or

Enter your dates to check availability and book this hotel

Governors Bay Hotel

52 Main Road Lyttelton, Governors Bay, Christchurch, New Zealand 8971 (Show on map)

Book now!

Formerly : Smugglers Arms

"Location to reasonable beach walk or long hiking. Ocean..."

  • Brian, United Kingdom
  • November 27, 2013
  • Area: Governors Bay
  • Rooms: 6

  • Save money with
    our Best Price Guarantee
  • Great choice from
    over 450,000 hotels
  • Here to help in
    English & 12 languages

   Tip: Don’t wait until it’s too late! Book now so you don’t miss out on today’s rate.

BOOK NOW PAY LATER

Available now on thousands of hotel rooms worldwide

Book smarter. Book agoda.

Room Types
Max
Rates
Bayside King
Bayside Queen
Bayside Twin
Hillside Queen

 

When would you like to stay at this hotel?


Photos of Governors Bay Hotel

Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Hillside Queen
Hillside Queen
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Guest Room
Guest Room
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Relax Outdoors
Relax Outdoors
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Balcony/Terrace
Balcony/Terrace
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Balcony/Terrace
Balcony/Terrace
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Dawn over the Bay
Dawn over the Bay
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Governors Bay Jetty
Governors Bay Jetty
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - View
View
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Governors Bay Hotel
Governors Bay Hotel
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Exterior
Exterior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Garden
Garden
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Eye Fillet with Local Pinot Noir
Eye Fillet with Local Pinot Noir
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Open Fires
Open Fires
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Restaurant
Restaurant
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Restaurant
Restaurant
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Restaurant
Restaurant
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Restaurant
Restaurant
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Buffet
Buffet
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Public Bar
Public Bar
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Interior
Interior
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Ballroom
Ballroom
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Ballroom
Ballroom
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Verandah
Verandah
Governors Bay Hotel Christchurch - Surroundings
Surroundings
Features of Governors Bay Hotel
Facilities

bar

car park

coffee shop

laundry service

meeting facilities

restaurant

smoking area

  
Sports and Recreation

games room

garden

golf course (within 3 km)

Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

  
Parking

car park

  

Book now!

Sale ends soon!

Impressively located overlooking Lyttelton harbor, the historic Governors Bay Hotel enjoys a fine reputation for its gastro-pub fare, friendly service, stunning views, and garden. Located a mere 10 kilometers from central Christchurch, you will be able to enjoy all the city has to offer. Built in 1870, the hotel was fully renovated in 2011. Governors Bay Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich the stay, including a complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, all day dining and bar facilities, a restaurant, and a large car park. In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts such as a 32" LCD television, balcony, bathrobes, and free Wi-Fi internet access. All guest rooms have shared bathrooms. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as a golf course within three kilometers, a garden, and a games room to make the stay truly unforgettable. Governors Bay Hotel is sincerely the one-stop destination for classic hotel hospitality in Christchurch. Impressively located overlooking Lyttelton harbor, the historic Governors Bay Hotel enjoys a fine ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Not allowed to stay
Children 2-12 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Check-Out
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
10. Km

Earliest Check-In
:00 PM

Number of Restaurants
1

Number of Rooms
6

Time to Airport (Minutes)
45

Year Hotel Built
1870

Year Hotel Last Renovated
2011


Recent customer comments

Filter by Traveler Type

 

Very Good

7.6

from 11 reviews

Value for Money
6.9
Location
7.3
Staff Performance
7.5
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
8.5
Room Comfort/Standard
7.8
Food/Dining
7.5
All reviews (11)
Brian G. Couples United Kingdom, November 27, 2013
A Little Disappointing.

Location to reasonable beach walk or long hiking. Ocean View (if you have the front rooms). Restaurant food excellent.
6
It was our last 2 night stay after 23 nights on South Island and we were used to large Motel rooms and our own en-suite facilities, so it was rather horrid to suddenly be somewhere having to share shower's and toilet's. Rooms are rather cramped and our room was not made up while we were out after the first night. Our room had a shared balcony which was nice but sadly the weather didn't allow us to use it. Restaurant food excellent and staff friendly and courteous.
Michelle B. Couples Australia, April 13, 2013
Lovely room with great view

Great hotel in a beautiful location. We found it easy to relax here.
9
We booked this hotel based on Agoda reviews and were pleased we did. The area is a pleasant drive from Christchurch city with lovely scenery nearby as well as the gorgeous bay view from the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. As long as you realise the toilets are seperate and shared, it really wasn't an issue especially considering the reasonable price. The place is freshly painted and simply, but beautifully decorated. We paid extra and had the king bed bay view room with fireplace, which is a much bigger room. The staff were mostly very helpful but we were a little disappointed with our dinner meals at restaurant downstairs -chicken wings over cooked, actually burnt. The paella was such a shame, as the seafood in it looked great, but this dish was so heavily peppered that it wasn't pleasant. Staff didn't ask how our meals were and we were tired so didn't fuss but should have. Hopefully this was an isolated incident though, as the restaurant seems to have a great reputation - locals raved about it. I only mention this, as both meals had issues and I loved this hotel and so want them to succeed! The continental breakfast was simple but sufficient. I was thankful that they happily supplied gluten free bread for me.
Samuel F. Couples United Kingdom, March 27, 2013
lovely relaxing stay

views, surroundings, very relaxing
7
great stay here staff very helpfull, quite remote and no public transport so be prepared for that

Book now!

Sale ends soon!

Customers who looked at this Hotel were also interested in......

Airways Motel

Airways Motel

Pleasant 6.3

from 9 reviews

Hotel Area: Broomfield / Russley

Quick and easy access from the airport, and on route to next destination. Richard, United States of America March 30, 2014
136 on Bealey - Motel

136 on Bealey - Motel

Good 7.5

from 59 reviews

Hotel Area: Christchurch Central City

YMCA Christchurch Hostel

YMCA Christchurch Hostel

Good 7.5

from 77 reviews

Hotel Area: Christchurch Central City

Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel

Rydges Latimer Christchurch Hotel

Above average 6

from 4 reviews

Hotel Area: Christchurch Central City

What customers say:
Distance to airport:
  • Christchurch International Airport (18.2 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Belgian Beer Café (8.7 Km)
  • Vivace Espresso (9.8 Km)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

Customer Support


AS-AGWEB-3B02