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Reviewed 23 January 2016

I'm sitting up in bed watching the day dawn over Lyttelton Harbour, a breathtaking view down below us, perched as we are in our room in the Rookery on our last day here. Rene and Angus have been excellent hosts, full of advice on places to visit and routes to take in and around Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula and... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

Angus and Rene have an absolutely unique and beautiful home that they so graciously welcomed us into. The house exudes the creativity and style of its owners and sits on a hillside with an exquisite view. Our room was cozy and comfortable, and we slept like a dream after so 20+ hours of travel. We fully appreciated the delicious breakfast... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Our many thanks to Angus and Renee for a very memorable stay at the Rookery. It was worth the stay just to see the beautiful and creative restoration done by Angus. Our view of the harbor was exceptional and we appreciated the many details and thoughtfulness that went into the design of our room. We found Angus and Renee brilliant... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

I am a reasonably experienced traveller and I go to New Zealand quite regularly. I have always parked myself at a four to five-star hotel but, since my last trip required me to spend a few days in Lyttleton near Christchurch, I booked at the Rookery. My experience with bed & breakfast establishments is thin - a pension near Amsterdam... More 

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

You've often heard the overworked phrase "million dollar view" and wonder what on earth people are talking about. But in this case, the expression is well founded. At this quaint B&B in the hills overlooking the beautiful Lyttelton harbour the view from the Rookery's South Bedroom eclipses the cliché. It is nothing short of superlative and I can honestly say... More 

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Address: 9 Ross Terrace, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Lyttelton
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Price Range: $122 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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