My partner and I have just left Coombe Farm after a month of staying in b and b's throughout NZ. This is quite simply a cut above the rest. We stayed in the King bedroom. This is how it is.
- Best breakfast we had of all the b and b's by a country mile. Cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt, Eggs of your choice, Bacon, toast, juices. 3 course meal. If you are watching your weight, it might be in your interest to avoid this mecca of culinary wonderment.
- Brilliant location. 5 Minute drive to Akaroa town centre. Set on a 1500 acre farm. Beautiful, picturesque location. The house itself is done up beautifully. Lovely mix of luxury and traditional. Heated mirrors in the bathrooms- nice touch.
- Rooms- luxurious, comfy.
Hosts- I really enjoyed Kathryn and Hugh. Hugh is a humble guy,handy man. Kathryn is a great host, friendly, honest, easy-going. We even enjoyed the company of Stuart, Kathryn's brother who was travelling around himself- nice chap.
This place, as I advised Kathryn, is grossly under-priced. Prices of 145 and 165 do not correspond to the quality of this place and the service afforded.
Cannot rate it higher. We stayed 3 nights, then left for another b and b and within minutes of viewing this more expensive accommodation, we returned with great alacrity to Coombe. Different level, standard, experience.
If we return to NZ, which is doubtful, I would stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable farmhouse accommodation. ... more less