Room type

Business Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Luxury Room, 1 Queen Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Luxury Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests

Luxury Suite, 1 Queen Bed with Sofabed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests

Get an overview of this hotelHistoric downtown villa near museums and Arts Centre

A luxury stay in the heart of Christchurch awaits you at The Classic Villa. You'll be steps from Canterbury Museum and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Riccarton House. Highlights at this Victorian B&B include free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free self parking.

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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Classic Villa is a two-story heritage building with a modern extension at the rear and 12 guestrooms.

A lounge area offers sofas and armchairs, flatscreen TV with DVD player, and CD player/stereo. There is also a piano. An adjacent dining area features a communal table, food island, and microwave, where guests enjoy complimentary Continental breakfast. Complimentary fruit, fruit juice, tea/coffee, and soft drinks are available throughout the day. An outdoor courtyard area is complete with an open fire and barbecue, wrought-iron furnishings, and dining tables.

The Classic Villa offers complimentary wireless Internet access, and a computer terminal with high-speed and wireless Internet access. Faxing and photocopying is available through reception (surcharge).

Complimentary outdoor parking spaces are available for guest use. A casino shuttle is available for free.

The property is smoke-free, though guests may smoke on the patio.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 12 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free casino shuttle 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Free self parking 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Year Built 1897 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Television 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Espresso maker 
  • Yard 

Where to Eat

A complimentary Continental breakfast is provided each morning. A cooked breakfast may be ordered for NZ$18 (AU$15). Fresh fruit, tea/coffee, fruit juice, and soft drinks are also complimentary throughout the day.

The property does not have its own restaurant, but there are several dining options within the surrounding area.

Nearby restaurants:

Santorini Greek Restaurant

Cook ‘n' with Gas

Le Bon Bolli French Restaurant

Annie's Wine Bar


Nearby Activities

Hagley Park, which starts 200 metres from The Classic Villa, offers tennis and lawn bowling clubs, cycling, jogging, a children's playground, and a fitness course. Punting on the Avon River (300 metres) is an iconic Christchurch pastime. Note that cycling is an easy way to get around this flat city, with many designated cycle lanes, especially in the northwest of the city. There are several bicycle rental companies in town; bicycles cost about NZ$35 (AU$32) per day. Mountain biking is offered from the top of the Gondola (7 km). Other city activities include ice skating, sky diving, and windsurfing. Swimming is at Centennial Pool (1 km). There are numerous golf courses near the city, including the scenic Terrace Downs High Country Resort, where green fees are NZ$115 (AU$105), or the Clearwater Golf Club, where fees are NZ$125 (AU$115). Horse riding and mountain biking is available in the Port Hills. The three main beaches nearest Christchurch are Sumner Beach, New Brighton Beach, and Taylor's Mistake, all of which have good surfing. There are several ski fields within two hours of the city.

Guests may use the fitness centre at the YMCA, one block away, without paying membership fees. Single visits cost NZ$10 (AU$8). The centre also offers aerobics, yoga, and Pilates classes.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 15

Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

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 time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Debit cards not accepted

No elevators

Hotel Name

  • 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

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Awards & Affiliations

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

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Bed & breakfast property is rated 5 stars and is displayed on this page as 5.0 stars.

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