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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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...
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
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This is an immaculate property, superbly situated overlooking Takamatua bay. Our room, one of only two in the main house was comfortable, beautifully furnished and full of goodies such as Jane's home-made walnut cookies. It overlooked the lake and Jane's stunning gardens which
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I really was hoping for more given the 5.0 stars. Jane is really a sweet woman and I hate giving poor reviews but as a traveler I look to these reviews for honesty. First off, we did not stay in the main house so I cannot speak as to the quality of those rooms as they may be a
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Response from Cruiser51528976294, Owner at L'Abri
Responded Dec 26, 2018
Your wholesale travel agent is the correct portal for you to complain to if you were not happy with their choice for you. You have much of the information here incorrect. The garden cottage is and never has been a 5 star accommodation, more of a 3 star. I have it as an alternative to the harbour rooms for people wanting a nice experience but not having to pay as much. You still come up to the house for breakfast to enjoy both the full breakfast and talk with other guests and enjoy the spectacular view. The property is in the countryside, is organic and is surrounding by many gardens. The following....insects crawling everywhere, INCORRECT( must have been a bad dream you had), one spider, correct and I'm sorry. Stains all over the carpet, INCORRECT. It is a cut pile wool carpet and with walking on will flatten in different areas. With the Persian capers you can hardly see the carpet anyway. Plants growing through the walls, INCORRECT. A leaf coming through a window, correct. Very dated....well some of the furniture are French antiques. Goes with the French influence in the area. I would say there wouldn't be an operator here that could afford to change the furniture every year or so. You wouldn't have anywhere to stay! SO correct your review IS NOT.
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My wife and me had 3 wonderful days (and nights) in Jane's cosy B&B. We enjoyed the marvelous view from our room overlooking the Akaroa Harbour. We also enjoyed Jane's warm hospitality and specially her gorgeous morning breakfast. We loved the cats and the 3 hens looking thru
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we just landed in Christchurch and drove to Akaroa and L'Abri is about 3km before the town. It is rather hard to miss as it's got a beautiful and week kept garden.. we were greeted by the every friendly Jane who is a wonderful hostess.. L'Abri is a beautiful house and very well
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A lovely place, a very beautiful garden , very nice and cosy accomodation and a great host Jane! Everything we need was in the cottage present. We liked it very much in spite of the rain. Liesbeth & Ad
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Harbour View 1 - our room for the night
"Loved the private cottage but the upper rooms enjoy a water view"
"We always choose best room available but assume all rooms were of a high standard"
"The cottage in the garden is a delight."
"Both rooms in the main house have their own private deck with views over the bay."
"Both rooms have good view of the bay."
$189 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
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