We stayed one night in Akaroa and found the Tresori Motor Lodge online.
The motel is well located close to the wharf where wildlife cruises leave from and where you'll find some decent cafes. The greeting we received was very friendly. We arrived a little early and just wanted to park so that we could go on the dolphin cruise, however our room was ready and were able to check in. I liked that the milk isn't just put in your fridge. We were given a choice of full-cream or skim milk which I have never experienced before and really appreciated.
The room was comfortable and well equipped. The entrance is via a sliding door and the bed is very close by so I agree with other reviewers about there being a lack of privacy, however there are two layers of window dressing. If you wanted a bit of privacy you can shut the blinds and then later there are black-out curtains.
As a motor lodge there aren't the facilities that you'd get in a hotel. No onsite restaurant etc and you are requested to clean your own dishes. No dishwashing provisions were provided but I suspect you could request them from the reception.
Tresori is a comfortable place to stay, it doesn't have bells and whistles but it isn't priced as if it does. I would stay there again if I was in Akaroa. It was clean, friendly and well located - everything we needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable Luxury Motel in the centre of Akaroa just 50 metres from Waterfront, Shops and Restaurants. Large Studios with King size beds and spas. Spacious family apartments also available. Seasonal Rates and Specials available, minimum stay may apply on certain dates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tresori Hotel Akaroa