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Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Boutique Collection

4.5 of 5 6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Banks Penninsula, Akaroa, New Zealand (Formerly Loch-Hill Country Cottages)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay to Akaroa Cottages got off to a bad start and never really recovered. After a beautiful drive to Akaroa from Christchurch, we got lost trying to find the property. It turns out that the sign “Akaroa Cottages” is only 4 inches tall and the main road sign stated “Country Cottages” which I thought was another property. After doubling... More 

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

Dear qasstudio3, Sorry to hear you did not have the experience we offer. The problem with those country cottage signs is we do not own them and although we have looked into having the signage changed from the previous name 10 years ago the council will not just like they will not give us a footpath either. We only offer... More 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of accommodation and furnishings is excellent / very comfortable and commendable. Sadly it is let down by inconsistencies; lack of attention to detail; and one extremely annoying and unnecessary management policy (1). 1) WORST FEATUR : INTERNET POLICY: Offers 30 minutes / 500MB of free internet " ONCE A WEEK ! " After that demand for $35 for... More 

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

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review Akaroa Cottages, While i agree with some of your views and have just used them as feedback to the owners of the property i do wish it was better. As managers we do our best to have everything perfect, but at present are let down by the investors of this... More 

Devon
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48 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed in Rowan, a well appointed unit with all you need to cater for yourself. The views were fantastic, certainly sleep with the curtains open. Very private and out of the tourist area. Had to be one of the best places we stayed in.

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

Thank you Digory for taking the time to write a positive review about our property. Rowan does have a fantastic view overlooking the harbour and not that i have stayed in there expect very nice to to wake up to. Thanks again and it is refreshing to hear you had a great stay. Take care Megan More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Laneside, a studio cottage for one night towards the end of a wonderful 3 week holiday in NZ. Ryan was a very friendly host, providing us with local recommendations and even a map. Great location, just 15 mins walk to the town, beautiful cottages. We'd definitely stay here again, and would thoroughly recommend a stay.

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

Thank you Hannah for taking the time to review our property. Rick has just joined the team so it is great to hear some positive feedback from guests that have been served by him. It is also nice to hear that you had the experience we are trying to give everyone that comes and stays with us. Take care and... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most expensive accommodation we stayed in during our month-long trip to NZ and the least value. Some cottages were in pleasant open locations but ours was in thick woodland with a limited view of the bay due to overgrown trees. There was with no lighting at night on the steep steps leading up to it as the... More 

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

Thank you Wellyman for taking the time to thoroughly review the property that i manage. As we are set on 12acres of native bush and when the property was built phone cables and power cables were not laid at this time and for 90% of people this does not seem to be a problem as they have cell coverage (Spark... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This place has a charming location, good mattress and nice bedding, large bathroom with jacuzzi tub, very quiet, roomy, in a lovely little town. I would highly recommend it. The town itself is very cute, arranged along the shore of a bay.

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

She who travels thanks for your review on the property, It's great to hear you had a great experience while staying with us. Should you want to email us about the service and ways we can improve please feel feel to contact us, as this and area we like to get top makes aswell. Take care and hope to see... More 

Tauranga
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely accommodation, amazing bed and pillows. Close to town but secluded. Only downside was the steep gravel driveways! Beware tourists with not much gravel experience. Great views, cooking facilities, and nice bathroom/spa bath.

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

Hello Bruce and Kelly. Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We value all comments and appreciate the views of our clients. The driveway has been an issue for some time now and an area i have pushed with the owners to fix. We have submitted a plan to them for the coming year as it is... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here between 21-22/8/2014 for leisure. It was tucked away from the road, and was a pleasant surprise as we would not have guessed there was a hotel there just driving past. There were a number of cottages scattered around the property, but each cottage felt private and intimate. We stayed at a sea view studio... More 

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

Hello Psychodana, Thank you for taking the time to review Akaroa Cottages, We agree with you we are a hidden gem that can not be seen from the road. We find most people whom have just discovered us for the first time are pleasantly surprised. We have looked into the sound proofing and you would not think it is double... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed in a Sea View cottage for 3 nights. The cottage was beautifully nestled on a hillside overlooking Akaroa. The view is amazing and the cottages are separate and private. Inside the cottage was clean, cosy and relatively spacious. There was a great selection of Sky channels and a DVDs player. Lovely balcony to enjoy the view and beautiful... More 

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

Thank you Kevin and Terri for submitting you review of our property Akaroa Cottages. As our season gets busier the laundry area becomes high demand, we are looking at getting another washing machine for housekeeping use, but generally the laundry area is free before 930 am and after 4 pm and as it is a communal area sometimes just putting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a lovely private cottage with sea views and a wood fire. Our cottage was at the back of the property wish was good. Comfortable place to stay, wish we could have stayed longer! Just out of town which was nice - approx 3 minute drive, no walking track to town. Lots of birdlife, deck with views, cooking facilities... More 

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

Thank you Fields227 for taking the time to submit you review of our property, It is always great to hear guests views on the property that we manage. Unfortunately with regards to the walking track this is out of our control, as the land between us and the Childrens bay beach is not ours and the Christchurch City council will... 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*
Number of rooms: 10
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