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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for one night. Basic motel room, very clean and a nice decor. Very handy to restaurants, beach walks and shopping. A lovely view over the water. We will go there again soon. Alarms is a must destination.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Basic motel accommodation right on waterfront. All amenities good and working. Needs a little TLC to capitalise on position. Payment required in advance? As for Akaroa its a very special place. With its French heritage quant streets nestled on a quite bay surrounded by hills it offers peace and harmony or adventurous walks. Don't be fooled by the drive in... More 

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

Thanks for the Review, each and every room is constantly being updated and we have a painter/plasterer onsite as we speak. The Motel is improving on a daily basis and watch this space, as it will keep getting better! We have updated many of the beds with more arriving next week and wall linings, kitchens and furniture are being upgraded... More 

Christchurch
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My work mate and I stayed at Akaroa Water Front Motels for just one night, would love to have stayed longer. The unit was clean and fresh and the beds were to die for. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was an outdoor Pool table, Giant Chess Set and heaps of fun sports gear made available to guests.... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy you noticed all the extra effort we put in the motel grounds, ie: pool table, giant chess...We would love to welcome you again soon. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the 3 bedroom units for one night - 3 adults and 2 x children. The room was well appointed and spacious, with a great view of the harbor from the dining room window. It would be great if they made the main window floor to ceiling to make the most of the amazing view! The... More 

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

Thank you for your nice comments. The 2 bedroom units and 3 bedroom units are well suitable for families, and as you mentioned there is no main road nearby and nice area for kids to play safely. We are happy to see you like the view out from the 3 bedroom unit and we keep in mind the suggestion regarding... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

8 of us visited Akaroa for the night. We had 2 studio units and one 2 bedroom unit. No complaints from anyone. Very comfortable beds and rooms with space to spare. Weather was a miserable Saturday but Sunday dawned clear and sunny. Several of us had crepes for breakfast from the cute little crepe caravan.

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and you like the comfortable beds, we have been updating several of them since we took over. As the Sunday morning crepes treat, it is a bit of France we like to share and it might even become a daily one over the summer season. So... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really can't fault the location of this motel - we stayed in a ground floor apartment and had incredible views of the water which is less than a stone's throw away. The apartment was, I felt, very small and compact. It had one bedroom containing a queen bed and in the lounge/kitchen/dining area was another queen bed. I think the... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review. We are happy you enjoyed the great location just by the water edge. We will share your comments regarding the cleaning with our housekeeping team which is always working hard to get high level. You have stayed in the waterfront family unit, we also have 2 bedroom units and 3 bedroom units which are... More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This the second tome we have stayed at this motel, the first being some 10years or so ago. It was exactly as we remembered it. magnificent views, wasters edge, close to centre and very peaceful. Immaculately clean on arrival but sad to say the daily service left a little to be desired. Yes towels were changed and bathroom cleaned but... More 

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

Thank you for you comments. It is great to see you are coming back and you are enjoying your peaceful stay just by the water edge. We are sorry the services didn't meet your expectations, however, we do vacuum if we think it needs to be done but if we have missed it, you can always require it with reception,... More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

we stayed here in the winter and yet the rooms were still lovely and warm , not to mention tidy and clean. this motel would be great over the summer months as the sea ( harbour) is only 5 metres from your room. the staff were very friendly and helpful ( multi- lang staff). the location of the motel is... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Cleanliness and friendliness are our main goals and we are glad you enjoyed it. The great advantages of the waterfront units, is the location even in winter, as you explained you are keeping warm but still enjoying the great harbour view. We hope you can make it again in the summer months and you... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Great location on the waterfront and close to the jetty, handy to shops and restaraunts, but very quiet with nice views of the water and mountains and comfortable, well equipped luxurious apartment with friendly staff

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

Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy you enjoyed the prime location: right on the water edge to make the most of the Harbour views, very close to main street but still very peaceful and quiet. We hope to have a chance to welcome you again soon. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We had to ask for clean towels and milk after our room had been serviced on our 2nd day there. Then the free WiFi was so slow we couldn't do any work off the computer and had to cut our trip short because of work and all they said was sorry they had given us the incorrect password even tho... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the beautiful, historic French village of Akaroa, just 1.5H from Christchurch. With 24 refurbished units to choose from featuring studio,1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, you can enjoy affordable comfort with the waterfront right at your doorstep. With most units offering views of the water, spacious living and well-equipped kitchens you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. We are only a minutes stroll to the art and craft shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions Akaroa has to offer. You could also relax in our private hot tropical spa pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $114 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Akaroa Waterfront Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa
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