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“A delightful place to stay in Christchurch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation

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Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation
Ranked #55 of 139 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Melbourne Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A delightful place to stay in Christchurch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We came across Greatstay purely by chance a couple of years ago and were greeted with such warmth and friendliness by Lesley and John. The venue is well appointed and the hosts were delightful making our stay particularly pleasant, so much so that we have just visited Lesley and John again a couple of weeks ago with friends. Our friends very impressed and we enjoyed every minute of our stay once again. We felt like we were greeted by old friends. It was delightful. Lesley always has lots of lovely goodies to share, which Mike really enjoyed. A great stay and we would certainly highly recommend this lovely venue.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mike34434
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear Mike and friends,
how wonderful to get your review today, and know that we satisfied your needs once again.
We are delighted with your compliments and know that we will see you again in the future.
I am sure your friends enjoyed your guided tour of New Zealand.
Regards,
Lesley and John
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

We arrived in Christchurch with sunshine and a warm NZ welcome from John and Leslie. It felt like coming home. Nothing is too much. The room was clean with a nice bathroom. We loved the beautiful sunset over Christchurch and the wines with nibbles. Good restaurants are just around the corner and the breakfast was lovely. Many thanks John and Leslie. We highly reccomend this B&B. Michel and Danielle

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danielle170669
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Danielle,
Many thanks for reviewing our Boutique Accommodation.
We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to meeting with your friends and colleagues in the future.
We enjoy chatting with guests about the aborigine plate you donated to us.
It was a delight to meet you and give you some advice about Christchurch.

Lesley
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

What a find! Only booked in for our last night in Christchurch as Top 10 was full - how lucky we were! John and Lesley were perfect hosts. They entertained us, along with an American couple, with wine, nibbles and stimulating conversation in the comfortable guest lounge. Our bedroom was well-appointed, delightfully decorated and spotlessly clean. A fine spread was presented for breakfast, which was cooked to order in accordance with our wishes. As John helped us with our luggage into our car, we were sad to be leaving after such a brief flirt with luxury. No doubt we could have made a cup of tea in their kitchen had we asked, but the provision of facilities to do this in our room would have been appreciated - we do like a cuppa in bed!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Grajen44
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Dear Grajem44.
Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment.
We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and other guests. We are concerned that maybe we omitted to say to you that you were welcome to make a cuppa and take it back to bed in the morning.
We know that some people like to do this, and for this we apologise.
It is good that you enjoyed your holiday in New Zealand, and maybe one day will return.
Lesley
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Manhattan Beach, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Greatstay is THE place to stay in Christchurch. If you want privacy in a quiet location this is the place for you. Our hosts, John and Leslie, were very friendly and full of information about the city. The Camellia Room was extremely clean and very comfortable. The bathroom was large with a walk in shower. We always had plenty of hot water. The bedroom was spacious with a comfortable bed, great pillows and an electric blanket. The garden outside the room was inviting and well manicured. Breakfast was very good. Guests have a choice of a cooked or continental breakfast. Greatstay is in a great location, close to downtown, Hadley Park, the Botanical Gardens and several nice restaurants. We highly recommend Greatstay and would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 2wholv2travel
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 26 March 2013
Dear Team,
Well how lovely to read your review this morning on waking.
We are pleased that we were able to spend time with you, and have lots of discussions.
We will have some good memories of your time here.
We endeavour to give good service and a high standard of cleanliness to which you have spoken.
Keep on travelling safely.

Lesley
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

Great to find a no-fuss high-standard accommodation for my flying visit to CHCH in business - a beer was in my hand within 10 minutes of arriving - friendly, warm welcome A+++ - Breakfast was AWESOME!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ooSav
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 19 September 2013
Dear Guest,
Many thanks for taking the time to review our Bed and Breakfast.
We are very pleased that we ticked all the boxes for your stay with us.
We look forward to meeting with you again.
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

We arrived in Christchurch on the Pacific coach train (fantastic!) and John was waiting for us at the station.
The House is lovely and very spacious. We had a large en-suite bedroom which was exceptionally clean and tidy.

John & Lesley made us feel at home very quickly and we were sorry we were staying only one night.

Looking forward to our next trip to Christchurch - highly recommended.

Thanks for a "great stay".

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cctlgw
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
Dear cctlgw,
Many thanks for your wonderful 5 star review of our home and hospitality.
We also would have liked another night with you both.
Your photo of the bedroom is magnificient. Maybe you could be the photographer.
We are pleased that you were very satisfied with the service we gave, and look forward to next time.
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst attending a wedding in Christchurch. Made to feel very welcome by very knowledgable hosts Lesley and John. Very immaculate property, breakfast was wonderful both cooked and continental, very welcome cake, tea / coffee when we came in late one night. In a great location walking distance to Hagley Park. Keep up the great work lesley and John its a credit to both of you hope to see you again one day.
Mick & Yvette UK

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ibi331
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lesley r, Owner at Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation, responded to this review, 11 January 2014
Dear ibi331,
Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. It is always good to hear the views of past guests and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.
We hope to see you in New Zealand again.
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Additional Information about Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation

Property: Greatstay Bed & Breakfast Boutique Accommodation
Address: 33 Kilmarnock Street | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 139 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our new home offers spacious and comfortable en-suite accommodation, which is quiet and restful.John and myself have sought to create a friendly atmosphere with the accent on luxury "home away from home." 25 Min walk to city centre, art centre and museum through Hagley Park Botanical Gardens. Beautiful walks, golf course and shopping minutes away. Close to Horncastle Arena,Riccarton Bush public hospital, university, airport, railway station and many fine restaurants.We have not been affected with damage by the earthquakes and are very happy to have both business and travelling visitors stay. We have high speed wi-fi .Most businesses are within our area of Riccarton and Addington. O.S.P. "Come as a guest, leave as a friend."SPECIAL: Happy hour with nibbles and host company. ... more   less 

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