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155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Kokopu Estate
Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty lodging in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife found this place when doing her research prior to our trip to NZ and we drove here after our stay in Mt Cook. We arrived about 6.30pm and it was dark and as the owners were not around, they left the place in care of another couple. We met and he kindly left the heaters on for us... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I needed a place that provided a peaceful sanctuary for a meditation retreat I was doing, and The Gatekeepers Cottage did not disappoint. Not only were the surroundings beautiful, my hosts Wendy and Mark were fantastic, they went over and above in their hospitality and service, to provide me with everything I needed whilst giving me space and privacy to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had the pleasure of travelling to Akaroa last weekend and I had done some research on Trip Advisor as to suitable places to stay. Kokopu Estate had received some fabulous reviews so I guess it was with high expectations that we set off for Akaroa. We arrived in the dark and found it a little hard to find with... More

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Surrey, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed in the Gatekeeper's cottage which was very comfortable and beautifully decorated. It was located in a garden setting with a stone patio. Our hosts Wendy & Mark were warm and friendly and made us feel at home. The family dog even joined us for a walk up the hill to the viewpoint. Great accommodation and we would definitely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I recently stayed with Wendy and Mark at the Kokopu Estate and I found it to be simply charming! Firstly the little red cottage at the entrance to the estate is a rustic retreat not to be missed. Entering the property is like stepping back in time. The living room is cosy with comfortable chairs and sofas perfect for snuggly... More

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Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My husband and I stayed in their home for two nights in the Potager's Suite. Truthfully, this was the best place we stayed during our first three week trip to New Zealand. We usually do not choose to stay in B&B's because we enjoy our privacy, but we are so very glad we chose to do so. Wendy and Mark... More

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

For us city dwellers, staying at the red cottage is a bit of a shock. We never realized that total privacy and creature comfort could coexist in such harmony. The cottage is well equipped and the garden is both beautiful and enigmatic, revealing itself at every turn. No TV, no internet, just you and your loved one to explore the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were a little surprised at the recent negative review from Travelbug95682. My wife and I along with our two daughters in their twenties were the "prior occupants" they mention. Along with other Akaroa residents, we were also caught out by the torrential rain and fierce gales that resulted in the road closure, loss of power and phone. The local... More

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Sacramento, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like rustic, this is the place for you. We arrived after a huge storm that closed the road into Akaroa and cut the power. When we arrived we found the Kokopu Cottage we had rented was occupied by the prior occupants. They had been allowed to stay, because of the road closure. We were offered to stay in... More

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hopefultraveller54, Owner at Kokopu Estate, responded to this review

There are many things I could say but I will limit myself to suggesting that if you had told me your husband was disabled I would have told you the cottage was not suitable and suggested somewhere else. This is the response from the guests who were staying prior to this couple, who were delightful under exceptional circumstances: We were... More

Woking, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The accommodation here is very high quality. A lovely quiet estate in scenic surroundings a few minutes from the town. You can have room only, self catering or B&B. If the latter, the breakfasts are superb. The lady owner tries to get you to both have the same breakfast but as you are paying $50NZ for two breakfasts on top... More

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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
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Kokopu Estate Cottages - Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Secluded bush bath. Open fire. The Gatekeepers Cottage is a luxurious romantic retreat with en suite bathroom and private courtyard. Stunning location. Self catering or delicious cooked breakfast bought to you. The Potager Suite is a bed and breakfast room within the main house. ... more   less 
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