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Sydney, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to stay here for two nights in June, just before the long weekend which sees the town packed with locals. The room we had was above the restaurant, great views of the bay. It has a little kitchenette, nice decor and a great restaurant underneath. We didn't notice too much noise from the restaurant. The view... More 

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Coventry
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126 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we had booked a night at this place, firstly it's a bar with a few rooms not a hotel. The room was clean, the view was OK if a little old and in need for updating, tiny balcony with the view. It is well placed in the town just needs to update the rooms a bit.

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Thank Si_Coventry
LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our premises. You are correct we are not a Hotel as we only have 4 rooms overlooking the Harbour. This amount of rooms does not qualify us as a hotel. The name L'Hotel dates back to when it originally opened and has as well carried over with new owners. We like to... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed during mid week and loved it. This is a small boutique hotel. The location is fantastic, right on the water front with free off street parking. The room was lovely and bright and there was plenty of extra blankets for the cold evening. Free wifi is always fantastic. The hotel has a great restaurant below and the food... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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128 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We are staying at L'Hotel for a long weekend. It is handily placed on the Akaroa waterfront a few metres from the Akaroa Cooking School, the wharf, restaurants and the sea. It calls itself a boutique hotel, this is pushing the definition a bit. Expect standard motel type accommodation. But there are good views from the balconies of some rooms.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Nice tidy spacious modern room. We were in a room upstairs (they all are) with a huge balcony out front and big doors opening up into the crisp winters day. We sat on the couch facing out the door, sipping bubbles, taking in the fantastic views of the Harbour views and the sunst reflecting off the sea which was like... More 

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UK
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130 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Stayed here for a weekend, and had a great time. The location is good, with shops and restaurants all around, and the wharf just outside. Parking around the back for hotel guests. No reception desk as such, we wandered into the restaurant, and staff there were superfriendly and took us round to our room. Room was a good size, nice... More 

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LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Hi Outinthemiddaysun, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant and hotel. Fantastic you enjoyed your time and meals with us :) Much appreciated More 

Wellington
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We dined here for evening meals twice over 4 days. Both times we were happy with our meals and the service. The seafood chowder was acceptable but contained too many vegetables and not enough seafood. Pizza was very good as was the pork spare ribs. Prices fairly high for what we got but Akaroa is a higher priced place to... More 

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LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Thank You Aytonwellington, Thanks for dining with us while in Akaroa recently, appreciate you feedback. Some Restaurants in Akaroa are at a very high cost for dining, but thought of ours at a happy medium. if we are a little higher ( Akaroa restaurants) you have to remember that the cost of freight, wages, ingredients, beverages all are major factors... More 

Canberra, Australia
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196 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

First night and first place we came across one night when hungry. It turned out a good move as the food was great (especially the Chowder. ) Very friendly wait persons..and clientele : ) Can recommend. .

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LHotel175, Manager at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Hi MartyDownunder, Our seafood chowder is a very popular dish here :) Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our first night in Akaroa and we could only get into L'hotel. It was Easter and busy but no excuse for the pizza we all had. I choice a Margarita which should be very standard but there were added extras that made it really unpleasant. I didn't finish mine and overall none of us enjoyed the experience. The views are... More 

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Thank Sharon H
LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Hello Sharon H Terribly sorry to read of you recent experience, I was on all Easter weekend and don't remember any guests advising us that they had added extra's on their pizza. Not sure what they would have been as we make to order every pizza ordered. We would have been able to make your experience outstanding should you have... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Randomly selected for brunch. Eggs on Kumara stack with large coffee. Brilliant. Friendly waiting staff, great location, reasonable prices. Lovely place to have brunch and watch the world go by. Did not stay here but next time maybe.

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LHotel175, Owner at L'Hotel Akaroa, responded to this review

Hello Londonbitter, Eggs Akaroa my favourite, It our healthy option of eggs benny. We all think we are pretty luck to live and work in a top location in Akaroa. it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by if you have the time. Akaroa is a beautiful location to relax in. Hope to see you again... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
L'hotel is perfectly positioned right in the heart of Akaroa, making it the ideal place to stay while you spend your days relaxing and enjoying all the unique experiences that the Banks Peninsula region has to offer. Akaroa is world famous for its breath taking scenery, and hector dolphins, with a whole raft of exhilarating activities to choose from during your stay at L'Hotel in Akaroa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about L'Hotel Akaroa

Address: 75 Beach Road | Akaroa, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $106 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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