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The Classic Villa is housed in a heritage building erected in 1899 and carries a New Zealand Historic Places Trust Classification. This beautifully appointed Italian-style villa is located on a quiet one-way boulevard, directly opposite the Christchurch Arts Centre.
Luxury Boutique Hotel accommodation
Offering 12 guest rooms, this luxury boutique hotel accommodates up to 24 guests. Polished timber floors, ornate plaster ceiling roses, luxury bedding and mirrored wardrobes capture the intimacy of yesteryear. Flat screen televisions, Sky TV and complimentary wireless internet. Ensuite bathrooms feature walk-in massage showers, underfloor heating and complimentary toiletries.
Christchurch City is developing into a great place to visit, with exciting new bars, cafes and restaurants opening throughout the city. The Classic Villas is within walking distance of main attractions in the city.
Your hosts, Peter Morrison and Jan Clarke, have been in the Hospitality Industry all their working lives. They have owned and managed award-winning Hotels, Bars and Restaurant and they know what it is to offer a truly unique boutique experience. Jan is also a Personal Style Consultant and enjoys helping guests with fashion shopping and makeovers. Peter and Jan have furnished this boutique hotel to the highest standards while ensuring it still feels like home away from home.
Formed by two massive and violent volcanic eruptions many millions of years ago, Banks Peninsula is a hidden gem just a short drive from the city of Christchurch.
The rugged and hilly peninsula has wonderful walks in the centre and many beautiful and secluded beaches around the coast.
The main settlement of Akaroa is a real treat and is full of character. Claimed by the British at Green Point just days before the French colonists arrived in 1840, Akaroa was once a French whaling settlement and still has a very French atmosphere with French street names, cafés, restaurants, small wineries and a number of craft shops. The sheltered natural harbour is the ancient crater of the volcano and is great for sailing and fishing.
It is also home to a population of Hector’s dolphins, the smallest and rarest dolphin in the world, and offers you the opportunity to watch and even swim with these delightful animals