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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We spent three nights at St James B&B in Ferbuary 2016 and I have to say first of all that Margaret Frankish is a hostess second to none. Nothing is too much trouble for her. We had a great room, very cosy. And her breakfasts were excellent too, with any amount of choice. The house is close to the airport,... More 

Thank LawrenceHarrogate
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a lovely place to stay & it was our second visit, this time was after arriving at Christchurch after a long flight from UK. Although Margaret wasn't available this time, her stand in, Lesley, was an excellent hostess & we were again made to feel most welcome. The bedroom, & bed, were lovely & comfortable & it's so... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We stayed on the way to the south island as it was near the airport, we did not expect much. We were happily suprised about the effort and attention to details of our host, she really likes what she does, and we felt home, the bed was very confortable, the breakfast perfect. She gave us good recommendations for dinner, we... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Farida...Lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay with me at St James. I really enjoyed meeting you both and enjoyed our wonderful chats...Have a wonderful Christmas and dont forget to call if you are back our way again. More 

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Lovely, friendly greeting. Comfortable bedroom and a sitting room too. En suite very small but perfectly functional with a good shower. It's a short taxi ride from the airport, and Margaret was happy to drop us off at the airport on our departure. Breakfast is wonderful - fresh cooked, tasty, just the best.

Thank Viragored
Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for letting me know you enjoyed your stay as much as I enjoyed having you stay. I hope you have a lovely Christmas and have time with family/friends More 

Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

St James is a home away from home. Very friendly welcome from Margaret and her wonderful Spoodle! Nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in the Magnolia Room. It was warm and luxurious and the home cooked breakfast was superb. St James is In a very pleasant rural atmosphere but close to the Airport and State Highway. . Very highest... More 

Thank Janet S
Margaret F, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Janet and Warren, Thank you for your lovely review. I was very glad to read that you enjoyed your stay at St James and it certainly was great to have you come an stay! Looking forward to hosting you both when you next visit Christchurch kind regards Marg More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

We arrived at St James at 2am our flight was late. The keys were left out for us with a welcoming note. We had a lovely comfortable warm room waiting for us. And we quickly fell asleep. Our delight was when we met our host over the most delicious and expansive breakfast!!! Fantastic, fruits juices pancakes muffins and a hot... More 

Thank Kate M
Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Kate...so glad you enjoyed your stay and were warm and cozy -especially when you came in so late! Thank you for coming to stay and I look forward to seeing you again. More 

Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Margret is a fantastic person that knows how to welcome a traveller; very attentive to every detail and need, starting from the amazing breakfast in the morning Wonderful house with large and comfort rooms and a beautiful garden, very close to the airport

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi Paolo...thank you for coming to stay and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was great having the chance to chat and learn of your homeland while you were visiting ours... I hope you are enjoying the break in NZ and look forward to meeting you again when you visit our country More 

Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

After a long journey to NZ this B&B is a lovely place to relax. Margret's warm welcome and beautiful house is a little paradise close to the airport. We had the Magnolia room, which has its own bathroom, comfortable bed and a seperate lounge with acces to the garden. Breakfast was perfect, fresh fruit, toast, greek yoghurt, muffins and Margret... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments on your stay at St James...I am very glad we were able to help you enjoy your stay in Christchurch More 

Key West, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

January 2015 visit. One night in Magnolia Room. Arrived after taking Tranz Alpine train from Greymouth and taxi to airport to pick up rental car. B&B oh, so close to AirPort but you feel as though you're in the country with all the land, flowers and horses on property. Owner very encouraging that since we were leaving in the morning... More 

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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to stay and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Those Buskers are definitely worth a visit and I am so glad you enjoyed the experience. I hope you enjoyed the camper too and look forward to meeting you again when you visit our country More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed here with my partner and our three children on our last night in the South Island. We stayed in the Pewter Suite, which Margaret had all set up for us. It is a gorgeous room, very comfortable and welcoming, complete with a private ensuite. There were little treats left in the room for the children. The bathroom tiles... More 

Thank Lo L
Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

So lovely to hear that you all enjoyed your time here...it was great to meet the children too and see them enjoying the property. Looking forward to seeing you again when you come down More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
St James Bed and Breakfast is a country Paradise 5 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 10 minutes from Christchurch City. It is set in landscaped gardens featuring a rose walk and flowers for every season. The rooms are beautifully appointed and refurbished and two full suites with lounges are available for your comfort in addition to a lovely Balcony Room with separate spa-bathroom. Also now featured is The Stables - separate apartment with a kitchenette with self service breakfast provided. This has a unique position to enjoy a country aspect with parking at the door and lovely outdoor relaxing area as well. Come and enjoy our friendly Kiwi Hospitality and sumptuous surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about St James Bed & Breakfast

Address: 125 Waimakariri Road | Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 7,505 - ₹ 10,894 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — St James Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“Balcony room was beautiful overlooking gardens but shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles G_kaykate, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We loved the Magnolia Room on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles EdmondOkThebills, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor room has it's own ensuite. Rooms on the 2nd floor share a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles AnthonyFromOz, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Not all rooms are en suite- check when you book. Pewter Loft had amazing facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles silvertraveller2016, 24 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Magnolia room was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Nuttynana, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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