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Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #8 of 25 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Akaroa House is exquisite; a perfect place to escape in luxury and style. The house has a wonderful feeling of history, but the overriding feeling is of home. What a treat when you're far away from your own bed. Every bedroom has a superb view and the covered deck on three sides of the house means you can soak in the view from everywhere outside too... and when you open up the lounge and dining room doors you achieve the perfect Kiwi indoor outdoor flow. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the linen is beautiful, plus there is great provision for summer and winter. The furniture in every room is beautiful, adding to the luxury of the setting. The lounge is comfy, though as a bigger group we found that we spent most of our time outside or sitting at the long dining room table nearer the kitchen - and the all important kettle. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook up a storm, but as we were only a few minutes from town we grabbed fish and chips and ate on the deck in the sunshine. Alison was a fabulous host, going out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. She even returned a pair of shoes that were left under the bed after our stay. Our experience was all the more fabulous as we held our wedding in the beautiful garden during our stay, but even without that, the trip could only have been enhanced by being there for longer. I cannot recommend Akaroa House highly enough. Next time I'm staying for a week and trying out the French tub!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ruth H
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Alison R, Owner at Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2016

Hello Ruth - oops - not sure how I overlooked responding : ) it was so lovely to meet you - and I'm really pleased the house worked so well for your lovely intimate wedding - your plans for the day sounded lovely and I've loved seeing the photos. Thanks so much for choosing to come back to beautiful Akaroa, and booking Akaroa House - all the way from the UK with your nearest and dearest for your special day. All the very best and kind regards Alison : )

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had a fantastic time at Akaroa house. The photos in the listing don't do the place justice. We were all so impressed when we opened the door and entered this gorgeous property. We enjoyed bbqs on the deck overlooking the picture perfect view of Akaroa. The house was well stocked with kitchenware and all the rooms were clean, tidy and really lovely. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Alison R, Owner at Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

Thank you Juliette - I'm so pleased you all had a lovely stay - and thanks for choosing Akaroa House and Akaroa Apartment as part of your wedding weekend :) All the very best to you both. Kind Regards Alison : )

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

A group of us stayed at Akaroa House for Waitangi Weekend. It was absolutely fantastic and provided everything that we needed. The rooms were really spacious and there were plenty of bathrooms for everyone. Close enough to all of the amenities in the settlement. And a great view from the front verandah. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Glenn I
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Alison R, Owner at Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2016

Hello Glenn - thanks so much for your review, and that's great you had a lovely stay. How nice to get all the family together - the house is rather magical and it's lovely that others can enjoy it for special occasions. The views are so special. Happy travels - Kind Regards Alison : )

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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Very tastefully done and well maintained house. Could see that the owner Alison spares no effort in offering a wonderful experience for the guests. We were a group of 10 and enjoyed this part of our stay the most. The lawn in front of the house was well laid out with some fruit trees and well manicured. My parents were so fascinated by them. The children were very happy setting up their own picnic area sitting under the thousand year old tree. Thank you again Alison for giving my family such a great experience during our last leg in NZ.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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AkaroaHouseAkaroa, Owner at Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2015

Hello T - thanks so much for your review - what lovely family time, and Akaroa is such a great climate for growing everything - the roses are looking terrific and the fruit trees are such a treat and so productive ! we are so lucky. PS - think the main tree is about 150 years old - certainly a Fabulous Norfolk Pine - visible from so much of the village. All the very best and thanks for staying at Akaroa House with your family - it is an amazing spot. Kind Regards Alison :)

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Reviewed 23 November 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Akaroa House. Each room was clean and comfortable. Children loved to play on the lawn. Kitchen and bathrooms were well equipped. We felt like at home. Thanks, Alison. We will definitely recommend to friends and return again.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2015

Hello J - thanks so much for the review. I'm pleased the house worked well for your family of three generations :) We can make up to four "king" beds so handy when multiple couples staying and still room for a few younger ones in singles :) That's great you had a lovely holiday in NZ, and could stay the three nights in Akaroa - it is best savoured. Kind Regards - Alison :)

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Additional Information about Akaroa House Bed & Breakfast

Address: 13 Aylmers Valley Road | PO Box 205, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range: €138 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Treat yourself to Akaroa House. Stunning sea views & sun aspect from every room. Set in peaceful landscaped grounds. An easy stroll into the village. Offering peaceful Bed and Breakfast in two spacious well appointed rooms. Daily servicing included - if desired. Downstairs Garden room with views to the sea too offers a French Tub en-suite. Upstairs two bedrooms for two to four adult guests - share the private family bathroom. Please CONTACT US with your requirements - I'm not sure the calendar is up to date! Working on it. Thx Alison :) Both rooms offer private tea and coffee making facilities and own television. Guests can enjoy the inside living area or relax in the grounds or on the verandah - soaking in the restful view. A beautiful heritage property fully restored in 2004 offering up to three guest bedrooms for a maximum of six adult guests. A peaceful retreat in a great location in Akaroa village. Akaroa is best savoured - as many activities to enjoy at a slow Akaroa pace! ... more   less 
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