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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbor View
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The apartment is spacious with a lounge/dining/kitchen overlooking the bay and hills beyond. There is an uninterrupted view which is utterly breathtaking. The bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and a single divan in the lounge would accommodate a third person. The en-suite
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Response from AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your nice review, Lynne. Yes, Akaroa is a beautiful harbour. Glad you had a chance to come experience it with us. Thank you for noting that most of the rooms just have a kitchenette, with a 2-burner hob and microwave. Only a couple of our units actually have ovens in the rooms, so it is best to contact us directly if this is something that is important for your stay. Take care and safe travels.
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Property's Favorite Review
My wife & I stayed here for 3 nights over a cold,wet long weekend. The unit was clean, spacious,warm & had everything needed for self-catering. The location is good - on the waterfront & supermarket & several cafes within 200m or so - all other activities within about 10 mins
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Response from AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Responded Jun 23, 2018
Dear Dbuckleymaitland. The weather was NOT at it's best when you stayed with us, but I remember it did not stop you from going out! Thank you for staying with us and for your nice comments! Hope we will meet again. Kind regards, Team at Akaroa Waterfront Motels
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There were 6 of us in a 3 bedroom unit. It was cosy. Two good sized bedrooms and one that was little tight. Great views and walking distance to town and restaurants. The extra activities the motel has is fun to as in canoes, boat, connect 4, pool and table tennis. Also a BBq.
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Response from AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your review, Peter. I agree that the 3-bedroom unit has one particular bedroom that is a bit tight. I curse it every time I make the bed. Thanks for coming to visit!
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First time I paid for seavjew and got a quiet studio like room with stunning view from the small balcony. I felt comfortable, all you need is only some minutes footwalk away, Also nice TV with sky, would recommend.
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Response from AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for your kind review. Glad you got to come experience Akaroa with us. Safe travels.
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We stayed two nights lovely ground floor waterside view enjoying water birds...there is an 18cm step up to a 12cm raised shower floor...would not recommend these units for those with limited mobility. However having said that the location is amazing and easy walking distance to
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HI , Thank you for your email. Could you please contact us by email or phone +64333047484, you can also find our details on the top of our TripAdvisor page. We will need your name and your booking number. At this stage we do have availability on the 30th of March 2015. Kind regards Akaroa Waterfront team
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"We were lucky enough to have the bottom floor unit right at the waterfront."
"Upstairs rooms would be quieter"
"Ground floor was nice with sliding glass door. Unit was very quiet."
"Well appointed, very clean, laundry facilities, car parking."
"Waterfront rooms are well appointed and right on the foreshore."
$84 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
akaroa waterfront hotel akaroadriftwood hotel akaroa
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
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