Sorry Jane for the late review. It has definitely been a long time coming.
Our stay at L'Abri didn't start off in a great way, due to us putting our faith in the Navman which took us the (very) long way around through Little Akaloa, up long, steep, winding, sheer cliff face roads. Scary stuff!
Once we arrived at L'Abri however, our nerves were instantly calmed, and we felt extremely relaxed. Jane is so lovely and welcoming. First thing Jane did was show us to our room and then offer us a glass of red to calm the nerves, which we gladly accepted.
The room is stunning. Both rooms are stunning. Very clean, spacious, and with the most amazing views of the bay! It was almost like being in paradise. After we'd settled in and unpacked a few things, we decided to wonder on out and explore the surrounds of the property. The house itself is beautiful, and is designed to take in the amazing views of the bay. The lounge/kitchen has uninterrupted views from the floor to ceiling glass sliding doors! Why would you want to leave? Unfortunately, we were a little hungry so we thought we'd go and explore the town and get something to eat. Jane gave us some great suggestions, however due to the time of the year, a lot of places were closed. No biggie.
Anyway, after we'd arrived back, a nice relaxing bath with a glass of red hit the spot, and then off to sleep in the most comfortable bed!
We woke up to a delicious breakfast (see photos). Everything was local or from the property. Free range eggs from the chooks, herbs from the garden, fruit, pastries, toast, etc. What a way to start the day and filling enough to not need to have lunch... or perhaps just a light one, but I digress.
We stayed at L'Abri for 2 nights, which was not long enough. We can't wait to return and next time stay for longer. Thanks Jane for making our stay so special and relaxing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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... ... more less
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