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40 Thornycroft Street Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #32 of 138 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 May 2012

To anyone visiting Christchurch and would like to be pampered Vivienne has a lovely Bed & Breakfast. Beds are very comfortable. Breakfast is wonderful her cooked meals presentation etc are fantastic and very tastie but so is her continental breakfast with homemade museli and fresh fruit and yogart. I have stayed with Viv several times now and look forward to my return visit to her home. As a business person this Bed and Breakfast is ideal and I would recommend anyone to stay.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

As we were planning our trip to New Zealand we wanted to stay in Christchurch a little longer this time to experience the city. So we wanted a place not too far from the centre, but safe in regards to earthquakes and maybe not too far away from the airport. We choose B&Bs when we think we can profit from the hosts informations in regards of activities and dining out and to better understand the places we travel to. Vivenne's place was the perfect match to that as she made our stay very pleasant from the beginning. The location is good, some restaurants and a supermarket with a good bakery and a pharmacy are nearby. The house itself is very quiet with a beautiful terrace on which I could have spent a lot more time enjoying the sunshine. The room was spacious and tidy. The house has been renovated lately, so everything looks very new. Vivienne shared a lot of her time with us and never got tired answering our questions, so we took lots of informations with us that helped us on our trip through NZ as well as for our day trips (Sumner, Akaroa). If you come to Christchurch and you want to sleep well and want to get a feel for the people there, Thornycroft is the place to go!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

We had the pleasure of staying two nights with Vivienne and Ruby (her cat) during a recent trip to Christchurch for our daughters Graduation.
Vivienne is the perfect host, sharing her home with complete strangers and making us feel like part of the family - nothing was too much trouble. Our room was spacious and private.
Each morning we were welcomed down stairs and treated to a homemade breakfast of delicious fresh fruit, muesli and yoghurt etc along with a traditional kiwi breakfast cooked to a standard you'd find in a 5 star hotel - hubby felt very spoiled.
We very much appreciated her assistance in making reservations for dining out especially being Graduation week, and her knowledge of places to go in the city was very helpful for our visit to see first hand the devistation those terrible earthquakes caused.
Thornycroft's location was great, so lovely and quiet and just a short drive to where ever we needed to go.
We would certainly recommend her B&B to anyone wanting to stay in Christchurch.
Thanks Vivienne and we wish you all the best for 2012.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

We stayed only one night but wished we had longer at 40 Thormeycroft St B&B. A quiet, comfortable, private bedroom with perfect, crisp bedlinen and an en suite with top quality bath products and everything you could possibly wish for, provides perfect comfort in an elegant modern spacious house with a private, tranquil courtyard garden where our breakfast was served. Viv, a delightful Canterbury belle whose French ancestors were among the region's earliest settlers, is the perfect hostess - unobtrusive but there when you need a glass of wine or some local history or advice on what to see and how to get there. And the breakfast was fabulous - delicious homemade muesli and fresh seasonal fruit and great coffee! We could not have been made more comfortanle or felt more welcome. Thorneycroft St is in the heart of leafy Fendalton, mercifully spared in the recent earthquake, and a great and convenient stepping off point for exploring this brave city as it rebuilds itself. Make this your home away from home in Christchurch - we loved it!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

40 Thornycroft is as close as you'll ever get to having your own house in town - but with the benefit of a charming host to cook a lovely breakfast and tidy your room! We had the Rhodes Room which has its own private bathroom across the landing. Not ideal but didn't detract from our enjoyment of our stay at all. You are given your own key and can come and go as you please. Vivienne, the host, encourages you to use the living rooms and lovely designer-chic garden as your own. We found her absolutely lovely and she would chat when you wanted to or discreetly excuse herself if you wanted to read or be alone. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac of very smart houses it is within walking distance of several restaurants but in reality you do need a car here to get the best out of not only Christchurch but the surrounding areas such as the pretty French-influenced resort of Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula (take the stunning drive around the top). The house has a free parking space. We would recommend 40 Thornycroft very highly.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

We had a lovely time there. It was very easy to find the house at 40 Thornycroft street. The rooms were big, very clean and confortable.We got impressed with the house. She has a big and beautiful house. Lots of lovely details and very organized. Viv was adorable.She gave us lots of tips and suggestions about christchurch. We felt very embraced with her hospitality. The breakfast was delicious!!! Also, she has a special granola that she prepares by herself. I am definately coming back when I have a chance!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2010

From the moment we drove in, we were impressed. We are very fussy about cleanliness, this place is spotless and Viv applies attention to detail. Viv was warm and friendly on our arrival, welcomed our children, gave us hints of where to go and how to get there. Spoilt us with scrumptous food, sent us to a great restaurant within walking distance. Thanks Viv for making our first visit to Christchurch enjoyable. Next time though we could do without the earth tremors.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 40 Thornycroft Street Bed & Breakfast

Address: 40 Thornycroft Street, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #32 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range: £108 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — 40 Thornycroft Street Bed & Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Utmost quietness prevails at 40 Thornycroft Street which is situated in a cul-de-sac in the suburb of Fendalton, one of Christchurch's most appealing areas. A modern home is set in an attractive established garden with an enticing courtyard to relax in at any time of the day. Two bedrooms are attractively and comfortably appointed with private bathrooms. Morning brings a gourmet breakfast to cater to all tastes. Just 10 minutes to the city centre. ... more   less 
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