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La Rochelle Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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85 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Clean and well positioned near the center of Akaroa. Kitchionette was useful. Ffor new zealand the wifi internet access was cheap . Basic bath /spa combination but still nice after a walk. Minus one star for variably tired finishings. Would certainly stay again if in Akaroa.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

Visiting from Australia. We never intended to come to Akaroa but were simply blown away by all that this place has to offer. We did a last minute booking at the La Rochelle Motel and liked it so much that we ended up spending two nights! The room was well equipped, spotlessly clean and both quiet and comfortable. Our room opened on to a garden area complete with running stream. Tranquil and delightful. A great place to stay in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Highly recommended for a comfortable stay in Akaroa. Ideal location for the finish of the Banks Peninsula walk. We especially liked being lulled to sleep by the sound of the creek at our back door. We arrived very damp after our walk and was able to use the clothes dryer to dry our gear which really appreciated.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the ground floor room which had a casual table and chairs by the creek.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hawera
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

La Rochelle motel was lovely , the rooms had everything that we needed and were spacious. Owners very friendly and helpful. The bird life and song was just magic sitting out on our deck. Enjoyed our stay there definitely recommended

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geelong Australia
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Akaroa is a wonderful little hidden gem only about 1 1/2 hrs from Christchurch that shouldn't be missed! The scenery is spectacular & La Rochelle was a wonderful base to explore the town. The owners were very helpful & the rooms were nice & quiet with a nice outdoor area next to a little stream. Definitely recommended!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Our room was nearest the road, but with windows closed noise wasn't an issue and the traffic is minimal at night anyway. A view to creek and green vegetation with table and chairs on the patio was very relaxing. Plenty of plates and pans for simple cooking and good laundry facility when you have been tramping. Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay.

Room Tip: Don't worry about being close to the road, its not noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Really enjoyed our two nights in Akaroa and the La Rochelle Motel was a great place to stay.
Our room was on the ground floor and closest to the road but traffic noise wasn't a problem for us.
There is a lovely private shady area outside the room where you can sit by the stream and listen to the tuis.
The room was modern and impeccably clean with good cooking facilities and a large shower room.
The owners were very friendly and helpful with local knowledge of where to eat out.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Rochelle Motel
Address: 1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the beautiful village of Akaroa La Rochelle Motel is your perfect destination for a relaxing & peaceful stay. Our modern complex offers a mix of 8 Studio Units with either King or Queen sized beds & a 2 bedroom unit. Access facilities or twin studio also available. Each unit is comfortably furnished with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with either shower or single spa bath, heating, flat screen TV & DVD player, & iPod docks. Each unit also has its own balcony or patio overlooking our native garden & stream boundary. Off-street parking, free Wireless Broadband, continental breakfast & Guest Laundry available. ... more   less 
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