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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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 

Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great value. Simple but highly functional, clean and spacious cabins. We stayed as two couples with plenty of room to cook, eat and hang out. Comfy beds, efficient heating. Friendly, informal and flexible owners - we had to change our dates around because of a cruise cancelling on us and although the owners were heading out of country they let... More 

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

What a great review. Thank you folks. Hopefully we may get to see you again. Thanks again Zeb and Janice More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed at Acheron Cottages in May, 2014. Our cottage was lovely – as all the visitors book entries attest – and Zeb and Janice are delightful, helpful, friendly hosts. This was quality accommodation, close to Doubtful Sound, and highly recommended for a very different experience from staying in an old, dated unit at a Te Anau motel 20km away,... More 

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

Thanks for the great review folks. We are so pleased you had a good stay here and hope you may get back sometime. More 

Traverse City
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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