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The Britten Stables

48 Matai Street West Riccarton, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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4.5
#27 of 72 B&Bs in Christchurch
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Indoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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helenwrightson2018 wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a truly gorgeous place to stay on a very quiet street in Christchurch - close to to some lovely restaurants and bars. My room was divine, very large and welcoming. Warm and all of the interiors were just stunning. There is a very private spa in the back garden, in fact so private you almost miss it. A lovely place to sit on a winter's evening while you watch the stars above. I would highly recommend this as a safe haven if you are travelling alone or it also looks like the perfect place to stay for a special getaway. Linen was all of a very high standard and bed was super comfortable. I stayed in the conservatory room. I will most be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: I think any room would be great!
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Kiwi_guy2323 wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a super awesome property reasonably close to Christchurch city. The conservatory is out of the world, with a curving staircase, lots of plants and a really cool indoor pool.
There’s also a spa pool in the garden outside, but please be careful as we went past the 9pm time and the doors were locked on us, which made for a pretty funny situation.
We stayed in the library room, which had a stair case to an upper floor with a library, tv and seating which was really beautiful.
The bed was big and comfortable. Our only complaint was that the air con would make a funny buzzing noice every 10 minutes or so, but all in all it was a fantastic stay at a beautiful property. Would stay again for sure
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MareeH5570 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place to stay. We had the Workshop room which was a large room with gorgeous decor. Great host. Highly recommend this place. We felt privileged to be able to spend a night here. We felt relaxed and welcome.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Junglewind wrote a review Jan 2020
Shanghai, China1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have terrible experience for The Britten Stables via AirBNB booking.They provided no service and no breakfast. They promised some food like milk, fruit however we found they were all over date. We released our good will after check out and gave them good rank. After 10 days-many guests used, they commented our kids do not postion toys into its location. They are trying to challenge us not washing the plate by photo not related.
Not recommend this building altough the design is good.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Totally not recommend
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Yohann B wrote a review Nov 2020
Basingstoke, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Britten Stables, in the library room for a night, what a amazing property! My partner and I followed the TV show Grand Design, and we were keen to check it out in person. There’s definitely a wow factor when walking in. Well priced, well located. We’ll definitely be back.
Thanks again for having us
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Date of stay: November 2020
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sophiaaah wrote a review Sept 2019
Launceston, TAS27 contributions48 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here for one night with our 3 children, in the Library and Observatory rooms. One night wasn’t enough though, we didn’t want to leave and absolutely loved the rooms so much. We have a holiday home rental ourselves in Tasmania, but the level of service, detail and thoughtfulness Tim and Isabelle provide here is inspiring! We have stayed at a lot of nice places all over the world but this is definitely in my top three!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Michelle B wrote a review Dec 2021
Canterbury Region, New Zealand84 contributions68 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This property is very very special. Beautifully designed is offers privacy and seclusion in a very central location. The rooms are divine. The hosts delightful. we just couldn't fault it. We just wish we could have stayed longer
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Karen J wrote a review Jul 2021
Mangawhai, New Zealand6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 2 night stay was a surprise gift for my husband's birthday. Being a keen motorbike guy and knowing the Britten story quite well I thought this would be a hit.....and it was!! But not just for him but for me as well. This place did not disappoint. We stayed in the Garden Views Suite courtesy of an upgrade - thank you! It was a real treat - the decor, the comfy bed, the beautiful linen, the extra touches - like breakfast with fresh baked bread. We also enjoyed reading the beautiful coffee table book about the Britten story and having watched Grand Designs programme it was so great to experience The Stables first hand. Everything made this stay special and I highly recommend this lovely place - so beautifully restored and renovated. Thank you for having us!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Leanne A wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is an absolute gem. Better than any hotel or motel. So quaint and very special. A real credit to the owners on the transformation of this incredible piece of history. Your dad would be so proud.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Cathy J wrote a review Jun 2019
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Britten Stables
The property itself was lovely but the facilities were a let down for what was supposed to be a high end B & B.
The booking site listed the room as being serviced daily but this was not the case. We only discovered this after our dirty dishes and left over food from an extra service ordered at a high cost were not removed after 24 hours. If we wanted daily servicing of our room, we had to pay an extra $30.00. We had to take the dirty dishes back to the proprietors ourselves.
During our 4 night stay, the tea, coffee, milk and jar of muesli provided for breakfast were never replenished. We had to purchase our own milk, coffee, etc. and there was no fridge in the room. The coffee mugs provided also did not fit in the coffee maker. To top it off, the only bin was a small 4” tall basket in the bathroom downstairs that fitted about three tissues in it.
The bed was made by us every day as well but the towels were changed once in the 4/5 days we stayed there.
The soundproofing also left a lot to be desired.
This B & B is supposed to be unique and charges are listed on their site as $220 per night for the room we stayed in, so we expected a higher standard than what we got. As we had made a special trip from Australia purely to stay in this establishment after seeing it on a TV show, we were very disappointed.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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helenwrightson2018 wrote a tip Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand77 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I think any room would be great!"
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Junglewind wrote a tip Jan 2020
Shanghai, China1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Totally not recommend"
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Britten Stables
Which popular attractions are close to The Britten Stables?
Nearby attractions include Riccarton House & Bush (0.6 km), Christchurch Botanic Gardens (1.2 km), and Mona Vale (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Britten Stables?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and kids activities.
What are some restaurants close to The Britten Stables?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Orchid, Rogues of Rotherham, and Dux Dine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Britten Stables?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Britten Stables?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (0.6 km), Mona Vale (0.5 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.8 km).
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