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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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A clean and comfortable motel. Well located, on the Main Street. Bed was comfortable, and utilities fine. Wifi was free which was not expected.For the price it was good value . Although a bit basic. We would be happy to stay again. Overall good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly owners,clean and well equipped room.Stream was lovely nearby,very nice to enjoy the birds up in the over hanging trees also.Handy walking distance to everything too.Very nice to receive top ups of condiments,ie:sugar etc each day also.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here on 17 and 18 February 2015. This was the first motel we stayed at in New Zealand and it set the others a high standard to follow. It's in a great location within easy walking distance of the harbour and the dolphin-watching boats. Jeremy, the friendly proprietor provided excellent advice and a really good breakfast. He just seems... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We stayed in a self contained studio and this was our first night of our NZ trip and was a pleasant introduction. The owner/manager was vwery friendly and helpful & the room was clean and well equipped. The coffee plunger was much appreciated. The location was good being walking distance to waterfront and shops

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Sometimes we forget that not only is a place comfortable and clean but the human face is just as important. Jeremy welcomed us, helped with the luggage and travel information etc and even chatted about our previous visit and actually read our email and request. Thankyou, we had a great time and despite some rain we had a truly relaxing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We could not find accommodation in Christchurch and drove on spec to Akaroa. The motel we found is a ten minute walk from shops, restaurants and boat pier. Room 3 is modern and clean with a small private terrace next to a small stream. Breakfast pack was available the night before. Akaroa is a delightful village with an interesting history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Although only a small town, parts of Akaroa can get a bit noisy at peak times. La Rochelle is at the entry to Akaroa and apart from a little flurry of coaches (another cruise ship was in town) we found La Rochelle comfortable and quiet. However, we were woken up both mornings by a very happy Tui. Considering we stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good service; easy location to get into town, but like the rest of Akaroa, a bit on the expensive side - especially after travelling around the northern part of the south island. Room was clean and tidy. Akaroa is interesting, and great vistas.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This motel was lovely, nice and clean and spacious. Our own little outside area was special, we looked out onto lots of native trees and a stream below. , the bird song was something we hadn't heard for ages. Very friendly staff, we would definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We only spent one night in La Rochelle, the room was very beautiful and clean. The guy in the reception was very helpful with us. I highly recommend this place to stay in Akaroa, it is a great choice!

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