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La Rochelle Motel

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1 Rue Grehan | cnr Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was clean and accommodated all our needs. We had a balcony beside a little stream and the birds just kept singing about the place! The managers were very friendly and helpful. It was walking distance to the bay and town where there are unique shops and the coffee is great!

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Camrose, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I are on a New Zealand tour and are using public transportation, so needed to be mindful of the location of our accommodation. This was perfect. Jane and Alex greeted us warmly when we arrived and gave us the lay of the land. Their hotel provides good value, is neat and clean and just a 10 minute... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights at La Rochelle. Great little motel, clean, comfortable and close to town. Great room with balcony. Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Loved our stay in Akaroa! Would definitely stay there again.

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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean unit, owner had his 2 year old girl with him..very nice.. Good information about where and what to do.. Would recommend the place to anyone.. Akaroa is the backside of no where..some good walks.. In the area..busy town when cruise ship comes to town. .

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Thank 7zack
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi 7zack, Thanks for the review. It's great to hear you had a chance to complete some of the local walks. There is a good variety of bird life and scenery in the area. Akaroa is about an hour and a half out of Christchurch but we think it is well worth the drive. The cruise ships can change the... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Rochelle is well located and walking distance to the centre of town. All amenities are of a high standard within the accommodation and the apartment we hired was very clean and provided all we needed

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Thank SM_PSM
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi SM_PSM, Thanks for the positive review regarding the cleanliness of the rooms. It's nice to hear that our hard work maintaining the property is appreciated. We hope you get a chance visit Akaroa again, Kind Regards Alex & Jane More 

Home Counties
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little motel The room was large, modern and quite luxurious. Esp for the price paid. We had a small private outside sitting area overlooking a stream which was really nice. The location is good too. It is centrally located but in the quieter part of the town well away from the cruise ships and near some... More 

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Thank Laseni
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Laseni, Thanks for the review. We love being in the quieter part of town also. The local supermarket is only five minutes walk away and one of Akaroa's best restaurants Little Bistro is 100m down the road. We hope you get a chance to visit Akaroa again. Kind regards Alex & Jane More 

Polson
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed for six days at La Rochelle Motel. It's a great place to recoup after a long international flight, and the second time we've done just that. Hosts Alex and Jane are friendly, welcoming and maintain clean and comfortable units. The little deck overlooking the stream is perfect for morning coffee or just a place to... More 

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Thank LindaJ0
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Linda, Thanks for the positive review of our motel. It's good you were able to spend some time in town and really get to know the place. Akaroa does have a number of short walks that leave from the village. There are also good restaurants and most importantly good fish and chips. Thanks for staying with us and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

A very clean, tidy and enjoyable stay! Nicely located just a short stroll from town and balconies to catch the sun both morning and evening. The owners were very friendly and helpful.. Especially when we accidentally left a few items behind. Thank you

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Thank Nicola P
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Nicola, We know you are super busy at the moment so thanks for taking some time to review our motel. It is much appreciated. We trust everything arrived back to you safe and sound. Hopefully you will get a chance to come back to Akaroa again for another short break. Kind Regards Alex & Jane. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great location slightly out of town (so nice and quiet) but easy and enjoyable stroll to town shops etc. Owners have good selection of DVDs and books while you visit. Modern and very clean-well presented.

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Thank Starlight2014
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Starlight, It's great to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us at La Rochelle Motel and that you also got a chance to watch a DVD (or two). We hope you get the opportunity to visit again. Kind Regards Alex & Jane More 

Austin, Texas
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157 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The motel staff is great and welcoming, even on Christmas Day! We stayed in an upstairs unit and I can tell they work hard to keep a very clean place! I am picky and had no issue! The balcony overlooks a creek and it is a great place to eat and hear nature's sounds! The place is about a 10... More 

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Thank ROSEAUSTIN
LaRochelleAkaroa, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rose, We are welcoming everyday and especially at Christmas. We appreciate the feedback in regards to cleanliness and crockery/cutlery. We recently started increasing the cutlery, glassware and crockery in each unit from two to three of each item as this is a requirement of a 4 star motel in New Zealand. We have almost completed this and we have... More 

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