Book early for Akaroa then you aren't left with this option.
It looks quaint on the photo but in essence is a single skin breeze block building with both internal and external walls painted. Can't imagine what the condensation must be like in winter. The decor is unique! A relic from the 1970's and not a pretty or functioning one. I asked my wife to turn the TV on being convinced it would be one channel in black and white, that was the newest item in the place.
This is the second worse place I have visited in New Zealand in 10 years (Whanganui gets top spot) and is an embarrassment to the NZ tourist industry that these places exit on the main tourist routes.
The owner needs to do more than a lick of paint, and gut the rooms, refreshing all quarters, from the creeky old very soft bed with the suspiciously stained quilt! To the 1970's bathroom and kitchenette.
Seriously, for the money, BOOK EARLY, OR I would give back packers a look in the centre, they looked cleaner and obviously cheaper then you would have more money to spend on the excellent food and drink that is available in the town. The town and it's environs are gorgeous.
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