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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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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
38 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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44 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't expecting anything fancy, but it was actually a very nice and spotless Motel right at the waterfront. We had a fantastic view from the two bedroom unit. Quite spacious and comfortable. The staff was very friendly. The Motel is located within walking distance of the town's (village?) restautants and a small supermarket. I have no complaints about our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so happy with our choice. All the rooms face the water, the room was clean, spacious and well equiped. We especially loved the little balcony with chairs to sit on. An added bonus is that it is close to everything. The only negative is the trees on the property at the waters edge, they blocked what would have... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the unit on the waterfront and the private balcony. (regarding the palm trees , they have been here for many years and are a key feature of the motel. We might just have to wait a bit more for them to grow up even taller;). As... More 

Wantirna, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positioned at the edge of the water, this hotel room had fabulous views. The room was clean, comfortable and well appointed. Staff were friendly and helpful, with good restaurant recommendations for dinner. Only disappointment was lack of hair dryer in the room.

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

Thank you for your nice comment. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us in the waterfront unit. Cleanliness is our priority and your comment will be passed on the housekeeping team. We are sorry about the hairdryer, it should have been one. We have now check the units and make sure each unit has got one in the... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay. Four adults fitted nicely into the small two bedroom apartment, right on the water. Clean, well equipped and comfortable with BBQ facilities and tables right beside the water. We woke to the sound of the water lapping at the edge, otherwise dead quiet. Love the canvas chairs that turned up during the day so we... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our prime location on the waterfront. Thank you for commenting on the comfortable canvas chairs which have only been added recently. We will keep doing some changes and hopefully you will find out, next time you will visit us. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels... More 

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