Get an overview of this hotelHistoric 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.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
24-hour business center
Laundry facilities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

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 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free casino shuttle 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Year Built 1897 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

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


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

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


Nearby Things to Do

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 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Minimum check-in age is 15

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

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.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 80 per night.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

Debit cards not accepted

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 80 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Classic Villa
  • Classic Villa Christchurch
  • Classic Villa Hotel
  • Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
  • Villa Classic
  • Classic Hotel Christchurch
  • The Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
  • Classic Villa B&B Christchurch
  • Classic Villa B&B

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

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

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