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4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Hotel Akaroa

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L'Hotel Akaroa
Ranked #9 of 24 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
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96 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“always a winner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

My husband and I recently ate at this eatery, and once again it was superb. The breads for starters were yummy and we both had the slow roasted pork belly. It was soooo good, I usually have a steak but felt like a change, and wasn't disappointed. For starters my husband shared a seafood chowder with his sister, they agreed it was to die for. We always like to eat here when we visit this lovely part of the country. And I must say, the waitress was quite open to the chowder being shared, as were the desserts, but the cheesecake was so yummy we ordered more, as one to share was just not on, we needed one each. Go there and enjoy :)

Room Tip: we didn't stay the night here, only ate there for dinner, but this is nothing against the L'...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in room 2,wonderful views over harbour.Room was good size,bed comfy if you are there in summer take a sleep mask as the large skylight lets in so much light early morning.The shower has great water pressure.Had a meal in the restaurant which was nice.Staff all very pleasant.easy off street parking.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had 2 nights in an upstairs room with a balcony. The small kitchen is adequate if you want to do your own cooking. The restaurant/bar closes at 11pm promptly so we had no problem with noise. The view is lovely. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony watching tourists walk past and the boat bobbing in the water.. Very handy to shops and walks along beach and wharf. Friendly staff. Our meal in their restaurant was great. Comfortable bed, no bath but good shower. The best location. Get a room upstairs with a balcony. Room 2 is the best!

Room Tip: Book an upstairs room with a balcony facing the water.There is no fitness centre or swimming pool an...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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313 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Considering prices in this trendy area, L’Hotel Akaroa was reasonably priced and good value. The best mini apartments are 2, 3 and 4 with balconies and bay views and priced between NZ$120-140. Not luxurious but spacious, clean and comfortable with kitchenette and sitting area. Queen size comfortable bed. Effective heater and heated towel rack. The feature is the great view over the water from this second storey. The hotel underneath with bar and restaurant looks attractive and the Saturday night noise was not a problem. The hotel shuts at 11pm to allow a peaceful night. The staff were very friendly and obliging. Akaroa itself; worth visiting.

Room Tip: Rooms 2, 3 & 4; larger rooms & balconies with waterfront views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Cervo, Italia
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564 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

L'hotel claims it offers luxury accomodation, but that's wishful thinking! We had fis & chips dinner in our fairly cramped room with plumbing problems (the restaurant was overbooked) and later drink cider in the downstairs tavern. Although the plates use a lot of French, no one in the staff can speak a word of the language, weird.The area is nevertheless spectacular and an artist's haven.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

This place was recommended to us,and we were pleased with our entire stay.Because we stayed on a weekday,it almost felt like our private villa.The open fire was just what we needed.Food was of top quality and service was friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Aberdeen
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Nice room with little balcony overlooking the bay. Clean, nice size, good value. Also ate in the restaurant and food was good too!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about L'Hotel Akaroa

Property: L'Hotel Akaroa
Address: 75 Beach Road | Akaroa, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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 
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