We arrived in Akaroa late afternoon on a Friday, so the Tourist Information office had a bit of a job to find us a place to stay and the only room available at Mulberry House did not have an en-suite bathroom, however Anne, our hostess, showed us a very nice bathroom just along the corridor which she said would be for our exclusive use.
Our room was comfortable if a bit small - there was nowhere to put our suitcases except on the floor - and although the profusion of antiques in it were charming I would have preferred a bedside table. I was also a little disconcerted, when I went to the bathroom just before I went to bed, to find a strange gentleman had got there first - and hadn't locked the door. I had noticed earlier that the door was a bit tricky to lock, but even so...
Breakfast (cooked by Jack) was very good, but it was served at 8.30 - no choice, and we had no choice when it came to what the breakfast was. I very much enjoyed the bacon with pancakes & maple syrup the first morning, but the next day the bacon came with scrambled egg & toast - and I don't happen to like eggs for breakfast in any shape or form.
In brief, Mulberry House is very nice indeed and its proprietors provide everything they assume their guests would like. Maybe I am unreasonable in wanting my own choices when I am on holiday?
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