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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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Innkeeper's Favourite Review
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

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 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

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

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.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

I was greeted by Sue, who was very friendly, helpful and we had a lovely chat over a cup of tea and biscuits! The room was gorgeous, and so is the whole building in fact. There is an interesting selection of books in the lounge...More

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Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 22 August 2017

Hi thanks for taking the time to write a generous review, so pleased you chose to stay here and enjoyed your time with us. I hope that you are enjoying your holiday and time with family and friends. Thanks again Sue

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Very friendly and engaging hosts in this wonderful old guesthouse in the small town of Rakaia in Canterbury. A great place to stay if you are keen to explore the surrounding environments including the beautiful Southern Alps. Highly recommended.

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Response from Sue R, Owner at St. Itas GuesthouseResponded 26 June 2017

Thank you for kind review, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to having you to stay again in the future.

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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$84 - US$95 (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$84 - US$95 (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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