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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

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56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great find, I travelled around New Zealand south island and this was my favourite accommodation, so clean, spacious and amazing view. My room was on the ground floor right in front of the chess board and a waterfont view. Unfortunately the weather wasnt good, very wet and windy and icy so we didnt make use of the outside... More 

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing comments, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the motel and to be part of your favourites in NZ . We hope you can come back on a sunny day too and enjoy our giant bean bags, deck chairs, barbecues or chess board. Best regards. Akaroa Waterfront Team More 

Porirua, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A stunning room, no one minds sleeping in the lounge at this motel, to wake up to a picture postcard view. Can walk to the shops. Outdoor seating so you can relax or play chess on the outdoor board. Room 85, has a whistling window, so hope it is not windy

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you like our location. We are sorry about the whistling window, and we have since your stay, fixed it. We do agree : the view from the waterfront units is superb and we do not get tired of it :). We hope to welcome you again in a future. Regards. Akaroa... More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent location right on the waterfront. Older style units that have been modernised (kitchen, bathroom, cabinetry, soft furnishings). One bedroom unit has very spacious dining/living area and well equipped kitchen.

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your good comments, it means a lot to the our team.. We hope we see you again in the near future. Regards. Akaroa Waterfront Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The cleanliness and quality of this motel is excellent. We were there on Sunday morning which they have Crepes stall by the office too. It is supposed to run till 10am, we got to the stall about 10.30am, but staff were still kindly made more crepes for us. The only small down side is the power outlet at the dressing... More 

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

We are very happy to see you enjoyed our motel, especially the cleanliness, the room views and the Sunday's Crepes. We hope you come back to visit us in the future. Best Wishes. Akaroa Waterfront team More 

Hindhead, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The location would be hard to beat. The motel is situated between Akaroa's main street and the waterfront. As the name suggests, the motel is right on the water's edge but still only a minutes walk from the centre of the town (more a village really). Our unit (number 2) had great views out over the water. The accommodation itself... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This motel is in a great location and run by very pleasant staff. The unit was nicely fitted out and facilities well presented and in good condition. TV has unusual mix of channels though, as not all free view channels available and while basic Sky available, none of the Sky news options was available. However we did not come here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming but comparing this motel to others it is lacking. It is in a good location but the unit we were in needs updating. The cupboards smelt musty and everything a little dated. The sliding door did not lock properly and although we booked a unit with a queen bed in the lounge and... More 

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your input and remarks about our hotel, we are constantly looking to improve our services and your comments are very valuable to us, we hope we see you again in the near future. Akaroa Waterfront Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Very clean tidy Nice view over habour So quiet Great place to relax Plenty space for family's to play outside Easy walk into town Nice private balcony to sit and watch the sun go down Very comfortable beds

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We booked here for 2 nights. Since we didn't spend so much time inside the unit, we thought the quality of the lodging was just average. The unit itself was very spacious. We got the upper level, two bedrooms, a furnished kitchen with a huge fridge, a big couch at the living space. What I resonally found a bit uncomfortable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Akaroa Waterfront Motels was very nice place, good location and walking distance to everything in akaroa. Our room was lovely and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Really recommend to anyone.

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