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4.8 out of 5

"Excellent stay will definitely recommend staying here " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 16 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

The Britten Stables puts you in the heart of Christchurch, within a 20-minute stroll of popular places like Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Highlights at this guest house include an indoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy espresso makers, in-room massages, and hair dryers, featured in all 3 rooms. Irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available. Housekeeping is available on request.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and express check-out. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Within a 30-minute walk of this 3.5-star Riccarton guest house, attractions include Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch Casino.

The Britten V1000 Workshop

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Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Library & Observatory

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The Britten Stables ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Britten Stables

Everyone (1) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
Excellent stay will definitely recommend staying here

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Our stay at the Britten Stables was excellent. The design and space were outstanding. The property is located 30mins from Christchurch city center with a lovely walk through a park (all flat) and a Westfield’s also a flat 20min walk if you need extra warm layers or groceries. We stayed in the studio and it was a fantastic space large and had all the amenities needed including a washer/dryer. Lovely homely touches of fresh flowers, milk, OJ and farm fresh eggs were a nice touch especially the lovely pastries and fresh bread on arrival. There is plenty of free street parking out the front of the building. Overall if you’re a fan of wonderfully restored buildings, architecture and a quite space to stay, The Britten Stables is your go to.

Posted by on 1 Oct. 2019

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5 out of 5
Dignified and spacious accommodation. Well appointed. Very welcoming.

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Loved the beautiful renovation of this building and the garden - so thoughtfully done. Disappointed that our room did not include breakfast. I hadn't picked that up from Wotiff or the Britten Stables website. It is advertised as a B&B which I understand means 'bed and breakfast' and I did not see anywhere noted that breakfast would not be provided for this particular room. If I missed that information then it probably needs to be stated more clearly. The explanation was that the room doesn't have a kitchen and therefore breakfast couldn't be provided, but I think a tray of artisan muesli with yoghurt and fruit compote in a jar is not that difficult to provide without a kitchen. The room already had tea and coffee making facilities including a nespresso machine so a little light breakfast on a tray would have done the trick for me.

Posted by , from Queenstown on 5 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Mar. 2019 by Isabelle

Hi Susan, I will contact Wotif to ask them to update their website, as it should read only as a room with ensuite bathroom and living space. We have two of our four rooms that include breakfast baskets. These rooms have kitchen facilities. Thank you for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Absolutely incredible experience! Tim & Isabelle are amazing hosts and the accomodations are just perfect. We really enjoyed our time & we will definitely be back! Nothing was missed with the attention to detail. Highly recommend staying here

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2019

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Property Features

The Britten Stables offers its guests an indoor pool, a terrace, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. The Britten Stables also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and express check-out. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Christchurch guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Britten Stables offers 3 accommodations with espresso makers and coffee/tea makers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered on request and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

This property does not have a front desk. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.


  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Events/parties not allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cleaning fee: NZD 30 per accommodation, per stay (varies based on unit and length of stay)

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Housekeeping fee: NZD 30 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Britten Stables Guesthouse Christchurch
  • Britten Stables Guesthouse
  • The Britten Stables Guesthouse
  • The Britten Stables Christchurch
  • The Britten Stables Guesthouse Christchurch

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.