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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric downtown villa near museums and Arts Centre

Popular property highlights

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

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 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.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

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, flat screen TV with DVD player, and CD player/stereo, plus there is also a piano. An adjacent dining area features a communal table, food island, and microwave, where guests enjoy complimentary breakfast, as well as free 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 WiFi, and faxing and photocopying is available through reception for an additional surcharge. What's more, complimentary outdoor parking spaces are available for guest use. A casino shuttle is available for free at this smoke-free property, although guests may smoke on the patio.

  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Library 
  • Picnic area 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1897 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Computer station 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 12 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free casino shuttle 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Towels included 
  • Linens included 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Portable fan 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free WiFi 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Heating 
  • Yard 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning, with fresh fruit, tea/coffee, fruit juice, and soft drinks also available 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.

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


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is 15

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 not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • 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.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators
Debit cards not accepted

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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