Akaroa House is by far the nicest place of any kind that we have ever stayed - I wish I could give it even more stars! I stayed there with my family when they were visiting NZ for my wedding in February 2013. Right from the initial contact, Alison was incredibly lovely and friendly - I felt like she was a friend by the time we actually arrived. She accommodated every one of our requests, including acquiring a cot and highchair for my sister's baby from a friend! She also left a wonderful basket of wine, chocolate, biscuits etc. for us on our arrival, which was such a nice surprise.
When we arrived, I was amazed by the house itself. It is very large, and has obviously been lovingly restored to an extremely high standard. The kitchen was beautiful and made it easy to make great meals - it had everything we could possibly need to cook for a large number of people. The many bedrooms were all wonderful - decorated beautifully, with crisply-ironed linens, and with heat/air conditioning in every room. The bathrooms were also beautifully renovated and luxurious.
The situation of the house itself is spectacular - it overlooks the harbour and has stunning views! The garden is wonderful as well, with beautiful roses all along the back porch. We really enjoyed the use of the barbecue in the lovely summer weather!
My whole family adored Akaroa House and it was the highlight of their trip to NZ. I honestly wish I could live there ;) and can't recommend it highly enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to Akaroa House. Offered as luxury holiday home accommodation. Stunning sun and views over Akaroa village and sea - then up to the hills. A beautiful heritage property fully restored in 2004 offering five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The French Tub ensuite opens out to the gardens. A peaceful retreat in a great location in Akaroa village. ... more less