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French Bay House

113 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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#6 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
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French Bay House is a beautiful historic villa in the heart of Akaroa with an iconic architectural style and a picturesque garden. The house is located on Rue Jolie close to Beach Road along which you will find a number of shops and restaurants overlooking the harbour. It is within easy walking distance to the wharf where you can catch a number of boats to see the dolphins and other wildlife which live in the harbour. This is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Shane C wrote a review Apr. 2021
Palm North5 contributions6 helpful votes
Thanks to Tim and Jacqui for an outstanding experience, nothing was too much trouble. House is stunning and everything was just perfect, including great breakfasts! A must if you intend to stay in beautiful Akaroa. Deborah and Shane Cooksley
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Date of stay: March 2021
Pakiripost wrote a review Apr. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand69 contributions68 helpful votes
This is an extremely well run bed and breakfast. Tim is efficient, helpful and very good at his job. The bed is comfortable with fabulous linen. Breakfast delicious. All in all recommend highly. Wish we could have stayed a bit longer.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
244Diane10 wrote a review Apr. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand40 contributions11 helpful votes
A beautiful and immaculately presented BnB. A cooked or continental breakfast is included in the price. Jacqui and Tim are a lovely couple. We went out for dinner and walked to the restaurant. It was very chilly walking back to the BnB but we were welcomed to a wood fire in the guest lounge with lovely background music and complimentary port. A wonderful way to end the day.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: Luxury BnB
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Anita K wrote a review Mar. 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand82 contributions52 helpful votes
Delightful Boutique B & B with a good location near the main shopping area and the wharf. This old historic villa has been renovated by Tim and Jacqui who are superb hosts. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and ours had such a comfortable bed we slept very well as the location is quiet. Breakfast also great although we don’t eat cooked breakfast. Our other guests had cooked and were very happy with the local Salmon. Not enough time there. We should have stayed another night. Totally recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Geena wrote a review Mar. 2021
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
We really enjoyed our stay at French Bay House. Tim and Jacqui are fantastic hosts, very knowledgeable about the area and served a delicious breakfast. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a cosy and comfortable stay in Akaroa.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$143 - US$186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
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Frequently Asked Questions about French Bay House
Which popular attractions are close to French Bay House?
Nearby attractions include Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists (0.1 km), Akaroa Lighthouse (0.4 km), and Lava (0.09 km).
What are some of the property amenities at French Bay House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at French Bay House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at French Bay House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to French Bay House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy's On The Corner, HarBar Beachfront Cafe, and The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry.
Is French Bay House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Akaroa.