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Ratings and reviews
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“takamatua bay”(19 reviews)
“muesli”(16 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness centre
Business Centre
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...
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Location and contact
7 Takamatua Bay Road | Rd1, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
48.1 km to Christchurch Intl Airport
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage at this property. We appreciated the privacy and the garden outlook, yet had all the modern conveniences, including coffee pod machine. Jane is the perfect hostess, and was able to assist with recommendations. She runs a flawless...More

Thank Nodbod2011
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to stay!! Jane is super nice and she is powerfully handle the place by her own. Everything is beautifully decorated, including the interior and garden. Many different kinds of flowers and veggies and chickens walk around. Kitchen is well equipped with...More

1  Thank Rashaun34
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We arrived early due to an easier journey than expected but Jane was the perfect host and delayed her chores to show us to our room. Not only was it ready but exceeded our expectations. The photos didn’t do justice to the comfort, attention to...More

Thank labaranche
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This B&B is outstanding! the room was large and immaculately clean. 180 degree view of the water and a very well appointed private bathroom. The host, Jane, is very welcoming and and excellent cook. The farm fresh breakfast was the best we had during our...More

Thank wjmc37
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely 2 nights in this gorgeous cottage and gardens. Room well equipped with basic kitchen tools and capsule coffee machine. Hosted by the lovely Jane. Supplied with lovely continental breakfast. Would definitely recommend, we will be back :)

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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 ...More 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... Less
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (158)
Room & Suite (45)
Dining (12)
Pool & Beach (3)
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"Loved the private cottage but the upper rooms enjoy a water view"
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"We always choose best room available but assume all rooms were of a high standard"
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"The cottage in the garden is a delight."
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"Both rooms in the main house have their own private deck with views over the bay."
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