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La Rive Akaroa Motel
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Akaroa
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Comfortable place”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

I only stayed overnight but got a spacious comfortable unit for my auntie and I, got my bags there before check-in time and they were quite happy to keep them until the unit was ready. Overall it was a good experience, thanks Simon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed here early January and we found our studio room (little kitchen and bathroom with a queen bed) to be lacking. On the second morning there our room wasn't serviced i.e. rubbish wasn't emptied and no fresh towels/tea towel/dish coth. Furthermore, there was paint flaking over the shower and there was leaky taps over the handbasin.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We stayed here after Christmas and were pleasantly surprised. Having picked the room up for what was a decently cheap rate, we anticipated something akin to a large studio unit, and instead had a two-room family unit, complete with kitchen, which saved us having to dine out!
The room could have done with a fan to help cool it in the afternoon, as it got very hot, but the bed was comfortable, the rooms were a bit tired but not shabby and our overall impression was that we would stay here again if we had cause to go back to Akaroa.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mel-Kiwi_NZ
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

My husband and I had stayed here about 20 years ago and I don't it has been decorated since except maybe new bedding and curtains. All the furniture was old and tired. The kitchen still had a formica bench and cheap appliances. The bathroom was clean but there was a hole in the old molded tooth brush holder. I wouldn't stay there again as it was very depressing.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Europe
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

The only less positive thing I would say about this motel, where I stayed in early February 2011, is that the furniture and the equipment are not so modern. However everything worked well, the unit we had (we were just 2) was very spacious, beds were comfortable and pleasant, and the bathroom was very clean, like the whole unit.
The unit we had was on the ground floor where on one side there is the parking and on the other, a small grassy garden that guests can enjoy.
The area is very quite and peaceful and, although the motel lays in the entrance of Akaroa, it takes less than 10 minutes on foot to be in Akaroa's centre (Akaroa is really small, by the way, but very nice and pleasant).
In regards to the owners, we didn't have any problem at all with them. In fact we just saw them and talked to them when we arrived with out pre-booking from the Akaroa I-Site and we got the keys. So no issues at all. On the contrary everything was easy and we had a good sleep and stay. I would definitely stay here again, as what this motel offers is enough for me.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

A great value motel, with great service. Not quite as close to town centre as some other motels but a only a 5 min walk anyway.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Scuta
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed January 17, 2011

We took a chance and booked a studio room at La Rive having read that it had been given a makeover, were sorry we hadn't paid a bit more and stayed in one of the more modern properties in Akaroa.
Our room was very tired looking and the furniture hadn't been moved to vacuum recently. The fridge made a terrible noise and the latch on the window was broken but because we didn't see our host until we were checking out the next morning there wasn't much opportunity to address these problems.
You get what you pay for so if travelling on a budget this property may suit, at least the bed was clean, the room was quite big and had a nice private outdoor area, but we wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Rive Akaroa Motel

Property: La Rive Akaroa Motel
Address: 1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Rive Akaroa Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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