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Sheffield, England
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Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

Anselm House is an absolute gem, ranking with our best B&B experiences worldwide. Jan and Leigh are the perfect hosts and their house and garden are just beautiful. It's also situated a lovey walk from the city centre through the botanical gardens, or if you don't want to do that, buses run constantly and easily to the centre. We had... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

What a great 2 night stay we had with Jan and Leigh. They were great hosts, the room was great with a lovely view of the river and the ducks, breakfast was the best, ("especially thoses pancakes Jan lol)" Yes they may have earthquake damage, but that never stopped them or the accomodation being at it's best. They picked us... More 

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Louisville
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We are world travelers who have been to numerous countries and stayed at a wide variety of accommodations from huts in the Amazon jungle to 5 star Caribbean resorts to roadside cabins. Jan and Leigh have a welcoming B&B in a calm garden setting right next to the Avon river. They make you feel like family and are very helpful... More 

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

My husband and I stayed here several years ago, but did not know about Trip Advisor in those days. Could not let another moment go by without writing a review for Leigh and Jan, and their charming Anselm House. We began and ended our trip at their lovely B&B, using it as an "anchor" to our trip to NZ. They... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

What a fantastic find we did have problems finding accommodation in Christchurch due to the earthquakes, but the Tourist Information website was extremely helpful and hence we found Anslem House. This really is a lovely home from home B&B. Jan kindly picked us up where our tour coach dropped us and made us so welcome. Yes the house does have... More 

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Centerport, New York
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Jan and Leigh, Took care of us like they were our Aunt and Uncle. I say Aunt and Uncle cause it felt genuine and familiar without being overbearing like parents would be:) The breakfast's were exceptional and the ride to and from the train station was much appreciated. The house does have some cracks from the earthquakes but who cares?... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

The house is inevitably showing some signs of earthquake damage but still very comfortable and the friendliness of Leigh and Jan exceptional. Ideal location although the road traffic is slightly intrusive in the early morning.

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Acarina, Owner at Anselm House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Anselm House and for your warm comments. We are delighted you were pleased with our service, but sorry to learn that the traffic noise affected your sleep. The damage caused to the roads during the earthquakes has indeed altered the traffic flow. As the major roads are undergoing reconstruction, every street in... More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Anselm House is the ideal place to stay at the start or end of your holiday - for us it was 2 days at the end of 3 weeks in NZ. It is easy to find and very easy to get to the airport. Also easy to get into town and Leigh was very helpful with directions and recommendations to... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This a beautiful home surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a crystal clear stream. The location is fabulous and the overall accommodations terrific. The hosts, Jan and Leigh, could not have been more gracious and helpful with directions, recommendations, and rides to the airport. The also make a superb breakfast. What made our stay particularly memorable was observing the character and... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Anselm house is clean n comfortable. Moreover Jan & Leigh take such good care of u that u want to come back. As we did. The location is perfect as well. And whatever else is missing just ask the friendly couple n they willingly help u out!!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Features & Attractions: Free personal Airport transfer and TranzAlpine /Coastal transfer— Free Wireless LAN, email available —Secure off-street parking — Short walk to banks, mall, restaurants — Outdoor tables by Avon River — Walk to Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens — Handy to University & Mona Vale — TV in each bedroom — On bus route. Kia ora! Jan and Leigh welcome you to Anselm House, situated on the bank of the Avon River, central Christchurch. Anselm House is a landmark home designed by the famous New Zealand architect Heathcote Helmore and is constructed of pink Hanmer marble in which fossilized shells can be seen. Guests are welcome to enjoy the riverside garden or to cross over the brick bridge and visit historic Riccarton House and Deans Forest. Cathedral Square, The Art Centre, Art Gallery and Museum are an easy walk through Hagley Park and the Botanical gardens. Canterbury University and Mona Vale are also within easy walking distance. As New Zealanders, we offer friendly, genuine kiwi hospitality. We are willing to help with travel suggestions. We are endorsed as KiwiGreen Certified using only eco-friendly products and practices which minimise our carbon footprint. An evening meal is offered by arrangement. Free 24 hour coffee /tea accessible with cookies and seasonal fruit; a fridge is available for guests' use. Tariffs: Doubles from NZ$ 190.00 per night, per couple. Singles from NZ$ 170.00 per night. Longer stays by negotiation. All enquiries are answered within 24 hours. Interests include agriculture, horticulture, medicine, rugby, sport and education. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anselm House

Address: 34 Kahu Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €124 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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