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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Criterion was a great place to stay for our two nights in Akaroa. The rooms/apartments are huge and the ones we had (on the top level) have great views of the harbor. Including chairs and a table for each private terrace is a lovely touch. The staff are friendly and concerned and give spot-on directions to the airport. The... More 

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Thank GJW3
Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Cheers for your response. Wi Fi now all fixed due to overlap on another business band. Light bulb was replaced as soon as you told me but beside that so glad you enjoyed your stay Kind Regards Mike and Vicki More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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45 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

I knew even before arrival we had chosen the right place. We are traveling for the first time with our 4 month old daughter. The team at the Criterion have been so accommodating for special requests for bubs. Everything about the service is personal, caring and genuine. The room is on the middle floor and still has nice harbour views... More 

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Steve/Mum and Bubs. Know how hard it is too travel with new baby(been there done that) hence I tried to organise everything before you arrived so must have acheived that. Thank you again and hope you enjoyed our little paradise Kind Regards Mike More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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79 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

First time to Akaroa and not disappointed staying at Criterion. When we arrived we were made so welcome and even had our bags carried up to our room. Large room with great space and set u[ and views are great. Only a few seconds and you are either at waters edge, bar or town. Very well run by such a... More 

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1 Thank Keith F
Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Glad you really enjoyed your stay and carring bags for you is no problem as it is you that is on holiday and if I can make your stay that much easier I am achieving my goals Many thanks for your feed back Kind regards Mike More 

Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A few years ago we stayed at the Criterion Motel in Akaroa for just one night on a driving holiday around the South Island, and wished we could have stayed longer in this beautiful spot. At the end of February we booked ourselves another holiday to New Zealand, this time for a six night stay at the Criterion Motel. The... More 

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay in Akaroa and appreciate your comments.I try my best to please all but as per your comments cannott please everyone with our decor(previous feedbck) unless I supply a DIY decor kit to give to guests. So pleased you sampled and enjoyed the local crusine and look forward to seeing you all again in the perhaps... More 

Christchurch
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On the plus side it has a good location, quiet, clean rooms, a kitchenette, TV and a good view. On the downside (for us) the decor wasn't to our taste, the wifi didn't work and the cleaners were pretty noisy on the first morning. After we talked to them about it they were much quieter on the second morning so... More 

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1 Thank BPixie
Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

So sorry you did not like the decor as all rooms have just been redecorated after the earfthquakeso apologies for the colour choice. Our cleaning staff do not start till 9am but hope in the future you will voice your concerns to me should you wish to stay again.So sorry about Wi Fi but other guests had no problems and... More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

a great place to recover from a long haul flight. Echoing previous comments, we had great views from the second floor, it is at the quieter end of town, away from the cruise ships, with a Four Square supermarket next door and all the Akaroa facilities within easy walking distance. Mike was great, even helping to process our washing. The... More 

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay and perhaps see you again.The thanks go to my cleaning staff for keeping high standards. Thanks again Kind Regards Mike and Vicki More 

Market Bosworth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. On arrival we received a very friendly and enthusiastic welcome from Mike who checked us in and showed us around our first floor corner room with superb views of the harbour and mountains beyond. The room was spotless and well appointed although there was no hot plate in the kitchenette. This didn't bother us... More 

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place your comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards Mike and Vicki More 

Brigg, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Marvellous situation overlooking the Akaroa harbour, well equipped and most rooms have a balcony and fantastic views - better on the second floor if you don't mind the extra climb. Manager Mike is helpful and friendly with wit and charm. Easy walking to dinner and shops, good parking, highly recommended.

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Thank Chris-Brigg
Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for feed back. Hopefully in the near future we will see you back and hope you are enjoying the cricket Kind Regards Mike and Vicki More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed two nights last week. We have stayed here before about 10 years ago. Mike the manager is very friendly and helpful with good old kiwi cheek and whit. Very comfortable unit which was large. Bathroom and bed were very clean and comfortable. I did notice a latch needed replacing on the balcony door and the sofas are bit... More 

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and great you enjoyed your stay and yes we are upgrading lounge suites this winter. Look forwad to seeing you all agin and take care Many Thanks and regards Mike More 

London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very nice motel. Room very large and overlooking the small harbour in Akaroa. Very comfortable and all you would need for your stay. The room was extremely clean and had a wet room shower. The helpful staff could not do enough for you. Very very quiet at night.

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Mike-Vicki D, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments,As you said superb location and will pass on comment to cleaning staff whom do a fantastic job. Proud of them. Kind regards Mike More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Superb harbor views from most rooms at this 4 plus star plus motel. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Super-king beds, private balcony. Double glazing and underfloor heating. Free 750Mb WiFi each day in every room with in room option of purchasing more. Free car parking with ltd under cover parking also. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akaroa Criterion Motel

Address: 75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $88 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Criterion Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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