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Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

A big thank you for a really nice stay, Lesley and John are great hosts, and the accommodation is excellent. We stayed for two nights, and the bed was really comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. If you want a nice place to stay in Christchurch with nice people stay at Greatstay.

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1 Thank Rodders50
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Rodders50, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment on your return home. Thank you for the compliments about John and myself as hosts. We do like you to treat our place as your place while here with us. We are pleased your enjoyed your bed and breakfast. We look forward to your return to our fair... More 

honolulu
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We stayed with John and Lesley 3 nights last week and were very pleased with the accommodation, and especially our hosts. Greatstay is walking distance to downtown, Botanical Gardens, restaurants, parks and shopping. We even attended an outdoor play at Mona Vale, a local park, two blocks away. Greatstay is also one block away from the bus lines if you... More 

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1 Thank hawaiiraft
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Hawaiiraft, Cute name. John and I thank you for your comments on our establishment, and are very pleased that we were able to give you a happy memory of your stay in Christchurch. We will remember our time with you and the good conversations we had over refreshments. It is pleasing that you found everything around us so convenient... More 

Nuremberg, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

After three days of travelling, it was a great pleasure to spend the first night in NZ in the house of Leslie and John.Their charmant engagement and conversation makes feel at home. Very nice and clean rooms- exzellent breakfast.

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2 Thank Barbara D
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara for taking the time to review our Boutique Accommodation. We are so pleased that we were able to give you a pleasurable stay. We would welcome any changes you think we need to supply. Regards, Lesley and John More 

Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I stayed here a couple of years ago, sorry but never got around to writing this review. This B&B was one of the only options I had not long after the quakes, I was in Christchurch on business for 1 night only, and booked here. The hosts were very welcoming, the room clean and bed comfy. I was meeting clients... More 

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Thank Groover69
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Cumbriankelpie, Thank you for taking time to review our property and we are so pleased that we gave you a nice time and that you were pleased with your stay. Maybe you will travel this way again. More 

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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Excellent quality accommodation & top quality hosts..superb breakfast and given that most of central Christchurch is still devastated from the earthquake, this is as reasonably close as you can get to be accessible to the central city attractions.. Hagley Park is at the end of the road & Riccarton Ave with its various eateries is just the next block over..Definitely... More 

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1 Thank CumbrianKelpie
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Cumbrian Girls, Thank you for taking the time to review our Greatstay Accommodation. We were delighted that you were so pleased with our service and wish you a good year .. Your comments make us very happy. Lesley More 

Cookstown, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2013

This was the last night of our memorable first visit to New Zealand and we were passed from guest house to guest house as most were full. Luckily we ended up here. Lesley and John are excellent hosts. They recommended a good local restaurant which we went to. After we returned they were still up and insisted we had coffee... More 

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2 Thank jim_mcadam
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Jim and Geraldine, How lovely to wake up this morning to such a wonderful 5 star review. We were so pleased to meet you and to have such an entertaining evening. Thank you for taking the time to do this review. Hopefully we will meet again. More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We came across Greatstay purely by chance a couple of years ago and were greeted with such warmth and friendliness by Lesley and John. The venue is well appointed and the hosts were delightful making our stay particularly pleasant, so much so that we have just visited Lesley and John again a couple of weeks ago with friends. Our friends... More 

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2 Thank Mike34434
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Mike and friends, how wonderful to get your review today, and know that we satisfied your needs once again. We are delighted with your compliments and know that we will see you again in the future. I am sure your friends enjoyed your guided tour of New Zealand. Regards, Lesley and John More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2013

We arrived in Christchurch with sunshine and a warm NZ welcome from John and Leslie. It felt like coming home. Nothing is too much. The room was clean with a nice bathroom. We loved the beautiful sunset over Christchurch and the wines with nibbles. Good restaurants are just around the corner and the breakfast was lovely. Many thanks John and... More 

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1 Thank Danielle170669
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Danielle, Many thanks for reviewing our Boutique Accommodation. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to meeting with your friends and colleagues in the future. We enjoy chatting with guests about the aborigine plate you donated to us. It was a delight to meet you and give you some advice about Christchurch. Lesley More 

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

What a find! Only booked in for our last night in Christchurch as Top 10 was full - how lucky we were! John and Lesley were perfect hosts. They entertained us, along with an American couple, with wine, nibbles and stimulating conversation in the comfortable guest lounge. Our bedroom was well-appointed, delightfully decorated and spotlessly clean. A fine spread was... More 

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1 Thank Grajen44
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Grajem44. Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and other guests. We are concerned that maybe we omitted to say to you that you were welcome to make a cuppa and take it back to bed in the morning. We know that some people like to... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Greatstay is THE place to stay in Christchurch. If you want privacy in a quiet location this is the place for you. Our hosts, John and Leslie, were very friendly and full of information about the city. The Camellia Room was extremely clean and very comfortable. The bathroom was large with a walk in shower. We always had plenty of... More 

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1 Thank 2wholv2travel
lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review

Dear Team, Well how lovely to read your review this morning on waking. We are pleased that we were able to spend time with you, and have lots of discussions. We will have some good memories of your time here. We endeavour to give good service and a high standard of cleanliness to which you have spoken. Keep on travelling... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our new home offers spacious and comfortable en-suite accommodation, which is quiet and restful.John and myself have sought to create a friendly atmosphere with the accent on luxury "home away from home." 25 Min walk to city centre, art centre and museum through Hagley Park Botanical Gardens. Beautiful walks, golf course and shopping minutes away. Close to Horncastle Arena,Riccarton Bush public hospital, university, airport, railway station and many fine restaurants.We have not been affected with damage by the earthquakes and are very happy to have both business and travelling visitors stay. We have high speed wi-fi .Most businesses are within our area of Riccarton and Addington. O.S.P. "Come as a guest, leave as a friend."SPECIAL: Happy hour with nibbles and host company. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation

Address: 33 Kilmarnock Street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM478 - RM732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles edwardh888, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
“We stayed here twice, and stayed in two different rooms. Both were great!!”
 of 5 bubbles Red_Dog_Rach, 4 Mar 2012 | Read review
“Each room is quiet and private and has a well-appointed ensuite . Guest lounge is spacious and comfortable and the free wi-fi is fast and reliable. From now on it'll be the first point of enquiry if I have to have accommodation in Christchurch again. Oh, and it's only a few minutes walk from seven or eight restaurants and bars.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelOMalley, 29 Feb 2012 | Read review
“We took the two single beds approach in one room for just the 2 of us and that worked out great.”
 of 5 bubbles Hamiec, 22 Feb 2012 | Read review
“All rooms were of a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles charlottet108, 11 Dec 2011 | Read review
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