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A Beautiful Blend Of Accommodation Styles creating a Home From Home in the heart of Christchurch

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Rated one of the best places to stay in New Zealand and the top place to stay in Christchurch by the Lonely Planet, the Eco Villa is a new boutique eco-hotel offering individually crafted rooms, a delicious homemade organic zero-waste breakfast and inviting shared spaces. Locally owned and operated by hosts who are passionate about Christchurch and the rebuild. We aim to create a social environment where you can meet like minded travellers or you can relax in the comfort of your own room. A perfect place to meet like-minded travellers and get your sustainable imagination brewing!

Upcycled Rooms 


The property is a character residence with eight individually-crafted rooms. Created with heaps of love and craftsmanship, radically up-cycling, re-using and renovating many of its original features in order to bring the Villa back to its former glory.  All rooms come with complimentary unlimited high speed internet access, air conditioning and access to a shared fully-equipped kitchen & beautiful shared spaces.  We have a range of rooms to suit all budgets; click below to see our room options or view our rates.  

Beautiful & Unique

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Inviting Shared Spaces

Relax on our outdoor deck overlooking the garden, strum the guitar or browse our library and book exchange in our guest lounge, prepare a delicious healthy meal in our beautiful handcrafted kitchen with fresh vegetables from our edible garden or enjoy a luxurious soak in our private twin outdoor baths!


Homemade Organic Breakfast

Start the day right with homemade coconut yogurt, homemade muesli of all different kinds, fresh local fruit, a selection of homemade nut milks, hot drinks and a DIY juice bar. We also provide delicious artisan sourdough bread a selection of homemade spreads as well as seasonal tomatoes,avocados & homemade savoury spreads.

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Central City Life

Ideally located opposite the renowned Cardboard Cathedral; on the edge of Latimer Square and the East Frame. The Eco Villa is just far enough away from the buzz of the city for quiet and relaxation yet close enough to the action to walk everywhere in our quaint yet diverse city. We are just 5 minutes walk to Christchurch’s Salt District; home to popular new dining hotspots. A short 5 minute stroll to New Regent Street; a 1930’s architecturally designed pedestrian mall and start of the historic tram ride. The East Frame, Avon River & the famous Magaret Mahy multi-million dollar family playground are just a few blocks away. The Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum and Christchurch Art Gallery located on the other side of city are only a 20 minute walk or take a bit longer and wander the promenade along the beautiful Avon River.

Getting Here


 While you may not have access to the stylish transport that this young traveller does… we’ve got plenty of insider tips and discounts to help you get the Eco Villa safe’n’sound! You’ll also have access to free bikes for getting around the city & neighbourhoods while staying at the Eco Villa so consider going car-free for your stay and check out our discounted transport & nearby car hire options.


 Boutique Venue & Exclusive Accommodation



Intimate Weddings, Bridal Accommodation & Hens Parties

Bridal Packages

  • Intimate weddings up to 50

  • Bridal & family accommodation for 20

  • Bridal suite & honey moon packages

  • Hens parties & post-wedding gatherings

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Corporate & Community Meetings

Board Meetings, Special Events & Workshops

Corporate & Community Events

  • Board meetings up to 12

  • Theatre style events up to 40

  • Flexible workshop & breakout spaces

  • Managed or self-catering options. Enjoy lunch on our covered deck overlooking our edible garden


Group Accommodation

Sports Groups, Families, Travelling & Corporate Groups

Group Accommodation

  • Corporate incentives

  • Sports groups

  • Family gatherings & special events

  • Large travelling groups

  • Self-contained fully equipped kitchen

  • Event management & catering options

 Talking about us…

“What a wonderful place to stay. We wanted to stay here for its ecologically sound credentials and were so impressed with the awesome attention to detail that had been undertaken. The rooms were spotlessly clean and beds were super comfy. This isn’t an old school eco concept but perfectly brought forward to combine modern design, comfort and a commitment to an environmentally sound operation.”
— whirling - Mar 2019
“The rooms are cosy, clean and thoughtfully decorated. The villa has a homely feel to it, with beautiful gardens of vegetables. And the breakfast.... Suffice to say it is THE best breakfast I’ve ever eaten in a hotel or B&B. Gourmet homemade muesli, delicious breads and jams, smoothies, milk-free yoghurts and so much more! I would go back just for that meal!”
— William Trubridge - Oct 2018
“We loved this relaxing oasis in the center of Christchurch! This lovely place feels like home with multiple places to relax. Highlights include relaxing on the large deck, grazing in the garden for fruit or vegetables to put in the juicer, trying homemade jams, yogurts and vegan milks, and my favorite, a candle-lit bath in the private outdoor baths! The caretakers are very helpful and we highly recommend Eco Villa!!”
— Lindsay J - Mar 2019

 A Unique Experience