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Lanesboro, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this Bed and Breakfast for its proximity to our rv rental and airport location. Turns out we actually could easily walk to the rental places. The B&B is a wonderful place to stay: an all around beautiful house and garden with plenty of little touches to make it special. Thank you to our host for making our final... More 

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Hassleholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at St James B&B for a total of 4, non consecutive, nights during my stay in New Zealand and I can highly recommend it! Each room is individually decorated and has a personal touch to it. Finding home made cookies and muffins in the room was very nice! I was very impressed by the breakfast! Fresh brewed coffee,... More 

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

Hi there...it was lovely to get to know you over the time you stayed and you certainly made us feel happy to have had the opportunity to chat and swap notes on life. Hope you have moved on in your journeys and making some more fantastic memories. Take care, and many thanks for taking the time to comment More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stayed at St James briefly for one night on a Christchurch stop over at the end of a long trip and we were so glad we did. Margaret is a welcoming and kind host who is able to manage hospitality with privacy perfectly. Our balcony room was gorgeous, and the shared bathroom no issue. The entire property is beautiful and... More 

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay...I am so glad you had a nice stay, albeit short, and will look forward to you coming back some day...kind regards Margaret More 

Singleton, Australia
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Close to the airport and only 15-20 min from the town centre. The facilities were great and Margaret was the perfect host. We're a bit hesitant of pet friendly establishments due to past exposure, but Margaret's dog and cat should be on the payroll. Clean, well behaved and making us feel welcome at all times.

Thank Epistaxis42
Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hello there and thank you so much for taking the time to review. I am so glad to hear that Spoodie and Puss Puss made you welcome. They certainly are characters but I do ensure they are not a nuisance to guests at the same time! I am glad you enjoyed your stay here and certainly look forward to the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Margaret was so welcoming and the Magnolia room exquisite! What a memorable experience. Perfect in every way followed by a gourmet breakfast...simply amazing. By far the nicest B and B we've stayed in anywhere.

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

Just so lovely to know that you enjoyed staying at St James. It was indeed lovely to have you stay and I look forward to the next time! More 

Levin, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Margaret was a most welcoming host. Magnolia room was lovely, very well appointed and the adjoining lounge was perfect. Breakfast all you could ask for and we feel we have made a new friend in Margaret. We will certainly be telling friends to take the opportunity of staying at St James B & B when they visit Christchurch and it... More 

Thank holidaymakers4345
Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hi there, I certainly enjoyed having you both stay too, and now have itchy feet to travel thanks to you both. Look forward to you heading Christchurch way again kind regards Margaret More 

Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my family have a superb time staying at st James b&b. It was our first night arriving in NZ. Only a short drive from the CHC airport. The loft room is cozy with an ensuite bathroom. Margaret was not here when we get there but her daughter is just as friendly and helpful. The bed is really comfortable... More 

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

Hi there, thank you so much for letting us know how you enjoyed your stay. We most certainly enjoyed having you and your family and look forward to seeing you next time More 

edmond ok
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93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This was our first trip to Christchurch and St. James was the perfect oasis for our 3 day stay in Christchurch before a long self- tour of the island. Margaret was the perfect hostess and her bubbly enthusiastic manner was so welcoming. St James is located near the airport yet the property is enclosed in a beautiful green forest/farm setting.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

My experience from making first contact with the host Margaret via email, to when she dropped me off at a nearby office after I checked out was truly awesome. As a business traveller that spends over 260 nights a year on the road, I decided to try a B&B for a short business trip to Christchurch. Accommodation in Christchurch can... More 

Thank AnthonyFromOz
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This was our first stop, arriving feeling weary after our long flight. Margaret couldn't have made us feel more welcome. Pewter Loft had every home comfort, including bathrobes and slippers, welcome cookies, armchairs and sofas and most of all, such a comfortable bed I slept a full 9 hours. Breakfast was amazing, with so much choice,mostly organic and something for... More 

Thank silvertraveller2016

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $146 - $212 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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