The Castle
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The Castle

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#7 of 22 guest houses in Christchurch
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Lovely, luxurious boutique accommodation on the Port Hills, overlooking the town and the Canterbury plains. Just a few minutes' drive from the CBD in one of the best areas of Christchurch, "The Castle" offers the rare experience to stay in a house with more than 100 years of history, beautifully restored and equipped with the latest modern amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Adults only
Baggage storage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
City View
Hidden Gem

Location

21B Dyers Pass Road, Christchurch 8022 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 40 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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Tadaaa wrote a review Feb 2020
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Castle is a beautifully restored Bed and Breakfeasts with fantastic views on Christchurch as located upon a hill, not too far from the city centre. It has got a a spacious kitchen and a living room with window seats. Everything feels warm and comfortable. Leanne and Dale are great hosts and absolutely easygoing. There's a beautiful outside area with a neat pool and also tea making facilities on the upper floor. Our room was bright and clean and had a new bathroom. Not to forget the yummy breakfast! We felt very much at home and if we ever have the opportunity we'll come back for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to let others know about The Castle. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed all that The Castle offers. We hope to see you again - all the best Leeanne at The Castle
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Samantha R wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What can we say. Amazing hosts, amazing location, amazing room, amazing atmosphere, awesome services and excellent knowledge on the area and New Zealand. Travelling from the Uk we stopped with Leeanne and Dale who warmly welcomed us into their home, our room was the balcony room and the views were spectacular with plenty of space to sit out at night and relax which the city lights and the stars above ! Right on the port hills making it easy for us to have a walk in the afternoon right on our doorstep and just a five minute walk is a little bar and restaurant, absolutely perfect and well worth it. If you want to experience Christchurch you need to experience the Castle.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you for coming to stay with us and for your informative review. We wish you all the very best from Leeanne at The Castle
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diceydo wrote a review Mar 2020
manchester
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here last year and had a wonderful time, its location is perfect and the hosts will go out of their way to accommodate you and have an abundance of knowledge of the area.

We stayed in the room with the balcony over looking the city which is spectacular both through the day and at night, the skies are amazing.

The house is just lovely and the pool is a welcome treat after a long day out on a hike, Thankyou Leeanne & Dale for a fantastic stay X
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Thank you Mrs Laing we taking the time to provide a review regarding your stay at The Castle. We really appreciate it and wish you all good heath and happiness. Hopefully we will see you again when you are back visiting your family here in New Zealand - All the best
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Lisa Marie Jackson wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leeanne and Dale are the best hosts who go above and beyond. The Castle is absolutely beautiful and we stayed in the Master Room which had big windows, the sounds of nature pouring in and a huge bathroom perfect for couples. Highly recommend!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Rowena B wrote a review Feb 2020
Steinen, Switzerland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a gorgeous home, renovated by the owners with much TLC. The house is grandiose and spacious, the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Unfortunately it was too cold to use the pool and the outside sitting areas, it is on my bucket list to come back once during the summer months! We had a great time hanging out in the big kitchen and we actually felt like we were visiting home away from home because Leeanne and Dale were so welcoming and helpful. Thanks so much for your wonderful hospitality! Rowena and Co. xxx
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 10 Feb 2020
Rowena - thank you for taking the time to leave a review sharing your experience at The Castle. Im glad to hear you felt at home within The Castle. It is important to us that people feel truly welcomed with a NZ style of care and thought. We too feel very lucky and blessed to have restored the house and now offering it to others to enjoy. All the best Rowena and we look forward to have you and your husband say again one day in Summer.
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dlynne7 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We absolutely loved everything about the Castle...the building, the elegantly restored room, the views, and Leeanne and Dale. One particular pleasure was the communal breakfast around the large table in the kitchen. Leeanne and Dale seem to attract interesting, like minded travellers and there was never a shortage of conversation. If we ever have the opportunity to return to Christchurch we wouldn’t stay anywhere else.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 12 Apr 2020
Thank you so very much for taking the time to let others know about The Castle. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and that of the other guests. We too have loved greeting and welcoming guests and it really has been a pleasure to share a little of peoples holidays with them. Thanks so much for the comments regarding our rooms and views in our beautiful Castle. We wish you all the very best - take care - regards Leeanne and Dale
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ives99 wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a couple nights on a business trip. So much better than a hotel. Immaculately clean, very hospitable people and great amenities. I felt comfortable there and could come and go easily. The hosts do everything to make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Will stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 7 Mar 2020
Thank you Ivan for taking the time to leave a review and thank you for sharing with others what you liked about The Castle. We hope you and your family are well. All the best Leeanne at The Castle
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ursula220 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cairns, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a bit of a mix up with our room to start with, but the caretakers did everything possible to sort things out for us. They were super friendly and helpful. The place is amazing with a huge kitchen, comfy lounge and outside area with a pool. The carpet is so lush and soft, you could sleep on it. 😄. It was super clean and stylish, yet not stiff or intimidating. You had coffee/tea making facilities in the kitchen or hallway. Such a shame we couldn't stay and enjoy the breakfast, but had to rush off to the airport at 4.30am. 😏. Highly recommend this stunning B&B. Thank you guys. Loved it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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GlutnFreeYippee wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I was very happy we stayed here. The care with which Dale and Leanne have refurbished this luxurious old house has created a very comfortable, relaxing place to stay. We found the beds comfortable, our room peacefully quiet, view beautiful and atmosphere relaxing. The pool is perfect for cooling off in the summer heat.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 6 Feb 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review - We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Castle. It certainly is a beautiful special home with many places to relax and one being the pool. All the best - Leeanne at The Castle
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Neil wrote a review Feb 2020
Tokyo, Japan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Castle was very comfortable to stay and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Relaxing living room, huge kitchen and pool. Close to nature walks and city. If you come to Christchurch, this is an excellent option.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Great11131, Owner at The Castle
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you Neil for taking the time to leave a review we appreciate your time and are pleased to hear that you have fond memories. This year we offer the heating takeaway food only people dont seem to mind as most eat out or they being takeaways. Guests are loving the pool. All the very best for you and your wife - regards Leeanne at The Castle
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mli wrote a tip Apr 2020
4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Every room is unique and special"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Castle
Which popular attractions are close to The Castle?
Nearby attractions include Ngaio Marsh House (0.6 km), Hetties Rock & Crystal Shop (0.9 km), and The Painted Room (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Castle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Castle?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, an additional bathroom, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Castle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Castle?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Castle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fuse Real Fruit Ice Cream, The Birdwood, and The Cup.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Castle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Castle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (5.4 km), Mona Vale (5.7 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (5.6 km).
Does The Castle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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