Elsie Locke Room
Elsie Locke is one of the Canterbury Heroes – a set of twelve bronze busts of important local figures, which you will find directly opposite the Classic Villa. Elsie’s plaque reads:
“Political, social and local community activist, well-loved historian and writer, determined and doughty fighter for the rights of the under-dog, active to the end.”
Elsie Locke was born in Waiuku and graduated from Auckland University. She moved to Christchurch with her husband Jack and lived in the same cottage in the Avon Loop for over 40 years. Elsie wrote extensively for children, about New Zealand history and about the peace movement. She was a lifelong political activist, peace campaigner and feminist. She was active at community level in the Avon Loop, as well as campaigning to retain and improve Christchurch’s Centennial Pool (the neighbouring park is named after her).
Locke was also a key figure in the restoration, with native plants, of the banks of the Avon as it flowed through the Avon Loop.
Situated on the first floor of The Classic Villa, this fully carpeted modern-style Super Deluxe Room with Rimu furniture and temperature controlled underfloor heating, offers the ultimate luxury accommodation in christchurch.
Enjoy views of the Christchurch Arts Centre, the Christchurch Tram and Christchurch’s famous pedestrian boulevard.
The Classic Villa is only steps away from the Christchurch Art Gallery, museum and botanic gardens.
In your bedroom
• Two Luxury Queen lead light Rimu beds
• Double Settee
• Sheepskin underlay
• Electric blanket
• Wool-down duvet
• Temperature controlled underfloor heating
• 20.5 inch LCD flatscreen TV
• Sky Sport and CNN
• Direct dial phone
• Free high-speed broadband Internet connection
• Wireless WiFi connection
• Clock radio
• Light dimmers
• Writing desk
• Porcelain tiles and vanity
• Massage shower
• Underfloor heating
• Fan heater
• Heated towel rail
• Heated mirror
• Complementary toiletries
• Tour bookings
• On-site car parking
This room has a total surface area of 30sq meters (320sq feet), offering you spacious, luxurious living right in Christchurch’s most desirable location in the center of the city.
On-site car parking available upon request.
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