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St. Itas Guesthouse

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11 Rakaia Barrhill Methven Road Ashburton District, Rakaia 7710 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Laundry Service
Tennis Court
3.5 Star accommodation
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All reviews rose room cup of tea breakfast was delicious on arrival home away from home open fire small town long drive the pub new zealand a great place to stay the main road school bed canterbury hosts lounge
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Reviewed 1 week ago

St Itas Guesthouse is fabulous. Its a heritage building with beautiful chattels and facilities. Lovely hosts. We stay here this winter season as Methven was fully booked out, its 25-30 minutes from Mt Hutt so an easy drive.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank I1238UHbrucem
Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

After a day's driving I found this lovely guest house by chance. I was welcomed by Sue and was lucky enough to secure a room which looked out on the veranda and pretty garden. The room was inviting and contained every thing I needed.I had...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank michelle h
Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 16 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words and the time you took to share them with us, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and it was equally as nice to meet your husband last month as he travelled through. I hope you'll both...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG it was like I had the house to myself, a most relaxing luxuriant stay, the owners are fabulous and friendly, the only thing I was missing was some great genuine company. An excellent location to the ski mountain and the breakfast in the mornings...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank xNicolaPer
Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nicola Thanks for taking the time to write a review, it was great having you here and we're pleased you enjoyed your stay. We're pleased that you some time on the mountain (as the weather wasn't that great) and also had some time to...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I had stayed at St Ita's a couple of times and I went to school in this building so had booked the Rose Room for my birthday and to show my partner the building. We were delayed getting to the accommodation because of a train...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank aiakar
Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 4 December 2017

In response to your review I apologise for my actions as it was never my intention to upset or seem off handed to you when you rang. This was the first time I have changed a guests room and I have taken on board the...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

On arrival to St Itas your not quite sure what your in for. Religious? Scary? considering it is the old Catholic primary school. BUT - what a beautiful surprise. Our room was fantastic. Facing the front the bed was sooo comfortable and the bathroom big...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank 921lucillec
Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 11 November 2017

Hi and thank you for taking time to write a fabulous review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay here and we'd love to have you visit again if your ever over hear again.

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Enjoy the elegant and comfortable accommodation that St Itas, a former Convent, can provide. St Itas is sited in Rakaia Township, just 40 minutes from Christchurch Airport on State Highway 1. Great first More and last stop and base for exploring the Ashburton area. Four rooms: one with a private bathroom , the rest with ensuites, refreshment trays, electric blankets and extra heating, garden views . Guest lounge with Sky TV, DVD player and open fire. Large garden. Free Wi-Fi. Great breakfasts. Walking distance to pubs, cafes, crafts and River Terrace Walkway. Short distance to salmon fishing, Mt Hutt Skiing, Golf,Hot air ballooning, jet boating, bush walks. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Tennis Court
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$88 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$88 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rakaia
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"Double bedroom at the front of the house"
921lucillec
25 Oct 2017
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"Any room would be great."
685garryh
10 Oct 2016
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"The Rose room, where we stayed was excellent."
pcb7339
8 Jan 2015
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"We stayed in the rose room - great view of the garden outside and you have your own bathroom!"
brittanyaih
19 Apr 2014
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