10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Bruce Waterfront Apartments
10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies

10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa 🍽️ [2023]

© Bruce Waterfront Apartments

Where to Find Self-Contained Accommodations and Stays with Kitchen Facilities in Akaroa

Enjoy a retreat to the wildlife and French capital of Akaroa without sacrificing your diet or the expense of eating out by staying in one of the self-catering accommodations! Spruce up your own meals using the local produce that we recommend in the 6 Foodie Experiences in Akaroa by either staying in self-contained accommodation or at least accommodation with access to a kitchen. We go through your best options in this list of the best self-catering accommodations in Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula.

For more ways to inspire an awesome trip to the Banks Peninsula, also check out the 15 Best Things to Do in Akaroa.

1. Bruce Waterfront Apartments

For the traveller that prefers to have the option of making their own meals, the Bruce Waterfront Apartments offer charming self-catering accommodation close to the waterfront. The two-bedroom two-storey apartments feature a spacious and modern kitchen with elements of the traditional cottages emphasised, such as exposed timber ceilings. Apartments are tastefully decorated with a nautical theme to put you into the true holiday spirit. Thanks to its family-friendly rooms, we also list this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Akaroa.

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Bruce Waterfront Apartments

2. Akaroa Waterfront Motels

The views of the Akaroa Waterfront Motels are just one of the drawcards to this absolute waterfront accommodation. Stay in one of the fresh and modern studios or one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom units. Each feature a kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom and some with a private patio or balcony to soak up the harbour scenery and spot dolphins. Convenience is also a highlight with the town centre attractions just a short stroll away. See how this motel compares to others in the 10 BEST Motels in Akaroa.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa 🍽️ [2023]© Akaroa Waterfront Motels

3. Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park

Travellers on a budget looking for self-catering accommodation in Akaroa, take a look at the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park. Enjoy your own space and cooking facilities in the self-contained studio and family units of the holiday park. Alternatively, those staying in the camping sites and cabins are free to use the communal kitchen for self-catering. See more cheap stays like this in the 8 Best Budget Accommodations in Akaroa.

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park

4. Cherrywood Cottage

Nestled in native bush on the outskirts of Akaroa, Cherrywood Cottage is a holiday home that not only captures tranquillity but spectacular Akaroa Harbour views. The two-bedroom holiday home offers many spaces to unwind between the spa bath and gorgeous gardens. You’ll settle in with ease thanks to the breakfast supplies in your fully equipped kitchen, as well as the luxury mattress toppers and plush bedspreads supplied in each bedroom – all for a very irresistible price. Discover more ideal holiday homes in the 15 Best Holiday Homes in Akaroa.

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Cherrywood Cottage

5. Halfmoon Cottage

While this budget lodge might be a little out of tow, Halfmoon Cottage does feature a spacious communal kitchen for guests to cook up a storm. What’s more, you’re close to the famous (in Akaroa) Barrys Bay Cheese where you can pick up some artisan goodies to make your own platters. The adults-only boutique accommodation features private double, twin and quadruple rooms with bunk beds, all with private separate bathrooms. The accommodation also features a barbecue area, while guests can also make use of the kayaks and bikes to explore the surrounding bays and mountains. For more boutique stays like this, check out the 10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Akaroa.

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Halfmoon Cottage

6. La Rochelle Motel

Another highlight of self-catering accommodation in Akaroa, La Rochelle Motel features a selection of studio units, as well as one two-bedroom apartment for families. Enjoy the warmth of double-glazed windows, your own cooking facilities and some rooms with an indulgent spa bath. Rooms have a fresh feel and some feature a patio or balcony overlooking the surrounding gardens. Guests are also treated to leisure equipment hires, such as a petanque set, tennis gear for the local courts and fishing rods. Thanks to its couple-centric rooms, we also feature this one in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Akaroa.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa 🍽️ [2023]© La Rochelle Motel

7. Akaroa Village Inn

Stay in the heart of Akaroa town with the luxury of your own space in the apartments of the Akaroa Village Inn. The homely suites, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are each individually owned and uniquely designed with modern fixings and decor. Enjoy having a full kitchen at your disposal, while entertainment comes in the form of an outdoor pool, free WiFi and Sky TV. For more apartment hotels, also check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Akaroa.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa 🍽️ [2023]© Akaroa Village Inn

8. Akaroa on the Beach

For something a little different, check out the apartments and self-catering accommodation of Akaroa on the Beach. The boutique accommodation just a short stroll to town along the picturesque waterfront has three rooms. Enjoy the comforts of home either in the self-contained “Penthouse Studio” or the “Beachside Apartment” with a kitchen and ensuite. Alternatively, stay in the cosy “Island Room” which sleeps two and puts you into holiday mode with its island-style decor.

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10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa 🍽️ [2023]© Akaroa on the Beach

9. Lochsloy Farmstay

While a little out of town, Lochsloy Farmstay still offers affordable and, quite frankly, delightful self-catering accommodation on a small working farm growing vegetables and raising sheep and chickens. Their “Koromiko House” is a historical farmhouse that has been modernly renovated for families and groups. Alternatively, stay in the “Snowberry Cottage” which is more like a tiny house but boasts epic lake and mountain views! Spruce up dinner in your kitchen and get out and see the animals on this small working farm. See what else to do in the small village with our 5 Best Things to Do in Little River.

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Koromiko Cottage at Lochsloy Farmstay Little River

10. Les Troupes Apartments

Finally, Les Troupes Apartments strikes the right balance of being close to the town’s eateries and featuring self-catering facilities. You have two- and three-bedroom apartments to choose from, each across multiple floors and with full kitchens. Enjoy dining inside, out on your private balcony or down in your cosy corner of the garden. Apartments also have amenities like a washing machine, so you really have all the essentials!

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10 Best Accommodation in Akaroa for Foodies© Les Troupes Apartments

More About Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa

That’s it for our list of the best self-catering accommodations in Akaroa. For more advice on planning an awesome trip to Akaroa, check out the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Akaroa.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before calling New Zealand home. He has now spent over a decade in the New Zealand tourism industry, clocking in more than 600 activities across the country. He is passionate about sharing those experiences and advice on NZ Pocket Guide and its YouTube channel. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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