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Riverstone House

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Property grounds
Terrace/patio
Suite, Ground Floor
Superior Room (Upstairs Retreat)
Superior Room (Upstairs Retreat)

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Riverstone House

3.5 star property
Geraldine Downs B&B in historical district

9.6/10 Exceptional

37 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
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91 Pye Road, The Downs, RD 21, Geraldine Downs, Canterbury, 7991

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About this area

Getting around

  • Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 28 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 102 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • The Running Duck - 3 min drive
  • Royal India - 3 min drive
  • Totara - 3 min drive
  • Geraldine Fish Supply - 3 min drive
  • Papillon Chinese Restaurant - 3 min drive

About this property

Riverstone House

Riverstone House is a great choice for a stay in Geraldine Downs. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and English breakfast daily. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the nice bathrooms and breakfast.

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 2 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 20
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • The host will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • Negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up, and test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in; COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 20

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Offsite

  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning
  • Private dining
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Pool toys
  • Fireplace gate
  • Outlet covers
  • Fence around the pool
  • Lifeguard on site

What to do

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room

Services

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Bicycle parking

Accessibility

  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Lever door handles
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 100.0 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

At check-in, guests must provide either a negative COVID-19 test result or a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 48 hours prior to check-in. COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 16 and up.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Riverstone House B&B Geraldine
Riverstone House B&B
Riverstone House Geraldine
Riverstone House Bed & breakfast
Riverstone House Geraldine Downs
Riverstone House Bed & breakfast Geraldine Downs

Frequently asked questions

Does Riverstone House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riverstone House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Riverstone House?
As of 30 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riverstone House on 1 December 2022 start from NZ$169, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riverstone House?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Riverstone House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Riverstone House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riverstone House?
You can check in from 3 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Riverstone House and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation like downhill skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for fishing and hiking. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area, a garden, and access to a nearby outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Riverstone House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Geraldine Orchard Cafe (2 mi), Cafe mes Amis (6 mi), and Valley Brewing (7.2 mi).
What's the area around Riverstone House like?
Riverstone House is a short 13-minute walk from Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve and 3 minutes' walk from Vintage Car & Machinery Museum. Travelers say this bed & breakfast is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

9.6

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.6/10

Staff & service

9.8/10

Amenities

9.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Location was lovely and quiet.
Di, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

spotlessly clean. very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable and memorable. beautiful, peaceful gardens. superb experience
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Geraldine Gem
Excellent property, wonderfully run by Jenny and Ken. Room and breakfast outstanding. Would recommend highly. Hosts very friendly and welcoming.
Gordon, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful setting...unique lodge
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Abundant bird life.
Friendly welcoming hosts with lots of local knowledge. Great cooked breakfast each morning. Beautiful room, lovely gardens and abundant bird life makes this a great location. We would definitely stay again.
Steven, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Friendly hosts, beautiful garden setting, comfortable room, delicious breakfast.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Real friendly welcome . Beautiful home & grounds. Exceptionally comfy bed. Great breakfast. Would highly recommend.
Jill, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place
Cute little B&B with nice grounds to stroll and a number of happy animals to join your walk about. The proprietor was kind, helpful, and easy going.
Keenan, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful gardens and well appointed B&B. Ken and Jenny were delightful and very accommodating. The room was super clean and updated. Breakfast was delicious. Perfect location to do day trips to Mount Cook, Raika Gorge, and Hakatere. Excellent hiking opportunities nearby.
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review