Built in 1857, the wonderful Blythcliffe is listed as an Historic Place Category 1 with Heritage New Zealand, Pouhere Taonga, and sits graciously within the charming and Historic Area of the French settlement village of Akaroa, along the waterfront of Akaroa Harbour on Canterbury’s spectacular Banks Peninsula. Blythcliffe is one of Akaroa's oldest and most loved grand old houses; our own stately home. We are an easy 5 minute stroll to excellent cafes, restaurants and the many other attractions Akaroa has to offer, also centrally located for trips further afield.
Location37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa
Phone+64 021 527184from (NZD)$255
Chateau Mont Clair was built in 2010-11 and two superior Guest Rooms were included in the construction to provide luxurious accommodation for visitors looking for comfort, peace and tranquility above all else. The Chateau is set on 17 acres in an elevated position overlooking Akaroa harbour and enjoys 360 degrees of magnificient views. The house is surrounded by lawns and fringed with natural bush & two streams. Birds abound and 'silence is golden'. Our rates are for couples sharing either a King or a Queen en-suite and includes a delicious cooked English Breakfast, an invitation to join our pre-dinner "Happy Hour" for complimentary drinks, Wifi, safe parking and helicopter landing.
Location131 Stony Bay Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7873from (NZD)$265
Ideally situated with stunning water-front views, superior accommodation and a short walk to restaurant, cafés, shops and local attractions. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast on your own private balcony as you soak up the magic scenery.
Location15 Smith Street, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8674
Fax03 304 8974from (NZD)$160
Elegant and contemporary boutique accommodation. Peaceful location, set in natural bush gardens. Awaken to the sound of birdsong; enjoy a full continental breakfast on your private balcony with great views of the harbour. The beach is a 5 minute walk away, and the town is a gentle 15 minute walk along the harbour. New Zealand natural toiletries, luxurious Egyptian linen and a chilled bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc awaits your arrival. We offer two queen rooms with exquisite en-suite showers ‘Stanley Room’ and ‘Lavaud Room’.
Location11 Stanley Place, Akaroa
Phone0064 3304 7577 or 0064 27304 7578from (NZD)$325
Gatekeepers Cottage is a delightful surprise. Skillfully crafted in native timbers and artistically decorated, the cottage is a romantic escape. Set within a beautiful walled garden, with private entrance and stone paved courtyard entertaining area, the cottage sits in idyllic Akaroa countryside with views towards the volcanic rim (extinct!). Higher up in Kokopu Estate’s vineyard, there are delightful sea views and access to the numerous walking tracks. The property is accessible from the Banks Peninsula Track. Luxuriously comfortable beds, WiFi and all mod cons. Private and peaceful, yet only a 20 minute walk away from Akaroa township, guests will receive a warm welcome .
Location155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7427from (NZD)$110
Do you want a change from your busy lifestyle, get away from hectic cities?
15 km from Akaroa will take you to a place where you can relax in the peace and quiet, the only sounds you will hear are the birds.
Rest or take a walk in the surrounding beautiful scenery during the day, or enjoy the night sky from the outdoor bath or spa.
If you feel yourself winding down already, come and visit a piece of heaven.
Location429 Hickory Bay Road
Phone 03 304 8576from (NZD)$150
L'abri is located above the beautiful Takamatua bay, 3 kms from the historic French Township of Akaroa.This beautiful bed and breakfast on a breathtaking site offers luxury accommodation in a new architectually designed home with privacy, comfort and relaxation in mind. Once you arrive at L'abri you can park the car, leave the stress behind and unwind. Enjoy the extensive views across the harbour to the surrounding hills and the meandering gardens along with abundant wildllife. Prices range from $195-$265.
Location7 Takamatua Bay Road, Takamatua
Phone03 304 7833
Fax03 304 7833from (NZD)$195
Matua Gardens is a boutique, Enviro Gold, 5 Star Retreat overlooking Robinsons Bay. It is exclusive and romantic where you will receive 5 star treatment, gourmet dining & fine wines. Sea views, open fire, & a double spa bath. Best shared with someone you love although singles are warmly welcomed too. Personalised romantic packages a speciality. No television. A great experience and only 10 mins drive to Akaroa.
