My wife and I were lucky enough to have the pleasure of staying at Holly Manor for two nights on a recent trip to NZ, and what a wonderful start to our holiday it was. Because our flight was going to get us into Christchurch around midnight, Kelly, the owner, communicated several times with us by email, sending clear directions (including several photographs!) as to how to let ourselves in on arrival. Holly Manor is a beautiful, large, old, but very tastefully modernised, house and our room, the Tudor Room, was a delight. Plush ambience, excellent facilities, bed made for deep dreams and a peaceful night's sleep, outlook onto a lovely garden. Breakfast in the morning (the capable and attractive Kelly was up well before 7.00am to get us away early on day two) was beautifully home cooked with a very generous choice. We felt that New Zealand's glowing reputation for looking after its tourists was absolutely epitomised by this lovely B & B. Location, by the way is only about 15 mins from the airport and a pleasant stroll into the town centre. If we get a chance to return to Christchurch this is where we'll definitely be staying.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1901 from native New Zealand Kauri, Christchurch’s newest boutique bed and breakfast has been fastidiously restored to its former glory with an added contemporary feel to bring all the facilities expected of a five star accommodation. The tranquil environment has been designed to have all the amenities of the home and the office. Luxury surroundings ensure that your stay, whether for business or pleasure, is one to be remembered. The refurbishment of the property has incorporated all the luxuries, facilities and amenitied expected of a five star accommodation, including LCD TV’s, sky, internet, private lounge and dining area, free wifi and business services. ... more less