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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Lovely relaxed atmosphere. Considerate and careful staff. Called us ahead of time to alert us to the fact that the direct route was closed. After arriving you were left alone and it was a lovely feeling to just enjoy the facility. We were a bit uncomfortable at first over the fact that all the rooms share a communal toilet and...

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Christchurch and spent our first night in New Zealand at this lovely place. The house is old and has a long history. The rooms are very comfortabel and arranged with love. We had a room with a shared balcony where you have an amazing view to the sea. There are also shared toilets and showers. If you...

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Hubby and I took the Mother in law, mother, and my sister for a birthday tea at the Governors Bay Hotel. We'd been there before for coffee but not for a proper meal . The staff were very friendly, our waitress was very cheerful, but couldn't explain the menu very well. It was not what I'd describe as "Pub Food"....

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donkeylass, Many thanks for your considered review in this forum, it is most appreciated. Our evening meals do vary from our all day fare of Burgers, Fish n' Chips, Nachos, etc. to more formal restaurant quality dishes. The later meals are more expensive to produce and do require a greater preparation time, so when you order a combination of...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We went for a relaxed family dinner and sat outside. What a gorgeous spot! All of our meals were lovely and the kids menu was good especially offering gluten free fish and chips gets a big thumbs up. Catering for our son who is gluten intolerant is always tricky. I had the eye fillet which was just delicious and my...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kate, Thank you so much for your glowing review, we love dogs here and in fact, can't stop one staff member from constantly patting all the dogs that rock up. Anyway we'd love to see you and your black lab anytime and in the meantime, we'll work on our service a bit. Kind regards and happy travels and thank...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We Celebrated a birthday at the restaurant The Menu was interesting and the food delicious More than enough to eat The Staff were also pleasant and friendly Could have stayed all day however had to move on to other places

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grammis, So glad you enjoyed a birthday celebration with us and many thanks for your high praise. Next time stay all day and maybe a night too. Kind regards and happy travels, Jeremy

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had an evening meal at this pub. Despite our having previously enquired there were in fact very few gluten free main course options. I settled for pumpkin soup which I was unable to eat as it was both too sweet and too salty. The waitress promptly offered to take the soup off our bill. My husbands lamb rack was...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear stanwright, Thank you for your review, you'd be glad to know that all of our gluten free options now come with a * on our menu. We do recognise the importance of catering for those whom require specific diets and I do believe our menus past and present offered a wide selection of gluten free alternatives. Maybe, this was...

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The most Awesome Meals we have ever had...we thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable room with a private Balcony and Breakfast Room with everything you need to replenish your hunger just at the end of the hall way for you to enjoy before heading out for the day...or wht not have a nice cooked Breakfast if you feel like one.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you for your most appreciated review on the TA forum. We're very glad you enjoyed your time with us and our fine fare. Please do come again and happy travels in the meantime. Kind regards, Jeremy

Wellington
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We bought a Grab One deal so we could enjoy a romantic night out and then catch up on sleep without the kids, as was suggested in the blurb on the deal. We were excited to see a board advertising OPEN FIRE outside he hotel. We were shown to our Queen room which has been refurbished, but is so small...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SmilingSusan, Thank you so much for pointing out our SHARED SHOWERS AND TOILETS and yes, if you had read the Grabone details, our website or the vast majority of reviews on this forum, you may have digested the fact that indeed, we do have have SHARED SHOWERS AND TOILETS. Most of our guests do their research and deal with...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a lovely stay. The room had a lovely view and it was great to have a balcony - especially to have the complementary breakfast on. The room was quite small but comfortable and we slept well in the comfortable bed. It was good to have our own sink since the bathroom facilities were shared. Everything was clean and...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Reubenandjenny, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind review. Please do come again and in the meantime, happy travels. Kind regards, Jeremy

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Room 1 !for sure) has a fire place, balcony access and view of the water, comfortable bed, continental breakfast! Wife was concerned about no ensuite facilities, but not a problem and clean with hot shower! Recommend highly if you want a place away from the bustle of Christchurch, but close and a grand drive.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Yes, we are historic (146 years and counting!) which is not something akin to Christchurch these days. Thank you so much for appreciating our pedigree and your night away. We do appreciate your feedback and would love to host you again. Kind regards, Jeremy Dyer

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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s Hotel overlooking Lyttelton harbour, 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch. There are 6 guest bedrooms, 4 of which have French doors opening out to a wide balcony. Shared bathroom facilities, free wifi, 32 inch LCD TVs. The Hotel serves highly regarded gastro-pub fare 7 days a week from 11.00am to 9.00pm. Recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and 2012 winner of the Beef and Lamb Excellence award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governors Bay Hotel

Address: 52 Main Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 5,007 - ₹ 5,371 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Governors Bay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Get a room that opens onto the verandah.”
MargaretO492, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Balcony rooms have lovely view!”
reubenjenny, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has an open fire”
LeonKiwi, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get the rooms with the patio.”
mccarthykris, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra and get a room with a view of the harbour”
W9636AIpaulb, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
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