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La Rive Akaroa Motel

1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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 The apartment was clean (if outdated) with a small kitchenette, dining table and couch in the main living area, along with a small old tv and a...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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6 hotel reviews
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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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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45 hotel reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised after driving all the way from Geraldine and arriving rather late in the evening. The reception had a phone to and I got to enter the room immediately as keys were on doors but Simon, the owner was attending a school reception. My room number was number one, just opposite the reception entrance. Easy to unload... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

unfriendly staff, never spoke only took money. carpet very dirty, we could accept condition of property if the staff had been better, they seemed over their job.no offer of more toilet paper, soap, dishwash etc.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Easy to locate - 1st hotel to reach when you are coming to Akaroa. Easy to check in (key in door) Room - very big, clean (however the hotel itself is quite old) Parking space provided Walking distance to the main town(15mins)

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Book early for Akaroa then you aren't left with this option. It looks quaint on the photo but in essence is a single skin breeze block building with both internal and external walls painted. Can't imagine what the condensation must be like in winter. The decor is unique! A relic from the 1970's and not a pretty or functioning one.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in room 2 and loved the easy check in (key in the door...help yourself) and the large old style room. We enjoyed the pretty patio, the sunshine and the view up the street before wandering down to the fish n chip shop. Dont miss the HarBar for sunset drinks.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Just like it says La Rive Motel is clean and affordable, while it can be agreed that La Rive is tired in appearance, it is nonetheless adequate in meeting the needs of travellers in what is a pricey tourist environment. La Rive's central location means you can park the car up and enjoy the sights as you walk through this... More

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8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Lower priced accommodation and it showed. Lower level room, very small kitchen, small bathroom - shower didn't drain properly. Only stayed one night so ok. You get what you pay for, unfortunately accommodation is limited in Akaroa in peak periods. Would be great if renovated/updated as short walk to town.

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Address: 1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
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Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
La Rive Akaroas Boutique Hotel

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