We had booked for 2 nights and having read previous reviews we had high expectations of L’Abri but these were definitely exceeded. Jane has created the perfect B & B – our room was beautifully presented with fresh flowers, chocolates and homemade walnut cookies. The view of Takamatua Bay from our private deck with comfortable arm chairs was just stunning and we loved watching the hens and their chicks wandering by. We also enjoyed having the use of the comfortable, tastefully decorated lounge and kitchen. Breakfasts were wonderful with fresh eggs from the hens, homegrown fruits and homemade jams. It was only a few minutes’ easy drive into Akaroa and Jane recommended a couple of good restaurants (Vangionis and The Little Bistro) which we thoroughly enjoyed. We toured New Zealand for about 4 weeks and stayed in some fantastic places but L’Abri will always have a very special place in our hearts. If you are thinking of visiting Akaroa I can't recommend it highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wake up to expansive water views of beautiful Takamatua Bay, tranquil rolling hills, nature surrounds and charming gardens dotted with nut and fruit trees. Enjoy Jane's special welcome and hospitality and the pleasure of her delicious gourmet breakfast made from fresh produce mostly from L'Abri's own garden! Enjoy the modcons of the light-filled home and your beautifully appointed room and bathroom, or relax in the picturesque ambiance of the deck and let your cares drift away... ... more less