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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 138 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Staying with Fay & Lindsay was one of the best decisions during our trip. The two are so wonderful, you feel welcome and at home from the first second you step into their house. We very much enjoyed the breakfasts - not just the excellent food including home baked muffins but also the conversations about Christchurch, NZ, people, culture and everything we wanted to know. The room was very cosy and clean with a new and very spacious bathroom.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah M
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2012

Thanks for the comments. It is great to know we have achieved our goal of creating a home away from home atmosphere. It has always been our aim, to make guests feel welcome and relaxed. We always enjoy the opportunity of sharing a home made breakfast and knowledgeable conversation with our guests. New Zealand is a wonderful country and a great place to visit. Christchurch in particular really needs travellers to return. We encourage people to stay a while and not bypass our city. Spend some time and take in the rebuild. To make it a more memorable stay know that we have some great bed and breakfast accommodation available.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Highly recommend ...beautiful rooms..hearty and delicious breaky..walking distance to shops......transfers airport....Fay and Lindsay were wonderful ,warm and their knowledge of the South Island helped us have the best Drive Bye holiday....Julie and Pete (Sydney).

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2012

Thanks for the comments Julie. We both enjoyed your stay and company with us. Although it was a short stay we felt as though we were old friends. Look forward to meeting again and sharing a bottle of wine.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Peaceful and quiet location within a short walk to shopping and restaurants. Helpful hosts.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stan W
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2012

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your positive feed back. All of our guests, like you, have commented on our convenient location to both shopping and wonderful restaurants.

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Finlay Banks is a beautiful home away from home.Our room was clean and a very comfortable bed.The bathroom was spotless.We arrived about 9p.m. and Fay provided us with a soft drink to go with our takeaway sandwich.We had a nice chat before retiring for the night.Next morning,we had a delicious breakfast,while chatting with Fay & Lindsay about Christchurch and life in New Zealand.A good location,only 10 min. to downtown and easy access to highways.They made us feel very much at home.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank James M
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2012

Thanks for the review. We are pleased that you were happy with the quality of service you received. We like to welcome people into our home as friends rather than guests and offer a quality service we would expect ourselves when travelling. We would welcome you back at any time in the future.

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Reviewed March 14, 2012

Finlay Banks is an excellent B & B in Christchurch. Fay and Lindsay are lovely hosts who go the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. We really enjoyed sharing breakfast with them and learning more about Christchurch and New Zealand. Our room was spotless and beautifully appointed with an amazingly comfortable bed! The house was easily accessible to lovely restauraunts. It was a real help to have a lift from the railway station and then to the airport the following morning. We only wish we could have stayed longer!
We would certainly highly recommend this B & B.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank M L H
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2012

Thank you for the excellent review. We enjoyed your company during your short stay. By offering courtesy transfers to our guests it makes their travel hassle free around the city, to and from our bed and breakfast.

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Reviewed February 14, 2012

There is not much to add to the previous comments.

Fay and Lindsay are wonderful and will help you as much as they can. We had good conversations, a wonderful breakfast and a very comfortable room.

As this was the end of our trip, Lindsay helped us repack a couple of pieces of art that we purchased. He even sawed a plastic pipe for us so that we could fit a painting in it.

You cannot make a mistake by staying at their home!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank myriamc421
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2012

Thanks for the kind words. We hope the art work got home in one piece. We enjoyed your company and would look forward to a visit if you are thinking of returning to our beautiful city.

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

A lovely b&b, three beautifully appointed double rooms with ensuites. Very friendly hosts. Quiet, pretty location, quick walk to local shopping centre/cinema complex with restaurants and cafe. Free airport pick up was appreciated, as was the ability to have a short, private meeting there that morning with a local colleague. Highly recommended place to stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2011

Thanks Jane for the kind words. We appreciate you taking the time to review Finlay Banks. It was our pleasure to be your hosts.

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Address: 7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range: $114 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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