchurch and Canterbury attractions. ... more   less 
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