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4.8 out of 5

"Real friendly welcome . Beautiful home & grounds. Exceptionally comfy bed. Great breakfast. Would highly recommend. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At Riverstone House you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Geraldine Historical Society Museum. Highlights at this B&B include free daily breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and coffee/tea makers are featured in all 2 rooms. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Refrigerators, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.

This smoke-free bed & breakfast offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a picnic area. Each morning a free English breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Geraldine B&B include Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum and Pleasant Valley Daffodils.

Suite, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$141* Per night/room 30 Nov. - 1 Dec.

Suite (Upstairs Retreat)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riverstone House ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 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 Riverstone House

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Real friendly welcome . Beautiful home & grounds. Exceptionally comfy bed. Great breakfast. Would highly recommend.

Posted by , from Nelson on 7 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jan. 2020 by Jenny

Thank you Jill for your very kind review as this is greatly appreciated. Regards Jenny and Ken

5 out of 5
Met by two adorable British Blue shorthair cats who made us feel very welcome. The hosts were efficient and the room was clean. Extremely comfortable bed which meant we fell asleep within minutes of our heads touching the pillow. TV very easy to use. Lovely breakfast.

Posted by on 2 Sep. 2019

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3 Sep. 2019 by Jenny

Many thanks for your very kind review. This is greatly appreciated. Very pleased you enjoyed having the cats under your feet :) Regards Jenny

4 out of 5
Quiet,lovely property. Very comfortable. Would stay again.

Posted by on 13 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Aug. 2019 by Jennt

Thank you for your review as it is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your return visit. Kind regards Jenny

5 out of 5

Peaceful tranquillity

Wonderful gardens. Ken and Jenny were excellent hosts. The room was clean and well presented. Excellent.

Posted by , from Yorkshire, Enhland on 8 Feb. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb. 2018 by Jenny

Many thanks for your kind review. We are very glad you enjoyed your time with us in Geraldine :) Regards Jenny

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Riverstone House. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Riverstone House was completed in November 2017. This 3.5-star Geraldine bed & breakfast is smoke free.

  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • English breakfast (free)
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (135.8 km / 84.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riverstone House offers 2 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Beds feature premium bedding. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Geraldine bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board

Food & Drink

Guests are served free English breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 20
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 8:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 60 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. This property accepts credit cards. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available


Optional extras

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

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 60 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Riverstone House B&B Geraldine
  • Riverstone House B&B
  • Riverstone House Geraldine
  • Riverstone House Geraldine
  • Riverstone House Bed & breakfast
  • Riverstone House Bed & breakfast Geraldine

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.