This place could be great. The views are outstanding and the cottages charming. There has been some attempt to improve the place with decent curtains and carpet. But some simple thing need fixing such as tv cabinets that should have been thrown out in the 80's and mould in the bathrooms (a good scrub is needed - an update of the bathrooms would be even better). The wifi was awful. Firstly they make you pay for it, and then when you do pay for it it's a pain to log into and the signal keeps dropping out. There was a rain storm during our stay (nothing too major) but the wind and rain kept both bedroom occupants on the top floor awake most of the night. I would hate to sleep there during a really bad night!
There was also no information pack - just menus for local restaurants whom probably pay to advertise. We had 2 bins and didn't know which one was recycling as it was our first night in New Zealand. A few other little things came up but it was too wet to go down to reception, there was no mobile phone coverage in the area and the cottages don't have a landline.
- 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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