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La Rive Akaroa Motel

1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated at the Christchurch end of Akaroa main street on the corner. We had a spacious corner room with a kitchen, bathroom and a very nice patio outside with a table and chairs which was shielded from the road by a shrubbery. The property was not particularly quiet as it is on the main road but for the price it... More 

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Devon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge disappointment. All accommodation we have stayed in - for same/similar price - has been superb but this is sub-standard in the extreme. No attention to it in years it seems - cheap, very dated furniture, only one pillow each (are they rationed?). Even the internal walls are painted breeze blocks, not even plastered & finished. Remniscent of single men's... More 

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Coolamon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in. Two bedroom flat at the 'town end' of La Rive. It was a cute and well provisioned apartment where we listened to the tiny creek right next to us (so soothing) and woke to the sound of a pair to Tui and Bell birds as well as other birds each morning. It was reasonably priced and Sarah,... More 

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Warrnambool
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here in early December, the appeal was off street parking, location and free wifi. We arrived and never saw owners the entire time, we had parking and was an easy walk to cbd however no one there to offer wifi passwords etc. only one pillow which was poor! Property has potential just needs some attention

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Urangan, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Rooms badly need attention. Shabby and outdated, cleaning needs a closer look. Black mould around shower step in which also needs repainting. Back of toilet not clean. Guest supplies not sufficient.. No sugar sachets plenty of salt sachets instead. Single bed in 2nd bedroom the base has collapsed so bed soft and saggy, felt like you were falling out of... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The motel was clean and the owner very friendly. However, the units are very dated and in need of an upgrade. The kitchen area could be better equipped and only one hob was working with made it difficult to cook meals in the studio. The location is great and with a bit of work it could be a lovely place... More 

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Takaka, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We stayed two nights in a studio unit which was drab and poorly furnished with two of the four chairs revealing the inner stuffing. The whole place badly needed renovation. The kitchen utensils were very basic and inadequate. The location was convenient and an excellent restaurant was about 10 minutes walk away in the same street.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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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Thank Helen P
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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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