Governors Bay Hotel
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8.0
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Blackout curtains

  • Bar

  • Garden

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7.9
Very good
Room comfort & quality
King Bed
King Bed
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  • Nature view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Bed
Queen Bed
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  • Nature view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Twin Bed
Twin Bed
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  • Nature view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Queen Room
Queen Room
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  • Mountain view
  • 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Bayside King)
Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Bayside King)
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    Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Hillside Queen)
    Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Hillside Queen)
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        Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Bayside Queen)
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          Agoda Reviews (22)Booking.com Reviews (147)
          8.0
          Excellent
          From 22 reviews
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          Cleanliness8.5
          Facilities7.5
          Location7.8
          Room comfort and quality7.9
          Service8.2
          Value for money7.7
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Judith from Australia
          Couple
          Queen Bed
          Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018
          Exceptional”
          Great place to stay! Our rooms opened up onto the top balcony and we enjoyed wonderful views across the water. Very friendly, welcoming staff and tasty food when we ate in. Loved it.
          Reviewed March 15, 2018
          5.2
          Tim from New Zealand
          Business traveler
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in March, 2018
          Overstated”
          The room was around only 12 square metres, smelt a little musty, wifi did not work and they had no interest in repairing it. The view was lovely and bed comfortable.
          Reviewed March 12, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          wei from Singapore
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in November, 2017
          friendly, homely hotel”
          the staff was friendly and very helpful. I accidentally overbooked the rooms and the hotel mgr was helpful on quickly agreeing to let me cancel one of the rooms without fuss. food at the restaurant was fantastic, probably one of the best I ate in the trip. breakfast was simple but had all that was needed. highly recommended hotel
          Reviewed December 02, 2017
          7.6
          Very good
          KATARZYNA from Poland
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in January, 2017
          nice location, great view for the bay”
          very good atmosphere, good food in restaurant, but very small room, window with the view on the kitchen vent
          Reviewed January 18, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Lynn from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in April, 2015
          Great”
          Bed. History And view
          Perfect
          Reviewed April 07, 2015
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Michelle from New Zealand
          Couple
          Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in January, 2015
          Lovely!”
          Everything seemed very thoughtful and it was nice and clean
          Reviewed January 06, 2015
          6.3
          Good
          joshua from New Zealand
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in August, 2014
          Not bad”
          Food, food, price
          Not bad if you're looking for a good feed and a bed for the night. Or if you're just looking for somewhere to have dinner, stop in here!
          Reviewed September 11, 2014
          6.0
          Brian from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November, 2013
          A Little Disappointing.”
          Location to reasonable beach walk or long hiking. Ocean View (if you have the front rooms). Restaurant food excellent.
          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.
          Reviewed December 05, 2013
          9.0
          Exceptional
          Michelle from Australia
          Couple
          King Bed
          Stayed 1 night in April, 2013
          Lovely room with great view”
          Great hotel in a beautiful location. We found it easy to relax here.
          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.
          Reviewed April 19, 2013
          7.0
          Very good
          samuel from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March, 2013
          lovely relaxing stay”
          views, surroundings, very relaxing
          great stay here staff very helpfull, quite remote and no public transport so be prepared for that
          Reviewed April 05, 2013
          7.7
          Very good
          David from Germany
          Couple
          Queen Bed
          Stayed 4 nights in March, 2013
          A great hotel, if you don't await ensuited rooms”
          Cleanness, 20 minutes drive to Christchurch, great view, good food
          The rooms are not ensuited. But if you are comfortable with this, the Governors Bay Hotel is a great tip. It is very clean, the staff is familiar and you have direct access to the Bar and Restaurant which serves really good food. We were there for four nights to be close to Christchurch. From Govenors Bay to Christchurch it's just a 20 minutes drive by car. The View is great, even in the night. The rooms are equipped with Wireless Internet, a Flatscreen TV, a washbasin and a queen-size bed. You also have access to the balcony with its great view to the Governors Bay. The Hotel has two separate showers and two toilets. There is also a Laundry with a dryer for your clothes and a parking lot for your car. You can have a continental breakfast in a small room on the floor wich is equipped with coffee-making-facilities or outside on the balcony. Give it a try!
          Reviewed March 11, 2013
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kym from New Zealand
          Couple
          Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in September, 2012
          Lovely hotel in a lovely location”
          Our own beautiful upstairs veranda with view over the bay
          Beautiful historic Hotel, lovely room & fantastic friendly staff who went out of their way to make our stay great, not to mention the exceptional food.
          Reviewed October 02, 2012
          7.7
          Very good
          Philip from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in April, 2012
          Great location (if you have a balcony room)”
          balcony overlooking bay, nice small village, close enough to be a 'city / airport hotel' but in the country
          Pros - Hospitable hosts - Newly decorated rooms - Nice linen - Great balcony - free breakfast cuts no corners (i.e. nice bread!) - great coffee from the cafe across the road! Cons - Shared bathrooms (the building is old & the layout not ideal) - Shared balcony (big balcony with multi rooms from it - No bathrobes....stupid as shared bathrooms! I haven't stayed in a shared bathroom hotel for a long, long time. I did this by accident this time. it was fine as we woke up late (landed at midnight, in hotel at 1am...) so everyone else had left. If we'd have been there competing with others for the 2 showers it would have been pretty bad...esp. as there were no bath robes!
          Reviewed May 01, 2012
          5.3
          Nataporn from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April, 2012
          Clean and comfy but location”
          good view
          It's a bit noisy due to their bar downstairs, however, its also your convenience. The shared bathrooms are clean (maybe because of their only 6 rooms. One thing to worry is you have to drive all the way along the hills with edges.
          Reviewed April 26, 2012
          7.3
          Very good
          He from China
          Solo traveler
          Queen Bed
          Stayed 1 night in March, 2012
          lovely hotel with great view”
          neat and clearn room
          friendly atmosphere, there is a lovely bar under the family runned hotel; the only shortcoming is that guests are supposed to share toilet and showers in this old building but the number of toilets are sufficient.
          Reviewed March 13, 2012
          8.0
          Excellent
          He from China
          Group
          Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in March, 2012
          nice view!”
          The room is neat and the view is splendid
          we arrived the hotel very late, only after 40 min after booking online as we could not find a cheaper Chrischurch motel in town! we were upgraded to larger rooms and the staff is very friendly.
          Reviewed March 13, 2012
          10.0
          Exceptional
          george from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in March, 2012
          by far the best hotel i have stoped in new zealand”
          the views ,the rooms and the friendly owners and staff
          from walking in the door was made welcome, the food and service first class at a good price. the views were fantastic from my room . I can not fault the whole stay
          Reviewed March 05, 2012
          5.3
          zhibin from China
          Business traveler
          Twin Bed
          Stayed 1 night in May, 2012
          酒店距离市区太远”
          干净,老板人很好。
          酒店总的来说是不错的,干净,舒服,可以看见海。吃的东西直接可以在酒店解决。只是距离市区太远,我们打车都花了80元新币,这是非常贵的。酒店附近时没有娱乐,参观的地方,太偏僻了。
          Reviewed May 18, 2012
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