We drove into Akaroa after dark with no reservations and stopped at the Criterion. The owners gave us a great deal on a 3rd floor suite with a spectacular view of the pier since we arrived late. The room was spacious and comfortable, and spotlessly clean! Heated floors, wooden deck chairs, complimentary newspaper, and fully stocked kitchenette were all a bonus.
The owners (Dave and Gabrielle) show great attention to detail and we were so pleased with our goodnight sleep. The owner and his dog, Mista, walked us to our room with a fresh bottle of milk to get us settled in for the night. If you're a dog lover, it is worth the trip just to meet this friendly, playful little dog.
- 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 WiFi each day in every room. Free car parking with ltd under cover parking also. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch