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75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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#16 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Akaroa, The Wharf is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, The Wharf makes it easy to enjoy the best of Akaroa.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as The Wharf offers guests free wifi.

The small hotel features a concierge, room service, and baggage storage. Plus, The Wharf offers a pool and breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Akaroa, The Wharf is located a short distance from Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds (0.5 km) and Akaroa Lighthouse (0.6 km).

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out The Madeira Hotel, which is a pub that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than The Giant's House (0.9 km), which is a popular Akaroa attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the small hotel.

The Wharf is sure to make your visit to Akaroa one worth remembering.

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kirsten_alastair wrote a review Apr. 2021
Porirua, New Zealand74 contributions3 helpful votes
Had a lovely family meal here. Waiter was attentive and gave good service. Kids well looked after with a great menu that suited them and things to colour in. Pate was delicious and creamy and I had an entree of salmon gravlax for my main which was also great. Dessert was creek brûlée which was huge and delicious.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
jwithington wrote a review Mar. 2021
56 contributions16 helpful votes
We stayed one night at this place over the weekend. The room was $180 for the night and I did have high expectations with it having waterfront views. We couldn't find the entrance so asked the young waitress at the restaurant below where to find reception. She couldn't have been more disinterested and walked a dozen steps and pointed at a counter. Here we met I assume the manager, who greeted use with another lack luster greeting. This tone set us up for the room. Like other you access the accommodation around the back, climbing the stairs over the kitchen and to you room. The room was clean and well made up, however it is seriously dated. We got one of the corner units, which consists of a small triangular balcony overlooking the restaurant below. Be aware that on the warmer evening you will need the windows open, but you will be greeted with the music and noise from the restaurant below. We were fortunate that it closed not long after 9pm and the noise had abated by 10pm, but something to be mindful of. The interior of the room appears to have been neglected for a number of years. It is definitely time for some money and refreshments to be done, considering the asking price. Kitchen door aren't flush and done close, the paint is scratched, there was a hole in the wall behind the door, the shower fittings are damaged, the door doesnt close flush etc. The photos reflect this. Checking out was also unexplained. Checkout time is 10am but the restaurant where we checked in doesn't open till 11am. This was not explained to us. Lastly Akaroa is currently experiencing a water contamination issue, to the point where we found publicly displayed notices saying don't drink the tap water. It must be boiled and that there was a clean filling station on the wharf. Nothing was said to us at check-in, and if we hadn't seen the notices in the township we would have used the water unaware.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Praxmeyer wrote a review Feb. 2021
Napier, New Zealand397 contributions165 helpful votes
Great location and food that was very tasty. We had a lovely lunch and would definitely recommend this restaurant. The scallops were fantastic. The service was also very good and the price reasonable. If you are in akaroa on a sunny day this is a lovely place to sit and have lunch
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kiwifi2015 wrote a review Jan. 2021
Auckland, New Zealand105 contributions66 helpful votes
Perhaps we chose badly but we paid good money for very average food. It’s a wonderful setting and staff were friendly but the seafood platter was particularly disappointing. It consisted of marinated mussels (one had a crab in it and another had a beard) and you can get them in a pit at the supermarket. There was half a crab but it had clearly been frozen because it was basically mush. The prawns were ok but you can buy them like that at the supermarket and there was nothing on them. The oyster was ok. The piece of battered fish was the highlight and the toasted bread was nice but I did think we could have gone a few doors down and got good old fashioned fish and chips for a fraction of the price and enjoyed it more.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachel T wrote a review Jan. 2021
Franz Josef, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Went for a meal and drinks. Food was great but visit was definitely made by the staff, in particular our waitress Sarah who was outstanding, so friendly and genuine. Will.be back for sure, thanks Sarah!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$72 - US$152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wharf
Which popular attractions are close to The Wharf?
Nearby attractions include Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists (0.08 km), Akaroa Lighthouse (0.5 km), and Lava (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Wharf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Wharf?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Wharf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Wharf?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy's On The Corner, The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, and Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar.
Is The Wharf located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Akaroa.