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7 Takamatua Bay Road | RD1, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 27 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Just the most stunning, delightfull place to stay. Fantastic views, warm, sunny and all very clean. The best breakfast ever with fresh home growen fruit and eggs. Plus lots of extras. We enjoyed every moment of our stay and hope to get back soon.

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a beautiful place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our night in Jane's little cottage at L'abri. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay, plus a few unexpected luxuries. We looked out across to the lake over Jane's wonderful veggie patch. We were allowed to pick out some items which we made into a delicious meal, complimented by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Beautiful B&B. Room was gorgeous with a stunning view of Takamatua Bay, plenty of space and a comfy couch. French breakfast menu with fresh croissants, choice of cooked dishes with eggs from Jane's hens as well as fruits from her trees and muesli. The setting is lovely and a short drive from the main street in Akaroa.

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Bucks, UK
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed here for just one night in February and were not at all disappointed with our choice. When we arrived we were greeted by Jane who made sure that we had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay. The room was comfortable, clean and had many thoughtful touches laid out in it. Doors led straight out onto the... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed the night here after one half of us completed Le Race, cycling from Christchurch to Akaroa. L'abri proved to be the perfect place for recovery. Lovely restful location away from the hustle and bustle of Akaroa, stunning outlook over the bay, immaculately presented rooms, and a comfortable bed with beautiful linen. Jane, the friendly owner, exudes passion for... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stayed one night here, and it is a really lovely place. The view from the bedroom is insanely beautiful. After dark, we laid out on the grass outside the room and looked at the stars. It's very dark in this area, so they were very bright. The breakfast the next morning was seriously delicious. The owner could be a... More

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Miami Beach, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We’ve driven about 1.5 hours to the Banks Peninsula from Christchurch and have arrived at the L’abri B&B, located on Takamatua Bay just a short drive out of Akaroa. In our room’s welcome binder I read that Takamatua in Maori means “rest at the end of a long journey”. We both hope this location will be restful. And it turns... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We arrived in L'Abri the day before the worst storm in a century started to attack the Banks Peninsula. Jane made us very welcome and her house would have been paradise in the best of circumstances. The room was excellent, the food was delicious, fresh and often home-grown or home-made and all the little touches made it feel very relaxing... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

I had to leave our earthquake damaged house while repairs were undertaken. I stayed at L'Abri for four nights. The rooms were clean,the breakfast superb, the hostess friendly and helpful about the places to visit in the area. Being a typical male and food lover, the free range eggs for breakfast, home prepared jams and fruit are a real treat.... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This was a stunning place to stay. It sits up above Akaroa Harbour giving a great views from the two guest rooms. These rooms are separated from each other by the large living room and kitchen in which the owner, Jane, prepares terrific breakfasts. The rooms are superbly comfortable and we enjoyed delightful sleep! The gardens surrounding the house, looked... More

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Address: 7 Takamatua Bay Road | RD1, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa

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Wake up to expansive water views of beautiful Takamatua Bay, tranquil rolling hills, nature surrounds and charming gardens dotted with nut and fruit trees. Enjoy Jane's special welcome and hospitality and the pleasure of her delicious gourmet breakfast made from fresh produce mostly from L'Abri's own garden! Enjoy the modcons of the light-filled home and your beautifully appointed room and bathroom, or relax in the picturesque ambiance of the deck and let your cares drift away... ... more   less 
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