Have just returned from a 2 night break and cannot recommend this place enough. We stayed in the delightful seaview cottage Overton. The views are spectacular, nestled amongst the tree canopy nature seranades you constantly. The cabin is more hotel chalet than motel, including linens and electric blanket, chocolates on the sumptious pillows. Milk is provided and although there is an electric heater the fireplace and handy supply of wood (more kept at back of cottage if required) make for a truly romantic stay heightened by the little touches including full hotel toiletries, fresh flowers and candle in the main room, full sky tv including sports and movies. Wireless internet is available on a pay per use basis although the first half hour is free to guests. A fully stocked mini-bar is also provided along with music centre although be warned the Port Hills make radio reception a bit hit and miss.
On a final note if you are still having a hard time trying to decide whether this should be your base to explore the area I have saved the best for last. The staff are truly amazing. The are friendly, knowledgable and go above and beyond to ensure that your stay is as perfect as you require.
So please consider stay here and Yes the driveway can sometimes get bumpy but remember that is more the fault of Mother Nature than the operators of the property. As for me well this Jamaican girl has found her winter hideout and if I can get a booking my summer one as well
- 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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