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Petersfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights here and Fay and Lindsay are great hosts. The room was beautifully appointed with comfortable bed, seating area and shiny bathroom. There is a lovely airy siting room to have a cup of coffee. Breakfast is a continental delight with lots of choice and if you get a chance do book an evening meal. We did...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

When guest's choose to stay for 2 or 3 nights and include the opportunity of an evening meal, when the time comes for them to leave it is like saying,"farewell to good friends'." It was our pleasure to share our home and your company. We enjoyed our many conversations around the table. Thank you for choosing to be a guest...

Wishaw,Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed 4 nights with Faye and Lindsay at Finlay Banks. As many other reviewers have said they are excellent hosts to the extent that they make you feel you are staying in their own home rather than in a Bed and Breakfast establishment. Over the 4 day stay we had numerous chats with them both which gave us information...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We feel very humble when a guest choose's to honour us with such praise, thank you. We thoroughly enjoy the opportunity of welcoming into our home, so many wonderful guests'. We say "the world comes to us" and from our experience, our guests' make the world a smaller and more interesting place. It was our privilege to be your host's...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent b&b. The decor and rooms are superb. The breakfast is excellent and leaves you fully satisfied. Fay and Lindsay are excellent hosts and very informative about Christchurch and it's recent history. You can leave the car behind and travel into the city by a 15 minute bus ride.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased you found everything to your satisfaction during your stay in our home, it was our pleasure to share your company. We do hope the rest of your journey is going to plan and that you enjoy the rest of your travels in our wonderful country.

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our first night in NZ after flying across the world from the UK. Feeling slightly disorientated by being upside down we couldn't have asked for a better welcome from both Kay and Lindsay. After a relaxing cup of tea in the garden we were ready to explore Christchurch. The next morning we were delighted to find that our hosts would...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I agree, tea has a wonderful way of putting everything right in the world. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay in our home and are pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction. When possible we always enjoy joining our guests' for breakfast, it offers a wonderful opportunity to share travel tips and information and provides...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you want a home away from home this is the place to be. Fay and Lindsay are the perfect hosts, make a wonderful breakfast and provided us with information and maps to get us on our way. Our room was clean and comfortable, the bathroom was a great size and the bed was so cosy. I can highly recommend...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to be your hosts' and we would welcome your return visit. Our aim is to offer the very best we can to those who choose to stay with us in our home. Thank you for the 'highly recommended' we really appreciate it.

Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Fay and Lindsay have a lovely home and their guest rooms are very comfortable and extremely nicely decorated. Breakfasts were great. They also gave us wonderful information about what to see and different drives to make.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to share our home and your company. Lindsay always enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge of our wonderful country.We do hope the travel tips enhanced your travel plans. Thank you for sharing your B&B experience within our home. We look forward to your return visit.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

One could never go wrong by staying at Finlay Banks. Hosts Fay & Lindsay are wonderfully friendly & helpful in all ways from sightseeing to route planning to dining. I could imagine them being neighbors & friends. The accommodation is lovely & well located.

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to be your hosts during your travels through New Zealand. We hope that the rest of your holiday lived up to your expectations. We enjoy sharing time with guests and helping them plan their trips to see the best of our country. We would love to host you on your next trip back down under.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We spent our first night in NZ at Finlay Banks. Our host Fay was wonderful making sure everything was just right. Our breakfast in the morning was just stunning and the company of our hosts was delightful. The room was comfortable and well equipped for the traveler. If you plan to visit Finlay Banks book direct as this seems the...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to share our home with neighbours from over the ditch. We trust you returned home safe and sound with wonderful memories from your short break away and your stay at Finlay Banks was among these. we look forward to your return visit.

Gebertingen
Reviewed 24 April 2016

We – a couple of 60+ travelling quite often all around the world - stayed in Finlays B&B in February 16 for 2 days. I’d like to share my impressions not only personally with Fay & Lindsay the lovely owners, but as well with you who are looking forward for nice holidays (beginnings) Briefly our feed-back as follows: + (positiv):...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We feel very humbled when guests such as yourselves offer such wonderful feed back on their stay in our home. For us it is just home, a home and garden we enjoy and one that gives us a lot of pleasure, not only to live in but also to be sharing with travellers from near and far. Your acknowledgement and...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We stayed at Finlay Banks b & B for 4 nights. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Fay and Lindsay are the greatest hosts. They welcomed us into their home as if we were family. We were picked up after arriving by bus to Christchurch and were driven to the train station upon our departure. The house is so beautiful...

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FinlayBanks, Owner at Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Owner operated B&B's are unique in every way. It was our pleasure to welcome you into our home. We truly appreciate your review and confirmation that we have achieved our goal of operating a relaxed and welcoming B&B. Every guest is special, we enjoyed our dinner and breakfast conservations. Remember it is never goodbye but "farewell until we meet again".

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quality home hosted accommodation in an architecturally designed family home with two superior en-suite guest rooms. Enjoy genuine kiwi hospitality, delicious continental breakfasts and home cooked evening meals by arrangement. Centrally located to shops, restaurants, bars and theatres. The ideal base for regional day trips, for arrivals and departures from your South Island holiday or while in the area on business. Finlay Banks is a smoke free and child free property with off street parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast

Address: 7 Banks Avenue | Burwood, Christchurch 8061, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $173 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Finlay Banks Boutique Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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“Downstairs room is lovely”
 of 5 bubbles ValK866, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They all are lovely”
 of 5 bubbles world-traveller8725, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Stair access to upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles mumcurry, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We enjoyed our upstairs room with views of the city”
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