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“3rd time here in 4 years!”

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Thistle Guest House
Ranked #55 of 132 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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“3rd time here in 4 years!”
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Stayed in room 1 as per my previous visits, and everything needed no introduction! Place was great and homely, John was nice..except that the place was changing ownership at the end of November. John was thinking of retiring for good and shifting place..well, whatever it is, good luck with whatever you wish to do.

Highly recommended place to stay with offstreet parking available. Only thing which I guess a lot of guests will love to have is free wifi. Will love to stay here again, and to find out who the new owners are :)

  • Stayed December 2014, travelled solo
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2014

Stayed here for two months and the Goodfellows are truly good fellows in every sense of the word. The coldness you feel staying in hotels is absolutely absent and you only feel the warmth of the Thistle that radiates primarily from the hosts. Great accommodation for students. Great value for convenience and friendliness which I price above others. 5/5

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Was so pleasantly surprised with how tidy, clean and comfortable the place was. We had just arrived from a 4-star hotel and Thistle's double bedroom had tv, fridge, jug, complimentary tea&coffee and welcoming biscuit to give the that same feel good ambience. Combined with the added flexibility of the use of its homely kitchen and lounge made our stay very lovely indeed. Many Thanks.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments - so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you can return!
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

I stayed at this Guest House for 2 nights last weekend April 2014. I was in Room 1 which had a queen bed & ensuite. The accomodation was clean & comfortable with a TV & Fridge with electric jug & cups for tea/coffee. The shared kitchen & guest lounge made the stay very homely. John, the host picked me up from the airport, which I really appreciated & was very helpful during my two day visit. This accommodation is good value & exceeded my expectations!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for your positive comments, Trish. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle and hope we can accommodate you on another occasion.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

The familiarity of the guest house made us choose to stay in this place again after 2 years. Great place, great host! Just a pity that we didn't have time to enjoy our stay thoroughly as we checked in only after 12 midnight and had to leave very early the next morning. We had a little trouble finding the mailbox in the night though. It was just right in front of us but we missed it!

We had booked the same room this time - the double ensuite and it was just as comfy and cozy. I was looking forward to that little butter cookie in fact :)

All in all, highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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John and Alison G, Owner at Thistle Guest House, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Thank you for your encouraging comments - so glad you enjoyed staying at the Thistle again.
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Additional Information about Thistle Guest House

Property: Thistle Guest House
Address: 21 Main South Road | Church Corner Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price range (per night): $55 - $90
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and affordable bed & breakfast or room only. All rooms have fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Guest kitchen, laundry and lounge. Off-street parking. Handy location at Church Corner: shops, restaurants, buses. Close university, airport and rail (courtesy pick up by arrangement). Wireless internet for your laptop/devise. ... more   less 

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