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155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Kokopu Estate
Ranked #2 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Kokopu Cottage - there were two couples and two kids. Great little cottage for a family as there is plenty of grass and a little stream. It is about a 30 min walk into Akaroa but a nice walk and only a 5 min drive. The cottage is very comfortable - only down side is that... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here two nights in gatekeepers cottage in November. We were immediately struck by the flowers and well kept gardens, especially around the little courtyard outside the door. Keepers cottage was well furnished , clean with good Wi-Fi but no TV......no great loss in NZ ! The cottage is next to the main house on a small lifestyle estate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great holiday experience!! The gatekeepers cottage is a magical, peaceful apartment attached to the main house and surrounded by picturesque gardens . Set up in the hills it felt so secluded and private yet it was only a short drive down the road to Akaroa township. The hosts, Mark and Wendy were very welcoming and were able to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had two very restful nights at Kokopu Estate staying in their Gatekeeper's Cottage. Room furnishings were country French, charming and very comfortable, including the bed. Other than making coffee and tea, which seemed particularly flavourful (perhaps due to Kokopu's own spring water), had no expectations of preparing meals but could have done something basic with the kitchen appliances provided. Enjoyed... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A lovely place to stay when visiting beautiful Akaroa. The self-contained unit sits in beautiful countryside but is only a short drive into town (a bit far to walk easily). It’s a quiet and peaceful place to stay and a good base from which to explore the area. The kitchen area is small but functional. The only real downside for... More 

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hopefultraveller54, Owner at Kokopu Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are surprised by your comments about the bed, as we have many guests who tell us how comfortable it is. It is a very expensive mattress and not supposed to roll together so I am disappointed to read that you found it too soft. Other than that, you seemed to have enjoyed your stay... More 

Midhurst, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Kokopu Estate is much more than just a B&B as we felt as though we were staying with friends. As an Anglo-New Zealand couple living in the UK, staying with Wendy and Mark absolulely hit the spot with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have now been to Kokopu Estate twice, which tells you something about it!! Great place to get away and recharge the batteries. Would also recommend Vangionis Trattoria and Bar for a bite =to eat and a drink!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The whole estate is stunning,  just a few minutes away from the centre of town. The room was comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was delicious (we wish we could have tried  all the options!). Mark and Wendy are friendly and helpful hosts with loads of local knowledge they are happy to share. A great place to stay,  fully recommended!

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We can highly recommend Kokopu Estate for a great get away destination. We got married in October 2014 in the grounds of the Kokopu Cottage and it was wonderful. Fantastic photos in amazing settings. Thanks Mark & Wendy for making our wedding special. Sue & Wayne

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was the most awesome place to stay! Wendy and Mark were so hospitable, we got stuck in Akaroa because of the weather and they were so awesome. I loved the gatekeepers cottage, peaceful, beautiful setting, a romantic getaway but so close to town. Everything you needed was there. Would love to go again!

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Address: 155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3

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