Myself and wife stayed at the classic villa for 3 nights around Christmas day.
Peter the host is rightly passionate about the accommodation and nothing appears to be too much trouble. The hotel arranged for a Christmas day lunch at Tiffanys, and advised us on the local eating scene.
Peter appears to be a bit of a gastronaut, the excellent breakfast being more at home in Spain than the Canterbury plains but what a refreshing change from the ubiquetous flabby bacon and stale eggs.
The rooms are well appointed (alas no baths only showers), crisp and clean, boutique hotels all too often claim to be 'shabby chic' when in reality they are only 'shabby', no such problems here.
The highlight of our stay was Christmas day which after an excellent 5 course lunch at Tiffanys was spent in the hotel garden soaking up the sun, reading and drinking the excellent Kiwi wine.
Compared to the rest of the hotels we stayed in New Zealand this place is not cheap but considering the location, the rooms and the breakfast it is well worth the extra cost.
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- The Classic Hotel
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