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Room type

Historic downtown villa near museums and Arts Centre

Minutes to city centre

Located on a traffic-restricted boulevard, this historical villa is just across the road from the Botanical Gardens and less than 1 km from downtown Christchurch, museums, restaurants, and shopping.

Restored heritage house

A two-storey heritage building, with modern extension, overlooking an outdoor patio with barbecue. There is also a lounge with fireplace, and a dining area where complimentary Continental breakfast is served.

Complimentary Internet

Eight heritage guestrooms with ornate ceilings and polished timber floors, and four contemporary guestrooms, all offer complimentary wireless Internet access, and have modern bathrooms with under-floor heating.

The Classic Villa

At your hotel

The Classic Villa is a two-story heritage building with a modern extension at the rear and 12 guestrooms.

A lounge area offers sofas and armchairs, flatscreen TV with DVD player, and CD player/stereo. There is also a piano. An adjacent dining area features a communal table, food island, and microwave, where guests enjoy complimentary Continental breakfast. Complimentary fruit, fruit juice, tea/coffee, and soft drinks are available throughout the day. An outdoor courtyard area is complete with an open fire and barbecue, wrought-iron furnishings, and dining tables.

The Classic Villa offers complimentary wireless Internet access, and a computer terminal with high-speed and wireless Internet access. Faxing and photocopying is available through reception (surcharge).

Complimentary outdoor parking spaces are available for guest use. A casino shuttle is available for free.

The property is smoke-free, though guests may smoke on the patio.

  • Total number of rooms - 12
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Free breakfast
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Casino shuttle (complimentary)
  • Computer station
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Picnic area
  • Free self parking
  • Television in lobby
  • Full-service spa
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Year Built 1897
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
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Stay connected

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Climate control
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Shower only
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Yard
  • Espresso maker
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Eat and drink

A complimentary Continental breakfast is provided each morning. A cooked breakfast may be ordered for NZ$18 (AU$15). Fresh fruit, tea/coffee, fruit juice, and soft drinks are also complimentary throughout the day.

The property does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Santorini Greek Restaurant

Cook ‘n' with Gas

Le Bon Bolli French Restaurant

Annie's Wine Bar

Alchemy

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Play

Hagley Park, which starts 200 metres from The Classic Villa, offers tennis and lawn bowling clubs, cycling, jogging, a children's playground, and a fitness course. Punting on the Avon River (300 metres) is an iconic Christchurch pastime. Note that cycling is an easy way to get around this flat city, with many designated cycle lanes, especially in the northwest of the city. There are several bicycle rental companies in town; bicycles cost about NZ$35 (AU$32) per day. Mountain biking is offered from the top of the Gondola (7 km). Other city activities include ice skating, sky diving, and windsurfing. Swimming is at Centennial Pool (1 km). There are numerous golf courses near the city, including the scenic Terrace Downs High Country Resort, where green fees are NZ$115 (AU$105), or the Clearwater Golf Club, where fees are NZ$125 (AU$115). Horse riding and mountain biking is available in the Port Hills. The three main beaches nearest Christchurch are Sumner Beach, New Brighton Beach, and Taylor's Mistake, all of which have good surfing. There are several ski fields within two hours of the city.

Guests may use the fitness centre at the YMCA, one block away, without paying membership fees. Single visits cost NZ$10 (AU$8). The centre also offers aerobics, yoga, and Pilates classes.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

The fine print for The Classic Villa

When you arrive

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is 15

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests are required to contact the property in advance with an estimated arrival time and to receive special check-in instructions. Guests can contact the property using the email or number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: JCB International, MasterCard, Visa, American Express

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

Debit cards not accepted

No elevators

No rollaway/extra beds available

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Awards & Affiliations

A Green / Sustainable Property - Third Party Certified
This property participates in Qualmark Green, a third-party certification program that has been independently certified. Third-party certification measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. An objective assessment of a company's sustainable tourism practices has been performed at this property by an auditor who is independent of the third-party certification program.
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National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Guest & Hosted property is rated 5 stars.

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