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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor”(32 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
4 Star 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.
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Location and contact
75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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49.6 km to Christchurch Intl Airport
18 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewstop floorundercover parkingthird floorspacious roommiddle floorno lifthelpful ownershuge bedwould definitely stay here againrestaurants and shopsgreat viewfriendly welcomesuperb locationnew zealandwithin walking distancesea viewlovely town
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spacous room. Everything we wanted or needed for a two day stay in lovely Akaroa. Very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely views of the bay. Check out the closest restaurants as a lot not open in the winter months.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very spacious room with all the facilities we needed. Lovely view of the harbour. Friendly hospitality and walking distance to everything. Comfy bed, undercover parking, spacious bathroom. Hope we get back to stay here again one day.

Thank Meredith C
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Meredith, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us . We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Akaroa and yes the the views if the harbour are amazing . Look forward to your return. Kind Regards, Felicity and Murray

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Wonderful accommodation in beautiful Akoroa, NZ. Beautiful Harbour view, and friendly, helpful owners. Nice restaurants within walking distance. Sad to have missed the Little Blue Penguins, waters were too choppy for the boat outing. Wish we were here longer. Thank you!More

Thank Kay M
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Kay, We were pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and yes Akaroa is a beautiful place to visit . We always recommend at least two nights if possible as there are lots to see and do ,also a great place to relax. Hopefully you...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This motel had new owners since we were last there, they were very helpful and friendly. Motel was very clean and the view was spectacular. Highly recommend. Central location was perfect also, we didn’t need to get our car out the whole of our stay...More

Thank Tina C
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Tina, Thank you for staying with us in May and for your comments . We do our very best to ensure you enjoy what Akaroa can offer including your accommodation. Agree it is great you can leave your car at the motel and every thing...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018

One night in Akaroa and this is lovely accommodation, conveniently located. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating. We were on the first floor and overlooked the car park (unfortunately) and not the beautiful harbour but the room was spacious, comfortable and well appointed with...More

Thank Judy S
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Judy, Thank you for your review. We would enjoy having back to stay and rooms overlooking the harbour and surrounding hills are always in strong demand . Akaroa is a great place to visit and plenty of things to do and places to visit. Kind...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$79 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$79 - US$129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"Good view from second floor. I guess third floor would be even better."
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"Our second floor was quiet..."
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"Rooms on the top floor have a nice view of the harbor"
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"Room 4 has best views"
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