My husband and I stayed here several years ago, but did not know about Trip Advisor in those days. Could not let another moment go by without writing a review for Leigh and Jan, and their charming Anselm House. We began and ended our trip at their lovely B&B, using it as an "anchor" to our trip to NZ. They were kind enough to share the B&B book with us, and helped us make many reservations for our trip across the South Island. We had never gone to a country without advance reservations, but had been assured that staying in NZ was easier than here in America. That was most certainly the truth. Our breakfasts were wonderful. The garden was a joy during their Spring, and we were delighted with every B&B we stayed at. However, Jan and Leigh started us off on the right foot, and made our trip a delight. Sorry I couldn't write a review right away!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Features & Attractions: Free personal Airport transfer and TranzAlpine /Coastal transfer— Free Wireless LAN, email available —Secure off-street parking — Short walk to banks, mall, restaurants — Outdoor tables by Avon River — Walk to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens — Handy to University & Mona Vale — TV in each bedroom — On bus route. Kia ora! Jan and Leigh welcome you to Anselm House, situated on the bank of the Avon River, central Christchurch. Anselm House is a landmark home designed by the famous New Zealand architect Heathcote Helmore and is constructed of pink Hanmer marble in which fossilized shells can be seen. Guests are welcome to enjoy the riverside garden or to cross over the brick bridge and visit historic Riccarton House and Deans Forest. Cathedral Square, The Art Centre, Art Gallery and Museum are an easy walk through Hagley Park and the Botanical gardens. Canterbury University and Mona Vale are also within easy walking distance. As New Zealanders, we offer friendly, genuine kiwi hospitality. We are willing to help with travel suggestions. We are endorsed as KiwiGreen Certified using only eco-friendly products and practices which minimise our carbon footprint. An evening meal is offered by arrangement. Free 24 hour coffee /tea accessible with cookies and seasonal fruit; a fridge is available for guests' use. Tariffs: Doubles from NZ$ 190.00 per night, per couple. Singles from NZ$ 170.00 per night. Longer stays by negotiation. All enquiries are answered within 24 hours. Interests include agriculture, horticulture, medicine, rugby, sport and education. ... more less