Wow! We can't say enough about our stay at the Miners Arms B&B!
First, you get a complete, spacious two-bedroom apartment with sitting room which is separate from the residence. The rooms are nicely appointed, comfortable and spotlessly clean. The location is very quiet.
Breakfast was ample and included fresh eggs from the farm.
Lorna and Steve are the perfect hosts and couldn't be more helpful in providing dining recommendations, activities and things to see in the area.
Lorna took us along on her morning walk through the forest behind the house. It was very nice and ended with a visit with their beautiful alpacas. We were allowed to feed the alpacas (they eat from your hand) and could "visit" with them at any time.
This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever stayed in and can't wait to return!
- 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