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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Akaroa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the views are really nice, and it is close to facilities - but the owner was very rude to us. We had checked in very late the night before, with an arrangement of the owner leaving the door of our Unit unlocked for us, and we found that we couldn't lock the front door, so that meant one of... More

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

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your comment. We are the new owners of the Akaroa Waterfront Motels since the 01 of September 2014. We are really motivated and we believe in friendliness and excellent customer service. We have been in the industry for many years, and love to make people feel at home As you mentioned the location is great... More

Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found the location lovely (would be more organised next time and either book ahead or arrive early and secure one of the units which faces the water). The owner was really helpful and gave us a good tip for dinner. Unit was clean and comfortable. Nice and warm in the winter. We would stay here again.

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Taupo, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

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
2 reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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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Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa

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