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17 Worcester Blvd Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch New Zealand
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#11 of 159 hotels in Christchurch

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Christchurch, The Classic Villa is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Classic Villa makes it easy to enjoy the best of Christchurch.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued The Classic Villa guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to some of Christchurch's most popular landmarks, such as Peacock Fountain (0.3 mi) and Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial (0.3 mi), The Classic Villa is a great destination for tourists.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of Christchurch's popular oyster restaurants such as Twenty Seven Steps, Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, and King of Snake, all a short distance from The Classic Villa Hotel.

If you’re looking for something to do, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.4 mi), 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial (0.7 mi), and Canterbury Museum (0.1 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of The Classic Villa Hotel.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, The Classic Villa is sure to make your visit to Christchurch one worth remembering.

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jilrick wrote a review Mar 2022
Birkenhead, New Zealand123 contributions70 helpful votes
Having not visited Christchurch for a few years, and being without a car this time, we wanted good accommodation right in the central city. The Classic Villa really delivered on both counts. Just across the road from the Arts Centre, it is only a minute’s walk from the Botanic Gardens and the Avon, and about 5 minutes to the centre of town. The room is beautifully furnished, reflecting the heritage nature of the building. It’s quiet with a comfortable bed, and it has good guest facilities in the rest of the house. Costa made us feel most welcome, and provided some great stories over breakfast. We will certainly stay again next time.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Sarah W wrote a review Jan 2022
Wellington, New Zealand44 contributions22 helpful votes
The Classic Villa is in the perfect location for exploring central Christchurch on foot, with the Botantic Gardens, Museum, Art Gallery and Art Centre right on your doorstep. The villa is full of authentic charm and our room was well appointed. What made our 3-night stay particularly special was the warm welcome we received from our hosts, Costa and Despina, who were happy to share their knowledge of the locality, recommending some excellent restaurants and attractions. We'll be sure to return the next time we're in Christchurch!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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468vickyb wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand33 contributions7 helpful votes
My husband and I had a lovely staycation at The Villa, Costa and Despina are great hosts and we loved our chat over breakfast the next morning. My husband also left his phone behind and they made sure they located it and it was left somewhere easily accessible for him to collect the next day.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
TilaHof wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand93 contributions58 helpful votes
Beautifully restored and decorated villa in the heart of ChCh. Wood and light fixtures and cut glass - even the door knobs give the feel of old ChCh. Welcoming owners made check in a breeze. Cozy gas fireplace, robes and slippers were good for winter. Breakfast was muesli and fruit, juice, fresh bread and croissants in a communal dining room - perfect way to start our day. Romantic getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mary H wrote a review Jun 2021
Cronulla Beach, New South Wales, Australia2 contributions
We recently had a two week stay at The Classic Villa, transitioning from Australia to New Zealand. This stay exceeded our expectations due mainly to the warm and welcoming hosts who looked after us well and went above and beyond for us. We enjoyed the communal breakfast and lounge areas which offered an opportunity to relax or engage with other guests. Our room was comfortable and warm and surprisingly quiet. The location was excellent and walking distance to many places. Highly recommend and much nicer than a sterile motel or hotel room.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Patricia wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
Beautiful villa in the city, not only a great location but staying here is more than a home away from home as you feel quite spoiled. Our room was very comfy, lovely big shower and gorgeous smelling toiletries. Breakfast and late night cups of tea included loads of interesting conversations, such a bonus. Thank you for having us!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ellen wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution
This is a stunning property. It is elegant, charming classic restored heritage home. The rooms are quaint, comfortable and spotless. We spent two nights at this wonderful B&B and enjoyed it immensely. The location is perfectly located to all the tourist spots both cultural and gastronomic. Speaking of which the breakfast spreads could not be more healthy and complete with a large variety of breads, cheeses, cereals, fruits, juice coffee and tea. We just cannot recommend this wonderful accommodation more highly. thanks to the wonderful hosts Costa and Despina for making our stay simply exceptional!
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Date of stay: January 2021
beans0007 wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand62 contributions52 helpful votes
Peace, tranquility and birdsong; elegant, well-appointed accommodations in a beautiful, sympathetically restored heritage home; outstanding hosting; generous guest facilities and an unbeatable central location (opposite the Arts Centre and a short walk from the Botanic Gardens and city squares, the River Avon, Bridge of Remembrance, Art Gallery, and the city’s restaurants, café and bar district,) make The Classic Villa a dazzling gem in Christchurch’s travel and tourism crown. We enjoyed every single minute of our stay at this elegant B & B, we were able to walk everywhere which we especially loved, and our warmly welcoming, generous, engaging and thoughtful Hosts: Costa & Despina went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and memorable. We stayed in a more modern upstairs suite, and highly recommend, although the executive rooms downstairs were also beautiful and bursting with charm and character! The property’s stained glass was one of many stunning notable features, and the Guest Lounge where breakfast was served each day was fabulous for socialising and relaxing, with a range of beverages on offer, fresh fruit and other enjoyable light food options. Additional Comments: Breakfast is very good (there’s an option on a cooked breakfast with fee, though we recommend you arrange this with notice, if possible,) wifi was 100% reliable, there was a cosy and pleasant outdoor seating area, and on-site parking options (first in, first served.) Huge advantage: central, but oh so quiet! The location is all that’s needed to score The Classic Villa a 10/ 10, and yet there are so many more reasons to fall in love with this very special heritage haven! We can’t wait to return and recommend The Classic Villa without hesitation. Thank you Costa & Despina!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
375davidm wrote a review Sep 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand29 contributions47 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in one of the front rooms was spacious and very comfortable. It is close to everything and easy walk to the city centre , Despina and Costa were the perfect host , nothing was a problem , Highly recommend, we will return. Thankyou Despina
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Alison B wrote a review Apr 2020
Perth, Australia1 contribution
I recently stayed 3 nights at The Classic Villa in Christchurch and was made to feel incredibly welcome by Peter and Jan, the hosts. My room was very cosy and comfortable and the included Mediterranean Breakfast was fresh, provided a wide variety and was plentiful - I particularly appreciated the great coffee! The ability to make use of the lounge and living area was an added bonus as my first day saw me having to complete a few hours of work that I hadn't managed to knock on the head before arriving in NZ so to be able to sit in the lounge for a few hours, working away and sipping on a coffee was really appreciated. I highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Christchurch for either work or pleasure as the location is fabulous (recommend Cellar Door across the road in the Arts Centre which offered a very good menu along with curated wine flights and for those seeking workout facilities, the YMCA gym around the corner offers a 24 hour pass for $12NZD which I thought was great value as I was able to squeeze in 2 visits.
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Date of stay: February 2020
US$117 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Classic Villa
Which popular attractions are close to The Classic Villa?
Nearby attractions include Canterbury Museum (0.1 km), Quake City (0.4 km), and Avon River (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Classic Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Classic Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Classic Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Classic Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zen Sushi and Dumplings, Inati, and Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar.
Is The Classic Villa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Christchurch.
Are there any historical sites close to The Classic Villa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.4 km), Mona Vale (2.0 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.2 km).
Is The Classic Villa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.