Premium Accommodation in Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula
Just 90 minutes away from Christchurch, the charming French-influenced town of Akaroa nestled in the volcanic-formed bays of the Banks Peninsula provides an endearing retreat for the discerning traveller. Find your own quiet corner of the bays by staying in one of its premium accommodations or base yourself in one of the charming bed and breakfasts in town. Select your choice from this list of the best luxury accommodation in Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula.
1. Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection
Experience “gumboot luxury” in a secluded coastal farm at the Annandale Coastal Farm Escape & Luxury Villa Collection. There are five unique five-star villas to choose from, with some of our favourites including the ultra-modern architecture of “Seascape” nestled into the hills of a remote bay with multi-floor windows to see it all, and the historical “Shepherd’s Cottage” offering charming isolation with endless farm and ocean views. Part of the experience is the farm-to-table cuisine which you can enjoy through a private in-villa chef or meals delivered straight to your door.
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2. Beaufort House
Built in 1878 and conveniently located on the outskirts of Akaroa town, Beaufort House basks in historical ambience and French flair complemented by tasteful French antique furniture. There are five gorgeous rooms to choose from at this boutique bed and breakfast, each wrapped in luxury from Egyptian cotton sheets and NZ woollen blankets to the bone china tea-making accessories with chocolates and cookies to enjoy at leisure, perhaps on your private balcony. Or you may want to sit in the vineyard and sip on wines with grapes grown on-site. A highlight, of course, is a breakfast of freshly-baked croissants, seasonal cooked breakfasts and much more.
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Perched on a hillside overlooking the bays, Mumfords is an idyllic couples’ retreat where you’re exclusively the only guests. The luxury accommodation is just a short drive from Akaroa, set in 20 acres of gardens, native bush and inner-harbour coastline. The interior is stylishly decorated with a farm cottage feel, from its open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a log burner to the bedroom opening out through the French doors onto an extensive elevated deck. See more like this in the 10 Best Romantic Accommodation in Akaroa.
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4. Banks House Akaroa
More heritage and charm can be experienced at the Banks House Akaroa – the sister property of Beaufort House (see point #2). This four-room bed and breakfast offers ensuite rooms with modern bathrooms. Ask to stay in the Banksia Room for its French doors leading out to a large private balcony with breathtaking views of the Akaroa Harbour. Enjoy an extensive breakfast menu each morning. The manicured gardens are also a joy to explore.
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One of the most unique accommodations on this list, and in New Zealand as featured in the 10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island, SiloStay offers self-contained accommodation in your own individual silo! The silos sleep up to two guests and boast an innovative eco-friendly design in the heart of Little River – a small village on the way to Akaroa. Make use of your own kitchenette facilities for a quiet night in and enjoy drinks on your private balcony. The accommodation has a Tesla charging station and bike hire too. See more like this in the 8 Best Motels in Akaroa.