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4.7 out of 5

"Loved staying here, so nice to stay in a smaller establishment. Lovely hosts, warm & comfortable room & a tasty breakfast. Would definitely stay here ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 18 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Christchurch awaits you at The Classic Villa. Within steps you'll find Canterbury Museum and Hagley Park within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this ski B&B include free breakfast, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

All 12 individually decorated rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, private yards and DVD players. Premium linens welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include slippers and free toiletries. Espresso makers, in-room childcare and free newspapers are also available.

This business-friendly bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services and limo/town car service. Added amenities include a 24-hour business centre and laundry facilities. Free full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of a free casino shuttle.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 5-star Christchurch City Centre B&B, attractions include Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch Casino.

Room (Corporate)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$208* Per night/room 8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed (Super)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room (Super,Twin)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite (Super)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Classic Villa, Ascend Hotel Collection ratings based on 128 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Classic Villa, Ascend Hotel Collection

Everyone (48) Couples (74) Family (6)
3 out of 5

Well located older style in need of facelift

Good position, nice hosts but it feels like it hasn't had much of a change for about 20 years. It's possible to do classic style in an old building and still feel fresh, clean, comfortable with modern conveniences. This isn't that hotel. Bit musty, chips & scrapes, bulbs out, soft bed, etc..

Posted by , from Sydney on 2 May 2017

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5 out of 5

Highly Recommended

Pros: Location, rooms, hosts, breakfast.
Cons: better pillows
Well appointed, well located, nice feel, very friendly hosts and a great breakfast

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2017

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About the The Classic Villa, Ascend Hotel Collection

Location 17 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch, 8013

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business centre, a limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. A library, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the luxury The Classic Villa. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Victorian Christchurch bed & breakfast.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1897
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (9.9 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (4.6 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Classic Villa offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Private outdoor space
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free full breakfast.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Special check-in instructions:

Guests are required to contact the property in advance with an estimated arrival time and to receive special check-in instructions. Guests can contact the property using the email or number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 12 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are 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.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Cash or credit card deposit required

Hotel Names

  • Classic Villa
  • Classic Villa Christchurch
  • Classic Villa Hotel
  • Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
  • Villa Classic
  • Classic Hotel Christchurch
  • The Classic Villa Hotel Christchurch
  • Classic Villa B&B Christchurch
  • Classic Villa B&B
  • The Classic Villa
  • The Classic Villa an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
  • The Classic Villa, Ascend Hotel Collection Christchurch
  • The Classic Villa, Ascend Hotel Collection Bed & breakfast

You should know

  • Children 12 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Bed & breakfast property has been rated 5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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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.