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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had an evening meal at this pub. Despite our having previously enquired there were in fact very few gluten free main course options. I settled for pumpkin soup which I was unable to eat as it was both too sweet and too salty. The waitress promptly offered to take the soup off our bill. My husbands lamb rack was...

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The most Awesome Meals we have ever had...we thoroughly enjoyed the comfortable room with a private Balcony and Breakfast Room with everything you need to replenish your hunger just at the end of the hall way for you to enjoy before heading out for the day...or wht not have a nice cooked Breakfast if you feel like one.

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Wellington
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We bought a Grab One deal so we could enjoy a romantic night out and then catch up on sleep without the kids, as was suggested in the blurb on the deal. We were excited to see a board advertising OPEN FIRE outside he hotel. We were shown to our Queen room which has been refurbished, but is so small...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SmilingSusan, Thank you so much for pointing out our SHARED SHOWERS AND TOILETS and yes, if you had read the Grabone details, our website or the vast majority of reviews on this forum, you may have digested the fact that indeed, we do have have SHARED SHOWERS AND TOILETS. Most of our guests do their research and deal with...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a lovely stay. The room had a lovely view and it was great to have a balcony - especially to have the complementary breakfast on. The room was quite small but comfortable and we slept well in the comfortable bed. It was good to have our own sink since the bathroom facilities were shared. Everything was clean and...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Room 1 !for sure) has a fire place, balcony access and view of the water, comfortable bed, continental breakfast! Wife was concerned about no ensuite facilities, but not a problem and clean with hot shower! Recommend highly if you want a place away from the bustle of Christchurch, but close and a grand drive.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Matthew, Yes, we are historic (146 years and counting!) which is not something akin to Christchurch these days. Thank you so much for appreciating our pedigree and your night away. We do appreciate your feedback and would love to host you again. Kind regards, Jeremy Dyer

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Rooms lovely, very clean and comfortable, picture is the view from the verandah where we had tea and toast this morning. Meals delicious! A great spot to relax, enjoy a meal, and take in the views 😊 Shared facilities all very clean and accessible. Staff very accommodating, friendly and helpful.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liz, Thank you so much for contributing to the TA forum, it's very reassuring to us that you enjoyed your time with us here. Moreover, taking in our great outlook in the morning over breakfast is something we regard highly along with your enjoyment of our evening meals. Cheers, and many happy travels. Kind regards, Jeremy Dyer

Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at this cosy hotel. Ticked all the boxes for us. Rooms were on the small size but suited us perfectly. Lovely views the upstairs deck and the complimentary continental breakfast was a nice add on with cereals and toast. Reception was easy and staff very friendly, would definitely recommend for a break.

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jag, Thank you so much for contributing to the TA forum. So glad we were your fit and we'd love to host you again. Kind regards and happy travels, Jeremy Dyer

Haumoana, New Zealand.
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We visited this gorgeous old place in April, 2016 during the off season. The linen was crisp white and the eco store products were gorgeous to use in the bathrooms. The carpet was soft under the feet so we didn't need slippers. Our balcony room had a gorgeous view. We found the dressing gowns to be sumptuous and I couldn't...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are certainly very proud of our "elegant old lady" and in our staff whom do a fabulous job. There certainly is a lot of history that goes on between these four walls and one day I might write a book. So glad you enjoyed your time with us and...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 April 2016

A nice setting with tables out in the sun.However the food was very below par.They have awards all over the walls for Beef and Lamb, but no lamb on the midday menu, and they had no beef available either.The pizza was tasteless, the nachos were a big mess, and we sent the pasta back twice, only to receive the same...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear F1yrod, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your dining out experience with us. It would appear that we did as much as we could to appease your unhappiness and despite our efforts it still was under par as far as you were concerned. Yes, we have 5 consecutive NZ Beef and Lamb awards and our standout dishes do not...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We arrived and were given a table, but 45 minutes to an hour later, and no sign of the meal. Had to ask for it, no apology. When we asked as to why there was a delay both of the owners argued and made excuses that they were busy. Totally unprofessional. Couple of things, when you're busy it's common courtesy...

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Jeremy D, Owner at Governors Bay Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scorpion, Thank you for your feedback but when you arrive at 1.00pm without a booking with practically every table both inside and outside either reserved and mostly occupied, you might think to yourself, we could be in for a wait here. It was a gorgeous Autumn day and I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy some banter amongst yourselves whilst soaking...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Governors Bay Hotel is an historic 1870s Hotel overlooking Lyttelton harbour, 20 minutes drive from central Christchurch. There are 6 guest bedrooms, 4 of which have French doors opening out to a wide balcony. Shared bathroom facilities, free wifi, 32 inch LCD TVs. The Hotel serves highly regarded gastro-pub fare 7 days a week from 11.00am to 9.00pm. Recommended in the Lonely Planet guide and 2012 winner of the Beef and Lamb Excellence award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Governors Bay Hotel

Address: 52 Main Road | Lyttelton, Christchurch 8971, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $106 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Governors Bay Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Balcony rooms have lovely view!”
 of 5 bubbles reubenjenny, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has an open fire”
 of 5 bubbles LeonKiwi, 22 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get the rooms with the patio.”
 of 5 bubbles mccarthykris, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Pay the extra and get a room with a view of the harbour”
 of 5 bubbles W9636AIpaulb, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the harbour with the shared covered very large balcony would be the best choice.”
 of 5 bubbles 577piph, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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