It is without hesitation that we offer this unsolicited feedback to warmly recommend the accommodation and the facilities of this phenomenal Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Stoneleigh Lodge.
We also want to express our deep appreciation to the hosts, Liz and Chris, who excelled in every aspect of looking after us during our recent three-night stay.
This was about the tenth visit across from Sydney to Canterbury since 2002, but on this occasion we chose to experience genuine hospitality, arriving at Stoneleigh on 11 January 2014. We sought an opportunity to relax and experience more of Christchurch whilst enjoying the surrounds of one of the finest B&B’s in New Zealand, if not the world!
Our arrival on a warm Christchurch afternoon was soon met with the warmth of our hostess - Liz. We were greeted like long-time family friends, and without the officiousness so often experienced in establishments of similar repute. We were made to feel that our arrival was as welcoming an experience for the hosts, as much as it was for us! Indeed, we were very much made to ‘feel at home.’
Stoneleigh needs to be experienced for its French chateau design and its incredibly inviting accommodation (we tried both rooms!). However, bricks and mortar - no matter how luxurious - are not as important as the people that make up a home, and in that regard, our experience of the hosts truly made for a memorable experience that we will continue to appreciate for many years to come.
From the local knowledge imparted by the hosts, to the opportunity to freely walk through the paddocks of Stoneleigh and interact with the alpacas, horses and the two adorable Burmese cats ... this was just what we needed as we concluded a three-week holiday in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Guests are in for a particular treat each morning over breakfast! Liz’s talents in the kitchen are superb, ably assisted by Chris as he moves between his day-job and home-life.
An opportunity to stay at Stoneleigh is as much a privilege as it is a wonderful experience. The home is superb in every detail and draws its guests in to all it has to offer, but none of that would have been possible had it not been for the warm and welcoming ways of the hosts.
Qualmark rank Stoneleigh Lodge as five-star accommodation .. we rank it as 10/10!
We will return to the estate to experience its many facets, but most of all because the Hosts.
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