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Governors Bay Hotel

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
3.5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely old hotel to visit for lunch and drink etc. Stayed one night in king room which was very simple, clean, newly painted white and opened out onto a deck to enjoy the view. Shared bathroom facilities were fine. Fish and chips downstairs were very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I got last minute deal so no big pain, nevertheless my low points are due to: smal room, no heating in the room I was lucky that this night was quite warm, shared toilet and shower OK but than dont call it hotel...this is hostel...More

Thank Jan M
Response from Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jan, The vast majority of our guests are coming to enjoy the fantastic walks, the harbour panorama and unique history surrounding the hotel and more often than not, dining with us for our very well regarding meals. Maybe they seek a little bit of...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The building is nice and the room is confortable however, the balcony is shared. We booked through Expedia and received and email from them saying the reception was opened until 10:00 pm. Well, we arrived at 9:20 pm and the building seemed abandoned.... all lights...More

Thank Savos_SP
Response from Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay HotelResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Savos, That is disappointing for us too that you didn't enjoy your stay here in Governors Bay. We hoped you might have enjoyed your free upgrade to a balcony room rather than the hillside that you had indeed booked. Moreover, given that you were...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay at the Governors Bay Hotel for 3 nights. It is a scenic 20 min drive out of Christchurch, but once you arrive it feels like you are hours out of town - peaceful, quiet and stunningly...More

Thank dELLEicious
Response from Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay HotelResponded 24 March 2018

Dear Elle, It was a pleasure to have you and your husband Dustin staying with us. Thank you for your very kind contribution to this forum, I'm sure you could have a future as a travel writer (wink wink). Many future happy travels and we...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We chose the hotel for its amazing view and small town feel, but loved everything about it that we hadn’t planned on: the outdoor dining gardens, the balcony for meals in the room, the mild and smile-generating song of corner-loving motorists. With no rental car...More

Thank drumoto
Response from Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay HotelResponded 24 March 2018

Hi Drumoto, We're very glad you enjoyed your two stays with us in your motorcycling adventures down South. Thank you so much for your kind words in this forum, it is most appreciated. It was lovely to meet you both and hope we see you...More

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Description
The Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s Hotel with panoramic views overlooking Lyttelton harbour, 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch. There are 7 guest bedrooms, 4 of which have French doors opening More out to a wide balcony. Shared bathroom facilities, free wifi throughout, 32 inch LCD TVs. The Hotel serves highly regarded gastro-pub fare 7 days a week from 11.00am to 9.00pm. Recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and 2012/13/14/15/16/17/18 winner of the NZ Beef and Lamb Excellence award. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$68 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$68 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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"Balcony rooms have lovely view!"
reubenjenny
28 Aug 2016
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"Room 1 has an open fire"
LeonKiwi
22 Apr 2016
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"Get the rooms with the patio."
mccarthykris
4 Apr 2016
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"Pay the extra and get a room with a view of the harbour"
W9636AIpaulb
28 Feb 2016
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