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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Over all standard was very good but we stayed in the very front down stairs unit and were keep awake by all the noise from the pub down the road and young drunk people walking past. The unit did have double glazing for sound but it was a very hot night and had to leave windows open. as no air... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in a king studio room. The motel is at the entrance to Akaroa so is a little walk to the town centre but it is an enjoyable stroll. We found the motel clean and the service fine. It is however a shame that the decor and facilities are very cheap looking . For the money we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I started off our NZ trip at this great motel. It was very comfortable, the room was amazing, and we had our own little balcony with a garden and a stream running through. The front desk has DVDs you can borrow for free, and the family who runs it is extremely helpful and accommodating. Definitely highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Well located at the north end of Akaroa, this comfortable motel was our home for two nights. The room was clean and well appointed with all the amenities a traveler needs. The attractions of Akaroa are in easy walking distance. Run by nice people.

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