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Red Deer, Canada
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Somewhat out of the way in Manapouri, NZ, the two cottages are gigantic in size. Literally a two bedroom home with spacious living room, dining room & kitchen, the cottages are immaculate. Well worth the drive if you are considering Doubtful or Milford sounds. Great hosts too!

Thank Doug J
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What a great review. Thank you. The cottages grow on the inside I think. They don't look that big outside. Pleased you enjoyed your time here and hope we can have you stay again sometime. Janice and Zeb

Majuro, Marshall Islands
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Zeb and Janice were so accommodating, gave us pointers and directions, WIFI, even lend us their book about the birds of NZ. The house was really clean and comfortable. There was a laundry machine, TV, magazines, dining table, spotless sink, fridge, etc. I even found a box filled with children's toys and books. The views from the house were amazing!...

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

What a great review. Thank you. Maybe you can get back sometime. All the best for 2016 Regards Janice and Zeb

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed in one of the two 2 bedroomed cottages on Zeb and Janice's farmlet. They were spotlessly clean, as new, and had everything one needed. They weren't too close to the house but close enough if you needed anything. It was great to have a generous 500mb free wifi x 2 & more if one needed it. (More generous...

1Thank rubez
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Folks. Thanks for the great review. Somehow we forgot to respond to you so sorry about that. Glad you had a good time and hope you can make it back sometime

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Stunning Views in a great location for access to Manapouri or even the close by Te Anau attractions. We stayed just the one night in preparation for our cruise of Doubtful sound. Great hosts - remember to bring your breakfast supplies. The cottage has everything you need to prepare your feast.

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

What a great review. Thanks guys. We are pleased you had a good stay and hope the rest of your stay in NZ goes well

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We decided on the 8am Doubtful Sound cruise, so it was practical to stay somewhere nearby instead of Te Anau (20 mins away). And after 1 week traveling, it's good to be able to do your laundry. The cottage has 2 rooms (1 with queen beds do another with 2 single beds) and shared bathroom, kitchen & cooking utensils, dinning...

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

What a great review of our cottages. Thanks heaps and we do hope you get back sometime.

Springwood, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Beautifully appointed and situated cottages with everything you could possibly need, including washing machine and portions of powder, air conditioning, wi-fi in generous amounts, fantastic views with deer in the paddock next door keeping us entertained. Quiet and peaceful, easy to find, convenient to Manapuri. And daily housekeeping as required.

1Thank Brondogs
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review. Janice and I are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you are able to come back sometime. All the best Zeb

Reviewed 17 April 2015

You could not fault this accommodation. A lot of thought gone into supplying what a traveller needs. Roomy, sunny, quiet, with a lovely view out to the Mts. We were able to catch up with Laundry and dry it "outside" in the sun, as stayed 2 nights, taking in a day trip to Doubtful Sound. No rush to check out,...

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

Hi there folks. Apologies for not responding to your fantastic review sooner. Somehow it got lost in our system. Janice and I are really pleased you had a good stay and hope you are able to come and stay again sometime. Kind regards Zeb

Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Our EVERY need was catered for. I have never stayed anywhere where such careful consideration has gone into the preparation of accommodation. We stayed 1 night before an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise - 2 families of 5. Zeb graciously allowed us late checkout. Each cottage has its own washing machine (washing powder provided) and dryer so caught up on lots...

1Thank 435,142
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

What an awesome review. We are really pleased that you all had a good time and really hope the trip to Doubtful Sound was good as well. You should be proud of your kids, they were great. We hope to see you all again one day. Cheers Zeb and Janice

Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Very very well presented and tidy cottage. Perfect base for family's. Excellent wheelchair access cottage with ramp, wide doors, wet area shower and large bathroom. Have been before and will visit again. Had a great trip to monowai and over the Borland pass

1Thank Quentin S
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Really pleased the place suits your needs and we look forward to seeing you all again

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Loved the Stella Burn cottage. Was very cozy, temperature was very comfortable inside even when chilly outside (unlike other rather drafty places we've stayed in New Zealand). Neighborhood was quite peaceful, and we enjoyed watching a beautiful sunrise out the kitchen window. Kitchen had everything needed for dining in, convenient to have washer (and dryer) in cottage, and everything was...

1Thank allergymom
Janice R, Owner at Acheron Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. If you are able to get back sometime would be great. Manapouri and Fiordland have so much to offer and sometimes people are in to much of a hurry. We hope the rest of your travels in NZ went or are still going well. All the best Zeb and Janicel

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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: $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Everything is tip top”
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
MalWiggin, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Well worth the drive to this immaculate rural property.”
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.”
missseunice, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“both cottages seemed similar from the outside. Awe Burn (ours) had 2 bedrooms.”
SarahSherman1979, 13 Jan 2015 | Read review
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