We had a pleasant stay at Miners Arms. Lorna was a great host and took the time to introduce us to her farm animals. We had a lot of fun feeding the alpacas, the chickens and the sheep. We also spent some time playing with George the Labrador mongrel and the sheepdogs Alfred and Sky. It was an interesting experience for us as we learned a lot about alpacas and sheep.
Room was cosy and lovely and we had the whole top floor to ourselves. Everything was very well kept and clean.
Breakfast was satisfying and we tried the home made jam spreads which Lorna had made. They were delicious.
I would recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 10 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and on the western edge of Christchurch city and its attractions. A warm welcome to Miners Arms and enjoy an attractive and comfortable private first floor suite to yourself. Our home is set in a peaceful 10 acres of orchard, paddocks and woodland with alpacas and sheep to meet. Most B+Bs give you a room - at Miners Arms you will have our whole first floor suite to yourself. Sleeping 1-4, the suite has 4 comfortable, attractive and well-equipped rooms overlooking the garden, paddocks, orchard and woodland - queen bedroom, twin bedroom with single bed and king single bed), lounge with comfortable seating, fridge, microwave, complimentary hot drinks, Sky TV, DVD and a variety of DVDs, books, board games), full bathroom and shower and your own balcony with seating and a great view of the property, sunset and the stars. Relax, or explore our 10 acres, feed the alpacas, sheep and chickens , get to know our dogs Frankie and Sky. After a restful night's sleep, we will serve you a generous breakfast of cooked/continental choices at a time to suit you. 5-10 Minute drive to , Rolleston Tranz Alpine train station, malls at Hornby and Rccarton, Dressmart outlet store, West Melton and various wineries (Larcombs, Tresillian, Trents, Langdales), 5 golf courses, Orana Park, Antarctic Centre. ... more less