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Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection

4.5 of 5 Cottage   |   6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Banks Penninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand (Formerly Loch-Hill Country Cottages)
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Ranked #4 of 21 Specialty lodging in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot over-recommend this gem. For the price of a room, we got a fully serviced private cottage with a spacious and warm living area, full kitchen, glorious sea + bush view, spa bath, fireplace, car park, laundry facilities, and a lovely accommodating host. The mini fridge was making some odd sounds when we arrived and it was promptly replaced... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great friendly welcome / immaculate presentation of the unit / fire was going when we arrived, a chilly day but spectacular views over the harbour watching the weather change. Very private, and felt like we were miles from Christchurch - lovely time was had by all!

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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here a few years ago and it was great. A good price, good location and an amazing view. Rooms were big and had a breakout area which is great when travellng with family as we were. We used it as a base for our travels and it worked very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Ashcroft House which was beautiful! We arrived in the dark and it was cold but the house was beautiful and warm with lovely linen and bathrobes. Three bedrooms and we woke up to beautiful water views in the morning with pretty birdsongs and a beautiful garden setting. The kitchen and bathrooms were well set up and very... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We just spent 2 nights at Akaroa Cottages in the Woodside Seaview Cottage. The cottages are very nice - modern, clean and provide everything you need, including a small kitchenette. We loved the log fire and comfortable bed. They are very private, secluded and quiet except for the beautiful bird songs in the morning. Laundry facilities are available in a... More

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have just returned from our second stay at Akaroa Cottages, this time for 7 nights. On both occasions we have had excellent service, clean and comfortable accommodation. We love the view from the deck, living area and bedroom. We also love the location, very quiet, lovely grounds with pleasant birdsong all day long. Distance from town is not an... More

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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review, It was lovely to meet you both and hope to see you again. Take care till them Megan More

Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had one night at the Akaroa Cottages and would have liked to spend a bit longer here. It was a lovely wee cottage and had a fire that we lit. We did feel that the 10 min walk to get into town would have been a bit misleading as it seemed a bit further out than this, and you... More

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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, While the walk along the main road down into the village timing is different for everyone 10-20 mins to the rec ground is about normal. This walk is not for everyone and i don't recommend in the winter months as it is too dark. We hope to see you back... More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Lovely view but was under the impression the view was closer. 10 minute walk to Restaurants is very misleading. It would take 10 minutes to reach the road and then a very dangerous walk along the main road as there are no foot paths. Probably more like 30 minutes walk and quite a bit uphill. You need a car. Room... More

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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our property, The furthest restaurant away would take 30 mins the closet to us would take 10-15 min depending on how fast you walk . We are gradually upgrading equipment as needed and have looked into getting some docking stations for each room. I have talked to housekeeping as... More

Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

All reviews of Akaroa and Akaroa cottages are very positive. However our experience was disappointing. My husband and I were in Christchurch to chase up his NZ born father's history. Our daughter reccommended Akkaroa. After two days in Christchurch we headed to our pre-booked accommodation at Akaroa cottages during the torrential, flooding rains of 5 April. We were surprised that... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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37 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First, I have to say that Akaroa Cottages was a lifesaver. Our original accommodations were cancelled due to earthquake damage 2 months before our stay (which was over a holiday - December 30/31 2010). I was so worried we wouldn't be able to find an alternative place to stay, but Meg was extremely accommodating and hooked us up with the... More

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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection, responded to this review

Thank you Laura, I am so very please we were able to help you and your partner. while our Seaview cottages not set directly on the waterfront they do have views of the harbour each one is different as shown from the sunset picture that was taken from your deck it shows the water. This winter we really plan on... More

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Address: 6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Banks Penninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand (Formerly Loch-Hill Country Cottages)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection 4.5*
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Akaroa Cottages is now part of Heritage Hotels group (Heritage Hotels), and is managed also by managers Megan and Kyle Hazeldine. We have recently upgraded most of our cottages with new curtains, carpet and paint with some new furnishings. Perfectly located just 1.5 kilometres from the historic and unique French settlement of Akaroa, this idyllic boutique resort offers luxurious self-contained accommodation in a truly magnificent setting. Capturing the charm of this special location, Akaroa Cottages are crafted from timber and stone and are surrounded by tranquil native bush. These Private spacious cottages are complemented by stunning views of the beautiful Akaroa Harbour and the undulating hills of Banks Peninsula. Most of the Cottages have Double Corner Spa baths, Log burners and Views and they are all privately set. We cater for groups, couples weddings and Families. ... more   less 
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