Arriving in Christchurch being cheated by the taxidriver, my brother in law and I, were welcomed by a smiling landlady wishing us welcomed by our first names, and I have got a difficult Norwegian name, showing is to our room. Realizing we were not "a couple" she right away upgraded our room so we could sleep in separate beds - to the same price. The fantastic hostess Margareth, served us biscuits and milk in the most fantastic room you can think of. And it has an atmosphere - so much homely than big hotels to a third of the price.
The service was in every aspect of the word excellent. When we wanted to go out for dinner, she brought us to the local tavern and told us to call her so she could pick us up afterwards.
We slept like kings and the breakfast we were served in the morning, no five star hotels could have done better. To top it up, she transported us to where we could pick up the campervan. The next 15 days we have now travelled around the South Island of New Zealand.
Thank you Margareth for your great hospitality.
Svein from Norway and Kok Choy from Malaysia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St James Bed and Breakfast is a country Paradise 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 10 minutes from Christchurch City. It is set in landscaped gardens featuring a rose walk and flowers for every season. The rooms are beautifully appointed and refurbished and two full suites with lounges are available for your comfort in addition to a lovely Balcony Room with separate spa-bathroom. Also now featured is The Stables - separate apartment with a kitchenette with self service breakfast provided. This has a unique position to enjoy a country aspect with parking at the door and lovely outdoor relaxing area as well. Come and enjoy our friendly Kiwi Hospitality and sumptuous surroundings. ... more less
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