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Debbie R

A wonderful Bed and Breakfast!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Mar 2020
We stayed for one night at the end of our stay in New Zealand. This is the best Bed and Breakfast I have ever stayed at - it’s more like an upmarket hotel. Our room, which was clean, spacious and comfortable, was on the ground floor and opened out onto a little patio overlooking the beautiful gardens. Breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of food and there was also a cooked option if we had wanted it. The airport is only about 8 km away and very easy to get to. Highly recommended.
Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 13 Mar 2020
Hi Debra
Thank you for taking the time to review our Bed and Breakfast. We very much value you feedback and your letting us know that you enjoyed staying with us. We really enjoyed meeting you both and wish you all the very best.
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Reviewed 18 December 2019

We stayed several nights in November. Margaret and Paul are warm, gracious hosts who offered great travel tips and even searched local bookshops for a used book we were after while we were out having fun. The breakfasts were simply wonderful, with a full choice of continental items as well as eggs and breakfast meats cooked to order. Our room was large and spotlessly clean; it had a nicely appointed bathroom, in-room coffee and tea, and a private patio opening onto a stunning garden. The St. James is located in a leafy suburb convenient to the airport and to restaurants. We look forward to staying there again.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after returning our campervan and before heading to the airport. It was a lovely and comfortable place to land. What we loved: clean, spacious, in room coffee, beautiful balcony/outside areas to sit in, walking distance to restaurants, and beautiful walking paths through the nearby reserve. Margaret was gracious enough to do our laundry, and Paul took us to the airport. It helped tremendously with the scramble/anxiety that you feel at the end of a busy trip. I highly recommend this home for a little bit of extra comfort after you’ve just arrived in NZ, or prior to your departure!

Date of stay: November 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank katiep407
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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2019

Hi Katie

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at St James. We certainly enjoyed meeting you both and having you stay your last day of your holiday with us. It's always hard to finish up when you have been travelling round and we are pleased to have been able to help you on your way. Hope to see you again some day when you next visit NZ!

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Reviewed 23 April 2019

This is truly an amazing place and the owners are so very courteous, friendly, and helpful. Nice comfortable room and bed. Great breakfast. Beautiful location. We would definitely stay there again when visiting Christchurch.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Margaret F, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

Dear Gerald
Thank you taking the time to let us know how you found your stay with us.
We are so glad to read that the location and home worked well for you and also that you enjoyed your breakfast.
We certainly enjoyed meeting you both and hope that you stop by sometime in the future.

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Reviewed 26 March 2019

I stayed at this place for several nights. It exceeded all expectations - fantastic room with great bathroom (had the downstairs room). Modern, lots of nice details, spotless & super clean.

I liked the privacy of the garden.

Owners Margaret and Paul are very welcoming and prepared to meet any need.

Personally loved the dog & cat, both are cute and friendly.

Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Margaret F, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you enjoyed your stay with us. We are very happy to learn that everything worked so well for you. We enjoyed meeting you and enjoyed learning a little about life in your part of the World!
Look forward to seeing you next time
cheers Marg and Paul

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Reviewed 28 January 2019

Staying a weekend here is a treat. It ticks all the boxes. Comfortable beds, well appointed rooms, stunning views of the garden, multiple choices for breakfast including home baking, and a wonderful swimming pool to relax in. The hosts Marg and Paul are very welcoming and generous. We stayed in the Poppy Suite which offers two lovely bedrooms, super large bathroom with spa bath and separate toilet. Both rooms look over the gorgeous garden. This is a genuine bed and breakfast, delivered with style.

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marg05, Owner at St James Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Hi there, thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed staying as much as we enjoyed you staying at St James.
Very much looking forward to catching up next time

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