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“Great value for a family”
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Acheron Cottages
Ranked #2 of 5 Manapouri B&B and Inns
Hollis, New Hampshire
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“Great value for a family”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

The two of us shared one of the two bedroom cottages for three nights. While there is nothing fancy about the cottage, it is new, comfortable, very clean and has everything you need. Having the laundry included was appreciated also. Not knowing the area we were concerned that we needed to be in Te Anua to experience the Milford Sound. That is not the case at all. Manipori is conveniently located and has it's own beautiful lake. The views form the cottage are beautiful and include herds of deer across the driveway.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

The cottage is new, very clean and comfortable.The view is amazing and the hosts are great. Recommend as great value for the money and comfortable, pleasant stay in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

The cottages are very well equipped and the view from the deck is amazing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

We had a fantastic two night stay. One of the best places we stayed in NZ. To say that this cottage is clean, is an understatement, it is spotless. Zeb and Janice have done an absolute fantastic job.

Everyone comments on how great the beds are - they are very comfortable and you will not be disappointed staying at this property.

The property may look a little bit "outdated" on photos - please do not let that influence your decision. The kichen and bathroom are very modern and we can highly recommend this property.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

We stayed here in November 2011. Located in Manapouri with great mountain views (you cannot see the lake from the cottages, but just a short drive away). Ideal for Doubtful Sound trips, and close enough to Te Anau for meals, etc. The cottages are superb ... Zeb and Janice did a wonderful job on these self-catering units, which are very well designed and constructed. As mentioned in other reviews, not only full kitchen, but washer/dryer, easily accessible, bed warmers ... all that you need. Zeb and Janice have great recommendations on things to do and restaurants in Te Anau, and know the local trip providers. Could not have asked for more.

Room Tip: Either of the cottages is great ... no real noise from the near-by highway.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed December 2, 2011

Stayed here with the wife and 3 year old child during a 10 day tour of the southern tip of the South Island. The rooms are new, clean, modern and child-friendly. Although next to the road it is exceptionally quiet in this part of New Zealand. The location is awesome, especially if you have trips planned in the Doubtful Sound or Milford Sound. The hosts were super nice. They also helped with our booking and saved us some money on that too! The view from the room is quintessential New Zealand: Red Deer and majestic mountains. Free laundry and internet access were much appreciated. Our visit to the South Island was made all the more memorable from our stay at the Acheron Cottages. Thank you Zeb and Janice.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 8, 2011

We just returned from a 2 week tour of the South Island - our stay at Acheron Cottages was great!!! Clean, bright and well layed out self catering cottages. Including gas BBQ grill and washer and dryer! Janice and Zeb were great hosts - very helpful and hospitable. We would have loved to stay longer!!! Top notch for those who enjoy self catering cottages.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Acheron Cottages
Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Manapouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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 

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