The 1st thing you see is this lovely restored building with lots of roses and a welcoming host who has your name written on the board outside.
Sharon is the perfect hostess. She and her husband Ian run this place with so much perfection its amazing.
My room had a lovely view of the harbour and had a little sit out which overlooked the garden and the harbour. U can't get enough of the room. Its luxurious, comfortable and the attention to detail was amazing. From the chocs on the pillow to the wine in a decanter to the amazing bedcover to the pot pourri to the makeup remover towelletes/ panadol/ liquid detergent sachets/ to the flowers in the room, garthowen is a delight. The breakfast is fantastic. Wish I could have stayed another night.
From a location perspective u open the gate and u are on the beach. A little walk on either side of the road gets u to all the cafes/galleries. Very good location and well appointed rooms gracious host in Sharon. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. You would be missing something special if u dint stay here.
- 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