Finest accommodation in an historic, Italian style boutique hotel in the heart of Christchurch New Zealand luxury bed and breakfast. The Classic Villa Boutique Hotel Accommodation Christchurch New Zealand
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Recommended by the Friars Guide to Luxury Accommodation in New Zealand

The Classic Villa is rated 5 Star Qualmark accommodation

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Comments from recent visitors

'Lovely place, we'll be back' - Richard & Catherine, Kapiti Coast

'Gorgeous, love the linen and high beds' - Jacky, Wellington

'Great place & people. 5 Stars' - Luigi, Auckland

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About The Classic Villa

Luxury hotel accommodation in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Bed and breakfast.

The Classic Villa
Late Victorian Townhouse

Erected 1899
New Zealand Historic Places Trust Classification 3

The Classic Villa is a beautifully appointed Italian style Historic home erected on part of the land chosen in the early settlement of Christchurch by the Reverend John Raven and known as Ravens Paddock,opposite the then Christchurch Boys High School and Canterbury College where Lord Rutherford studied. It has recently been renovated, extended, and tastefully refurbished to provide some of the finest boutique hotel accommodation available in central city Christchurch.

This luxury hotel is situated on a quiet one way pedestrian boulevard, directly opposite the Christchurch Arts Centre and only steps away from The Christchurch Art Gallery, The Christchurch Museum, The Christchurch world renowned Botanical Gardens, Avon river, Cathedral Square, Court theatre, Movie theatres, Golf course, Tram, Central City shops, Cafés and Restaurants.

Wake up to a sumptuous Mediterranean breakfast, a walk in the botanical gardens, a tram ride followed by a refreshing coffee in one of our colourful cafés, or, take a leisurely stroll to the Christchurch Town hall, Convention Centre, Casino and many other attractions.

Relax and mingle at the end of your day in our luxurious lounge and outdoor garden area.

Complimentary tea coffee and non alcoholic beverages to make your stay more memorable and enjoyable.


Luxury hotel accommodation in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Bed and breakfast.HOW WE CARE FOR CHRISTCHURCH & NZ


Help us to champion the care of our country’s precious resources.

Help us to champion the care of our country’s precious resources.
We have developed an environmental plan and welcome your support for this initiative.
Most of our Guests want to help, so we invite you to join with us by enjoying our hospitality and understanding our environmental policy.

We reduce our energy by:
- By you hanging your towel for reuse we have the opportunity to save water, energy and minimize our use of detergents.
- Buy local produce where possible to reduce transport emissions.
- Our appliances are all energy- efficient models.
- Low-energy light bulbs are installed in all areas applicable.
- Meridian, our energy supplier buys from renewable hydro generation resources.

We reduce our waste by:
- Recycling, separating our rubbish.
- Refilling our high quality toiletries.
- Only one Newspaper a day for the Hotel.
- Free Wifi Internet to get news sooner.
- Faxes are printed on already used paper.
- Not printing unnecessary Emails.
- Not purchasing products with excessive packaging.

We reduce our water use by:
- Using only water-efficient washing machine and dishwasher.
- We have installed dual- flush toilets.
- Our Garden is on a regulated irrigation system.

We reduce pollution by:
- Using only biodegradable cleaning products.
- Use natural/low or non-allergenic toiletries.
- Offer to book taxis for guests with “Green” operators.

We are into conservation with our community by:
- Regenerating native vegetation down the side of our Hotel.
- Offering our guests the opportunity to learn about our local environment.
- Buying locally produced quality art.
- Co-operating with Christchurch & Canterbury Tourism
and the Cultural Precinct with offers to visiting Media and Tourism officials.
- Encourage our guests to purchase NZ made e.g. Untouched World.




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Luxury hotel accommodation in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Bed and breakfast relaxed and quiet atmosphere.


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Physical address:
17 Worcester Boulevard,
Christchurch Arts Centre,
Canterbury, New Zealand.

Phone: +64 3 377 7905
Fax: +64 3 377 0210

All prices inclusive 15%
Goods and Services Tax.

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