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L'Abri
Ranked #2 of 24 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Stunning views from beautiful garden.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We recently spent 2 nights in L'abri after 2 very active weeks in the South Island. It was the perfect end to our holiday- calm & peaceful, bright & airy. The room was spotlessly clean & Jane very welcoming. The views & touches outstanding, the breakfast fresh & delicious made with free range eggs from Jane's chooks, fresh herbs & quality local produce. We highly recommend this B'nB if you need some comfort & quiet in a garden setting with excellent coastal views.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cristina F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We stayed in the seperate cottage at L'Abri and it was a perfect place to base ourselves and explore the Banks Peninsula. Jane was very welcoming and communicative. Large kitchen and bathroom so self catering was a good option

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Florianopolis, SC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

I had the privilege of staying at L'Abri. It was wonderful. Unforgettable. The view is breathtaking, the accommodations are top-notch. Quality and elegance. The breakfast is amazing, everything done on time, especially the croissants, simply divine. Ms. Jane is an excellent host, very professional and hospitable. Ah! The Gardens, cats and chickens complement the peaceful atmosphere of the place. Note 1000 for L'Abri. Nivaldo and Gabriela. Florianópolis, Brazil.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Timsbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

We could not fault this accommodation in any way. Everything was fantastic, from the room with the lovely extra attention to detail to the wonderful breakfasts and the hospitality and helpfulness that Jane provided. This was the last place we stayed after 3 weeks in NZ and it seemed that we had saved the best till last. I even had to take photos of our breakfast as not only did they taste fantastic but were a work of art.
Thank you Jane for being a wonderful host and for the hard work that you put in to make this such a memorable last few days for us, we will always have great memories of the time we spent with you.
Lin and Mike

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LinChandler
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hertford
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We stayed here when we first arrived in NZ. The garden cottage was lovely and Jane left great provisions for breakfast and lovely cookies too. It was clean, comfy and well equipped. We went up to the house to watch the sunset and the B&B rooms there looked great too. Jane couldn't have been more helpful, good views and delightful flowers in the gorgeous garden. A gem.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Jan is a wonderful host.
the rooms are very nice with grate view from the bed.
the breakfast is rice and good there is t.v and free WiFi
.it is close to Akaroa
very good place to stay in.highly recommended

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

We stayed here for just 1 night, but it was hard not to skip the downtown and just hang out in our cottage (we stayed in the stand-alone cottage instead of the house)!

Breakfast provisions were fantastic, and we brought dinner back from downtown and ate it in the garden. Just beautiful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about L'Abri

Property: 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 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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