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St. Itas Guesthouse

11 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road | Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710, New Zealand
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    3.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

    We decided to skip Christchurch and drive via Akaroa and then stopping at St Itas before heading to the lakes district. Was definately a good plan. Easy check in by the very lovely Sue. She made us a pot of tea with some lovely biscuits...More

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    Thank you for your wonderful review, I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay here with us, and hope the rest of your holiday was enjoyable.

    Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

    We were amazed at the well tended garden with beautiful roses n lavendars and inside the guesthouse it's very English with nice attached bathroom well carpeted floor and the decor is very refined. The host Sue is a lovely lady with great warmth n service...More

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    Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas Guesthouse

    Hi and thank you for taking the time and giving us a generous review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.

    Reviewed 28 November 2016

    I only stayed a night and this did not do justice to the wonderful building and hosts. Splendid lounge and oh so comfortable a bed. So comfortable I slept through the earthquake on 14 November. And only an hour from Christchurch this is a much...More

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    Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas Guesthouse

    Thanks for your fabulous review, so glad that you enjoyed your stay and had a great sleep. I am hoping the earthquakes haven't inconvenienced you now that your home. We look forward to seeing you back here in the near future.

    Reviewed 9 November 2016

    Stayed here for three nights at the start of our holiday, then again for another two prior to leaving NZ, it has good quick ( 35 mins ) access to Christchurch Airport. Our host welcomed us with a cuppa in front of an open fire...More

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    Hi Wayne & Linda Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you found St Itas comfortable and enjoyed your stay. I hope you had a good trip home and that you have caught up with the jet lag. It has been an interesting...More

    Reviewed 10 October 2016

    Beautiful property with wonderful hosts. Excellent breakfast in the morning. Only stayed one night but will visit again. First class experience with wonderful room. Made very welcome on arrival and shown all amenities including relaxing lounge area with open fire. Room spotless, warm and quiet....More

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    Thank you for reviewing St Itas Guesthouse so favourably. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that the rest of your trip through the North Island is as pleasurable. We look forward to meeting with you again.

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    Room Tips
    "Any room would be great."
    Garry H, 5 months agoRead review
    "The Rose room, where we stayed was excellent."
    pcb7339, over a year agoRead review
    "We stayed in the rose room - great view of the garden outside and you have your own bathroom!"
    brittanyaih, over a year agoRead review