We started and ended our six week long touring trip through New Zealand by staying with Fay and Lindsay in their warm, comfortable home, and we're very glad we did! We flew our bicycles and a ton of camping gear over with us and not only did Fay and Lindsay graciously allow us to keep our large bike carriers and emptied suitcases at their house while we toured the country, but Lindsay spent several hours at the beginning and end of our trip helping assemble and disassemble the bikes for shipment. He's very mechanically inclined so his help was most appreciated! We had a beautifully furnished en suite room and Fay's breakfasts were delicious, but the most striking aspect of our stay was how much we enjoyed Fay and Lindsay's company and conversation as they generously shared their local knowledge with us and their other guests at breakfast and in the evening when we returned from our outings in and around Christchurch. We stayed at several other B&Bs throughout the country (hey, you need a break from camping every once in a while!), but Fay and Lindsay's hospitality was head and shoulders above any we experienced elsewhere. We wouldn't think about staying anywhere else if we ever return!
- 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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