Overview of St. Itas Guesthouse

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4.9/5 Exceptional
58 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationSalmon World11 min walk
Popular LocationTrott's Garden23 min drive
Popular LocationAshburton Aviation Museum24 min drive
AirportAshburton (ASG)24 min drive

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  • Basic Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 18 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


St. Itas Guesthouse is located in Rakaia. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rakaia Gorge and Ashburton Domain, while Historic Art Gallery and Museum and Ashburton Aviation Museum are cultural highlights. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as hiking/biking trails in the area.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Salmon World - 11 min walk
  • Ashburton Domain - 21 min drive
  • Historic Art Gallery and Museum - 22 min drive
  • Trott's Garden - 23 min drive
  • Ashburton Aviation Museum - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 42 min drive

About this property

St. Itas Guesthouse

3.5-star guesthouse in Rakaia with free breakfast
This smoke-free guesthouse features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and a library. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 4 rooms offer free WiFi, premium bedding and TVs with DVD players. Other amenities that guests will find include coffee makers and electric kettles.
St. Itas Guesthouse offers 4 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free full breakfast
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

DVD player
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Premium bedding


Free toiletries


DVD player

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Electric kettle





Check-in between 3 PM and 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

St. Itas Guesthouse House Rakaia
St. Itas Guesthouse House
St. Itas Guesthouse Rakaia
St. Itas Guesthouse
St. Itas Rakaia

Frequently asked questions

Is this guest house pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at St. Itas Guesthouse?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3 PM to 11 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Rakaia, this guesthouse is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Salmon World and within 20 miles (32 km) of Rakaia Gorge and Ashburton Domain. Historic Art Gallery and Museum and Trott's Garden are also within 20 miles (32 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Rakaia bueaty sourh of Christchurch

this place is amazing value for money. grand old house and a very friendly host. Breakfast is over the top , very generous

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The St. Itas guesthouse is fantastic! Our room was perfect - clean, quiet and had everything we could need. Our hosts were very friendly and incredibly helpful. Their yard is so peaceful and made for a beautiful place to relax. The breakfast they provided was one of the best of our multi-week trip and we talked about it for days! We would absolutely stay here again and will recommend it to everyone we know traveling to NZ.

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Quaint B&B conveniently located between Ashburton and Christchurch in the quiet town of Rakaia. Beautiful property inside and out. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Beautiful gardening & view from room. We like the living room (wood burning & multiple international TV channels & spacious) . Imrpovement: May hear bathing sound from washroom from nearby room, but it's acceptable.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019