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Reviewed January 24, 2021

This is a stunning property. It is elegant, charming classic restored heritage home. The rooms are quaint, comfortable and spotless. We spent two nights at this wonderful B&B and enjoyed it immensely. The location is perfectly located to all the tourist spots both cultural and gastronomic. Speaking of which the breakfast spreads could not be more healthy and complete with a large variety of breads, cheeses, cereals, fruits, juice coffee and tea. We just cannot recommend this wonderful accommodation more highly. thanks to the wonderful hosts Costa and Despina for making our stay simply exceptional!

Date of stay: January 2021
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Reviewed December 27, 2020

Peace, tranquility and birdsong; elegant, well-appointed accommodations in a beautiful, sympathetically restored heritage home; outstanding hosting; generous guest facilities and an unbeatable central location (opposite the Arts Centre and a short walk from the Botanic Gardens and city squares, the River Avon, Bridge of Remembrance, Art Gallery, and the city’s restaurants, café and bar district,) make The Classic Villa a dazzling gem in Christchurch’s travel and tourism crown.

We enjoyed every single minute of our stay at this elegant B & B, we were able to walk everywhere which we especially loved, and our warmly welcoming, generous, engaging and thoughtful Hosts: Costa & Despina went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable.

We stayed in a more modern upstairs suite, and highly recommend, although the executive rooms downstairs were also beautiful and bursting with charm and character! The property’s stained glass was one of many stunning notable features, and the Guest Lounge where breakfast was served each day was fabulous for socialising and relaxing, with a range of beverages on offer, fresh fruit and other enjoyable light food options.

Additional Comments: Breakfast is very good (there’s an option on a cooked breakfast with fee, though we recommend you arrange this with notice, if possible,) wifi was 100% reliable, there was a cosy and pleasant outdoor seating area, and on-site parking options (first in, first served.) Huge advantage: central, but oh so quiet!

The location is all that’s needed to score The Classic Villa a 10/ 10, and yet there are so many more reasons to fall in love with this very special heritage haven! We can’t wait to return and recommend The Classic Villa without hesitation. Thank you Costa & Despina!

Date of stay: December 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

Stayed for 2 nights in one of the front rooms was spacious and very comfortable. It is close to everything and easy walk to the city centre , Despina and Costa were the perfect host , nothing was a problem , Highly recommend, we will return.
Thankyou Despina

Date of stay: September 2020
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Reviewed April 6, 2020

I recently stayed 3 nights at The Classic Villa in Christchurch and was made to feel incredibly welcome by Peter and Jan, the hosts. My room was very cosy and comfortable and the included Mediterranean Breakfast was fresh, provided a wide variety and was plentiful - I particularly appreciated the great coffee! The ability to make use of the lounge and living area was an added bonus as my first day saw me having to complete a few hours of work that I hadn't managed to knock on the head before arriving in NZ so to be able to sit in the lounge for a few hours, working away and sipping on a coffee was really appreciated. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Christchurch for either work or pleasure as the location is fabulous (recommend Cellar Door across the road in the Arts Centre which offered a very good menu along with curated wine flights and for those seeking workout facilities, the YMCA gym around the corner offers a 24 hour pass for $12NZD which I thought was great value as I was able to squeeze in 2 visits.

Date of stay: February 2020
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Reviewed April 1, 2020

We stayed three nights, just as the Coronavirus clouds were beginning to darken the skies of NZ. We got a friendly, easygoing welcome and a lovely front room, comfortable and pleasantly appointed. Tea, coffee and biscuits available throughout the day, and the continental breakfast was varied and generous. The Classic Villa is superbly situated a short walk either way to the beautiful botanical gardens or the city centre, and right next to the Arts Centre and tourism info point as well as the exciting new Gallery of Modern Art.

Date of stay: March 2020
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Thank Christian L
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PeterMorrisonNZ, General Manager at The Classic Villa, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2020

Many thanks Christian,
yes this CV has been a big thing world wide.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here and we certainly hope you will return again.
Bestest thoughts to you and your family.
I received this quote today.

In the words of Robert Frost -

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Cheers Peter & Jan

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