Orari Bed and Breakfast
Originally built in 1893 by the England brothers, renowned architects of the period, the Orari is a fabulous heritage building. It has been restored and refurbished to offer comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Located close to a number of attractions and within the cultural precinct of Christchurch, and with just ten stylish rooms (eight en suite and two with private bathrooms) you are ensured a relaxing stay.
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The Orari is small and intimate, with just ten queen bed rooms furnished in a classic style; eight of which feature an en suite bathroom, and two with a private bathroom directly opposite the room.
The Orari Bed and Breakfast is located right in the heart of the cultural precinct of Christchurch; directly opposite the new art gallery and within easy walking distance of cafes, the Arts Centre, the botanic gardens, museum, Hagley Park and golf course. You could not ask for a better position.
Food and Drink
The hosts at Orari provide a continental buffet for guests each morning, along with cooked-to-order free range bacon and eggs to be enjoyed in the Orari's beautiful dining room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine in the evening before heading out to Christchurch, which boasts a wide variety of high quality restaurants and bars within walking distance of the B&B.
Facilities and Activities
Orari offers guests a relaxing private lounge and dining room, laundry facilities and a luggage elevator for transporting heavy bags upstairs. The staff will be happy to advise and assist in booking any local activities.
Orari offers heritage bed and breakfast accommodation in what we find to be an excellent location, as you can park your car and walk to the main attractions of Christchurch.
Christchurch itinerary suggestions
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Conveniently located 15-20 minutes walk into the center of town, Bella Vista Motel is easily found if arriving from the airport or from the north of the city.
Eliza's Manor offers the classic charm and comfort of a B&B along with some additional hotel-style facilities in a historic building.
The accommodation at Otahuna Lodge combines elegance and opulence as well as boasting all the amenities one would expect of a luxury lodge.
The Terra Vive Luxury Suites and Apartments are located within walking distance of Hagley Park and the vibrant cafes and boutique shopping of nearby cosmopolitan Victoria Street.
Situated on a quiet pedestrian boulevard, the Classic Villa is an Italian-style historic home, which has been tastefully renovated and recreated as one of the finest boutique hotels in Christchurch.
Picturesquely located near the lovely Hagley Park, the George is a spacious, boutique hotel, just a step away from all the key attractions.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Making the great traverse of the Southern Alps, the TranzAlpine train links Christchurch on the Pacific with Greymouth on the Tasman Sea, in a spectacular journey lasting four and a half hours.