2A & 2C. Stayed here at the end of a tour around the South Island and wanted something a bit different with not too much of a trip to Christchurch for our flight out.
We enjoyed staying here. It was great being able to go around the farm and meet all of the animals. Lorna was happy to show us around and introduce us to the rest of the hosts; from the Alpacas through to the flock of sheep. We also saw the remnants of a storm which had occurred recently and had kept them busy with the clean-up.
We had the entire upper level of the house to ourselves which was nice and allowed us to spread out a bit. The rooms are warm and comfortable and we had a good night’s sleep. As you are a little out of Christchurch the noise was minimal.
Breakfast in the morning was very nice with all of our needs being covered (and I get the impression you would probably need to have a very special request for it not to be covered).
If we were travelling through Christchurch again then we would definitely consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and on the western edge of Christchurch city and its attractions. A warm welcome to Miners Arms and enjoy an attractive and comfortable private first floor suite to yourself. Our home is set in a peaceful 10 acres of orchard, paddocks and woodland with alpacas and sheep to meet. Most B+Bs give you a room - at Miners Arms you will have our whole first floor suite to yourself. Sleeping 1-4, the suite has 4 comfortable, attractive and well-equipped rooms overlooking the garden, paddocks, orchard and woodland - queen bedroom, twin bedroom with single bed and king single bed), lounge with comfortable seating, fridge, microwave, complimentary hot drinks, Sky TV, DVD and a variety of DVDs, books, board games), full bathroom and shower and your own balcony with seating and a great view of the property, sunset and the stars. Relax, or explore our 10 acres, feed the alpacas, sheep and chickens , get to know our dogs Frankie and Sky. After a restful night's sleep, we will serve you a generous breakfast of cooked/continental choices at a time to suit you. 5-10 Minute drive to , Rolleston Tranz Alpine train station, malls at Hornby and Rccarton, Dressmart outlet store, West Melton and various wineries (Larcombs, Tresillian, Trents, Langdales), 5 golf courses, Orana Park, Antarctic Centre. ... more less