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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 21 Specialty lodging in Akaroa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
RaymondH646 Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perched on the waterfront and with easy walking to all the local attractions this is a great location for a great little motel. The outside might not look promising but the inside is just great with an immensely comfortable bed and all the facilities to sustain life inside if you don't want to venture outside. The owner was very helpful... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We came to Akaroa for the weekend with a group of friends (10 in total) in the middle of winter. The owner took it upon himself to treat us like a group 20 year olds. We were having a couple of drinks on the outside tables and were told at 5:00pm to be quiet and that we'd have to be... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon, and weren't disappointed, the room was spacious, with a separate bedroom. Our view was wonderful, straight out onto the water, with lots of canadian geese. The shower was a bit disappointing, but overall very happy.,

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Edinburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights towards the end of a month's tour of the South Island of NZ, and it was definitely one of the best places we had stayed in. We had a unit overlooking the waterfront, where we were able to watch the birds and the boats, and enjoy the peace and quiet. The location was convenient,... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights in a one bedroom unit overlooking the waterfront. (Lovely views). The unit appeared to have been recently refurbished and was light and airy. Furnishings were modern and clean. It was in a good location and only a short walk to the supermarket. Only slight negatives ...the television was very small and the showerhead... More

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London UK
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Finished our tour of South Island with a couple of nights here. Paid more than we have been, but it was worth it as final treat. Lovely newly refurbed 'apartment' - separate bedroom and bed in lounge, nice kitchen area, dining table and chairs and sofa, and balcony looking over the water. All finished to very high standard. Akaroa is... More

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Birkerød, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed for three nights in a unit facing the water. Views are really nice with water, hills and the changing tide. It does however come with a price. Rooms appeared to have been redecorated but through it you can still see that it is an "old" motel. Throughout our trip on the South Island we never met that many rules... More

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Echuca, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Very comfortable and great views of the harbour. We had a one bedroom studio so plenty of room. The location is excellent with a very short walk to the top restaurants in Akaroa. A few rules and regulations listed on the walls on what you can and cannot do in the room, eg no cooking fish or curries, however I... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This motel has an awesome view and beach frontage (harbour view rooms only). The unit was clean...mostly...the toilet could have a little more attention spent on it. The bathroom (and the rest of the unit) appeared to have been redecorated but would have benefitted from a new shower head and mixer, quite difficult to use and poor flow. We had... More

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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Stayed 3 nights and got a nice room facing the water. The room was in good shape, modern and clean. Cooking facilities. Coffee, tea and cookies supplied. Possible to get a barbeque and place right outside the room on the waterside. Sunshine afternoon & evening. The only negative was that the hot water in the shower was difficult to control.

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Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
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Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa

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