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Twin Gullies B&B

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5971 Christchurch Akaroa Road RD 1 Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7581 New Zealand
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#8 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
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Nestled in five acres of garden, and paddocks,and woodland. Twin Gullies offers relaxation for the body and soul. With its spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour and Onawe Peninsula you will feel like you have been transported to paradise.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Clothes rack
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Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
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English
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Filmbuff wrote a review Oct. 2020
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This lovely accommodation was recommended to us by friends and we can understand why they did so. Our hosts Jane and Richard are extremely friendly and have made us exceedingly welcome. We stayed in an apartment called Barn number one, it had excellent views. Close to Akaroa, ten minutes or so. Could not fault any aspect of Twin Gullies, will stay for longer next time!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Richard Ray, Owner at Twin Gullies B&B
Responded Oct. 31, 2020
Hi guys It was great to meet you both and hear your interesting thoughts both medical and film related. One of our favourite aspects of the Bed and Breakfast is to share time with people like yourselves, everybody has a story. Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Richard and Jane
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Charles N wrote a review Feb. 2020
Bethany, Connecticut50 contributions65 helpful votes
So, yes their are nice views at this place. However, our unit (The Stables) was a bit small in the bedroom and we banged our heads several times on the slanted ceilings around the bed. Although we stayed 2 nights, they didn't service the room at all. What!!! Only time in our 16 days in NZ that this happened. When we requested ice, they stated they had none (WOW/Really??). Breakfast was fine, although like many places in NZ they like to half-cook the bacon. Missed out on Swimming with the Dolphins as host wanted to use only one of the companies and insisted on calling them herself and by the time she told us the next morning that they were booked, so was everyone else. Bummer!. By the way, the building in the center of their website photo next to the pool is their house, not available to guests
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Richard Ray, Owner at Twin Gullies B&B
Responded Oct. 7, 2020
Mark Its regrettable that you did not enjoy your stay, however there are some comments that need to be corrected. The Stables is a period building with slanted ceilings however no other guests have ever complained about hitting their heads so we are confused. We do not as a general rule service bedrooms in self contained accommodation ( as most NZ BnBs do not) however we are happy to provide fresh towels and dispose of rubbish etc if its requested. You missed out on swimming with dolphins because you did not book in advance, You are incorrect, we work with both company's and were merely trying to help you out by attempting to get you a space. We did in fact contact BOTH company's. Due to government environmental protections, on any given day there are only a total of less than 50 spots available. These spaces are usually booked weeks if not months in advance. A word of advice for people considering this activity, its imperative you book well in advance Its clear on all sites that the accommodation is stand alone and separate to the main house, nobody has ever questioned this before. On your arrival at the property you advised us that you had an extra adult with you. We went out of our way to accommodate and manage the situation as best as possible. Its a mystery to us that you would then leave the property without paying for them. Its also regrettable that the accommodation was left in an awful state. The lesson from this to all travelers is, plan well in advance when it comes to activities and if you find your guest numbers in your group has changed, its advisable to contact your hosts in advance to notify them. Regards Richard and Jane
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FJH wrote a review Feb. 2020
Papamoa, New Zealand223 contributions72 helpful votes
Take a step back in time to a beautiful cottage garden. Hosts that are interested in their guests. Quiet peaceful serenity with views over Akaroa harbor. A delicious breakfast both continental and cooked made with love by Jane and Richard and served under the umbrella in the courtyard. A swimming pool for hotter days is perfect. 15mins roughly from Akaroa township but a couple of minutes drive to Duchavelle Hotel for dinner if you want to stay close. Do yourself a favor and stay with Jane and Richard you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa B wrote a review Dec. 2019
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
So disappointed we only had one night here. Jane and Richard are the best of hosts - friendly but not ‘in your face’. The breakfast was excellent! The view takes your breath away. The only small disappointment was no lounge area in our room, but I still sat at the small table and looked out the window at the view for a couple of hours. Would love to return one day.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kathy wrote a review Oct. 2019
Tenterfield, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
A group of us stayed at Twin Gullies for four days for a birthday celebration. Jane and Richard are the best hosts you could ask for! From the moment I contacted them via email they were fantastic, really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The accommodation is beautiful with everything you could want and more, and the views are simply breathtaking. The breakfasts were brilliant and you have to try the fruit muffins - they are to die for. We can't wait to go back. If you're looking for the perfect holiday you can't do any better than with Jane and Richard at Twin Gullies. We travel a lot for work and are really lucky that we usually have really good experiences with our accommodation but these guys take it to another level. And the muffins, did I mention the muffins :) Thanks so much to both of you for such a fantastic and memorable week-end and of course your great company. You are one in a million. See you again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Jane R, Owner at Twin Gullies B&B
Responded Oct. 29, 2019
Kathy. Thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to host you and your family and we hope to see you all again soon. Kindest Regards Richard and Jane
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PRICE RANGE
US$105 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Twin Gullies B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Twin Gullies B&B?
Nearby attractions include The Giants House (7.5 km), Banks Peninsula (6.4 km), and Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Twin Gullies B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Twin Gullies B&B?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Twin Gullies B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Twin Gullies B&B?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Twin Gullies B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Murphy's On The Corner, The Little Bistro, and Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Twin Gullies B&B?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Twin Gullies B&B?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.