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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is on the water's edge! Very comfortable spacious unit with separate bedroom. We had 2 nights in a ground floor end room with a stream along side. Very relaxing. Easy walking distance to very good restaurants. Has to be the best place to stay in Akaroa.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the waterfront at the quieter end of Akaroa, but still within easy walking distance of all the amenities, this nicely refurbished motel was just what we wanted. Really friendly and helpful staff made the stay extra special, and we loved the spa with the big indoor plants and even a bird nesting in the branches! Even the units... More

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this wonderful motel, the view from our unit was magnificiant, the unit was clean, roomy and very comfortable. The service was excellent, we are 4 senior Women and the owners went out of there way to help us and came and picked us up from the shops when we were to tired to walk back.... More

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

Thank you "Ladies" for your lovely feedback. We hope you had a safe journey home. Service and Cleanliness are our top priority and we are happy to meet your expectations. Why not coming back again next year? Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels Team More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided we needed to getaway from the ratrace for a night so we packed a small bag and headed over to Akaroa, a favourite destination of ours. Booked one night at Akaroa Waterfront Motels in a unit overlooking the harbour. First impressions were great , very friendly owner checked us in with a minimal of fuss,... More

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

Thank you very much for taking time to review your stay with us in details.We are glad you like the amenities and the service.We will forward your lovely comments to all the team, especially housekeeping who is doing a great job to maintain high standard. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon and hopefully for a bit longer... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed here on several occasions now and it's my pick of accommodation in Akaroa due to the views, and waking up to the dawn chorus of bellbirds. It's ideally located for a short walk to my favourite Akaroa restaurants and only a 10 minute walk into the main shopping section of Akaroa. Enjoyed a twilight game of Chess with... More

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

Thank you for your really nice review, we are delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us. The Giant chess game is new and we really appreciate your comment about it. It is part of our project to update the premises and more will come soon. We hope to welcome you again very soon. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More

Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large room with kitchenette. Clean, comfortable with easy parking. 200 MB free Wifi, with option to buy 24 hours for NZ$20. Room we stayed in had poor shower pressure, and a small television. Location is excellent, with small supermarket a few minutes walk away.

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

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the location. We are actually starting a process to update the tvs in the units, and hopefully in your next visit you will see the difference. kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels Team More

Galway, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful setting , sea and a lovely wooden bridge, has a giant chess board in the garden which is fun. Reception very helpful , pointed out spots to check out around the town. Kitchen/diner needs a revamp , very clinical, although good facilities, working fridge hob and microwave. The view speaks for itself here worth paying the extra few... More

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

Thank you for your nice feedback. We like the fact you appreciated our Giant Chess board because it is a new feature of our motel. Yes, the views on the Waterfront side are great as there is no road or traffic between you and the water edge only 5 meters away. Kind Regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More

Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you to the lovely Managers of this Hotel, especially Elise, for a very pleasing stay. The rooms were large and had a comfortable lounge area and neat kitchen. The best part was the location, right in the middle of town, close to the water, near all the restaurants, a pharmacy and gift shops. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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

Thank you for your great comments. Yes the location here is ideal, quiet but very central too. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and would love you to stay again with us. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More

Bribie Island, Australia
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367 reviews 367 reviews
38 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I was travelling with my adult daughter so we booked a family room expecting everything to be in the one room: not so. We arrived early & were warmly welcomed by a lovely young French lass who suggested that we park our car on the premises and enjoy breakfast at a local cafe - which we did. On returning to... More

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and the pictures. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we would like to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed in a waterfront unit with beautiful views of the harbour and hills. There were tables outside where you could sit and relax right beside the sea. It was very peaceful. My two sisters and I stayed there with our mother. She left a brooch behind in the unit and Elise kindly contacted us and posted it home.

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

Thank you for your nice review. The absolute waterfront location and gardens make the motel very unique in Akaroa. We are happy you received the brooch your mother left behind. We look forward to seeing you back in Akaroa in a future. The Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More

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Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa

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