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Akaroa Criterion Motel
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All reviewstop floorthird floorundercover parkingspacious roommiddle floorno lifthuge bedwould definitely stay here againgreat viewrestaurants and shopsfriendly welcomesuperb locationnew zealandsea viewwithin walking distancelovely townshort walk
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

We arrived in Akaroa without a reservation had a wander around town and checked out a couple of accommodation options. Then I looked at Trip Advisor and noted a very positive recommendation for the Criterion Motel so we ventured out to find it and I am so pleased we did.

We were given a lovely corner room on the ground floor with awesome views of the harbour, very spacious with king bed, sofa lounge, table and chairs, kitchenette, very roomy bathroom and doors opening to an outside gated patio complete with director's chairs for outdoor use, it was a very comfortable room.

The location was right across the road from the harbour and restaurants and the supermarket and other shops were in the street behind. We ate at Ma Maison right across the road from the motel and I highly recommend it, food and service was excellent. So if you are going to Akaroa you can't go wrong with staying at Criterion Motel and eating at Ma Maison!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gabrielle D, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments.
Yes we are very central to everything and are walking distance to most things.
Our rooms are spacious and we love to make our customers comfortable if we can.
Glad you enjoyed your food as well. There are so many good restaurants in Akaroa it is hard to choose.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you decided to share your comments with us all.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

There was nothing we could recall as a fault. That leaves all of the good elements which included: Hospitable manager, very clean exterior and clean hotel room, free wi-fi, outstanding view (Room 9), well appointed room, very comfortable bed, plenty of bath towels, room was well maintained, and the nearby small grocery store, deli, restaurants and a friendly smile with a pleasant greeting around the neighborhood.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gabrielle D, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are pleased that you enjoyed our town and the great hospitality that the whole place offers. Akaroa is a friendly town and we look forward to making our tourists happy.
We hope you had a great holiday and look forward to maybe seeing you again one day.

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Our room was perfect. The rooms were big, airy, light and clean. Great value for money.
Owners were pleasant as well as the resident dog and cat.
We almost changed our flights to stay another night as this place was one of the highlights of our 11 day south island tour.
Sounds like a small thing, but nice to have "real" milk for tea and coffee.
I would highly recommend to others.

Room Tip: Mid floor or higher
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Aklr81
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Gabrielle D, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments. Yes the rooms are spacious. The resident cat and dog are always pleasant and love greeting customers. Thats why they tend to sit in the office :)
We always try as well and mostly succeed.
I totally agrree with you re the milk. The real stuff is soooo much better.
We hope you had a great holiday and Akaroa is one of your nicest memories.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Reasonably priced with helpful manager and the VIEW. Walking distance to all restaurants. This is also a good family room as the size and kitchenette allows for breakfast and or a lunch in the room. Plenty for the kids to enjoy.

Room Tip: 2nd floor worth the stairs and $20 NZ extra
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank phynanze
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Gabrielle D, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2013

Thank you for your comments. Yes the view is quite spectacular from the unit you were in, especially when the sun is glinting on the sea.

These are large studio type rooms so maybe not as suitable for families as units with seperate bedrooms. but are more comfortable for couples or even with 3 people.
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you enjoy the rest of your time in NZ

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a two night stay on the 2nd floor in a large studio (#4). The rooms were clean, well furnished and we had a sunny balcony. We had a beautiful view looking out onto the small wharf and bay. Really friendly hosts.Would really recommend this place.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gabrielle D, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2013

Thank you for your lovely comments.
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and you had some good weather as well.
It is great to be able to sit on the balcony and look at the harbour on a sunny day.
Even on a winters day to be able to sit inside and look out at the sea in all its moods is great.

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