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La Rochelle Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   1 Rue Grehan | cnr Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally enjoyed our stay, the unit was spacious and tastefully decorated. Plenty of extra bedding for those cold nights if needed. We ordered breakfast (continental) and thought it was good value. Will be staying there again on our next visit

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay, well away from the noise and bustle of 'downtown' Akaroa. The room was well kept and clean, and had all of the facilities we needed. The owners are very friendly and helpul. The only real downside for us was that we had some issues with being bitten by sandflies that came in the... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely bed so comfortable, just move the chair stuck next to it making it a challenge to get out in the night, not a quiet unit, the noise in the night loud and kept us awake, was not asked on leaving if we enjoyed our stay otherwise would have told the owners direct.

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LaRochelleAkaroa, Owner at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wendy B, Thanks for taking the time to review your property. We are very puzzled by your comments about a noise issue, no we don't have a pool or restaurant so we are not sure what "generator" type noise you are referring to? We have not had this bought to our attention before so would like to get to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed Easter weekend and power was out in the area but that didn't stop the owners from taking great care of us , as all of the restaurants were out of action the La Rochelle team got straight to work providing us with hot cooked lunches and cups of tea and coffee , from there own pantry.Amazing hosts and... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our disappointment started with problems checking in. No one was on site and there was a sign on the door saying check in after 2pm. When I returned as directed, there was still no one there so I called the 0800 number. When my message was eventually returned, the hotelier was abrupt and rudely said they did not have our... More

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LaRochelleAkaroa, Owner at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you 244TracyH244 for taking the time to review our property. We most certainly do offer our humble apologies for your experience with us on Sunday 1st June. However we must also be given an opportunity to perhaps put a few issues into perspective. Our office was unattended on Sunday for a 2 hour period for personal reasons as all... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We change plan for last day in south island to stay at Akaroa. It's a lovely city. It has a great view. You can see a harbor from the hill. The La Rochelle Motel is a good hotel. A staff is friendly and helpful. The room has a lot of space, clean and comfortable. I love it

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24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We only had one night in this small complex, but we loved it. Right at the beginning of Akaroa itself, it's close to everything - quite a few cafes and restaurants (and more only 10mins walk up the road), a general store, the historic French cemetary, hotels & bars, the lake itself. We had Room 2 on the ground floor,... More

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LaRochelleAkaroa, Owner at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you GlynnF for your very kind comments and review of our property. Akaroa ( & Banks Peninsula) is a special place to visit and we are pleased to share it with you. See you next time. Kind Regards Richelle More

Zurich, Switzerland
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77 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We stayed one night in one of the standard rooms on the ground floor. The location is perfect for visiting Akaroa, as you are right at the town entrance from where you can reach everything on foot and also enjoy a very quiet setting. The room was very comfortable, spacious and spotless clean. The porch overlooking the backyard is very... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed for two nights at the start of our tour of New Zealand. Lovely clean room with everything that you need and a nice little garden area to sit out in. Very pleasant welcome from the owner with plenty of information about local places to eat. Easy walk to everywhere in the town. Enjoyed staying in Akaroa very much,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The location could not have been better as all the restaurants and waterfront are just a stroll. As new the rooms were a good size especially as we had a studio. Beautiful and clean. We had a motorbike , plenty of parking and easy access as we had a ground floor apartment.

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Address: 1 Rue Grehan | cnr Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
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Nestled in the beautiful village of Akaroa La Rochelle is your perfect destination for a relaxing & peaceful stay. Our modern complex (built 2003) offers a mix of 8 Studio Units with either King or Queen sized beds & a 2 bedroom unit. Access facilities or twin studio also available. Each unit is comfortably furnished with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with either shower or single spa bath, heating, flat screen TV & DVD player, & iPod docks. Each unit has its own balcony or patio overlooking our native garden & stream boundary. Off-street parking, continental breakfast, Wireless Broadband & Guest Laundry available. Long stay & Seasonal special rates. ... more   less 
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