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Akaroa Hotels: 26 reviews and 42 photos

  lounge room
by Kate-Me

Unique Qualities: The dining room is bright too, as you can see, with dark blue covers on the chairs and couch. No tv like at some, but since our room was almost right next door to this room, that was a good point.

There?s a good CD/stereo portable system though, and even a guitar in one corner.
It looks homely (and that?s also the comment from 2 people we met who'd been staying there a few days already).

Another good point: one guy who'd been there a while, said that every afternoon, the owner (quite young) would bake a cake and bring it over for a free treat for the guests, and every day a different cake.
I can vouch that the banana cake she brought over the afternoon we were there was very nice!
Another special, personal touch we enjoyed.
The lounge was a nice, friendly place to meet people.
I guess part of the good ambience in the house (and it felt like a home away from home) is that nobody was extremely messy, noisy, or neglected to do their dishes, so all went well.

Theme: Hostel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 23, 2004
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