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Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Go here, nowhere else”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We love akaroa cottages! Great stay in a cottage with a lovely view. We even had Barbi night, there is a lovely butcher in town! Lots of green trees, flowers and birds it is a great place to unwind! Go here!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again , Take Care Megan
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We have stayed two nights in the Bushside cottage.
The whole location is great, although you can't walk into town. However you feel very close to the nature and there are some lovely views.
The cottage is spacious and with the wood burner it could be a home away from home. But it all needs a good clean - furniture and surfaces are dusty and tacky to touch and I suspect the carpet hasn't been hoovered. Bathroom smells musty and again needs a proper clean. I can't even count the amount of hair I found on the bathroom floor and in the bath. ..!!
The bed mattress perhaps saw better days and there is nothing boutique about it.
In all honesty, on the inside it feels like a two star road side motel - that is judged on cleanliness and standard of the furniture. Their brochure is a bit misleading boasting luxury. ..but hopefully review like this will make the owners better it for the next guests.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Thank you for your review, I am so very sorry the standard of cleaning we expect was not up to scratch, We have been on leave and since arriving back and valuating the property. we have spoken with our staff because it is something we take a lot of proud in how clean our rooms are.
As all cottages are individually owned we as managers have been trying to get upgrades in some of the cottages as all are not like Bushside and have had some new furnishings etc.
I am very sorry, Megan
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I travel all the time, work and fun, and this hotel is the best one i stayed in. Lovely place, amazing view on the sea. The rooms are clean, new, and spacious. Every place is a small house with no neighbors. It's a great place to stay, must stay! You can rent DVDs for free and enjoy watching while the lake is on your other side.

5 min by car to Akaroa down town, 15 min walk

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Thank you for your review, We value all reviews , We hope to see you back in the future. Take care until then. Megan
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Mebourne
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64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

The cottages are beautiful and have everything you need. I can't speak highly enough of how wonderful this is. Peace and serenity with all the luxury and amenities. Away from the " hustle and bustle tourism" of downtown Akaroa. . We would love to stay another day or 3!
The only slightly scary thing is being city slickers in a Carolla on the shingle / gravel driveway.
We wouldn't hesitate it come back again. R

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Happy New Year Karren61 Thank you for your review, It great to here your positive reviews and look forward to having you back .Take Care Megan
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Sydney
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed in a Seaview Cottage overlooking Akaroa Harbour. The unit was large and very well furnished. 2 x 2 lounge plus desk and Queen bed. Well designed kitchenette that had all you need for a short stay. Nice spot to sit outside with a glass of wine watching the sun set over the hills with the harbour in front of you. We thoroughly enjoyed the stay and the room with the view was one of the nicest we have stayed in around the world.

Room Tip: It's worth the extra to get the seaview room just for the view.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for your review, it's always great to hear positive feedback. We hope to see you back if you return to Akaroa/NZ. Take care Megan
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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182 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

Great location with a view overlooking Akaroa. The units are simple, but nice and clean. We stayed in a studio named "Rowan" that had a small kitchenette. The studio was big enough we didn't feel cramped and would be nice to stay in for a few nights.

Room Tip: We stayed in the "Rowan" unit and it had a great view
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Thank you for your review, I have to agree Rowan has an amazing view of the harbour and is of good size. We hope to see you back some time. Take Care Megan
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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Very good place to end a travel in New Zealand. We travel for a month in New Zealand and ended it at this beautiful chalet in Akaroa. Very good place quiet and clean. The rooms great and large. The Jacuzzi big enough for two persons. In the morning you can ear the birds singing. A pity that only one nigth to be in this place

Room Tip: All rooms need to go up with steeps
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Megan H, Manager at Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection, responded to this review, 8 October 2013
Thank you for your review, We agree Akaroa Cottages is a perfect place to relax and unwind either after a long flight to NZ or before you head back home that long flight. We are a perfect spot to relax on any occasion. We hope to see you back when you return to NZ
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Property: Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection
Address: 6888 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Banks Penninsula, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand (Formerly Loch-Hill Country Cottages)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akaroa Cottages is part of Heritage Hotels group (Heritage Hotels).We have recently upgraded most of our cottages with new curtains, carpet and paint with some new furnishings. Perfectly located just 1.5 kilometers from the historic and unique French settlement of Akaroa, this idyllic Heritage Collection resort offers luxurious self-contained accommodation in a truly magnificent setting. Capturing the charm of this special location, Akaroa Cottages are crafted from timber and stone and are surrounded by tranquil native bush. These Private spacious cottages are complemented by stunning views of the beautiful Akaroa Harbour and the undulating hills of Banks Peninsula. Most of the Cottages have Double Corner Spa baths, Log burners and Views and they are all privately set. We cater for groups, couples weddings and Families. ... more   less 
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