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“Large campsite above Akaroa”

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Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Unfortunately we had a journey over the hills which should have been beautiful, but there was low cloud and rain the whole way. Akaroa had been recommended to us as a beautiful, French enclave in New Zealand.....it certainly wasn't Alaroa's fault that it was raining, but it did colour our view of things.

We ate in the town, which is a walk downhill (and obviously uphill on the way back), so can't comment on the kitchen facilities. The washrooms clean clean and practical.

The only drawback for us is that there was a noisy party of young lads staying there, and this was the only campsite in 12 weeks of travelling where we disturbed at night. Maybe if a large group check in a little reminder from the managers could remind them about being quiet at night.

We'd love to return one day in good weather, and quiet at night.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Thank you for your response. We do sincerely apologise for your experience with noisy guests. All guests are advised that undue noise after 10 pm at night is not acceptable.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Really enjoyed our stay in a fully contained unit. The view is magnificent. Lovely sitting out on the sunny deck enjoying a cup of tea or a meal. Staff were friendly and helpful. Complex clean.
Holiday park a delight and well managed.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

We thank you for your comments as we endevor to provide the best of facilities and services at all times.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The drive over from Christchurch is so dramatic and the views from this site were equally so. Site easy to find. Short walk down to the town; steep back up but anyone reasonably fit could do it. Our unit was clean and comfortable with plenty of space, more roomy than some Top 10 rooms that we stayed in. Staff friendly and helpful. Great place for wild life trips to see dolphins and penguins etc.

Room Tip: We were in a studio motel which was great. Some of the units were extended touring caravans which lo...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2014

Thank you so much for your generous comments. We aim to provide the best possible service and facilities at all times.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We have stayed at many Top 10 parks during our trip to the South Island, but this was not the best. Due to the weather, it was more like a swamp and the asphalt parking spots for campers are not big enough. A pity, because the view from those platforms (that you pay extra for) is beautiful. Not sure whether we'd go here again

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

We thank you for your comments, and appreciate that the weather does have an adverse affect on our holiday park. We have had an unusual amount of rain in the last few weeks, leading to our grass sites becoming flooded. We apologise that this had such a negative affect on your stay. We know that this is a big problem but unfortunately we cannot control the weather and do all we can to avoid putting campers on the worst affected sites.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Akaroa top 10 - beautiful view of the harbour. So sad the weather closed in shortly after our arrival. Clean and neat park. Friendly staff. Kitchens and amenities old but clean. There is a charge to use the BBQ facilities though.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2014

Thank you for your kind comments. Our aim is to provide the best possible facilities and services at all times. Perhaps another visit and we will try to provide better weather.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Despite comments about the steepness of the return, fit people can do this with ease. But, timing the walk to evening is when the lighted pathway turns on, and it looks magical. We really liked it then.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We stayed for three nights in a Camper van and book a motel unit for our son for the same time. We had a great view of the ocean, having requested ocean view months in advance. It was our first stop in the camper and it met our expectations. It was busy as it was the first week in February which was vacation time for some areas in the South Island. However, we never felt crowded.

Room Tip: Book ahead for an ocean view there aren't that many directly overlooking the ocean
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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akaroa-holidaypark, Manager at Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2014

Thank You for your comments. We aim to provide the best possible service and facilities at all times.

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Additional Information about Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park

Address: 96 Morgans Road, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Akaroa
Price Range: £40 - £49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A four star TOP 10 holiday park in a premier location above the village. Full park facilities, including self contained studio and one bedroom park motels, plus cabins. Children's playground, trampoline, swimming pool and paddling pool. All weather van sites and grass tent sites amongst shady trees. Great views of Akaroa harbour and village from most units and sites, on a quiet road yet only 300 meters from main street and beach. ... more   less 
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