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Garthowen Akaroa B&B

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7 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Garthowen Akaroa B&B
Ranked #8 of 27 Akaroa B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Danbury U.K
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108 reviews 108 reviews
38 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

This was an excellent stay nothing too much trouble and many of the other comments on trip advisor I would share .Sadly we were told that the owners had sold up and we were the last but one night of guests here ,before the new owners take over who do not intend to run this as a Luxury B&B which... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This place is fantastic. New clean with great rooms and all small details taken care of. Only remark that it is still too expensive. Hosts are extremely friendly and grandchildren are cute but a little bit too noisy...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Beautiful property and right on the waterfront. Bedroom was well furnished and the bathroom was spotlessly clean. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Stayed here for a treat for a friends wedding, only problem is that they gave us the wrong room key and when we returned at midnight to the B & B my partner had to climb through the... More 

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Sydney,
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We were celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary & from the moment we arrived at Garthowen & were met with a personalised message on the chalkboard at the frontdoor,quickly followed by our delightful host Sharon, we knew we had arrived somewhere very special. We stayed in The Kereru room on the ground floor ( all guest suites are downstairs) & it... More 

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Woodend, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

GarthOwen B&B was the perfect place for us to celebrate our 25th. Welcome was great, room very comfortable with a great view, breakfast and service excellent...couldn't have been better. We stayed in the Kereru room, on ground floor, but still with ecxellent view of Akaroa harbour. Hosts very accommodating of us arriving early and checking out later, as we wanted... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great place to relax and enjoy Akaroa. Settled in for wine and cheese on the veranda overlooking the harbour. Great views and location perfectly placed so you can walk to shops and restaurants in both directions. Room was very comfortable with all the amenities you need. Fantastic breakfast and excellent hosts.

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Highly recommended! Cosy, comfortable B&B. Great location. Friendly owners. Delicious breakfast.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were two colleagues enjoying school holiday break and the touch of luxury with down to earth humour, friendliness and genuine helpfulness soon had us relaxed, laughing and forgetting work. Sharon and Ian arranged a birthday celebration dinner at one of the fine restaurants before our arrival and made sure we saw all other attractions during our stay. Adjusting breakfast... More 

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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This was our second stay at Garthowen. A year of so ago, we'd dropped in on the spur of the moment and stayed in one of the side rooms (Kea I think) and had a lovely stay. This time, we chose Garthowen to celebrate a very special anniversary and were again delighted. We stayed in the Kereru room (at the... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
55 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This was amongst the most expensive of our stays in NZ and I thought it was a bit over-priced. It is a delightful spot overlooking the bay with wonderful surrounding views. We opted for one of the more expensive rooms and didn't regret it. It was spacious, sunny, very comfortable. You did have to be careful not to run around... More 

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Address: 7 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Number of rooms: 21

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