Fodor's Expert Review Charlotte Jane

110 Papanui Rd., Christchurch, Canterbury, 8014, New Zealand

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

Once a girls' school, this expansive 1891 villa now oversees guests instead of disciplined students, and its luxurious Victorian style introduces visitors to the English heritage of Christchurch. The centrally located house brims with gorgeous elements: the Victorian veranda, a stained-glass window above the entrance depicting the Charlotte Jane (one of the first four ships to bring settlers to Christchurch), a native kauri- and rimu-wood staircase, a rimu-paneled dining room, and period furniture throughout the 12 period guest rooms. It's an easy walk from the shopping and restaurants and bars at Merivale.


  • B&amp
  • amp
  • B and full lodge options available
  • private two-bedroom cottage in the garden
  • on-site fine dining restaurant


  • main road location
  • not all bathrooms have a shower
  • no children under 12 (except in 2 bedroom suites)
  • wi-fi is NZ$25



Phones: 03-355–1028


12 rooms, 1 cottage
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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