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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Arrived here on a beautiful day and after lunching in town, checked into this great hotel for a rest. Very nicely set up and great location for groceries, restaurants and walks along the foreshore. Very helpful hosts. Would definitely stay here again.

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. The location of the motel is certainly convenient for all activities in Akaroa. We loved having you stay with us and do come again. Regards Deborah

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night and would have stayed longer but they were fully booked. The rooms were spacious and the large bed was comfortable with lovely linen. There were extra special touches that made it one of the best places we have stayed including nicer toiletries and complementary bottled water. Nice views from own balcony too. Host was very friendly...

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi DnA50 Thanks for a great review. I hope that your stay in our motel was memorable and you enjoyed all that Akaroa offers. The new owners Felicity and Murray have certainly made this motel the number one motel to stay in in Akaroa. We would be delighted to see you again in the future. Thanks Deborah

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

From check in to leaving a wonderful stay. We arrived early but room was ready. We left our things and car at hotel. From there we walked everywhere. Front desk very helpful on town. Our room had a balcony with view of harbor. We bought a bottle of wine and had a drink on the balcony before heading out to...

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hello Guest Lacvue Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Akaroa is a great place to stay and our picturesque town is small enough to walk everywhere. We are very proud of our newly refurbished motel and the glorious view of the harbor. Please come back and...

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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great location overlooking the bay, great hosts and very comfortable room with balcony, we had room 4 I think on 1st floor and it was delightful. One of the highlights of our 9'week trip. We would go back tomorrow.

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our motel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners and new to the hospitality industry we value your feedback and are pleased that our recently renovated rooms were enjoyable for you. Akaroa is a great place to stay, very picturesque and...

Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was the nicest place that we stayed at during our 2 weeks in NZ. It was well appointed, with really nice furnishings, paintings, even decorative pillows on the massive king sized bed. It had French doors opening onto a small balcony that overlooked the bay. It was very centrally located. Management was very helpful. Good value for money and...

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Claire Therese56 Thanks for taking the time to give us a great review. We hope that you will have lots of nice memories of your stay in Akaroa. Thanks for recommending us to every one Kind Regards Deborah Reservations

Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. Great unit... Very spacious and a very comfortable bed with good pillows. Central location with balcony. The host Murray is very friendly and helpful. We will be back on next akaroa vidot

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jolanda Thanks for your great review. We will welcome you back on your next visit. The motel has recently been refurbished and Felicity and Murray have done a fabulous job with all the rooms, this, combined with the great location makes for a wonderful stay. Regards Deborah Reservations

West Midlands
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Murray the host, fantastic. Motel very clean, great views of bay. Everything you need and more. Murray loaned us a gas BBQ so we could cook our steaks!! The room was spacious with good clean decor. Walk in shower was a bonus!! Many thanks!

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rita, Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you both and hope you have had a great holiday . We look forward to your return in the future Regards, Murray and Felicity

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great motel, lovely service, with a great view (top floor), extremely comfy bed. The rooms were very spacious, microwave, tea, coffee and milk provided. Great suggestions in room information book about what to do in Akaroa on a rainy day. Would come back again

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FelicityandMurray, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte Thanks for giving us this great review. The new owners Felicity and Murray have done a spectacular job in refurbishing this motel Rainy day suggestions info is great . We are pleased that you would like to visit us again and look forward to seeing you . Kind Regards Deborah Reservations

Timaru
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stayed here 14/16 Jan 2017 and were impressed with the spacious studio room overlooking the harbour. Felicity & Murray very welcoming and book direct with the property as they give you the best rate. Walk to restaurants and all tourist sites, wifi included and all the essentials plus generous range of bathroom requirements. Recommend.

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FelicityandMurray, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review. Felicity and Murray have certainly worked hard to achieve the fantastic refurbishment that has transformed this motel . We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us . Kind Regards Deborah Reservations

Reviewed 16 January 2017

This room was spacious, had everything we could imagine needing including a small kitchen area, was very clean and comfortable. Located right in the middle of town, so convenient to everything. Very friendly check in and easy/quick check out.

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FelicityandMurray, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It is our pleasure to provide you with the little things that will make your stay with us memorable. Our location in the village is central so its really convenient to go shopping and visit the restaurants. We hope that you had a wonderful holiday. Regards Deborah

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Akaroa Criterion Motel

Address: 75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: €81 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Criterion Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Try the second floor for the best views”
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“We were upstairs and had a great sea view”
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“second floor”
 of 5 bubbles tigersChristchurch, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room overlooking the bay is lovely on 2nd floor.”
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“We had room 4 which had good views and very spacious.”
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