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The Classic Villa
Ranked #31 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Noni is magic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

From the moment we arrived and checked in to the time we departed we felt part of the family! Noni greeted us, made us breakfast and recommended evening meals. She is an assett to the company. A Very classic building full of history and so warm and welcoming we would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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59 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed at the Classic Villa for 3 days and can only recommend it. Very close to the city centre (or what is left unfortunately) and with very frienly and supportive hosts. Breakfast is good and you have a place to park your car. The rooms are very nice.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

In a World of formulaic hotels and motels, you can usually anticipate exactly what a property will be like, from the greeting at reception to the fold on the toilet paper.

I'm pleased to say that The Classic Villa is not a bland 'vanilla' experience! From meeting the same staff each day, to complimentary sherry and port in the evening, to a heated bathroom floor, the property is individual without being too quirky. The boutique property is decorated and furnished to a high standard, and has contemporary facilities in a traditional building.

As someone who declines to take breakfast alone sitting in a restaurant complete with other road warriors pretending to be interested in their iPhones, it was nice to take breakfast and chat to the other guests. Peter and Noni were accessible and helpful, without being obsequious and overbearing.

The location is really convenient for the park, which was at its best when I visited, just turning into Autumn. Overall, a very pleasant experience and a refreshing change from the run-of-the-mill hotels that I normally stay in!

Room Tip: Speak to Peter before you book to get advice about the rooms and their facilities. This is a boutiqu...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank onemoremoondance
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Hampton Cove, AL
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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our night there. Great host (Peter?), breakfast area, location, etc. Old home tastefully restored and decorated. Each room is different.

Room Tip: I think every room is great. I used the online info.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jfehrenb
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Lancashire
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72 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We used the Classic Villa as our first choice in Christchurch, The George, was fully booked. It is centrally located right on the edge of Christchurch's still closed Red Zone city centre. There is a good choice of restaurants and bars within easy walking distance and is a steady 20 minute drive to the airport.

The property is split into the original Victorian villa with some 4-5 rooms and a fairly modern extension to the rear with 3 or 4 rooms in it. We had a spacious two room suite in the rear modern extension. The rooms were spacious, nicely equipped and quiet. The older villa section appeared to contain standard rooms which seemed rather gloomy with the Victorian wood pannelling. Braekfast is served communally in a large dining room and is pretty average.

The Classic Villa is OK if lacking in ambience. From choice we would stay at Ther George.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for a two room suite in the modern extension.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Classic Villa

Property: The Classic Villa
Address: 17 Worcester Blvd | Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#22 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,566 - ₹ 22,259
Hotel Class:5 star — The Classic Villa 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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