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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Stayed in room 1 as per my previous visits, and everything needed no introduction! Place was great and homely, John was nice..except that the place was changing ownership at the end of November. John was thinking of retiring for good and shifting place..well, whatever it is, good luck with whatever you wish to do. Highly recommended place to stay with...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Stayed here for two months and the Goodfellows are truly good fellows in every sense of the word. The coldness you feel staying in hotels is absolutely absent and you only feel the warmth of the Thistle that radiates primarily from the hosts. Great accommodation for students. Great value for convenience and friendliness which I price above others. 5/5

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Was so pleasantly surprised with how tidy, clean and comfortable the place was. We had just arrived from a 4-star hotel and Thistle's double bedroom had tv, fridge, jug, complimentary tea&coffee and welcoming biscuit to give the that same feel good ambience. Combined with the added flexibility of the use of its homely kitchen and lounge made our stay very...

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments - so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return!

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2014

I stayed at this Guest House for 2 nights last weekend April 2014. I was in Room 1 which had a queen bed & ensuite. The accomodation was clean & comfortable with a TV & Fridge with electric jug & cups for tea/coffee. The shared kitchen & guest lounge made the stay very homely. John, the host picked me up...

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments, Trish. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle and hope we can accommodate you on another occasion.

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The familiarity of the guest house made us choose to stay in this place again after 2 years. Great place, great host! Just a pity that we didn't have time to enjoy our stay thoroughly as we checked in only after 12 midnight and had to leave very early the next morning. We had a little trouble finding the mailbox...

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging comments - so glad you enjoyed staying at the Thistle again.

Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 28 April 2013

I have lived there for over 5 months, at first I book for a month while I was studying English in the University, but in the first week I new I wanted to stay longer. John, Alisson and Archier are just the best, friendly, helpful, honest, hard workers and really committed to the guests. Location is just great 10 minutes...

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Rafael, for your kind comments. I hope we can accommodate you again some time!

shanghai
Reviewed 23 March 2013

The location of Thistle guest house is so great. There's a big supermarket nearby, so you could buy everything you needed. Moreover the house is clean and valuable. A TV and a refrigerator is in the private room. That's pretty enough for us.

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for your comments - hope you can return some day!

Plymouth
Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed at the Thistle Guest House for one night in September 2012 following a late night flight from Hobart - Melbourne - Christchurch. As we arrived in the very early hours of the morning, the owners were kind enough to leave a key in a safe box. We were also pleasantly surprised to find the heating in our room...

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle and we hope to see you back one day!

Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2012

This is literally a home away from home. We stayed here for a few nights. The friendliness of the hosts can really make or break a stay; and I am glad we stayed here because the hosts are the best! They are super nice and soft-spoken and willing to help wherever possible. We booked the room with the private toilet....

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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments - so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope we can help again sometime!

Regensburg, Germany
Reviewed 10 April 2012

I stayed at Thistle Guest house for five nights in April 2012 and was very impressed with the quality of this accomodation. It is in Riccarton and has good connection to public transport. There are many shops and restaurants in walking distance from the guest house. My room was quiet and very clean. The guest house has a big kitchen,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Comfortable and affordable bed & breakfast or room only. All rooms have fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Guest kitchen, laundry and lounge. Off-street parking. Handy location at Church Corner: shops, restaurants, buses. Close university, airport and rail (courtesy pick up by arrangement). Wireless internet for your laptop/devise. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Thistle Guest House

Address: 21 Main South Road | Church Corner Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $56 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I stayed on room number 8 a larger one with basin and two beds facing the backyard and number 5 facing the street, 5 was my favourite as it is smaller, but I guess all the upstairs rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles rafy_ctba, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
“I recommence room 9 as it has the King Bed. Room 1 has its own bathroom.”
  • Room 9  the best room in the hosue
 of 5 bubbles ChristineM88, 14 Feb 2012 | Read review
“Go for your own bathroom. It's great!”
 of 5 bubbles heatherdT8264RK, 30 May 2011 | Read review
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