Kate Sheppard Room
Kate Sheppard is recognised as the leader of the fight to win the right for New Zealand women to vote. Kate Sheppard was born in Liverpool in 1847, and came to Christchurch in 1869 with her mother, two brothers and a sister. She and other pioneering women campaigned so effectively that in 1893 New Zealand became the first nation in the world to grant the vote to all women over 21. She is recognised on New Zealand’s $10 note. Kate Sheppard is buried at Addington cemetery with her mother, a brother and a sister. The Christchurch Times reported her death in simple appreciation: “A great woman has gone, whose name will remain an inspiration to the daughters of New Zealand while our history endures.” Kate was also involved in the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, founded the National Council of Women, established the first women owned newspaper in the country and was a pioneering cyclist.
Situated on the ground floor of The Classic Villa, this Deluxe Room has traditional polished timber floors, kauri doors, ornate plaster ceiling roses, wood fire effect heater, luxury bedding, and mirrored wardrobes to capture the intimacy of yesteryear.
Step outside to views of the Christchurch Arts Centre, the Christchurch Tram and Christchurch’s famous pedestrian boulevard.
The Classic Villa hotel accommodation is only steps away from the Christchurch Art Gallery, museum and botanic gardens.
In your bedroom
• Luxury Queen lead light Rimu bed
• Sheepskin underlay
• Electric blanket
• Wool-down duvet
• Wood fire effect heater
• 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 25sq meters (270sq feet), offering you spacious, luxurious hotel living right in Christchurch, New Zealand’s most desirable location in the center of the city.
On-site car parking available upon request.
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