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Review of Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection

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Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection
Ranked #4 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Akaroa
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great little cottage, spa bath was really roomy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Stayed in a sea view cottage and it was lovely. The staff on the desk were really pleasant.

It is a little further than the 10 minute walk out of town, but other than that, a great stay. It does actually work out well as after staying in Bruce Waterfront apartments (where the tour buses pull up outside your window), it was really quiet.

The rooms were very clean and the beds were really comfy. The spa bath is a major plus.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susannah83
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Megan H, General Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Thank you for you review, we we like where our property is at present with cruise boat season in full swing, we are in prime location to sit back and relax during the day and then put our for a quiet meal at night with all the boat people gone. There's no buses going past your room blocking your view here. I might be a fast walker but the length of time it might take the average person to walk in to the village (rec Grounds) is more like 15- 20 mins We do hope to see you back some time Take Care
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We booked the two bedroom seaview cottage for one night this past December. The cottage was wonderful, very cute, clean and well-kept. The property is conveniently close to town (less than a 5 minute drive), but far enough away to avoid any potential noise or traffic. The cottage itself feels very private - we rarely saw or heard other guests, so it felt like we had the whole property to ourselves! I will admit, the "sea view" did not meet our expectations - we did have a nice view of the bay (and enjoyed it from the patio), but be aware that its a view at a distance. We also had some trouble with the google and GPS directions, as well. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing night in Akaroa!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gordon_and_Sarah
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Shanghai, China
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We booked a two-bedroom unit, and it has a good lake view. But totally it's not good as our expectation. Staff is a llittle bit cold to us compared with other apartment we booked. Too much expensive. Poor kitchen equipment and without oven. Many huge mosquitos...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yileish
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19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

After planning our 18 day first trip of the New Zealand we decided to stay in Akaroa instead of Christchurch on our first night, after flying from our home in Perth, Western Australia to Auckland, then flying to Christchurch on the same day. Trip Advisors' advice did not disappoint and this property was lovely. Great bed and bedding, cosy, lots of bird life... all super, and the driving trip from Christchurch to Akaroa was very scenic! We would certainly stay her again in a second!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ozwandererPerth
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Caloundra, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We stayed one night at these beautiful cottages and could have stayed forever. What a magic location. The scenery is to die for and the hospitality is very accomodating. The "Weighbridge" Cottage was very clean, tidy and comfortable. Thankyou so much for a positively memorable experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Debbie W
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California
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I am sorry to say we could only stay here one night due to our travel schedule. I never wanted our stay to end. What a beautiful room, gorgeous view and fabulous location. We had a huge king-sized bed with electric mattress pads, fireplace, fresh flowers, chocolates, a whirlpool bathtub, wide screen TV with lots of channels, a dvd player, and a lovely, tranquil setting in the woods surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers and faces the ocean. It was heaven! The front desk staff was wonderful: Very knowledgeable, warm and friendly. This stay more than fulfilled our expectations. It is a great place to stay to explore the charming, lovely town of Akaroa.
One note of caution: The directions here which were taken from Google Maps were incorrect and it took us quite a while to find the right spot so that was a bit frustrating. I notified the front office staff and they put in a call to Google immediately. Akaroa Cottages might make a bigger sign out front, too, that would be more noticable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Hi Donna, Thank you for the Fabulous review , We are so please your stay with us fulfilled your expectations. Our Street signage is something we are looking at in the coming year and hopefully Google maps will put our location correct very soon. Take care and we hope to see you back in the future.
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Lafayette, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

We spent two nights at Akaroa Cottages and couldn't have been more pleased. Superb view of the bay. Surrounded by a beautiful garden complete with the singing of Bellbirds. The room itself was perfect. Can't recommend more highly.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Megan H, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
We really appreciate your fantastic feedback. Thank you very much and we are pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Take care, Terri
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Property: Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection
Address: 6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Banks Penninsula, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand (Formerly Loch-Hill Country Cottages)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akaroa Cottages is part of Heritage Hotels group (Heritage Hotels).We have recently upgraded most of our cottages with new curtains, carpet and paint with some new furnishings. Perfectly located just 1.5 kilometers from the historic and unique French settlement of Akaroa, this idyllic Heritage Collection resort offers luxurious self-contained accommodation in a truly magnificent setting. Capturing the charm of this special location, Akaroa Cottages are crafted from timber and stone and are surrounded by tranquil native bush. These Private spacious cottages are complemented by stunning views of the beautiful Akaroa Harbour and the undulating hills of Banks Peninsula. Most of the Cottages have Double Corner Spa baths, Log burners and Views and they are all privately set. We cater for groups, couples weddings and Families. ... more   less 
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