James Shelley was the first Professor of New Zealand’s education. A former Chair of Education at Southampton University, he arrived in New Zealand in 1920. James was the first lecturer in the History of Art and played a prominent role in expanding the Workers’ Educational Association. Shortly after arriving in Christchurch he established the Canterbury College Drama Society. In 1927 he set up the Little Theatre in the Big Room of the former Boys’ High School building, which soon became the social centre of the university.
Situated on the first floor of The Classic Villa, this fully carpeted modern-style two-room Super Deluxe Suite with Rimu furniture , wood fire effect heater, 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
• Luxury Queen lead light Rimu beds
• Double Settee
• Sheepskin underlay
• Electric blanket
• Wool-down duvet
• Wood fire effect heater
• 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
Private meeting room
Our Super Deluxe Suite has a separate lounge area & bathroom areas where meetings can be held for up to eight guests. Complimentary free High Speed WiFi (Wi-Fi) and broadband Internet Access. Skype phone available.
• Tour bookings
• On-site car parking
This room has a total surface area of 44sq meters (470sq 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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