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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 132 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
“Welcoming and Luxurious”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

If we need accommodation in Christchurch we would definitely stay again, the room was lovely and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast with homemade muesli and fruit was something that would also make me want to return. A great stay will lovely hosts.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 11, 2012
Your complementary review is appreciated . When you return to Christchurch your comfortable bed and homemade breakfast awaits you.
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Thank you Fay and Lindsay for a welcoming and friendly stay at your B&B. The muesli at breakfast was superb and the dinner also wonderful. My bed was very comfy and my room clean and fresh. Located close to the inner city but very quiet and relaxing. Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 9, 2012
Thanks for the kinds words. We are pleased that we exceeded your expectations. The home made breakfast produce has been appreciated by all our guests. Our shared evening dining option offers an enjoyable time for guests to get to know one another and share travelling experiences.
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Bonn
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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 review, 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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Sydney, Australia
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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 review, 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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Milton, Canada
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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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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 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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Property: Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
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 132 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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