HOME AT FIRST's
ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Spacious lodgings in high Victorian
Personalized elegance in the European tradition.
A friendly welcome & superb New
Christchurch Inn. Spared by the
2010-11 earthquakes, this beautiful,
traditional inn remains in full operation, although parts of nearby
Christchurch are still closed to visitors.
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Firsts principal lodging in
Christchurch is a luxury bed
and breakfast inn set in a restored Victorian mansion. Each spacious room has been styled
individually with fine furnishings. Guests can expect large bathrooms, writing desks,
telephones, videos and TV in each suite, as well as bathrobes, slippers, shoeshine kits,
toothbrushes, and magazines. Most rooms have their own fireplaces. Although the
Christchurch Inn is a non-smoking accommodation, guests may smoke on the verandah and
outdoor picnic area.
Guests receive a
gourmet breakfast daily, a complimentary glass of wine or sherry in the evenings, and a
selection of teas and coffee
the day. The common-use library provides free computer internet
THE SETTING: The 100+ year old building
was originally a sea captains home. It is still located in a quiet, tree-lined
residential area just 5 minutes from the center of Christchurch. The large house is
surrounded by a beautiful garden, blending native trees with rhododendrons and roses, an
attractive property in this city known for its gardens.
The Christchurch Inn has expanded its dining
services in recent years to include a Victorian breakfast room, a patio for outdoor dining
by the garden waterfall, a Victorian conservatory offering optional candlelight dinners
daily. Breakfast, which is provided all guests as part of their lodging, is served at
The inn's on-site restaurant offers guests fine
dining featuring New Zealand specialties such as green-lipped mussels, smoked salmon and
freshly baked bread as appetizers, local seafood, lamb, and venison dishes main courses,
and desserts including crepes, pineapple delight,
Two important extras at
the Christchurch Inn:
1. On-Site Restaurant and
2. The Computer Lounge
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and traditional chocolate
mousse. The house has a sizeable
cellar featuring some of New Zealandís
finest wines. There is also a full-length verandah with a covered
barbecue area, complete with pizza oven and dance floor.
Home At Firsts Christchurch Inn is just minutes from the center of Christchurch, New
Zealands second city and largest city on the
Christchurch is also a very English city, with a keen interest in gardening. The inn is
away from the bustle of the city core, but not so far that you cannot easily join in the
fun usually going on in Cathedral Square in the city center or easily stroll through
nearby Hagley Park.
Christchurch is New
Zealand's "garden city".
The Christchurch Inn is near Hagley Park,
with acres of manicured gardens.
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ACTIVITIES POSSIBLE: Additionally, easy day trips make it possible to visit Akaroa on
the Banks Peninsula a former French colony with a decidedly different
atmosphere as well as to go
whale watching off the Kaikoura Coast north of the
Christchurch. Many guests like to ride New Zealands most famous train, the
west into the snowcapped peaks of the Southern Alps and back as a days outing. A
Home At Firsts Christchurch Inn convenient to the citys
international airport makes a great start or memorable conclusion to a
comprehensive New Zealand travel
For current availability information,
Guests to Christchurch
find it easy to drive
90 minutes north along the South Pacific
coast to Kaikoura, where they join a
whale watching cruise.
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