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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

We stayed one night here, and it is a really lovely place. The view from the bedroom is insanely beautiful. After dark, we laid out on the grass outside the room and looked at the stars. It's very dark in this area, so they were very bright. The breakfast the next morning was seriously delicious. The owner could be a... More 

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Miami Beach, Fl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We’ve driven about 1.5 hours to the Banks Peninsula from Christchurch and have arrived at the L’abri B&B, located on Takamatua Bay just a short drive out of Akaroa. In our room’s welcome binder I read that Takamatua in Maori means “rest at the end of a long journey”. We both hope this location will be restful. And it turns... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

We arrived in L'Abri the day before the worst storm in a century started to attack the Banks Peninsula. Jane made us very welcome and her house would have been paradise in the best of circumstances. The room was excellent, the food was delicious, fresh and often home-grown or home-made and all the little touches made it feel very relaxing... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

I had to leave our earthquake damaged house while repairs were undertaken. I stayed at L'Abri for four nights. The rooms were clean,the breakfast superb, the hostess friendly and helpful about the places to visit in the area. Being a typical male and food lover, the free range eggs for breakfast, home prepared jams and fruit are a real treat.... More 

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London, England
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223 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This was a stunning place to stay. It sits up above Akaroa Harbour giving a great views from the two guest rooms. These rooms are separated from each other by the large living room and kitchen in which the owner, Jane, prepares terrific breakfasts. The rooms are superbly comfortable and we enjoyed delightful sleep! The gardens surrounding the house, looked... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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57 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2014

We booked for one night and I only wish we could have stayed longer in this romantic little cottage. As soon as we arrived Jane made us feel so welcome and at home. Little touches set this lovely B&B apart from others and this stay truly was one of our New Zealand highlights. The cottage sits in a quiet garden... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We were fortunate to be able to stay in both of the accommodations available so were doubly spoilt. Jane`s home for our first night was one of the best b&b`s we have had the delight to stay in anywhere, and this is comparing it with UK, Europe, USA and Canada. Jane is very considerate and has given much thought to... More 

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Pearl Beach, Australia
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140 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Having spent three days at L'Abri with Jane Cook as host, 1 extra day due to the worst storm on the Banks Peninsular in 100 years & no way out --- Can't think of a nicer place to be stranded !!!, I can not believe the 2 negative ratings. Jane could not have been more caring, friendly, & knowledgeable of... More 

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Teramo, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed in February in this lovely B&B with an amazing and peaceful view to the Takamatua Bay. Jane spoilt us with her delicious homelette and very clean and comfortable double room. And of course I can't not mention the sweetness of Rosie asking for some cuddles from under the dining room table! :) Thank you very much Jane! Beatrice... More 

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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Akaroa and L'Abri B&B were recommended to us as stopover before we head on Christchurch Airport the next day. My husband and I adored the little cottage where we stayed, separate from the house. Jane, our host, a sweet and gentle lady; very friendly, and she cooked such awesome breakfast was apologetic that the main house was full, but my... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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... ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Abri

Address: 7 Takamatua Bay Road | RD1, Akaroa 7581, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $224 - $318 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
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“All rooms are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles andybB8495NR, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“either rooms are wonderful”
  • Harbour View 1 - our room for the night
  • a misty beguiling view today
 of 5 bubbles onerosenz, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The two rooms were superb - but there is a separate cottage, we cannot comment on that.”
 of 5 bubbles Etheldog, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Both house rooms had sea views and private decks.”
 of 5 bubbles Eastdome, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you arrive in the dark, be aware that the first house is the cottage and the main B&B is up the road and to the left.”
 of 5 bubbles 53billf, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
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