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Akaroa House

13 Aylmers Valley Road | PO Box 205, Akaroa, New Zealand
Akaroa House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here recently for a friends birthday weekend in beautiful Akaroa. The house is perfectly positioned for a quick walk into and back from the picturesque village. In our case perfectly accessible for our day at the Akaroa Cooking School. The house retains it charming villa character despite its significant modernisations. Built In 1882 but totally renovated in 2004, it... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

I was nervous when I read the "almost perfect"!! A hot tub would be a fab addition. An option is the French Tub in the main en-suite - with the french doors open to the garden?!. thanks so much for the review - and lovely that you could all get together. Kind Regards Alison : ) More 

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We held our small wedding here and it was exactly what we wanted. The house was perfect accommodation for our bridal party and parents, and the view from the lawn where we held the ceremony was fantastic. Alison was a marvelous host and was incredibly helpful during planning. Highly recommended and we hope to be back!

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Thank you Ingrid - I am so pleased that Akaroa House worked well for your intimate wedding weekend. The heritage features and lovely garden are a great backdrop for a special occasion. Congratulations and pleased the apartment was available for you to book too : ) thank you for staying - Kind Regards A : ) More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We agreed 6 months ago it was so nice with such excellent owners who attend to every little detail that we should return so we have. The only change from our first visit is that it reinforces our strong appreciation of the place. Had the pleasure of meeting Alison which was nice to meet in person this very caring lady.... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Oops thought I'd replied to this review : ) Lovely to meet you and the team this time and thank you so much for the compliment of booking to stay at Akaroa House a second time. The house is just perfect for special friend reunions - like yours - so important to take the time to enjoy friendships. We appreciate... More 

Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

4 day weekend here with friends - perfect house - beautifully renovated - lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Fabulous open plan, well equipped living areas, which open out to the huge veranda's and outdoor entertainment areas. Morning sun on the veranda simply gorgeous for the start of the day. Great BBQ for evening meals made easy. No driving - relax and... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Hello Joy - thank you so much for your review, and what a fun weekend you were all having - such a neat idea to all get together to celebrate a milestone birthday :) the house is perfect for small special gatherings and Akaroa is such a beautiful spot - and you had such gorgeous summer weather :) Kind Regards... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My friends and I selected Akaroa House on FEB 2015. We traveled New Zealand from China. Elison has been very kind and provided excellent services. We really enjoyed our stay over there. Every room and every detail just perfect. It is very comfortable for 8 of us. The house is beautiful and I think the stay in Akaroa House was... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

I am so pleased Akaroa House worked well for your group, and it would have been a special finale to your NZ trip. Kind Regards Alison :) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We decided to have our wedding at Akaroa House in Jan 2014. It was a beautiful setting, and the perfect size for our families to stay in, with the ceremony out in the garden. We were superbly taken care of, with everything looking sparkly and shiny. It made our special day perfect, and we would not hesitate to recommend this... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We do our very best to make sure stays are special - and of course weddings deserve to be extra special. We like to check that all is OK and it happened that we were in Akaroa to welcome you and your family in person. Having raked the Norfolk pine needles ready for the... More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We get together with very close friends every six months. Our last Sept 2014 we selected Akaroa House after excellent communication with the owners. Well what a house, every room and every detail just excellent, topped off with a well stocked gift basket for the 9 of us to share. What impressed us the most is the attention to detail.... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

OOps - don't know how time has flown to respond to these reviews. Thanks so much and such a compliment to us that I believe you are coming back to Akaroa House next month. That is such a great idea getting together with friends, and Akaroa House is very special for reunions :) Happy summertime. More 

Methven, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed here for our annual "girls weekend away" and found everything to be just perfect. We had plenty of room, and being 7 women together - plenty of bathrooms for all. I loved having the fire, sky tv to watch international rugby, and such a beautiful setting to sit and relax. The house is beautifully appointed, with everything we... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Thanks for that (Sorry - albeit very belated!) We were away in September and then crazy times since!! The house is great for Girl's weekends - plenty of space and the claw foot bath is such a treat. Lovely views from the windows whilst you wallow! and the fire is great for that special winter warmth - along with the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We are a group of ladies who take an annual girls trip somewhere in the South Island. This is the 3rd time we have been to Akaroa over 20 years of doing this and this time was a highlight! Akaroa House is beautifully appointed and every detail has been well thought out. Our hostess went out of her way to... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Thank you Deb - I was rather nervous with you all coming from a luxury lodge background - it was lovely that you get together - your review is very special. The house is gorgeous and I'm thrilled others enjoy it too for special times :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tis is such a grt house for any group or family;Its awesome views & garden is is an extra pleasure ..Allisons attention to every detail was evident. We all loved & appreciated the homely warm & spotless presentation of Akaroa House..Thankyou Allison we will be back..

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and so pleased you all had a great time - can't believe I've overlooked responding for so long - apologies :) More 

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