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Overview of Blythcliffe


3.5 star property
Colonial hotel by ocean in Akaroa

9.2/10 Superb

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, 7520
Main amenities
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Picnic area
  • Wedding services
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Premium bedding
  • Bathrobes
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Akaroa Wharf - 7 min drive
  • Okains Bay Beach - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 87 min drive

About this property


Situated by the ocean, Blythcliffe is a great choice for a stay in Akaroa. Free perks include WiFi, self parking, and cooked-to-order breakfast daily between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM. Other highlights at this Colonial hotel include a terrace and a garden.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1857
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for NZD 70.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 70.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Lots of space in the stables, lovely large and comfortable bed, nice breakfast, large garden and courtyard
Peter, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is a fantastic unique place to stay Gorgeous House, wonderful warm hosts and best poached eggs ever!!
Graeme, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We both loved this home, amazing to think it is the oldest lived in home in NZ at 164 years old, it is truely the perfect stopping point if you are visiting Akaroa. It’s peaceful, historical, lovingly and authentically restored. It is in the centre of everything, walkable to many attractions and eateries. The gardens are lovely and the rooms perfectly dressed. The hosts are amazing, well worth the stay just to meet them. You won’t be disappointed with the breakfast, again it was perfect. We both give this accomodation a 10 out of 10 and will return. Akaroa is beautiful and charming and so is this home.
Nick, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Akaroa Homestead
Very welcoming- the Stables was a awesome space - breakfast was very good - relaxing environment & gardens were very nice
Mark, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely environment, great people!
Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The property is a lovely old home, very comfortable lovely gardens. The owners are super people and very welcoming. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
4-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hosts and amazing historic property. The breakfast was so good. We will definitely be going back.
5-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfection in a place where that is a high bar. Close to the hurly burly when you want that and it is an oasis of calm, luxuriant beauty, stuffed with history, charm and artistic flair. Your hosts are welcoming, warm, intelligent and super talented with a back story which is fascinating, who doesn't want to be around folk who were set and costume designers for Lord of the Rings etc? The Building is beautiful and historic, the gardens are magnificent, lush and wonderful and they even have doves! The breakfasts are also plentiful and brilliant with home made prize winning jam and marmalade along with everything else a big hotel would offer. We will definitely be back.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hosts, superb breakfasts, and an amazing venue. We loved our time here.
Bruce, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful welcome to 2021
The stay was incredibly lovely with amazing, attentive hosts. Wonderful history and beautiful grounds. Delicious breakfast. We will happily come back to stay again!
1-night trip
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