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“Lovely Meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Hotel Boutique Hotel

L'Hotel Boutique Hotel
75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
03 3047842
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Ranked #13 of 20 Restaurants in Akaroa
Price range: $15 - $32
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open 7 days, from 11am till close (Current Feb 2013). L'hotel is situated right on the water's edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel has an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, and also catering for food intolerances, with gluten free options on the menu. Perfect place to meet friends and family for a lively atmosphere and great food and wine.L'hotel has a great fully licensed bar and regular live bands!!
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We popped in, with another couple, for coffee and a chat last Sunday (June 2nd) while on a day trip to Akaroa. We liked the look of the menu while having our coffee so decided to go back a little later for lunch. We were seated promptly and our order taken. Despite the restaurant and outside seating areas being full our meal arrived in good time. 2 of us had a seafood platter each (including me) while the other 2 had the fish & chips. My platter had grilled white fish, a salmon steak, mussels, prawn kebabs and calamari. A salad was also served on the plate. A very hearty sized meal at a good price. It was all very well cooked and presented well. My 3 companions also enjoyed their meals.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We met the new owner of this hotel, who is obviously making a difference. The staff were efficient and friendly and the meals were large and delicious

Visited June 2013
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Right on the Waterfront”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This little pub/hotel looks out on the beautiful Akaroa Harbour. We were looking for a meal around 9pm and most places were shut. However the staff here opened the door to us, turned on the pizza oven and gave us the most fabulous meal of pizzas that we had ever tasted! It might have helped that they knew the story of Burt Munro of 'The Worlds Fastest Indian" and they were entertaining the son! We sat by the fire and waited for our pizza!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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LHOTEL75, Owner at L'Hotel Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
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New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“What happened to the drinks service?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Enjoyed a pleasant enough meal, though it was a long wait to receive our first course in a moderately busy restaurant. Perhaps they were understaffed in the kitchen... The waitress was very helpful regarding my gluten free requirements, and the food was good.

However, in a period of at least an hour and three quarters, we were not offered another drink after the one we ordered at the very start. This seemed to be the same for everyone in the restaurant. It was very odd. Perhaps we were meant to go up to the bar to order subsequent drinks - if so, it wasn't made clear. Once the initial food order was delivered, we didn't see our waitress again (she may have been on a break, but no one else came near us either).

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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38 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great warm place for evening dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Great friendly staff and good menu choice. Open fire added to warm atmosphere. Pizza nice and thin and prawn curry very tasty. Very Good wine selection. Chocolate pot a little disapoointing - nnot gooey enough!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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