The motel was excellent and the location brilliant with views from the balcony over the harbour. Location is right behind the shops and the room as comfortable in size as you'd like. It was great having a laundry downstairs and the ability to take a novel from the shelf if you replaced with another, great idea. The only challenge if you have kids is to take some DVDs as tv is limited even through sky.
For a quiet break Akaroa is worth the visit then book this hotel. The only reason it's not rated excellent is I save those for hotels with restaurants and gyms on offer.