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Oinako Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 24 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 6, 2010

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.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2010

Had a fabulous stay - the period and style of the house were very to my taste - rooms & decor very much in keeping, but with all the modern amenities! Lovely comfortable bed.
Even though the weather outside was very cold, the house was warm & toasty.
Owners Greg & Teresa were most hospitable - thoroughly enjoyed their company.
Concluded my stay with a very yummy eggs benedict to set me on my way.
Would highy recommend to all who venture out to this gorgeous wee village of Akaroa.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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4  Thank CityBlonde
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

I don't normally do this sort of thing, so I'll be brief. But the point is my stay was so idillic that I felt it was essential to give it the thumbs up to anyone who may bother to read this.

We decided to finish our three weeks in NZ with a stay in Akaroa and I have to say it was the perfect ending to our trip.
The house itself is stunning with, superbly decorated rooms with lots of little finishing touches that really make a difference. The communal areas are again, stunning, obviously cared for and maintained by the owners. What amazed me the most was how comfortable I felt here. I believe you can judge a host on how 'at home' you feel' and for me it really felt like it was mine for the night.
The hosts themselves are very knowledgeble about the area and are willing to share what they know. They were very attentive, but at no time did we ever feel our privacy was invaded.
They informed me that they have had the B&B for nearly 7 years. I do hope they continue long into the future.
Thank you both for a really memorable stay.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank petebass21
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Reviewed May 20, 2010

This is an upmarket B&B in a restored historic home with wonderfully thoughtful hosts, Greg and Teresa. We stayed 3 nights in the Magnolia Room with garden and bay views (these would have been a bit obscured when the Magnolia tree is in leaf or bloom). The room was oversized and the bed very comfortable with small but functional bathroom. The house was well appointed and very clean with a large guest lounge and dining room. Teresa's breakfasts are delicious and the coffee hot and strong. Akaroa is very quaint and nice and quiet at night for a great rest. We were a bit disappointed there wasn't more overt French influence.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Dougxrw
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Oinako Lodge - our only regret was having to leave. Akaroa is truly beautiful and the unobtrusive and yet warm hospitality of our hosts, Greg and Teresa, ensured that Oinako Lodge is a place that we would definitely wish to visit again.

The stunning harbour views, the attention to detail of our hosts and, of course, the fantastic cooked breakfast made this B&B a memorable place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled on business
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3  Thank Clare058
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Reviewed May 15, 2010

Thank you Greg and Theresa for a wonderful night in your beautiful home. We love old houses and you have certainly brought that old house back to life. Akaroa is a charming town, and we would really like to come back and spend more time there. Thankyou for the great reccomendation for dinner at the Little Bistro, and also the tip about driving back along the scenic Summit Road. We enjoyed your own gourmet breakfast,and all the little luxurious touches you provided. We will certainly tell our friends about this jewel.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank JandJMelbourne
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

We only stayed here one night but what a beautiful way to spend it.

Oinako Lodge is just beautiful. So well kept. Each bedroom is so different and has such character. We were lucky enough to stay in the honeymoon bedroom Jade and the bathroom was amazing. The lodge is so relaxing, quiet and charming. Greg and Teresa who run the lodge were ever so friendly and obliging. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and just felt so luxurious yet friendly and relaxing. You are only a few minutes walk away from the waterfront yet you feel like you are really seeing the true side of Akaroa. There is ample parking and its very easy to find. Such a stunning little town, we loved it. Highly recommend the Akaroa Dolphins Nature Harbour Cruise in the morning!

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NatalieHayden
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Address: 99 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand (Formerly Oinako Lodge of Akaroa)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range: $208 - $236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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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