Location15 Kingstons Hill Road, Robinsons Bay
Phone03 304 8946from (NZD)$535
The Loft at Potters Croft is situated above the Grehan Stream overlooking a magnificent 2 acre garden featuring a pond, rose arbours, expansive lawns and pathways, all yours to explore and relax in. 350m from the main street of Akaroa and a 5 minute walk to the village, yet peaceful and private. The Loft is separate from the main house with its own entrance and deck. Kitchenette with self catering facilities, continental breakfast in fridge, Sky TV, i-pod dock, free WI-FI, private courtyard.
Location57 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone03 304 8865from (NZD)$160
Budget B&B for travellers. Rosemary offers 2 rooms in a lovely quiet location only 4 minutes walk to the main wharf and Cafes. Guests can enjoy the large garden taking in the view from the long verandah. Enjoy this special historic home which is situated next to the Garden of Tane, a bush reserve. Enjoy the sound of native bird song while relaxing in spacious comfort.
Location16 Aubrey Street, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7609 or 027 6956981from (NZD)$80
Sunnybrae Bed & Breakfast is the perfect escape from the city with its peaceful surroundings and native birdlife. We offer accommodation for two with spectacular valley and sea views over French Farm Bay. This modern architecturally designed home sits on the North facing slopes of this picturesque valley in French Farm.
Early French settlers were attracted to this sheltered valley in the early 1800s and used the valley as their garden, producing fruit (including grapes) and vegetables for local consumption. Sunnybrae was originally a small dairy farm supplying milk to the local cheese factory at Barrys Bay.
Location292 Wainui Main Road
Phone03 304 5870from (NZD)$180
Spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour from your tastefully decorated bedroom, ensuite bathroom and private balcony, and all set in an established garden and working olive grove. Enjoy a delicious and varied breakfast and taste our olives and award winning olive oils over a complimentary pre-dinner drink. A unique experience and only 10 mins to Akaroa. Robinsons Bay Olives & Olive oil can be tasted from 10am-5pm.
Location36 Sawmill Road, Robinsons Bay
Phone03 304 5190from (NZD)$200
We warmly invite you to enjoy bed and breakfast in the Akaroa Coastal Studio, perched above native bush, with spectacular views of the harbour. Attached to our modern home, it is a quiet, private room with its own entrance, queen-bed, kitchenette and ensuite bathroom. Tea/coffee facilities, fridge, microwave, WiFi, SkyTV and a delicious continental breakfast are provided. Enjoy native birdsong, stunning sunsets, the sound of the sea and the peacefulness of this seaside property. Our coastal retreat sits harmoniously in its rural environment, seemingly remote but close to Akaroa township. Visit our website for more photos, feedback and availability calendar.
Location310 Onuku Rd, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7610from (NZD)$150
Luxury Boutique Accommodation. Banks House Akaroa, offers luxury accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. Banks House is a ‘sister property’ of Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House) www.beauforthouse.co.nz
Location158 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone+64 3 3047517 or +64 21 1904456from (NZD)$275
Beaufort House Akaroa (formerly Wilderness House), offers luxury boutique accommodation and harbour views to discerning guests who enjoy heritage, character and the charm of a bygone era. The house is furnished with English & European antiques of the era. A gourmet breakfast is included, served on white linen, silver, china and vintage glassware, a perfect relaxing start to the day! Complimentary glass of wine and canapés in the evening with your hosts Noel and Sharon. Free WI-FI access, SKY TV in the guest lounge. Established trees and birdlife abound & the boutique vineyard at the rear of the property with the original servants quarters gives a wonderful peaceful and tranquil setting.
Location42 Rue Grehan, Akaroa
Phone03 304 7517 or 021 190 4456from (NZD)$310
Lodges, B&B's & Homestays
The category with the widest variety of accommodation. Rustic, luxury, family, couples, rural, village, hillside, on the flat, waterside, in the bush, secluded, main street, modern, heritage, partially catered, fully catered, tranquil, energetic, it’s all in and around Akaroa and the Bays. Owned & operated by the hosts each is unique & a wonderful way to enjoy some genuine Kiwi hospitality. Some places include onsite therapies, dinner and complete privacy while others invite you to join in with the household & be part of the family. As a base from which to enjoy Akaroa or as a destination in themselves you’ll love the variety.