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98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Acheron Cottages
Ranked #1 of 6 Manapouri B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • 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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Traverse City
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in March of 2014 for one night after a 3-day hike on the Routeburn. We got in later than expected due to our adventures, but Janice was very accommodating and friendly. We were thankful for the room to spread out our gear (the place is very large and could easily accommodate a small family), laundry (a life-saver!),... More

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

Thanks for the great review guys. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you can get back sometime. we love to watch the deer in the paddocks outside as well. All the best for your travels in the future Janice and Zeb More

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Acheron Cottages for two nights while we visited the fiordland national parks and I was just floored by how nice this accommodation was! We drove up without a booking but Zed and his wife instantly made us feel very welcome. They gave us tips about the local area and even inside information about what seats to... More

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

Thanks for the great review folks. Maybe we get to see you again sometime More

Bury, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This has to be the best place to stay on any visit to Manapouri/Doubtful Sound. We could sit on the veranda or in the lounge admiring the superb views. The cottage is really well-equipped, the kitchen and laundry facilities being particularly good. The lounge, bedrooms and bathroom were all spacious, modern and comfortable. We regretted not having booked to stay... More

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

We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay here folks. Thanks for the great review and with any luck you may get back someday. Just the first touches of autumn here now. Trees are starting to lose their leaves and we have had a couple of mild frosts but the days are still fine and sunny. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here and would definitely stay again. The cottage has everything and a bit more, comfy and warm and spacious, and most importantly really clean. Great views outside so great to sit outside. We can't believe that there is any better in Manapouri. We only met Zeb and he gave us good advice on our drive upto... More

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

Thanks for your great comments folks. Reviews like yours are what keep us going and it is really appreciated. Good to hear the insect repellent did the job. Regards Zeb and Janice More

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Acheron Cottages. Ours was spacious, well equipped and comfortable, the laundry was a particular bonus. Zeb was helpful and gave us good tips about where to get the best view on the Doubtful Sound trip. The cottages are next to each other and a third is on it's way, we felt a blind in the... More

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

Hi folks, thanks for the great review. We have installed net curtains in the windows recently. Hope you get back to see us sometime More

Andover, New Hampshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

What a beautiful view from the front porch! This is the place to stay, unless you prefer staying in wall-to-wall motels (like in Te Anau) over self-catering! New, spotless, comfortable and quiet - these cottages look toward Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland mountains. We used it as a base to explore the amazing Doubtful Sound, as well as to visit... More

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

Thanks for the great review folks. Hopefully you may get back here some day More

Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We used this cottage as a kick off point prior to a Doubtful Sound tour, and was such a lovely little place that we could have spent longer there. The hosts were very welcoming and understanding when our transport to the cottage got delayed considerably. The cottage was simple but included everything we needed, plus some nice touches like a... More

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

Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. Hopefully you won't be so rushed next time you come to our corner of the world and can spend a few days. All the best for 2014 More

London, England, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We spent 3 nights at the cottages. They were large and immaculate. It was a perfect place for us although quite remote from and restaurants and supermarkets. You have to drive 20 minutes to Te Anau so unless you get food en route and are happy to self cater you need to take that into account. However its 2 minutes... More

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

Thanks for the review folks. Maybe you can come and stay again sometime. More

San Jose
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Like other reviewers, we chose Acheron for its convenient location to Pearl Harbour, and I wish we had stayed more than one night. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the cottage and its many amenities (best of all - a washer and dryer!). Another perk was that the other cottage was empty, so we had no neighbors. The... 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 and stay a few more days. There is just so much to see and do in the South Island that sometimes people try to cram in too much at once. All the best Janice and Zeb More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at acheron for 1 night early this month on our way to the overnight cruise on doubtful sound. What attracted me to acheron was its location on a farm and open spaces. The cottage was spacious and clean. What impressed us was how well zeb and beth have thought through the requirements of guests...our 20 month old daughter... More

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

Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you may get back for a little longer sometime. Hope you all enjoyed your Doubtful Sound trip as well. Regards Zeb and Janice More

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Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
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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 cafés, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes. Your hosts Zeb and Janice will do everything they can to make your stay as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible - they even offer a 5% discount for Doubtful and Milford sound cruises for their guests. ... more   less 
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