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“Excellent romantic getaway”
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L'Abri
Ranked #2 of 25 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2012

An excellent romantic getaway. We are here on our honeymoon. The host, Jane, was excellent, very professional, beautiful breakfasts and gorgeous location. We woke each morning to a beautiful view over the bay, all of the fruit veg and eggs are organic and homegrown.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: Both rooms are great
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We just loved the little cottage which Jane presents so beautifully. What a lovely host she is. Whilst Akaroa was less than 5 minutes over the hill we looked forward to getting back to the relaxing and quiet settlement of Takamatua & L'Abri. Fantastic waking up to sound of the birds, roosters & cows! No doubt about it, we will be back!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

-Very clean, very comfortable rooms and space
-Lovely, accomodating, considerate host
-Fantastic views
-Sumptuous food
-Nice, little touches all around the house (flowers, biscuits, etc)
-My nephew enjoyed playing with the two cats (Lily and Rosie)

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We stayed one night in the cottage end of April, 2012. Very comfortable with beautiful garden surrounds. Our host Jane could not have been more welcoming and invited us to access the vegetable garden if we wished. We certainly look forward to our next visit. We highly recommend this beautiful place.

Room Tip: The cottage suited our requirements – fully self contained, private and well appointed.
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

My husband and I ended our New Zealand vacation at L'abri. The house is lovely and the gardens and views are beautiful. Jane goes above and beyond to make guests feel comfortable and welcome. We will definitely go back to L'abri when we return to New Zealand.

Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

My husband and I stayed in L'abri for the last night of our New Zealand trip. We were so glad that we had chosen here and it was such a perfect fullstop for our trip!
When we entered L'abri, it was really a big surprise. The photos I saw from both tripadvisor or the homepage before we went there cannot show the real beauty of this place. It was beyond my expectations!
Jane is an amazing woman, she has created and maintained such a lovely place: big garden with plenty of blossoming flowers, well-decorated lobby and room which shows elegance, great view of the harbour from the house... In the morning, Jane will prepare heartful and delicous breakfast for you which are made by organic materials and some are even produced from the garden! If you like, Jane is always willing to help you or chat with you.
We really hoped we could stay longer!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Jane is the remarkable force behind L'abri where she creates a gracious environment in the beautiful setting of Takamatua Bay on the Banks Peninsula. If you love flowers, gardens, and being surrounded by the beauty of the region then you should visit. We stayed in the cottage and Jane made sure we had everything needed to be comfortable. We hiked and explored from there and it was so nice to come back to our little cottage. Definitely will return.

Room Tip: The small cottage is good if you like privacy and cooking facility to yourself. There are no screen...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marietta B
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Additional Information about L'Abri

Address: 7 Takamatua Bay Road | Rd1, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range: £121 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wake up to expansive water views of beautiful Takamatua Bay, tranquil rolling hills, nature surrounds and charming gardens dotted with nut and fruit trees. Enjoy Jane's special welcome and hospitality and the pleasure of her delicious gourmet breakfast made from fresh produce mostly from L'Abri's own garden! Enjoy the modcons of the light-filled home and your beautifully appointed room and bathroom, or relax in the picturesque ambiance of the deck and let your cares drift away... ... more   less 
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