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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely two bedroomed cottage with garden, BBQ, clothes line, washing machine and dryer in a great location. It’s warm, comfortable and convenient for visiting both Doubtful Sound (10 mins to ticket office at Pearl Harbour) and Milford Sound (approx. 2 hour drive) as well as exploring the very scenic area. Manapouri is a characterful place and the...

Thank JMarpleInc
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

These cottages are slightly out of town and that is a massive positive. What great places to stay. Clean and well located with great views of snow and mountains. New hosts as place just sold. Doing some real improvements. An absolute must in Matapouri.

Thank gedwards45
Jo W, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Glenn, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy. The BBQ meal looked very tasty! Take care, Jo

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 May 2016

We stayed 3 nights at these great little cottages. They were spacious, comfortable, clean, new and had everything you could need. Having access to a washing machine, dryer (and outside line) was great. The cottages were also very well located ,easy to find and in a very peaceful location, with beautiful mountain views. The best part is the host Zeb,...

Thank Nat882
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you so much. It was great to have you stay with us. Hopefully you get the opportunity to come back this way and get to explore a little more of Fiordland. All the best Regards Zeb And Janice

Roden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 March 2016

We stayed 2 nights and we loved the views from the cottage; sitting in the sun on the terrace in the afternoon. And most of all the very well furnished cottage. Everything you need is here. We were for 5 weeks in NZ and this cottage was the best location in these weeks.

Thank Fokkea
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Sorry we never responded to your review sooner. Some how we missed it. Thank you so much and we hope we get to see you again some time. All the best for future travels Janice and Zeb

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stayed at Acheron Cottages for just one night, but would have loved to stay longer. The small cottages are very cute, and the scenery is absolutely stunning. It's an amazing place to cook a barbecue with a glass of wine in one hand and watch the sun set over the mountains.

Thank MalWiggin
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review, thank you. It's a pity you could only stay one night, maybe you can get back this way again. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. All the best, Janice and Zeb

Reviewed 10 March 2016

Beautiful countryside location with stunning views. Modern, spacious, very well designed and furnished cottages. Comfortable lounge area. Excellent well equipped kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. 2 separate bedrooms. Good bathroom. Nice veranda and outside space. We very much enjoyed out stay here.

Thank MKH50
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the magnificent review. It as really pleasing to know you had a good time here and we hope you can make it back sometime.

Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Somewhat out of the way in Manapouri, NZ, the two cottages are gigantic in size. Literally a two bedroom home with spacious living room, dining room & kitchen, the cottages are immaculate. Well worth the drive if you are considering Doubtful or Milford sounds. Great hosts too!

Thank Doug J
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you. The cottages grow on the inside I think. They don't look that big outside. Pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope we can have you stay again sometime. Janice and Zeb

Majuro, Marshall Islands
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Zeb and Janice were so accommodating, gave us pointers and directions, WIFI, even lend us their book about the birds of NZ. The house was really clean and comfortable. There was a laundry machine, TV, magazines, dining table, spotless sink, fridge, etc. I even found a box filled with children's toys and books. The views from the house were amazing!...

Thank missseunice
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you. Maybe you can get back sometime. All the best for 2016 Regards Janice and Zeb

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the two 2 bedroomed cottages on Zeb and Janice's farmlet. They were spotlessly clean, as new, and had everything one needed. They weren't too close to the house but close enough if you needed anything. It was great to have a generous 500mb free wifi x 2 & more if one needed it. (More generous...

1Thank rubez
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Folks. Thanks for the great review. Somehow we forgot to respond to you so sorry about that. Glad you had a good time and hope you can make it back sometime

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Stunning Views in a great location for access to Manapouri or even the close by Te Anau attractions. We stayed just the one night in preparation for our cruise of Doubtful sound. Great hosts - remember to bring your breakfast supplies. The cottage has everything you need to prepare your feast.

Thank MalChandler
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review. Thanks guys. We are pleased you had a good stay and hope the rest of your stay in NZ goes well

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottages are both fully self-contained, serviced and sit right on the edge of Fiordland National Park. We are only a 2 minute drive away from the picturesque township of Manapouri which sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Manapouri. Manapouri is complete with a store, Post Office, two cafes, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acheron Cottages

Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range: €140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Everything is tip top”
 of 5 bubbles Fokkea, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are almost exactly the same, however the "Stella Burn" cottage is disability accessible.”
  • Sunset from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles MalWiggin, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Well worth the drive to this immaculate rural property.”
 of 5 bubbles Canadian_Traveler60, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“choose the rooms at the front with the King size bed, You can view the mountains and the farm. The other bedroom has two singled beds.”
 of 5 bubbles missseunice, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“both cottages seemed similar from the outside. Awe Burn (ours) had 2 bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SarahSherman1979, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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