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Orari Bed & Breakfast

42 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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Orari Bed and Breakfast is a heritage home located in the city center opposite the art gallery. Offering 10 bedrooms, Orari B&B makes an ideal place to see all of Christchurch's attractions.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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Shared lounge / TV area
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Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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CanberraJenny wrote a review Mar 2024
Kingston, Australia366 contributions159 helpful votes
This bed and breakfast is in a fabulous location opposite the Art Gallery and walking distance to the CBD and most attractions. The gardens are lovely and the house is decorated with lots of NZ artworks. The bedroom and bathroom is comfortable. The lounge and dining area are also comfortable. The staff were all helpful. Breakfast was good with lots of fresh fruit. A complimentary glass of wine was available in the early evening. It was a good opportunity to meet the fellow guests- from all around the world
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sharonkM6961KF wrote a review Feb 2024
Lafayette4 contributions
Lovely B&B in center of everything. One block from bus to airport ($4 vs $50 by taxi). Great staff, especially Marcella. Great place to meet fellow travelers as they have not only a bkfst but a wine hosting before dinner. One quaint feature was that since only turn on air conditioning in summer, if it gets cold, you have electric blanket which I used and was very happy to- haven’t used one in decades.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Christopher S wrote a review Feb 2024
Oxted, United Kingdom460 contributions229 helpful votes
Stayed here on our trip through New Zealand. This is a heritage property located reasonable close to the main restaurant area of Christchurch. The room was very comfortable and spacious (room 9) and buffet breakfast very good. Staff were friendly Happy to recommend
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Whilst plenty of parking available, access is from Gloucester Street but can be obscured by...
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travelblom wrote a review Jan 2024
The Hague, The Netherlands379 contributions174 helpful votes
What a start to our holiday!!! Lovely house, very friendly and welcome. Rooms were specious and clean. Breakfast was very good with a wide selection. The lady made a reservation for dinner at Fiddlesticks and it was no disappointment. Wonderful meal. Highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The parking is a little hidden from the road but it’s a good size and very secure.
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Sharyn M wrote a review Jan 2024
Effingham, Illinois28 contributions8 helpful votes
We were recommended this quaint little B&B by a KIWI who was point on with her description. LOCATION to City Central, restaurants( Delilah’s, Irish Pub, Thirsty Peacock)Galleries(CC Art Gallery- right across the street along with Canterbury Museum(pop up- small but nice) and Quake City ALL within walking distance! SHOPPING is amazing with Shops and a great department store on Main Street! The Orari itself is comfortable and quite cozy! We were in Rm#1 on the ground floor which was surprisingly quiet as far as city noise. SHOWER PRESSURE is phenomenal! Small room but dining area( breakfast) and living room along with outside seating amongst the beautiful garden area was very elegant but welcoming. Speaking of- a shout out of GRATITUDE to “Vale”( a Host) for her warmth and hospitality! The team @Orari does a great job with breakfast service and facility cleanliness! It is a GEM in the city- just as WE were told!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mennito wrote a review Oct 2023
Wellington, New Zealand38 contributions10 helpful votes
A beautiful place, where the spirit of yesteryears is still in the air. Comfortable and spacious rooms, as is the well-appointed bathroom. And great central location in the middle of Christchurch within a relatively silent street. Caveat: walls are thin and one can hear the next room neighbour having a shower of flushing the toilet. And the front door lock needs replacing as it is very dodgy and old.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Walls are thin and one can hear the next room neighbour having a shower of flushing the toilet....
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David R wrote a review May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand102 contributions19 helpful votes
This was the third time we have stayed at Orari (because we love the quaintness of the building and the warm welcome you get when arriving). We were going to a show in the city and the location was perfect. Once again a great welcome on arrival and the complimentary wine with other guests between 5 - 6pm was fun with a great crowd. We were in Room 6 upstairs which we have not been in before. Once again very clean and comfortable , perfect for our stay. The floor boards a little creeky (but is a very old building). Great bed . The only disappointment was breakfast, as we compared it to previous stays. A good continental buffet style breakfast but no cooked option which we had previous visits, so this was unexpected as we had looked forward to the cooked option. Despite this disappointment still a great place to stay especially with location.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Sandra M wrote a review May 2023
Reading, United Kingdom13 contributions8 helpful votes
having stayed there a few times on visits , unfortunately it wasn't the best for us , we were late arriving and booking was a bit of a drama causing us to let ourselves into the wrong room ,however it was sorted unlike my embarrassment we only stayed 2 nights but the ambience we felt has been lost along with the hot breakfast option..Bed in room 10 was not very comfortable either 1of2
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Scubasuebh wrote a review May 2023
Aruba45 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice old Victorian style house. Room is spacious. The had wine for the guests at 5pm. Breakfast was simple but good. Very central location that you can walk or get the tram to all places. Felt very safe. I did the gondola ride, punting on the Avon and the tram.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Pam M wrote a review Apr 2023
Denver, Colorado356 contributions196 helpful votes
I wouldn’t change a single thing about our stay at Orari … except its length (we were only there one night & I wish it could’a’ been longer)! From our lovely greeting from “Jill” and her adorable puppy to a spotlessly clean room & bath to coupons for free drinks at a nearby restaurant (“Fiddlesticks” — yum — see separate review), we felt so welcomed and valued! There was a nice happy hour with wine/snax and an extensive continental breakfast in the sitting room/dining room space. The room also had a mini-frig and generous coffee/tea bar. Orari is perfectly located next to the Christchurch Art Gallery and only 2 blocks from the Avon River and all the CBD restaurants & shops. Don’t even THINK about staying at a big hotel … you belong at Orari!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orari Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Quake City (0.3 km), Canterbury Museum at CoCA (0.1 km), and Avon River (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Craft Embassy, Mumbaiwala Indian Street Kitchen, and Zen Sushi and Dumplings.
Is Orari Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are there any historical sites close to Orari Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.5 km), Mona Vale (2.1 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.1 km).
Is Orari Bed & Breakfast accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.