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   Elm Tree House   

Elm Tree House

236 Papanui Rd. Merivale
Christchurch, Canterbury
New Zealand  8001
Architectural Type:  1920's colonial
Established In:  1996
Renovated In:  1999
Phone: +64 (0)3-355-9731
Fax:  +64 (0)3-355-9753
Contact: Allan SCOTT
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Single Occupant Rate Is: NZ $195 - $245
April - October: NZ $135 - $165
Double Occupant Rate Is: NZ $215 - $265
April - October: NZ $165 - $195
Additional Occupant Rate Is: NZ $45
Twin Occupant Rate Is: Same as double
Accepted Payments: Cash, AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Deposit Amount Requested: NZ $40 per night
Minimum Stay Is: 1 night
Check In Time Is: 1 PM or by arrangement
Check Out Time Is: 10 AM or by arrangement
Cancellation Policy: A deposit of NZ $40 per night to confirm your booking. Cancellation within 10 days of the booking date full tariff required if the room cannot be relet.

Elm Tree House is a spacious and elegant 1920's residence, set in a large garden and close to all of Christchurch's main amenities.

Extensive renovations and the addition of private ensuite bathrooms are in sympathy with the original style created by the first owner, Mr. Eddie England, Christchurch's leading architect of the time, and now nationally recognized with a New Zealand Historic Places Trust listing.

Elm Tree House is located on the City bus route, 10 to 15 minutes from the airport, Trans Alpine Rail, Hagley Park and a short 3 to 5 minute walk away to many fine restaurants, antique and specialty shops.

After 16 years of living and working around the world, your hosts Karen and Allan Scott returned to our beautiful city in 1995 to establish the finest in quality hosted accommodation.


Each of our six rooms has its own unique style and character. King, Queen, twin and triple sized beds allow guests a complete choice to ensure a peaceful night's sleep.

All rooms have their own ensuite bathrooms, television, telephone, tea and coffee. We trust you will have a relaxed and enjoyable stay, whether here on business or pleasure.

Facilities and Services:

Enjoy a delicious cooked or continental breakfast. Join us each morning in our elegant dining room that flows through French-doors out to both lawn and garden.

Breakfast is included in the tariff and tea, coffee, sherry and port are always available in our spacious guest lounge. If you would like to dine in for the evening, please give prior notice.

Features include:

  • Solar heated swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Phone and fax facilities
  • Email and WWW access
  • City bus service 50 meters from our gate
  • Close to St Georges Hospital
  • Take a mini-shuttle-bus from the airport or railway station to our door for NZ$8 per person
  • Relax to great music from our Whurlitzer Jukebox
  • South Island travel planning


Our beautiful and peaceful city, founded in the mid-19th century, reflects its colonial past. Christchurch has many fine buildings and a city centre where visitors can wander unhindered among cafés, shops, gardens and Hagley Park.

Christchurch's attractions include:

  • Cathedral Square
  • Court Theatre
  • Casino
  • Excellent restaurants
  • Punting in the Park
  • Night of Maori Magic
  • Historic tramway
  • Antarctic Center
  • Airforce World
  • Wildlife Parks
  • Art Galleries
  • Museum
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Gondola
  • Top golf courses

Day excursions include:

  • Kaikoura - see whales, dolphins and seals
  • Vineyard trails and wine tasting
  • Hamner thermal springs
  • Ski fields - mid-June to mid-October
  • Tranz Alpine Railway
  • Fishing - guide available
  • Akaroa - French village and dolphins
  • Garden Tours
  • City Tours

With our knowledge of Christchurch and the South Island you can't help but fell relaxed and well informed when it comes time for you to explore our beautiful city and country.


"You were recommended by a friend and I can see why. Great end to my South Island tour."

  • Trish Stutchbury - Cambridge, England

"What a lovely visit. True New Zealand hospitality."

  • Thomas Victor & Betty Hart - Arlington, Texas

"Wonderful hosts. Wonderful stay. A real classy joint."

  • Ray & Sue Paton - Queensland, Australia

"Thanks for all your travel tips. Excellent service."

  • Rose Agnew - Phoenix, Arizona

"Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home."

  • Caroline & Mark Crowthorne - Berks, UK

"A great place to spend our wedding night."
Karen & Andrew Bainbridge -Christchurch, New Zealand

"We loved to be here, wonderful place, very nice people."

  • Sonja & Martin - Germany

"Comfortable, relaxing and the most perfect welcome. Thanks"

  • Mike & Anne Hall - The Netherlands

"Beautiful accommodation and gardens. Excellent meals and gracious hosts."

  • Arthur & Jane Jones - USA

The Details

Elm Tree House

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Web Page:  Yes


Languages Spoken:  English


Types of Breakfasts:  Continental and Full Breakfast

Special Meals Available:  No


Room Types:  Luxury Rooms


Private Bathrooms:  Yes

Handicap Accessible:  No

Smoking:  No - outside only

Consumption of Alcohol:  Yes

Children:  Yes - please nominate ages to allow best selection of rooms

Pets:  No


Amenities/Features:  BBQ, Pool, TV, Phone, Fireplace, Solarium, Garden


Nearby Activities:  Bicycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Golfing, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Water Skiing, Bird Watching, Astronomy, Hang Gliding, Sky Diving, Parasailing, Sailing, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Hot Air Ballooning, Shopping, Dancing, Sight Seeing, Historical Places


Suitable For:  Pleasure, Relaxation, Business, Family, Groups, Anniversaries, Honeymoons, Romance, Gay/Lesbians


Near To:  Beach, Ocean, Rivers, Wine Country, Orchards, Ranches, Mountains, Hot Springs, Forests, Countryside, Nature & Parks, Alpine Meadows, Wildlife Sanctuaries


Sunrises:  Yes
Open:  All Year


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