We just spent 2 nights at Akaroa Cottages in the Woodside Seaview Cottage.
The cottages are very nice - modern, clean and provide everything you need, including a small kitchenette. We loved the log fire and comfortable bed. They are very private, secluded and quiet except for the beautiful bird songs in the morning.
Laundry facilities are available in a separate building.
I agree with other reviewers - I would not walk into town, it is steep and there is no footpath along the main road. It is a short drive.
Breakfast is not included, it is a separate cost and needs to be ordered by 5pm. However, there are lots of options for breakfast in the town and we especially enjoyed the chocolate croissants from the Bakery.
I would recommend for a romantic getaway for couples.
The Woodside cottage was not suitable for someone with a walking disability as there is a step gravel pathway down to the cottage (which is not well lit at night) and also the shower is over the spa bath so you need to step over the side to get into the shower. One of the other cottages may be more suitable.
I think it is a little overpriced, although everything in Akaroa seems to be.
If you get a chance do the Dolphin Cruise - lovely hosts and a great 2 hour cruise.More
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