Five star luxury accommodation in a renovated Edwardian house is a rare treat in Christchurch, and an experience not to be missed.

Dyers House offers relaxed luxury, great food and wine, vibrant conversation and courteous service in an elegant setting full of grace and charm. It has been awarded 5 stars by Qualmark, New Zealand tourism's only official quality agency, ranking its accommodation as exceptional, among the best in New Zealand. It also plays its part in trying to tackle environmental issues and has the coveted Enviro Silver Award.

Built in 1906, Dyers House has been renovated sympathetically to the highest luxury standard while retaining the heritage and character of a bygone era. Nestled in the Port Hills, in the old suburb of Cashmere, your accommodation is ideally placed for visits to the centre of Christchurch and beyond. Overlooking the city, it has spectacular panoramic views of the city, Southern Alps, Pegasus Bay and Pacific Ocean. The uninterrupted view extends from the Kaikouras in the north east to beyond Mt. Hutt in the south west.

Your hosts, Angela and Barry, give an equally warm welcome to business and holiday travellers as well as providing those extra touches for special occasion visitors. We offer secure private off-street parking but if you are arriving without transport it would be our pleasure to meet you and convey you from the airport or station.

Each guest bedroom with its luxurious furnishings is a welcome retreat and has its own special allure befitting a home of its age. There are 3 Queen size rooms each with ensuite bathroom and each bedroom has been designed with your comfort in mind. Heavenly beds, delicious duvets, leadlight windows, high ceilings are all part of the Dyers House experience. Plump mattresses, elegant bed linen, fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer and an ironing set are all standard and toiletries are top of the range. Your room also includes the comforts expected of modern living such as the flat screen television with satellite channels, DVD library and high speed wireless internet access. Bedrooms and bathrooms all have under floor heating that can be individually regulated. Each ensuite bathroom includes a shower and the heated mirrors have flattering, bright lighting. Tea and coffee making facilities are accompanied by the fresh fruit platter, a host of snacks and daily scrumptious patisserie. A complimentary selection of wine and spirits is available in your room and cold refreshments can be found in the guest fridge.

Both Angela and Barry have had successful corporate careers internationally and Dyers House has a strong overseas clientele. If you are travelling on business you can be confident that Dyers House is the place where you can focus attention on your trip's objectives. Your hosts understand the commitment required and that time taken away from your office is made as productive as it can be. Laptop tables, WiFi, access to Mac and PC computers, printing or photocopying, facilities for small meetings, privacy - Angela and Barry aim to look after every detail of your stay in Christchurch and their local knowledge is an asset.

Care and attention to detail is also what makes Dyers House an idyllic setting for a special occasion weekend getaway. The White Room with its intimate and peaceful setting is a magical place for the ultimate romantic holiday.

All you need to do is relax and unwind.

Each evening enjoy a glass (or two) of local beer or wine and watch the sunset over the Alps before you go out to dinner. Its a great time, relaxing with Barry and Angela and other guests to enjoy the varied taste platter, good conversation, swap stories or share tales of your journey along the way.

The sitting room and the library are a comfortable retreat and internet access, including WiFi, and wide screen Sky TV are there for your convenience and enjoyment.

The upstairs dining room where breakfast is served is particularly special and affords panoramic views of Christchurch, Canterbury Plains, Pegasus Bay and the Southern Alps. You can select from a fresh fruit platter using local and seasonal fruits. A choice of juices, cereals, warm croissant, muffins and toast awaits and if you can manage it, a selection of egg dishes bacon and smoked salmon are high on the list of our guests' favourites. There is no set menu.

The city centre is just 15 minutes by bus (less by car) which stops opposite Dyers House. As well as all the major attractions like the Botanical Gardens in Hagley Park and the inspiring ReStart complex, the appeal of Christchurch increases day by day with new activities and places to explore and we recommend you to view our website to see details of latest additions and some of our favourites. Many good restaurants and bars are close by and we are happy to make recommendations.
If you like the exercise we are near Victoria Park, it too has spectacular views and there is a vast array of walking tracks to explore.
Venturing further afield we are only a short drive to the peninsular. The pretty village of Akaroa is just 70 minutes away and whilst you are there enjoy the harbour cruise and see the rare Hector's Dolphins.
Other easy day trips by car include the wine trails of Waipara, the thermal pools at Hanmer Springs, the TransAlpine scenic rail journey, High Country Explorer, whale-watching in Kaikoura.

To truly unwind and appreciate all that our exciting region has to offer needs more than just an overnight stay and once visited it's easy to see why many of our guests return or recommend Dyers House to friends.

Activities and facilities

  • Complimentary evening meal for guests travelling alone.
  • Luggage storage
  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Wifi access

Business facilities

  • Laptop tables, WiFi, access to Mac and PC computers, printing, photocopying, facilities for small meetings, privacy.


85 Dyers Pass Road, Christchurch 8022 CANTERBURY New Zealand

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Check In 1400hrs
Check In Instructions Check-in and check-out times are guidelines only. Early check in can usually be arranged but cannot be guaranteed. Let us know if you think you will be arriving very late. We like to greet all our guests and see you settled in comfortably.
Check Out 1030hrs
Getting There From Akaroa you will pass through Tai Tapu to reach Halswell; at the first set of traffic lights turn right into Sparks Rd. At the small roundabout take the third exit, Cashmere Rd and continue approx 4km, past the small roundabout with Barrington St and reaching the roundabout with Colombo St. The third turnoff is Dyers Pass Rd, Dyers House is on the left side of the road.

From the South on Hwy 1 pass through the township of Templeton and turn right at the traffic lights into Halswell Junction Rd. Continue all the way into Halswell and go straight across at the traffic lights on to Sparks Rd. At the small roundabout take the third exit, Cashmere Rd and continue approx 4km, past the small roundabout with Barrington St and reaching the roundabout with Colombo St. The third turnoff is Dyers Pass Rd, Dyers House is on the left side of the road.

From the airport the most direct route is to take the third turning at the roundabout into Russley Rd (Hwy 1) and turn left on to Yaldhurst Rd (Hwy 73). After 2.8km turn right at the traffic lights on to Curletts Rd (still on Hwy 73). Continue to the end of Curletts Rd (Hwy 75), caution at the junction with the Southern Motorway extension because of major roadworks. Across Lincoln Rd on to Hoon Hay Rd, left at the end on to Cashmere Rd. At the roundabout with Colombo St take the third turning and you are on Dyers Pass Rd, Dyers House is on the left side of the road.

From the centre of Christchurch, access Colombo St and continue to its southern end; across the roundabout on to Dyers Pass Rd, Dyers House is on the left side of the road.

From Kaikoura and the north either follow signs to the city centre, alternatively when you reach the end of the motorway follow Hwy 1 through Belfast, turning right on to Johns Rd. This will become Russley Rd, thereafter follow the instructions above from the airport.

Do please ask if you would like a map of these guidelines.
Parking Secure, off-street parking
Things To Do Among our favourites are these attractions all of which have more information online.
Canterbury Museum
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
International Antarctic Centre
Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Orana Wildlife Park
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Tranz Alpine rail journey
High Country Explorer
Waipara Wine Trails
Cruise/swim with Hector's dolphins, Akaroa
Hanmer Springs Thermal pools
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