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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We selected Acheron Cottages because of location; it seemed the perfect base for exploring a previously overlooked section of the Southern Scenic Route. And perfect it was - our cottage was spotless, spacious and warm. We loved being able to spread out, and we really appreciated the well equipped kitchen, perfectly set up for self-catering. Zeb and Janice were friendly...

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Janice R, Manager at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review folks. We hope you can get back to see us again one day. All the best Janice and Zeb

Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewed May 29, 2013

My husband and I booked at Acheron Cottages for three nights. The middle night was taken up with a Fiordland Expeditions overnight cruise of Doubtful Sound. Zeb and Janice let us keep our room for that night for a minimal charge, and even drove us to the wharf to catch the boat. The cottage is superbly designed and well engineered,...

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

We are really happy you enjoyed your time here and hope you get the chance to come back sometime.

Reviewed May 24, 2013

we spent 3 weeks in new zealand and i have to say that acheron cottages was one of our best accommodations we had. you have everything you need, friendly hosts, everything is clean... we really loved it there!!!

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review folks. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you may get back sometime. All the best Janice and Zeb

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed in Awe Burn Cottage in January this year. We only had two nights here, but a couple more would have been better. I fantastic location for Lake Manapouri and indeed the whole of Fiordland. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you need. The two bedrooms are great - we used one for our luggage! Sitting out on...

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that someday you may make it back. All the best Janice and Zeb

Reviewed March 19, 2013

Three of us had travelled to NZ for a wedding and decided to do a mad dash round the South Island to explore the glorious countryside while we had the opportunity. This included a trip to Milford Sound and so we were looking for a short stay in or around Te Anau. We wanted good value, a good nights sleep,...

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. We are pleased you were able to wind down here and hopefully you will get back sometime and spend a little more time with us.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Three of us stayed here before and again after doing the Milford Track. Zeb could not have been more helpful-drove us to TeAnau so we could catch the bus for the Milford Tramp and picked us up again after. He kept our rental car in his shed while we were away. He even gave us some of his special insect...

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you can maybe make it back someday. All the best Zeb and Janice

Reviewed March 15, 2013

A beautiful 2 bedroom cottage with an open plan lounge kitchen diner, what a view from the picture windows in the lounge and main bedroom. A very warm welcome followed by a light touch hosting meant this was a perfect rest and recuperation stop after a month of fast paced touring of NZ. A lovely quiet retreat. Only thing to...

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Folks, So pleased you were able to wind down here. Hopefully we may see you again. All the best Zeb and Janice

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We booked online a couple of days beforehand and got our vouchers and directions straight away. All very straightforward and efficient. When we called to ask how to get from the airfield, the owners offered to come and collect us. Zeb was really welcoming, and even tried to lend us a car to go out for dinner as we had...

1Thank NZJ20
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Cheers Guys pleased you had a good stay. Hope you get back down sometime

Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Fantastic place to stay. The Cottage had everything we required and was very clean. We slept really well, I think the bed might be better than our own! It was lovely and peaceful with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will be back. Thank you so much.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed January 15, 2013

My wife and I along with our daughter have just spent 2 nights at Acheron cottages. The cottage was very comfortable and clean ... could not ask for more. Zeb and Janice were terrific hosts and made us feel very welcome. We left a phone charger behind and I emailed asking if it could be mailed back to us ......

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks Peter the charger was no problem, Pleased you had a good stay and hopefully you give the bikes a good run next time you get down, Cheers Zeb and Janice

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottages are both fully self-contained, serviced and sit right on the edge of Fiordland National Park. We are only a 2 minute drive away from the picturesque township of Manapouri which sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Manapouri. Manapouri is complete with a store, Post Office, two cafes, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acheron Cottages

Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range: $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“choose the rooms at the front with the King size bed, You can view the mountains and the farm. The other bedroom has two singled beds.”
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