von Haast Room
Julius von Haast was Canterbury’s provincial geologist from 1861 to 1868. He was also the first director of the Canterbury Museum, starting the museum from his collections. His cheerful personality and world renowned reputation as a geologist was too good to be ignored and he was later appointed Chair of Geology at Canterbury College in 1876 while carrying on his work at the Museum.
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 22sq meters (240sq 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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