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Acheron Cottages

98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679 New Zealand
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#1 of 2 B&Bs in Manapouri
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The cottages are both fully self-contained, serviced and sit right on the edge of Fiordland National Park. We are only a 2 minute drive away from the picturesque township of Manapouri which sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Manapouri. Manapouri is complete with a store, Post Office, two cafes, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes.
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Free parking
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Self-serve laundry
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Marco wrote a review Apr 2023
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We felt right at home. Everything is very clean and tastefully decorated. Thanks to the great location, we could always enjoy the sun. The sunrise at the back or the sunset at the front on the terrace. We would have liked to have stayed longer, thanks to Jo.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 May 2023
Thank you for your review. Happy that you enjoyed your stay. Take care, Jo.
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James L wrote a review Feb 2023
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We would have loved to stay here longer - the cottage had everything needed for a longer break, and was so quiet, relaxing and comfortable. There is a beautiful outlook from the lounge area and we had a great night's sleep in the very comfy bed. We also enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and a pleasant walk into the township and lake. Thank-you for hosting us!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 14 Feb 2023
Hi James, Thank you for staying! It was a pleasure to host you and happy that you enjoyed your short stay. Take care, Jo
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lisamI6489CT wrote a review Feb 2023
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An idyllic overnight stay in Acheron Cottages. Couldn't ask for a higher standard of accommodation or a better setting. Great BBQ facilities and we really appreciated being able to do a load of washing as well. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Jo Wilson, General Manager at Acheron Cottages
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Thank you. Yes, a lovely country setting with pretty awesome views as well! We appreciate knowing that you enjoyed your stay and what was provided. Take care, Jo
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ge90 wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand156 contributions133 helpful votes
We enjoyed our 4 nights here. Excellent location, just far enough out of Manapouri to be quiet but only 2 minutes drive in. Easy drive to all main attractions. Everything was very clean and well kept. Owner Jo had gone to some lengths to ensure the cottage was perfectly setup for our arrival. Our general comment is that the cottage had everything we needed and we felt very comfortable there. Plenty of space. Simple but pleasant. Easy and good wifi. Many nice touches that you do not usually find in commercial accommodation, kitchen was well stocked with everything needed, very good washing machine and dryer, excellent clothesline, bedrooms were fine, nice view of Kepler Mountains. Wonderful Alpaca farm next door. Recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Responded 23 Jan 2022
Thank you for your comments and for choosing to stay at the cottages. We appreciate it. Take care, Jo
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FyingKiwi wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand948 contributions357 helpful votes
Set just on the outskirts of the Manapouri township, this wonderful cottage (one of two) provides a wonderful rural retreat after a day of extensive sightseeing (which is a must for this area). A modern cottage with all the amenities one would desire. There were two spacious bedrooms, the main containing a large bed which regrettably was a little softer than desirable. A wonderful large open plan living area contained a great dining table from which to work (when forced to do so), but a little let down by a sofa that was a little less comfortable to sit on for any period of time than its appearance would indicate. Did also have a great kitchen and very spacious bathroom. Was warmly greeted by the owner upon arrival, who assured us that she would be available at very short notice at any time should the occasion necessitate this (and she was when a query was made regards the operation of the television). Exceptional value for a prime rural location, that offered peaceful evenings.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Jo Wilson, General Manager at Acheron Cottages
Responded 12 May 2021
Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, Covid intervened in our upgrade plans for the cottages. We are looking to upgrade the furnishings as our budget allows. Thanks again for staying with us. Take care, Jo
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Erica W wrote a review Jan 2020
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We really enjoyed our overnight stay prior to our overnight cruise on Doubtful sound. Full self contained with more than we needed. 100% clean and very comfortable. Jo met us on arrival and was extreemly friendly and helpfu;. Do yourself a favour and don't think twice about staying here. Would definately stay here again :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Jo Wilson, General Manager at Acheron Cottages
Responded 12 May 2021
Hi Erica, Sorry for the slow response. Thank you for your comments and staying with us some time ago! We are happy that you enjoyed your brief stay. Take care, Jo
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Anton van Schalkwyk wrote a review Mar 2019
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Modern, clean, warm, comfortable and in a lovely rural setting. Everything you need for your trip to one of the most beautiful places on earth. This combined with great service and communication makes Archeron Cottages a place we would gladly return to when we visit this area again.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jo W, Manager at Acheron Cottages
Responded 19 Jul 2019
Thank you for your review. When we live here I don't think we really appreciate our beautiful area. Kind regards, Jo
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kerry wrote a review Mar 2019
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The cottage is well setup. Everything you need. Nice views outside. Very close to the dock for the Doubtful Sound trips. Even has a BBQ outside that works on propane. Washer and dryer. Recommend high quality stay.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Jul 2019
Thank you for your review. Happy that you had everything that you needed for your stay. Kind regards, Jo
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JoeFayetteville wrote a review Dec 2018
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia20 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed one night before our overnight doubtful sound cruise and loved everything about the cottage. I wish we had come from Queenstown sooner and stayed here longer. The cottage is spotlessly clean, the bed is comfortable with fresh pillows, sheets, everything is immaculate. We loved the peaceful, relaxed setting and all of the thoughtful touches, even laundry powder to wash your cloths! We made a great grilled salmon dinner on the barbeque. SO much better that having to eat out. Thank you so much Jo for letting us stay.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Feb 2019
Thank you - sorry not to see your review sooner than now. Happy that you enjoyed your stay even though it was a short one - we like to try to make the cottages a home away from home. Take care, Jo
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OnyaMaori wrote a review Aug 2018
Torpoint, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Having stayed many times in Te Anau and gradually becoming unimpressed with their product we decided to look at Manapouri and that’s when we found Acheron Cottages. From the website and pictures it seemed to be exactly what we wanted. The service was amazing arranging for us to arrive at our convenience and be able to access the cottage on our own. We arrived and let ourselves in and Jo had set the heating so we had a warm welcome as we opened the door. The facilities were immaculate and with nothing to want for we had a very pleasant two nights in cottage No2. The total isolation and silence was amazing and only two minutes from Pearl Harbour where we took our trip to Doubtful Sound after a leisurely breakfast. If a clean well equipped private cottage with just about anything you could wish for is what you want then look no further. Over the last eighteen years we have stayed in hundreds of accommodation types in New Zealand, this is a first and even has two kinds of cooking oil supplies. We’ve never seen that. Would we recommend, reluctantly yes as it should remain our secret but yes you won’t be disappointed. Well done Jo.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Jo W, Owner at Acheron Cottages
Responded 28 Sept 2018
Hi Ian, Apologies for the lack of response - I have just found your review now. Thank you so much for such a glowing review - we are happy that you had a pleasant stay in Manapouri. Certainly my pick of places if you want some where off the beaten pathway that generally leads to a stay in Te Anau. Unfortunately much as we would also love to try to keep the place a secret hideaway I think the secret about Manapouri has got out! It was lovely to meet you both and thanks again for finding us and staying at the cottages. Take care, Jo
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$211 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionManapouri
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acheron Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Acheron Cottages?
Nearby attractions include The Wee Bookshop (0.9 km), Wild Wool Gallery (0.4 km), and Time Traders (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acheron Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Acheron Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Acheron Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acheron Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Church - Manapouri, Manapouri Lakeview Motor Inn Restaurant, and Brown's Cafe.
Is Acheron Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Manapouri.
Is Acheron Cottages accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.