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Acheron Cottages
Ranked #1 of 5 Manapouri B&B and Inns
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“perfect place to stay”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

we spent 3 weeks in new zealand and i have to say that acheron cottages was one of our best accommodations we had. you have everything you need, friendly hosts, everything is clean... we really loved it there!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 26 May 2013
Thank you for the review folks. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you may get back sometime.

All the best Janice and Zeb
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

We stayed in Awe Burn Cottage in January this year. We only had two nights here, but a couple more would have been better. I fantastic location for Lake Manapouri and indeed the whole of Fiordland. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you need. The two bedrooms are great - we used one for our luggage! Sitting out on the veranda in the evenings with a glass of wine and watching the mountains change colour as the sun sets is.... well just wonderful. Zeb and Janice are there in the house close by should you need them, if not, you are left in peace and even though it's a cottage, the towels are refreshed and rubbish removed daily. Super service! Washing machine, pegs and line provided too - ideal to catch up with washing when you are on the road. Many thanks, will highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 11 May 2013
Hi Folks, Thank you for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that someday you may make it back.

All the best Janice and Zeb
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

Three of us had travelled to NZ for a wedding and decided to do a mad dash round the South Island to explore the glorious countryside while we had the opportunity. This included a trip to Milford Sound and so we were looking for a short stay in or around Te Anau. We wanted good value, a good nights sleep, a laundry, a view and no hassle; we got this and much more. The cottage was delightful with a spectacular view of the mountains; modern, clean, comfortable, quiet and everything you needed for a stay both long or short like ours. The surroundings were immaculately kept and even the washing line had been thoughtfully designed! We would have liked to stay longer but time pressed us on. I would definitely stay in the cottages again if I return.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 20 March 2013
Thanks for the great review. We are pleased you were able to wind down here and hopefully you will get back sometime and spend a little more time with us.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Three of us stayed here before and again after doing the Milford Track. Zeb could not have been more helpful-drove us to TeAnau so we could catch the bus for the Milford Tramp and picked us up again after. He kept our rental car in his shed while we were away. He even gave us some of his special insect repellant-which did work!

The cottage was perfect. Very clean and very well equipped. The washer and dryer were very much appreciated. The kitchen was well equipped. The views were lovely-a field of grazing deer out front with mountains in the background-very peaceful.

If you are looking for a self cater in a lovely rural setting this is the place to stay!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Hi thanks for the review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope you can maybe make it back someday.

All the best Zeb and Janice
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

A beautiful 2 bedroom cottage with an open plan lounge kitchen diner, what a view from the picture windows in the lounge and main bedroom. A very warm welcome followed by a light touch hosting meant this was a perfect rest and recuperation stop after a month of fast paced touring of NZ. A lovely quiet retreat. Only thing to note, there is no oven but a full hob and barby. Local shopping is limited so bring what you need. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the wifi is free but limited to 50mb but you can buy more.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 16 March 2013
Thanks Folks, So pleased you were able to wind down here. Hopefully we may see you again.

All the best

Zeb and Janice
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

We booked online a couple of days beforehand and got our vouchers and directions straight away. All very straightforward and efficient. When we called to ask how to get from the airfield, the owners offered to come and collect us. Zeb was really welcoming, and even tried to lend us a car to go out for dinner as we had children. We opted to walk to the pub across the fields and it was only 10 mins away, and made for a very pleasant evening out. The cottages are both very clean and well presented, and felt brand new. Good fluffy white towels "wet room" shower, real coffee provided with a plunger all very nice touches. The only thing it lacked was dimmable lighting in the lounge (it felt very harsh so we put the kitchen light on and the main room off) and bedside lights (there was only 1!). I also found the pillows too thick so ended up sleeping without, but maybe I'm turning into one of those people who needs to take their own pillow everywhere!! Watched a great sunset over the mountains from the deck, and were picked up by Doubtful Sound cruises next morning. Altogether very easy and successful trip!

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review, 6 February 2013
Cheers Guys pleased you had a good stay. Hope you get back down sometime
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

Fantastic place to stay. The Cottage had everything we required and was very clean. We slept really well, I think the bed might be better than our own! It was lovely and peaceful with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will be back. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Acheron Cottages
Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Manapouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cottages are both fully self-contained, serviced and sit right on the edge of Fiordland National Park. We are only a 2 minute drive away from the picturesque township of Manapouri which sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Manapouri. Manapouri is complete with a store, Post Office, two cafes, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes. ... more   less 

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