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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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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

A very clean, modern, well appointed motel. It is close to eateries, bars and cafes. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Cost included free wifi in the room. Handy to shops and attractions. Close to water front and attractions.

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

Our unit was clean and tidy, with a lovely seating area outside area next to the river. We got a friendly welcome from the host. The spa bath was only ok, in that it was a little small and the jets not great. Otherwise a lovely place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed for only 2 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. In our 6 week stay in New Zealand it was one of the best we used. Well appointed room with lovely patio. Very friendly and helpful owners. Noise was not a problem at all. We will return.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Third time stayed at La Rochelle in same unit, very comfortable, well appointed clean,with extra touches in bathroom etc. Would love to stay there again, after visiting Akaroa for over 70 years, hopefully.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were very impressed by the comfort offered at La Rochelle. The room was clean and very well provided, the kitchen even more so. We were not bothered by noise and the balcony at the back was really charming. A step up from our usual 'bargain' priced motels.

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