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Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving, parking is adequate but tight. The rooms are all large, well equipped and quiet. The breakfasts were diverse and of high quality and all the staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel is located across from Christcollege which was still undergoing restoration during our stay. We flew out of Christchurch about 8 hours before the most... More 

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Thank Jesse M
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are wanting hotel style accommodation.... find a hotel. If you want to stay with friends and feel like you have come home at the end of a long day... pick The Classic. Simple pleasures, quality finishes, relaxing spaces and always interesting travellers passing through.

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Thank Annabel F
Peter M, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Hi Annabel, many thanks for your great positive review. We love having you stay with us. Hopefully you will be back before Xmas. Cheers Peter More 

Beijing, China
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most unfriendly host I have met in New Zealand. They don't care about others feelings. It's not money matters, but your attitude and the way of doing business. Please be reasonable and concerned about your guests, or you will be treated the same way you treat others.

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Thank weekred1982
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

This guest did not actually stay here. It is a dispute over her trying to cancel the Room following the earthquake that was 250 kms north of us. As per our Cancellation policy she could not. Only if we were not open, damaged etc. Christchurch suffered NO DAMAGE and has remained open 24/7. As we were full and had been... More 

Long Beach, California
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A makeover/updating of a charming old "villa"... quaint in a way, but with all the modern conveniences. It stands out mostly by not being your typical cookie-cutter small hotel. Staff, as nearly everywhere in New Zealand, was exceptionally kind and accomodating.

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Thank imacdavid
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review. We strive to make our guests welcome here and to get reviews such as yours makes it so worthwhile. Please come and stay again soon. Cheers Peter More 

Albany, New York
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here 2 nights and had a nice stay. Breakfast options are nice, continental style. If you want a hot breakfast, it's optional for a fee. Great location, nice host and lovely facilities. The place is older, but has a charm to it. Not a fan of how the sounds carry though, it's quite loud on... More 

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Thank MiglioreM
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. It is great that you will stay again and we hope to see you soon. Cheers Peter More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good central location for all that Christchurch has to offer. The local "Hop on Hop off" tram service is a must and stops virtually right out side, however everything is within walking distance for generally fit people. Rooms are spacious and comfortable but no tea making facilities or mini bar. You are encouraged to make use of the communal lounge... More 

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Thank David E
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Thanks David for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and trust we will see you again. Soon we hope. Cheers Peter More 

Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is intimate and has lots of character. The heated bathroom floors were absolutely wonderful!!! The soap and shampoo were luxurious and native to New Zealand !!The breakfast was a variety of wonderful local products. Averle who works at the front desk was informative, helpful and a gem . She made all the guests feel like she was there... More 

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Thank Matthew C
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, many thanks for your great review. I have thanked Averil so much for looking after you while I was overseas. We look forward to welcoming you back real soon!! Cheers Peter More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We felt like we were staying in an old English manor when we stepped into our room. It was large and comfortable, with great bathroom facilities, including a big walk-in shower! The hosts are a really lovely couple and went out of their way to make our experience as nice as possible. Breakfast was a definite highlight with a wonderful... More 

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Thank tanyabc90
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive and lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back. Soon we hope. Cheers Peter More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I absolutely love staying here, as it is lovely to have a great Villa-style room, but I especially love the provided shared breakfast with other guests, so you can say hi if you want, or just relax over juice, and coffee and lovely food. The rooms are comfortable, very clean, and location is fantastic to access everything in the CBD

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Thank dwheelernz
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Hi Dale, many thanks for your very positive review. We love having you stay with us every month. Cheers Peter & Team More 

Wellington
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is such a lovely place to stay. Wonderful breakfast, very comfortable setting. Relaxing places to sit and read. Close to the city. Off street parking. The room we had also had under floor heating in the bathroom. Highly recommended.

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Thank Roamer1002
PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We always try to be successful and to get positive comments such as yours, makes it so worthwhile. Welook forward to welcoming you back real soon. Cheers Peter More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Classic Villa

Address: 17 Worcester Blvd | Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: ₹ 10,754 - ₹ 24,124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Classic Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
The Classic Hotel
Classic Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#26 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Loved our room (15) but didn't see others, even in passing”
 of 5 bubbles JesseM723, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I have tried all the rooms, upstairs is good, but roadside rooms are best”
 of 5 bubbles dwheelernz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room at the front that was very nice. I think it was a deluxe room but not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles 610Margaretd, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don not choose room near the main entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles d171Hd, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All should be super but first floor is easiest if you have luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles miket183, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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