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Acheron Cottages

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98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Acheron Cottages
Ranked #2 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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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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 4 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Bury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 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 

hertford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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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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