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Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last stayed 10 years ago and all that has changed is that garden has matured. The entire place has been exceptionally well maintained and clearly at significant cost. The mattresses and bedding were excellent and bathroom looked newly renovated. The attention to detail down to a litre of fresh milk in the fridge and variety of the continental breakfast...

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely positive comments. It is a real treat to welcome back our repeat guests. WE loved having you stay again, and really look forward to welcoming you back again. Hopefully the weather will be more settled as it should for that time of year. Cheers Peter & Jan

Denver, CO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit to NZ, and fourth stay at The Classic Villa. Always a wonderful experience with warm, welcoming service from Peter and his staff. Comfortable room and bed, lovely shower with plenty of hot water, and a great location in central Christchurch directly across from the rapidly-rebuilding Arts Centre. I must stay when visiting the city.

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Always great to have you come back and stay with us. Many thanks for another great review. Happy New Year. Cheers Peter

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were treated by a lovely couple who went out of their way to make us feel as part of a family. The owner woke up at 4:45 am and cooked all morning a feast for Christmas breakfast while the lovely wife attended to all guest always ensuring we were taken care of. Overall truly the best and nicest stay...

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Peter M, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thank you so much Santiago & Romina, for your lovely positive review. It has really given us a "Real Xmas Glow" We hope you come back soon and stay with us. Have a safe trip back home to Miami. Cheers Peter & Jan

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This boutique b & b has a lot going for it: Kate @ reception, perfect location and well decorated. The cold breakfast had a good variety of fruit, breads, cheese and beverages. We were placed into a handicapped accessible room which meant that the entire bathroom floor would be soaked when one of us showered. Since we didn't request, need...

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Perhaps they were under the pressure of Christmas!! It is very disappointing to get reviews like this. Especially when we had had long friendly conversions with these guests, who said they were very happy. Please be upfront. Room 6 is one of our Corporate Rooms that the guests Agent booked. Yes the bathroom does have an accessible shower. There is...

Potterspury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samll hotel/B&B in a good location. Reception only available at limited times. Decorated to a high standard but the beds are extra hard. I complained about this and was moved to a better room at no extra cost. This room had a normal bed but the shower would only provide enough hot water for one person. A significant charge was...

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

We new from when these guests first booked in they were going to cause us grief. We went out of our way to look after them. There a lot of accusations made that are very exaggerated and not factual. To future guests that we hope will stay with us; please take the time to read the over 200 reviews that...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a wonderful place! Kate, the manager, I believe she is, is a warm, gracious host and welcomed me kindly when I came in to the hotel. This is a small boutique hotel with well-appointed decor, very comfortable rooms and a very comfortable bed. The breakfast in the morning is what all small hotels should strive to do in...

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Peter M, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thank you Jeffrey for this very positive review. Kate is mu daughter. I am so proud of her. We hope you come back soon. Cheers Peter

Oviedo, Florida
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are driving, parking is adequate but tight. The rooms are all large, well equipped and quiet. The breakfasts were diverse and of high quality and all the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel is located across from Christcollege which was still undergoing restoration during our stay. We flew out of Christchurch about 8 hours before the most...

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Peter M, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thanks Jesse, thanks for your great review and concern. We are all OK here. The Earthquake was 200kms North of us here. We hope you return soon. Cheers Peter

Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you are wanting hotel style accommodation.... find a hotel. If you want to stay with friends and feel like you have come home at the end of a long day... pick The Classic. Simple pleasures, quality finishes, relaxing spaces and always interesting travellers passing through.

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Peter M, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Hi Annabel, many thanks for your great positive review. We love having you stay with us. Hopefully you will be back before Xmas. Cheers Peter

Beijing, China
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The most unfriendly host I have met in New Zealand. They don't care about others feelings. It's not money matters, but your attitude and the way of doing business. Please be reasonable and concerned about your guests, or you will be treated the same way you treat others.

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

This guest did not actually stay here. It is a dispute over her trying to cancel the Room following the earthquake that was 250 kms north of us. As per our Cancellation policy she could not. Only if we were not open, damaged etc. Christchurch suffered NO DAMAGE and has remained open 24/7. As we were full and had been...

Long Beach, California
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A makeover/updating of a charming old "villa"... quaint in a way, but with all the modern conveniences. It stands out mostly by not being your typical cookie-cutter small hotel. Staff, as nearly everywhere in New Zealand, was exceptionally kind and accomodating.

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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We strive to make our guests welcome here and to get reviews such as yours makes it so worthwhile. Please come and stay again soon. Cheers Peter

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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Additional Information about The Classic Villa

Address: 17 Worcester Blvd | Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $224 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Classic Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
The Classic Hotel
Classic Hotel Christchurch
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#3 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#25 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“Rooms 1 and 2 are large and comfortable and are at the front of the building, but are still very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles igbotrevordc, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think they are all great!”
 of 5 bubbles 189jeffreya, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Loved our room (15) but didn't see others, even in passing”
 of 5 bubbles JesseM723, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have tried all the rooms, upstairs is good, but roadside rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles dwheelernz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the front that was very nice. I think it was a deluxe room but not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles 610Margaretd, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
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