We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kokopu Estate

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Kokopu Estate
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Kokopu Estate
See the most recent reviews
Showing 111: English reviews
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights in one of the cottages on this estate! The stay exceeded our expectations ten fold! What an incredible setting, wonderful tranquil relaxing environment, a beautifully furnished cottage. We couldn't have been happier! Thank you so much. We took our two beagles along, who loved the garden. Fantastic holiday. Highly recommend to everyone.

Thank KJ2805
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2015

I found Kokopu Cottage via a Google Search and immediately knew it was THE place to stay in Akaroa! It's very close to town, situated on a beautiful piece of land and extremely well equipped. From the moment I drove in the gate, I could tell I was going to enjoy my stay. The lovely hosts had written me a...

Thank Loz006
South Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This is a well seasoned venue, with experienced hosts. I cannot fault the "attention to detail". The bed was superb, and did I mention the linen? Ooooh la la! I was able to cook myself a gourmet breakfast (fabulous meats supplied by the Akaroa Butchery), as Gatekeepers Cottage thoughtfully supplied all necessary kitchen equipment; right down to the cooking oil,...

Thank spanishcacao
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I brought my parents to Akaroa for four nights as a thank-you, and Kokopu Cottage was just perfect. We loved the ambience of the old cottage, the beautiful linens and the bellbirds and hares in the garden. The weather was glorious for the first two days and we enjoyed wandering around the shops in Akaroa and then lunching by the...

Thank Catherine C
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2015

We (my boyfriend and I from Germany) had an amazing stay of 2 days at the Gate Keepers. Lovely furnished bedroom incl. small kitchen, bath room, lounge and a sunny terrace (everything very clean). The Gate Keepers is quietly situated – there are only birds in the morning that sing their songs. We also walked to Akaroa and did some...

Thank chrisjane2015
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely stay in the Gate Keepers and highly recommend staying there for a relaxing, peaceful break away. Beautifully presented and tucked just far enough from Akaroa township to offer spectacular views and but still nice and close so that you can easily pop out for a stroll around the town. The food was great and Wendy and...

1Thank Heyhey1234
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Wendy and Mark were are most friendly hosts in the 14 places we stayed in New Zealand; --On the date of our arrival they invited us up for delightful wine and cheese and gave us excellent advice of where to go eat and what to see during our visit. --On the 2nd morning they made the best breakfast we had...

2Thank clarkelovetotravel
hopefultraveller54, Owner at Kokopu Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I would like to respond to your negative comments. First of all, the walk between the two cottages takes little over 2 minutes and for other groups, this has been a positive situation. Your comments about the cost: I am not sure if you realised it at the time, but you actually paid more than...

Eglisau, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 March 2015

Very nice Bed and Breakfast just a few minutes drive above the small town of Akaroa. The rooms have a good size and the bath is just on the floor next to the room. The house itself is built out of stone with a great garden and nice track behind the house to the upper winery with great view over...

Thank alexYphil
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

We LOVE Kokopu Estate. Our only wish is that it were a little closer to home so that we could visit more often. Typical Kiwis, Mark and Wendy are warm, helpful, interesting and friendly. They are consummate pros at hosting - allowing their guests as much privacy or "together" time as the guests wish! The property is a real gem...

1Thank JennfromWI
Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We stayed here for two nights to explore Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula. It was quite simply a little piece of heaven. We stayed in The Gatekeepers Cottage which has two rooms. A downstairs sitting room facing a beautiful courtyard with fish pond and an upstairs with a huge, very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom and basic kitchen. We ate out...

1Thank Sharon M

65 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (48)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Room/Suite (7)
View from Room (8)
Bathroom (3)
Dining (5)
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Other (13)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (17)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Room/Suite (4)
Family/Play Areas (2)
Bathroom (2)
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Akaroa hotels
2.1 km away
Akaroa Village inn
Akaroa Village inn
#3 of 6 in Akaroa
59 reviews
1.7 km away
Akaroa Waterfront Motels
1.1 km away
Beaufort House Akaroa
Beaufort House Akaroa
#1 of 24 in Akaroa
228 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.7 km away
#2 of 24 in Akaroa
211 reviews
1.4 km away
La Rochelle Motel
La Rochelle Motel
#2 of 6 in Akaroa
207 reviews
1.9 km away
Akaroa Cottages - Heritage Collection
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kokopu Estate Cottages - Kokopu Cottage is idyllically situated beside a stream with gorgeous garden and native trees. Two bedrooms, full kitchen and bathroom with washing machine.Open fire in the living room. Secluded outdoor wood-fired bath beside the stream. DVD player, games and books. No WiFi - this is country living at it's best. The Gatekeepers Cottage is a luxurious romantic retreat with ensuite bathroom and private courtyard. Stunning location. Self catering or delicious cooked breakfast bought to you. WiFi available The Potager Suite is a bed and breakfast room within the main house with a private adjacent bathroom. Single room also available. Lounge with open fire available for guests use. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kokopu Estate

Address: 155 Grehan Valley Road, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $152 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Kokopu Estate reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kokopu Estate staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Gate Keepers Cottage is a good first choice as there are two options on the estate.”
 of 5 bubbles DaveW460, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“This is not an hotel but a lovely wee cottage surrounded by native bush”
 of 5 bubbles theDayz, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Potager Suite was wonderful. It's upstairs in the main house.”
 of 5 bubbles jennac177, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“The Gatekeepers Cottage is perfect for shorter stays where-as the Kokopu Cottage is the perfect spot for a longer stay.”
 of 5 bubbles seadoggie2014, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Gate Keepers and Kokopu”
 of 5 bubbles chrisjane2015, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
5 of 5