We stayed at Garthowen due to our previously booked accommodation suffering from earthquake damage. It was quite expensive compared with the other 5 star accommodation we stayed in.
However, Sharon was a lovely, warm and welcoming host and the location couldn't have been better - sea front, close to restaurants, shops etc.
We had booked the Kaka room but were given the Kerula on the ground floor - a lovely room, but didn't afford the same views or privacy due to being so close to the footpath/road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Garthowen Akaroa B&B accommodation is located immediately opposite the main beach. This luxury accommodation is in the perfect location to enjoy all the charm of this idyllic seaside village. Only a few minutes walk from our B&B to all the Akaroa cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and galleries. Qualmark Gold Enviro & Qualmark 5 star rated. ... more less