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Acheron Cottages

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98 Hillside- Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Acheron Cottages
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our EVERY need was catered for. I have never stayed anywhere where such careful consideration has gone into the preparation of accommodation. We stayed 1 night before an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise - 2 families of 5. Zeb graciously allowed us late checkout. Each cottage has its own washing machine (washing powder provided) and dryer so caught up on lots... More 

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

What an awesome review. We are really pleased that you all had a good time and really hope the trip to Doubtful Sound was good as well. You should be proud of your kids, they were great. We hope to see you all again one day. Cheers Zeb and Janice More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very well presented and tidy cottage. Perfect base for family's. Excellent wheelchair access cottage with ramp, wide doors, wet area shower and large bathroom. Have been before and will visit again. Had a great trip to monowai and over the Borland pass

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

Thanks for the great review. Really pleased the place suits your needs and we look forward to seeing you all again More 

Denver, Colorado
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30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the Stella Burn cottage. Was very cozy, temperature was very comfortable inside even when chilly outside (unlike other rather drafty places we've stayed in New Zealand). Neighborhood was quite peaceful, and we enjoyed watching a beautiful sunrise out the kitchen window. Kitchen had everything needed for dining in, convenient to have washer (and dryer) in cottage, and everything was... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. If you are able to get back sometime would be great. Manapouri and Fiordland have so much to offer and sometimes people are in to much of a hurry. We hope the rest of your travels in NZ went or are still going well. All the best Zeb and Janicel More 

London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is spotlessly clean, which is a big thing for us. It was nice sitting out on the deck with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. We were really lucky, and the two days we had there, the weather was glorious. Due to this, both nights we had a bbq. Had that not have been the... More 

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

Hi and thanks for your review. The wifi thing is no issue You can have as many vouchers as you wish. Maybe we didn't make that clear enough. Really glad you had a good stay and hope we get to meet you again. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We wanted to be as close as possible to Pearl Harbour for our early morning departure on our Doubtful Sound cruise and decided to base ourselves in Mannapouri. What a great decision, and our cottage was perfect for the job! It had everything we wanted including fantastic laundry facilities which meant I could do all my washing and drying within... More 

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

Thanks for the great review. We are both really happy that you enjoyed it here and hope you can get back one day. Enjoy the rest of your travels All the best Janice and Zeb More 

Riverina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stayed here for two nights prior to an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. A very spacious two bed roomed cottage with a fantastic view. Zeb provided us with good local knowledge on what to see and do in Manapouri and Lake Tenahu. A great spot to stay.

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

So pleased you guys enjoyed your stay with us. It makes it all worthwhile when we get great feedback. Thanks. We both hope you might get back sometime More 

Glen Cove, New York
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a fabulous find in the middle of our New Zealand trip. Only wish we could have stayed more than one night. Laundry was a fabulous resource as we could wash before heading to Doubtful Sound and then a 3 day Routeburn track trip. Lovely cottage with fabulous views - more spacious than we needed. Relaxing and wonderful!

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

Hi Guys thanks for the fantastic review. Both cottages have two bedrooms. Hope you enjoyed the hike More 

Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stayed here for two nights. We enjoyed the spacious cottage and cooking in the well equipped kitchen and bbq. Zeb & Janice were very helpful. Gorgeous views, sunsets and rainbows. Highly recommended!

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

Thanks for the great review. Maybe you will get to visit us again one day. We hope the rest of your holiday went well for you. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed at Acheron Cottages over New Years 2014/15. We booked both cottages and had friends and our 10 month daughter with us. Zeb was really welcoming and helpful. The cottages are extremely well presented and Zeb was always on hand to provide anything we ever needed. I would strongly recommend to anyone passing through or stopping in Manapouri, well... More 

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

Thanks for the great review folks. We hope you can get back sometime More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our trip across New Zealand has featured multiple horrible sleeping experiences. So when we hit this clean, roomy cottage in Manapouri we were exhausted. How delightful to find the most comfortable bed in all of New Zealand! We slept like babies. The cottage is fully equipped and very clean, and much larger than we expected. It's really a full fledged... More 

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

What a great review guys, thanks very much. Janice and I are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Regards Zeb More 

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