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!
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
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.
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.
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
Intimate weddings up to 50
Bridal & family accommodation for 20
Bridal suite & honey moon packages
Hens parties & post-wedding gatherings
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
Sports Groups, Families, Travelling & Corporate Groups
Family gatherings & special events
Large travelling groups
Self-contained fully equipped kitchen
Event management & catering options