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Overview of Blythcliffe


3.5-star property
Colonial hotel by ocean in Akaroa

9.4/10 Exceptional

18 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
37 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, 7520

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 93 min drive


  • Sweet As Bakery - 3 min walk
  • Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar - 4 min walk
  • La Rangis Pizzeria - 4 min walk
  • The Stables Coffee - 4 min walk
  • HarBar Beach - 4 min walk

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.


English, French

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 or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser 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 until 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 on-site 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


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • Garden

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/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 sanitiser.


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

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that 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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Frequently asked questions

Does Blythcliffe offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blythcliffe does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blythcliffe?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Blythcliffe?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blythcliffe?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blythcliffe?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Blythcliffe and nearby?
Blythcliffe has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blythcliffe?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar (4-min walk), La Rangis Pizzeria (4-min walk) and The Stables Coffee (4-min walk).
Does Blythcliffe have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.
What's the area around Blythcliffe like?
Blythcliffe is a short 12-minute walk from Akaroa Wharf and 19 minutes' walk from Akaroa Lighthouse.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Carol, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful hosts- went the extra mile.
Lexie, 2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A beautiful old villa set in a gorgeous garden. Breakfast was delicious, and the hosts very friendly. I wish I could have stayed longer. The only downside was the very low shower pressure.
Paula, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

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