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Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #7 of 138 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We – a couple of 60+ travelling quite often all around the world - stayed in Finlays B&B in February 16 for 2 days. I’d like to share my impressions not only personally with Fay & Lindsay the lovely owners, but as well with you who are looking forward for nice holidays (beginnings)
Briefly our feed-back as follows:

+ (positiv):
. two extremly nice & charming persons
. all the house very tasteful interior
. very clean our small but cosy room (unfortunately we had a lot of luggage for our 2 months trip through NZ)
. so helpful in all ways (Lindsay absolutely wanted to drive us to the camper-rental with his own car: Thanks again!)
. breakfast: just unforgettable with the self-made „Müesli“ and all the fresh fruits
. WiFi included & perfectly working

- (negativ):
. to the City center you would have to take the bus (only 5 min walk) or a taxi

-→ We do recommend highly this lovely place

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  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

We feel very humbled when guests such as yourselves offer such wonderful feed back on their stay in our home. For us it is just home, a home and garden we enjoy and one that gives us a lot of pleasure, not only to live in but also to be sharing with travellers from near and far. Your acknowledgement and appreciation of our attention to detail is really appreciated. We want each guest that stays in our home to feel as if they are staying with good friends. Yes we are small and intimate but big is not always best. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for your recommendation. We look forward to seeing you next time you are down under.

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed at Finlay Banks b & B for 4 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Fay and Lindsay are the greatest hosts. They welcomed us into their home as if we were family.
We were picked up after arriving by bus to Christchurch and were driven to the train station upon our departure.
The house is so beautiful and gardens spectacular. We had breakfast with them on 2 mornings and dinner as well.
Lindsay and Fay were there to answer any question and pointed out the places to visit.
If you want a most relaxing, wonderful B and B do not hesitate to stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2016

Owner operated B&B's are unique in every way. It was our pleasure to welcome you into our home. We truly appreciate your review and confirmation that we have achieved our goal of operating a relaxed and welcoming B&B. Every guest is special, we enjoyed our dinner and breakfast conservations. Remember it is never goodbye but "farewell until we meet again".

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

We loved our stay at Finlay Banks for one night when passing through Christchurch so much that we booked 3 nights when we returned the following week. Fay and Lindsay were so welcoming and their home is beautiful. They couldn't do enough for you. Everything was spotlessly clean and the decor and furniture of very high quality. The breakfast was lovely and Fay even offered to give breakfast to our daughter and friend who were staying in a motel in the city. Would not hesitate to return.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2016

As you found one night is not enough, we and our city have so much to offer. The new development happening in Christchurch is exciting and will be well worth returning for.
Thank you for reviewing your stay in our home, it was our pleasure to be your hosts'. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

My wife and I stayed one night of our honeymoon at the Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast in March 2016. Lindsay (male) was kind enough to pick us up at the Christchurch train station (at no charge!) and told us a bit about the city while pointing out restaurant options along the way. As we already had supper plans in town, Lindsay called a cab for us (less than 10 minute ride from the center of downtown) and which made the evening very convenient. The next morning, we opted for a prepared breakfast where Fay cooked a wonderful eggs benedict with farm fresh eggs! We were only at Finlay Banks for about 15 hours but very much enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Together as hosts' we believe in the importance of ensuring each of our guests, leaves our home feeling they have had the very best kiwi style B&B experience we could offer them. Every B&B stay will be unique. We appreciate your review and trust that your last day in our city was also memorable.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Very good B & B. elegant surroundings. Bedrooms and bathrooms are clean and tidy. The hostess spent a lot of thoughts, let a guest feel at home as well as at ease and comfortable. Delicious breakfast, even the dishes are well placed. Special mention is the hostess really good very kind. Thank her for everything we do.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Thank you, when preparing our B&B our aim was to provide a calm, relaxing environment for our guests' enjoyment. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay and are very pleased you enjoyed the experience staying in a B&B provides.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

We were welcomed by our very friendly hosts and had a nice room. We only stayed there for one night to fly out the next day and so I wanted to do an early check-in and asked the hosts for a computer and printer, which was no problem at all. The bed and breakfast is only a 5 minute walk away from a small shopping centre with 3 restaurants/bars. We had a very nice meal at the pub.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Our close proximity to a very well serviced shopping mall works well for our guests. With a choice of restaurants, retail shopping, banks and movie theatres only a five minute walk from our door our guests' can relax and leave the car parked up.Thank you for your review, perhaps next time you will be able to stay for longer.

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Fay and Lindsay were the most charming hosts who ensured our short stay with them was comfortable, interesting and above all very 'Kiwi', by which we mean we were living the New Zealand life. Of particular interest were our meal time conversations which complimented the first class food Fay served. A brilliant stay.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2016

It is always a pleasure to share our home with wonderful new friends. Firstly, thank you for choosing to be our guests and secondly, thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our home. Great company, great food and really comfortable beds, what more needs to be said. It was our pleasure to welcome you both into our home.

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Address: 7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 138 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range: $145 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality home hosted accommodation in an architecturally designed family home with two superior en-suite guest rooms. Enjoy genuine kiwi hospitality, delicious continental breakfasts and home cooked evening meals by arrangement. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The ideal base for regional day trips, for arrivals and departures from your South Island holiday or while in the area on business. Finlay Banks is a smoke free and child free property with off street parking. ... more   less 
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