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Akaroa House

Certificate of Excellence
13 Aylmers Valley Road | PO Box 205, Akaroa, New Zealand
Akaroa House
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Rating summary
  • 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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New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Timaru, New Zealand
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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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 

2 reviews
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 

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Celebrated a family occasion here in August and had the most fantastic time- the house is absolutely gorgeous and very well decorated. Everything we needed was in the house so it felt very comfortable and welcoming. Even the little things that had been pre-organised eg. setting the fire, made such a difference. House is in a great location, with a... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

Hello Beth - that was such a lovely idea meeting up with your family as a holiday break for all :) The heat pumps are great to boost the temperature - but there's something special about the real flames of the log-burner for winter warmth. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We booked Akaroa House to meet up with our daughter at a halfway spot between Nelson and her home in Dunedin. Being close to CHCH also gave us the opp to invite some old and new friends along to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a great weekend and... More 

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AkaroaHouse, Owner at Akaroa House, responded to this review

So pleased the house worked well for your family reunion and Akaroa certainly a handy spot - about half-way. Thanks for staying. Alison :) More 

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