That’s how we felt when we stepped into Room with a View! This Akaroa trip was a gift for my husband’s birthday. The birthday boy has never been fond of big hotels. So, this B&B looked perfect in the trip advisor page. Rosemary’s warmth made us feel welcomed and as we finished our tea at the veranda while gazing at the picturesque harbour over the little garden (with a lemon hedge), we concluded this was the right choice for us.
The following day we were pleasantly surprised with the nice array of breakfast food which we had with the other couple from Ireland. I was very happy to have freshly baked croissant. My husband loved the peaches from Rosemary’s garden.
Apart from all these lovely experiences, Rosemary will be a big reason for us to go back there. She is charming and has a varied interest, which made us having an extended chat after the breakfast. But above all, she is amazingly hospitable. She dropped us off at the pick-up point (for our return trip), which otherwise would mean walking with our luggage. More importantly, she was the kindest host to return my favourite neck pillow which I left at her place, by HERSELF. We offered postage fee, but Rosemary just being herself decided to drop by at our place while she was in town!!