Staff members sleep in the same rooms as guests and have to come and go at night. My room was right next to a communal area where the staff hung out at night, smoking and drinking, and it was hard to fall asleep at around 2am with the smoke coming into my room and the laughter. Sorry to be a downer but it was just a lil strange. I felt like an intruder in the staff's space, because they sorta dominated the living and eating spaces and the guests were a little uncomfy. It's so cute and the location is great but I didn't feel that the atmosphere was what it could have been because of the protocol for staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the beauty of the Banks Peninsula while staying in the heart of historic Akaroa. Enjoy free gourmet brewed coffee and tea. Relax in the tranquil garden, take one of the many area walks and kayak (or swim) with hector dolphins. Free mountain bikes and fishing rods. Heated rooms and fully made up beds. Owners offer special discounts to guests on their dolphin/wildlife sailing cruise aboard the Fox II. ... more less