We were only able to stay here for one night, which was a serious oversight on our part. Greg and Teresa are the consummate hosts who welcomed us warmly and made us immensely comfortable immediately. The house is meticulously restored and a masterpiece. A conversation with Greg about his restoration of the sculpted plaster ceilings revealed his love and dedication to this glorious old landmark. Our room (Jasmine) was elegant, comfortable and afforded a spectacular view of Akaroa harbour. The bath was similarly inviting with a huge comfortable tub and nice big towels. Breakfast was delicious in a charming period dining room with lovely views of the garden. Having read the one "average" review of the Oinako Lodge here on Trip Advisor, I can only conclude that this individual has a mistaken view of what Bed and Breakfast accommodations are about as well as a skewed view of a truly luxurious and impeccably operated facility. This is a five-star facility, without doubt. We will be back and will consider this a "must stay" when making recommendations to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oinako Bed and Breakfast - Iconic Akaroa Accommodation Oinako is a gorgeous historic home offering premier Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the charming township of Akaroa. Lovingly restored, Oinako features beautiful period details, superb harbour views and peaceful surroundings. Our rooms are elegantly styled with lovely outlooks and deluxe ensuites. Leisurely breakfasts are enjoyed in the original dining room overlooking the garden. Perfectly located on the edge of the harbour; the main pier, shops and restaurants are a two-minute stroll away. ... more less
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