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La Rive Akaroa Motel

1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very basic room- looked a bit like a prison. However very spacious and we actually slept well. Fine location- restaurants only a 15minute walk away. Whilst the decor and facilities were aged, it did provide everything we needed.

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St Albans UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a two bedroom unit, second floor. One of the two with a balcony which was pleasant. No complaints - though you don't see old style TV's much these days! Not the most comfortable bed - as others have said some updating needed. Its also on the "main" road which means noise first thing in the morning. Also a... More 

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed here for one night and that was long enough. Slept badly due to soft lumpy bed. Living area was clean and tidy, kitchen equipment not in the best condition and not very clean. I particularly disliked the bathroom. Did not see owner until check- out time. Not on hand to welcome or give advice was not good.

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As we drove into Akaroa on a long weekend Saturday we were so happy to see a vacancy sign out the front of this place. A quick call to the owner using their phone at the office (the owner was at another set of flats somewhere in the village) and we had secured a 2 br unit (2 queen size... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We found the unit very tired and in need of significant refurbishment. Didnt see the owner during our stay, key was left in the unit door and a note on the office door with details of our unit. Very disappointing for the cost.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Good location and room was clean but the 2 bedroom apartment we stayed in is badly in need of redecoration (breeze block walls!) and the kitchen section needs replacing. Settee was grubby and not particularly comfortable. This was the only accommodation we found in 3 weeks travelling around South Island where no free wifi was available. Akaroa hosts many Cruise... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Situated in a good location as you drive into Akaroa this motel complex is close to all shops, restaurants and other places of interest located close to the town. Seriously in need of redecorating it was however clean and well laid out. Compared to other establishments we stayed out during our 10 day stay in the South Island this one... More 

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christchurch
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment for one night over Queen's Birthday weekend. The motel is situated as you drive in to Akaroa and is within walking distance of most shops and restaurants. The apartment was clean (if outdated) with a small kitchenette, dining table and couch in the main living area, along with a small old tv and a... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We spent 2 nights at La Rive at Queens birthday weekend. The 2 bedroom unit was very tidy and clean. Lovely situation and only a very short stroll to the shops etc. Great pub over the road with great meals. The only problem we encountered was that the toilet had a leak and the floor was always wet. We would... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had such a great location in our upstairs 2bdrm apartment, an awesome view and comfortable and warm. Staff were very friendly and accomodating, right from making the booking to our arrival and departure

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