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Andover, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

What a beautiful view from the front porch! This is the place to stay, unless you prefer staying in wall-to-wall motels (like in Te Anau) over self-catering! New, spotless, comfortable and quiet - these cottages look toward Lake Manapouri and the Fiordland mountains. We used it as a base to explore the amazing Doubtful Sound, as well as to visit... More 

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Janice R, Manager at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review folks. Hopefully you may get back here some day More 

Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We used this cottage as a kick off point prior to a Doubtful Sound tour, and was such a lovely little place that we could have spent longer there. The hosts were very welcoming and understanding when our transport to the cottage got delayed considerably. The cottage was simple but included everything we needed, plus some nice touches like a... More 

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. Hopefully you won't be so rushed next time you come to our corner of the world and can spend a few days. All the best for 2014 More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We spent 3 nights at the cottages. They were large and immaculate. It was a perfect place for us although quite remote from and restaurants and supermarkets. You have to drive 20 minutes to Te Anau so unless you get food en route and are happy to self cater you need to take that into account. However its 2 minutes... More 

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the review folks. Maybe you can come and stay again sometime. More 

San Jose
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Like other reviewers, we chose Acheron for its convenient location to Pearl Harbour, and I wish we had stayed more than one night. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the cottage and its many amenities (best of all - a washer and dryer!). Another perk was that the other cottage was empty, so we had no neighbors. The... More 

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review folks. We hope you can get back sometime and stay a few more days. There is just so much to see and do in the South Island that sometimes people try to cram in too much at once. All the best Janice and Zeb More 

Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at acheron for 1 night early this month on our way to the overnight cruise on doubtful sound. What attracted me to acheron was its location on a farm and open spaces. The cottage was spacious and clean. What impressed us was how well zeb and beth have thought through the requirements of guests...our 20 month old daughter... More 

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Janice R, Manager at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you may get back for a little longer sometime. Hope you all enjoyed your Doubtful Sound trip as well. Regards Zeb and Janice More 

Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We chose to stay one night at Acheron Cottages as part of our honeymoon due to their location just up the hill from Pearl Harbour, the departure point for our planned overnight cruise of Doubtful Sound. However I wish we had had longer there, as it was just such an idyllic spot! The cottage was spacious and comfortable and and... More 

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Janice R, Manager at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review guys. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we know you will get back this way again. All the best for your future together. Cheers Janice and Zeb More 

Colorado
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279 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We selected Acheron Cottages because of location; it seemed the perfect base for exploring a previously overlooked section of the Southern Scenic Route. And perfect it was - our cottage was spotless, spacious and warm. We loved being able to spread out, and we really appreciated the well equipped kitchen, perfectly set up for self-catering. Zeb and Janice were friendly... More 

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Janice R, Manager at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review folks. We hope you can get back to see us again one day. All the best Janice and Zeb More 

Porirua, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

My husband and I booked at Acheron Cottages for three nights. The middle night was taken up with a Fiordland Expeditions overnight cruise of Doubtful Sound. Zeb and Janice let us keep our room for that night for a minimal charge, and even drove us to the wharf to catch the boat. The cottage is superbly designed and well engineered,... More 

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

We are really happy you enjoyed your time here and hope you get the chance to come back sometime. More 

graz
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

we spent 3 weeks in new zealand and i have to say that acheron cottages was one of our best accommodations we had. you have everything you need, friendly hosts, everything is clean... we really loved it there!!!

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review folks. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you may get back sometime. All the best Janice and Zeb More 

Kendal, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We stayed in Awe Burn Cottage in January this year. We only had two nights here, but a couple more would have been better. I fantastic location for Lake Manapouri and indeed the whole of Fiordland. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you need. The two bedrooms are great - we used one for our luggage! Sitting out on... More 

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Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Folks, Thank you for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that someday you may make it back. All the best Janice and Zeb More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The cottages are both fully self-contained, serviced and sit right on the edge of Fiordland National Park. We are only a 2 minute drive away from the picturesque township of Manapouri which sits on the shores of beautiful Lake Manapouri. Manapouri is complete with a store, Post Office, two cafes, a restaurant and hotel and is a great place to relax and enjoy one of New Zealand's most spectacular lakes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Acheron Cottages

Address: 98 Hillside Manapouri Road, Manapouri 9679, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range: ₹ 10,228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Everything is tip top”
 of 5 bubbles Fokkea, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Both cottages are almost exactly the same, however the "Stella Burn" cottage is disability accessible.”
  • Sunset from the balcony
 of 5 bubbles MalWiggin, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Well worth the drive to this immaculate rural property.”
 of 5 bubbles Canadian_Traveler60, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“choose the rooms at the front with the King size bed, You can view the mountains and the farm. The other bedroom has two singled beds.”
 of 5 bubbles missseunice, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“both cottages seemed similar from the outside. Awe Burn (ours) had 2 bedrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles SarahSherman1979, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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