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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

John and Ping were great. We arrived late which was no problem, john gave us some great tips on where to get some food before bed. John and ping offered us separate rooms and the shared bathroom was excellent. Breakfast in the morning was comprehensive and filling - would not hesitate to go again ... The perfect welcome to NZ!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a lovely house in a pretty little oasis on the very northern fringe of Christchurch. The owners' charm perfectly complements the house. We were amazed to find that we were offered the use of two beautifully furnished, SUPER-clean bedrooms with a spacious bathroom between these two rooms. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful. WE'LL BE BACK!

Room Tip: You just can't go wrong - there are only two lovely restful bedrooms and they are all yours!
  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Berry J
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Reviewed 20 March 2015

I must say that we were surprised when we pulled into the neighborhood and saw the house that was, at the time we booked, the #1 rated B&B in Christchurch on TA. But the lovely two bedroom suite (as John said, what they have is really more of a home stay...they only have one set of guests at a time so, if you are just one couple like us, you have the use of the full wing (two bedrooms, a large bathroom with a very large two....maybe four :).....person spa tub and an outdoor patio overlooking the beautifully manicured garden). And, as others have said, you are immediately treated as one of the family. John and Ping could not be more gracious or helpful. It is a bit outside Christchurch (probably a 20 minute drive without traffic) but most of downtown is still pretty devastated so, once we got our bearings, we were actually glad to be on the outskirts and not fighting city traffic for making day trips to the many beautiful places to visit in the surrounding areas (Banks Peninsula, Hamner Springs, etc.). So I guess it depends what you are looking for but, for us, the places we have loved most are the ones where we have connected with the people and they have been flexible about helping us make the most out of what we want to get out of our visit. Olive House was very high on that list. Besides, it is a GREAT value when you consider what you pay versus what you get! Thank you, John and Ping...we definitely hope to return :)

Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank SandSS
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

We spent 3 night with John and Ping. The house is 10 minutes drive from the airport but you do not hear it. It is 15 minutes drive to downtown. Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. It is part of the house so you become part of the family. The patio is beautiful. John is a very warm man knowledgeable and willing to help. Ping is a unique woman.

  • Stayed: March 2015
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1  Thank MShamir
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Reviewed 14 December 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights on my first visit to New Zealand and couldn't have been made more welcome. The house was spotlessly clean, beds were extremely comfortable and breakfast was yummy. The spa bath in the huge bathroom was a lovely luxury after a 30hour journey!
Would highly recommend for a couple or group of friends who want to feel like they are at home!

John and Ping made us so welcome and want for nothing, cannot thank you enough.

Stayed: December 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Daniella28
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