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Hotel Overview

Governors Bay Hotel boasts beautiful colonial architecture and was first established in 1870. Meticulously restored after the series of earthquakes in 2011, it now offers a restaurant, a bar and a large garden with seating. The property features a seasonal 25-metre heated swimming pool. It is just 10 minutes’ drive from Lyttelton Township. Free parking and free Wi-Fi access are provided.

All rooms are equipped with electric blankets and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Each offers access to the shared toilet and bathroom. Most rooms have French-style doors that open onto a balcony with views of Lyttleton Harbor.

You get to enjoy a self-service continental breakfast with fresh fruit, cereal, toast, preserves and coffee/tea. The on-site restaurant features a seasonal menu which includes seafood, lamb, salads and soups. A wide selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks can be enjoyed at the bar.

Christchurch Governors Bay Hotel is just 450 metres from Governors Bay Wharf and Beach. It is a 20-minute drive from central Christchurch and a 45-minute drive from Christchurch International Airport.

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This heated room offers mountain views, electric blankets and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

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This heated room features a balcony with bay views. It also has electric blankets and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

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This heated room features a balcony with bay views. It also has electric blankets and a 32-inch flat-screen TV. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

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Facilities of Governors Bay Hotel

General
Free parking, On-site parking, Parking, Private parking, WiFi everywhere

Activities
Billiards, Canoeing, Cycling, Darts, Fishing, Golf course (within 3 km), Hiking, Horse riding

Services
Free WiFi, Internet services, WiFi

Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant

Pools and wellness
Outdoor pool, Outdoor pool (seasonal)

Front-desk/reception area services
Luggage storage

Common areas
Games room, Garden, Sun terrace, Terrace

Cleaning services
Daily maid service, Laundry

Business facilities
Fax/photocopying, Meeting/banquet facilities

Miscellaneous
Designated smoking area, Non-smoking rooms, Non-smoking throughout

Hotel Policies

Check-In
From 14:00 hours

Check-Out
Untill 11:00 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment
Cancellation, prepayment and 'book now pay later' policies vary according to room type. Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

Accepted credit cards
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

The fine print
If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please inform Governors Bay Hotel in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
Please note rooms do not have en suite facilities, they have shared bathroom and toilet facilities in keeping with the heritage nature of the hotel.

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