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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 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Really a pretty basic place, but had good parking and in a good location. Kitchen and bathroom was dated and basic. Really needs a reno. Located on the main road into town. Close to shops and services.

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Tauranga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Easy, comfortable and average accommodation. But can honestly say in the month we toured in the South Island our reception here was appalling. Despite having pre booked and paid we were at first told there was no record of our booking. No apology, no smile, no welcome, our pregnant receptionist couldn't even get up off her chair and show us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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