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34 Kahu Road Fendalton, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
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Features & Attractions: Free personal Airport transfer and TranzAlpine /Coastal transfer— Free Wireless LAN, email available —Secure off-street parking — Short walk to banks, mall, restaurants — Outdoor tables by Avon River — Walk to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens — Handy to University & Mona Vale — TV in each bedroom — On bus route. Kia ora! Jan and Leigh welcome you to Anselm House, situated on the bank of the Avon River, central Christchurch. Anselm House is a landmark home designed by the famous New Zealand architect Heathcote Helmore and is constructed of pink Hanmer marble in which fossilized shells can be seen. Guests are welcome to enjoy the riverside garden or to cross over the brick bridge and visit historic Riccarton House and Deans Forest. Cathedral Square, The Art Centre, Art Gallery and Museum are an easy walk through Hagley Park and the Botanical gardens. Canterbury University and Mona Vale are also within easy walking distance. As New Zealanders, we offer friendly, genuine kiwi hospitality. We are willing to help with travel suggestions. We are endorsed as KiwiGreen Certified using only eco-friendly products and practices which minimise our carbon footprint. An evening meal is offered by arrangement. Free 24 hour coffee /tea accessible with cookies and seasonal fruit; a fridge is available for guests' use. Tariffs: Doubles from NZ$ 190.00 per night, per couple. Singles from NZ$ 170.00 per night. Longer stays by negotiation. All enquiries are answered within 24 hours. Interests include agriculture, horticulture, medicine, rugby, sport and education.
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YorksHelen wrote a review Jan 2016
Yorkshire, United Kingdom97 contributions14 helpful votes
Many thanks to Jan and Leigh for their hospitality on this our fourth visit. Despite their earthquake damage which they are awaiting resolving they continue to keep smiling. Very comfortable accommodation and fantastic breakfasts have helped to make our return stay very enjoyable. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled
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Gracie02 wrote a review Mar 2015
East Anglia, United Kingdom637 contributions360 helpful votes
Anselm House is a Christchurch landmark home, situated peacefully by the riverside. Our room overlooked the river and we were treated daily to the antics of the resident ducks. The room is spacious and comfortable with a large en-suite bathroom. We felt completely relaxed here. Jan & Leigh are a wonderful couple, genuinely interested in the comfort and convenience of their guests. They gave us lovely breakfasts each morning, even getting up at 4am with us on our last day so that we would be properly fed before our early flight. That is what I call service above and beyond! For anyone concerned about earthquake damage - don't be. The house is safe, warm, comfortable and is somewhere we would visit again and wholeheartedly recommend to others.
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Room Tip: The River Room is lovely
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Michael G wrote a review Feb 2015
Ashley, United Kingdom6 contributions8 helpful votes
This was our seventh visit to Anselm House. Leigh and Jan continue to offer a warm welcome, a very high standard of accommodation and the most delicious breakfasts. Anselm House is in a delightful spot, next to the River Avon. Look out for the trout which patrols the river flowing by the garden.
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Date of stay: January 2015
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Room Tip: The Garden Room is beautiful
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Mark S wrote a review Mar 2014
Charlotte, NC64 contributions81 helpful votes
We started our South Island 'sojourn' w/ a 3 nite stay at Anselm House. As noted in earlier reviews, Leigh will, if needed, pick you up at the airport and by the time you arrive at their B & B you will be saturated with practical local info. Leigh does have a gift for gab. My American ear strained to keep up w/ his accent, but that made it the more fun. Greeted by Jan at their home, you instantly know you have entered a 'comfort zone' of easy familiarity and unpretentious charm. The River Room, as our room is called, was very comfortable. To term breakfasts plentiful would be an understatement; Jan is constantly concerned that every thing is just to your liking. After one morning's breakfast in which the conversation touched on different kinds of kiwi fruit, sure enough -- the next morning appeared golden kiwis for a tasting comparison w/ green kiwis. We just happened to be in Christchurch on the 3rd year anniversary of the most major of their earthquakes. Its truly shocking to see the extent of the devastation --though by now largely cleaned up. Repairs to many remaining structures will take years to complete, not to mention new construction. Our general sense though was of a community bravely 'keeping a stiff upper lip', a note of character shared by Jan and Leigh. If you're coming thru Christchurch, we strongly suggest staying at Anselm House, as much for a touch of the true Christchurch as for the comfort of the lodging.
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Date of stay: February 2014
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YorksHelen wrote a review Jan 2014
Yorkshire, United Kingdom97 contributions14 helpful votes
A return visit for us yet again. Jan and Leigh are the perfect hosts, great breakfast, comfortable bed and good conversation all help to make this one of the best places we have stayed in our travels. We stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our tour of South Island and then returned before our flight which gave us time to repack and sort the hire car out. Thankyou to both we hope to return again in a couple of years.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anselm House
Which popular attractions are close to Anselm House?
Nearby attractions include Riccarton House & Bush (0.08 km), Mona Vale (0.9 km), and Christchurch Farmers' Market (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anselm House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Is parking available at Anselm House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anselm House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Orchid, Rogues of Rotherham, and Drexel's Restaurant.
Does Anselm House have airport transportation?
Yes, Anselm House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anselm House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Anselm House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (0.08 km), Mona Vale (0.9 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (2.4 km).