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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 6 hotels in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top room, comfy couch. Good night out on the town and easy walk back, good DVD player in room. Friendly owners. Entertainment provided by local football team playing across the road on the Saturday, look out for the 'leaping salmon' centre forward.

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Vienna Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts were friendly and very helpful. The room was clean and warm. It's five minutes walk to the sea and there are some excellent restaurants close by. We'd definitely recommend the motel, and Akaroa is a beautiful place to visit.

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Tauranga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Above average room at the motel just as you come into Akaroa. It is walking distance to some shops and the grocery store but a long walk to most of the restaurants near the pier. We found the office staff to be very friendly and helpful and apologetic when we tried to check in at 2pm and no one was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find. Very comfortable, clean and well kitted out motel room. Very good value for money. The motel is a ten minute walk from the centre of the village and was a great find. I'd definitely stay there again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, clean rooms. There's a stream that runs alongside it which makes it quite peaceful even though there's a little noise from the road. There are DVDs for loan for entertainment, and the wifi is blazing fast!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples stayed for 2 nights. Nice warm welcome by owner . Rooms were smallish but well appointed. Location to top end of Akaroa was good. Reasonably priced compared to other places I've stayed in Akaroa. Our room had non working hair dyer and a noisy refrigerator , other than that is was all good. Our travelling companions room wasn't... More

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

Hi Hondarider, Thanks for your review! Upon check out & your sharing with Jeremy we checked the hairdryer and your wife just failed to push the button at the bottom of the hand piece so it is all good working order. The fridge in Unit 2 was purchased last summer, we are sorry you found it noisy. Many folk do... More

Kaiapoi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 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 June 11, 2014

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
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

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

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

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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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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