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Sydney
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Centrally located, our room on first floor had pleasant views out over the bay to the mountains, clean and plenty of room, included sitting area and comfy beds. Milk provided for coffee and tea included.

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying with us. The views on the mid and top floor are certainly worth paying that little bit extra to experience. Thanks and Regards Deborah Reservations

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Nice little hotel with friendly owners and large spacious rooms. The supermarket is around the corner and there is ample parking available. The center of Akaroa isn't far away nor is the waterfront. Our room had a small terrace from where you could see the pier. WiFi was free.

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

Hi Stijnvandrunen Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are centrally located which is so convenient for our guests to visit shops and restaurants in Akaroa. We hope that your holiday in Akaroa was enjoyable. Many thanks Deborah

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were only spending one night in Akaroa and we wanted to make the most of our time there. The location is terrific--just round corner from Ma Maison and Sweet As, near a market, only a couple more blocks from more restaurants and shopping. We checked in, dropped our bags and walked up to the Giant's House to catch it...

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

Hi Julie Thanks for reviewing the motel. We are centrally located which is handy for almost all shops and restaurants and activities in Akaroa. Yes. refurbishing is an ongoing project and its exciting to see all the changes happening. Hopefully we will see you again in the not to distant future. Kind Regards Deborah Reservations

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the Criterion for Labour weekend 2016 to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and we were delighted with not only the friendly reception we received but also with the cleanliness and spaciousness of the room we stayed in. The view from the balcony was breathtaking and so relaxing. Sited to get the sun all day untill the last...

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

Hi 200lovetravel Thank you so much for your wonderful critique of our Motels We are new owners and are absolutely thrilled with our new home, and love living in this wonderful piece of paradise. We are perfectly positioned to enjoy wonderful views over the harbor, and love the fact that we get wonderful afternoon sun. We are currently refurbishing the...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One night in akaroa only but booked the motel via email enquiry. Quick reply and no problem when had to change dates. Bery nice room with all you need. Large room and bathroom. Great view from top 2 floors of the harbour and very handy to the Ma Maison restaurant just over the road for dinner and the french bakery...

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

Hi Ian Thank You for taking the time to write a review about our motel. As new owners we are very keen to show off our fantastic premises and are very proud of the gorgeous location with our wonderful sea views. We are also currently in the process of updating the rooms and hopefully when you come to stay again...

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Very warm welcome and we were not disappointed with our view. Comfortable. Would recommend. Close to a great restaurant too. The Little Bistro. Restful start to our holiday. Off to French Peak vineyard next.

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

Hi Sharon Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. As new owners we are very excited to share our lovely motels with you, and yes our views are fabulous. We are also excited with the refurbishing of our rooms, so if you are ever able to pop back and visit I'm sure you will be pleasantly surprised....

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This place is ideally situated for people who want to be close to everything, yet it is also off the main street so it is quiet and peaceful. The accommodation is well appointed and the view of the harbor is lovely. Pretty much everything is within walking distance and there is a nice restaurant on the opposite corner and a...

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

Hi Lemonfish8 Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our motel. As new owners we are thrilled with the wonderful location and gorgeous sea views we can offer our guests. Its also great to have feed back on the good and not so good aspects of your stay with us as we will always look for...

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on new years eve. We loved it so much we're going back for the weekend at the end of the month. Friendly helpful owners. Right behind the supermarket. Very handy, and central to most of everything else in town. Lovely view of the water from the balcony. Very clean room, and under cover car...

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Mike-Vicki D, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The views of the harbour are awesome and very relaxing. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and are coming back soon. Many thanks Deborah

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We were met by the very friendly Debra. Our room was lovely and very comfortable. Always nice to have a lounge to sit on to watch TV instead of the bed. I suffer from back pain and the shower was the BEST on our trip. The relatively new owner was also a pleasure and was so helpful with road condition...

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Mike-Vicki D, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. When our guests have special requirements we do like to ensure that they are comfortable and enjoy their holiday with us. The new owners have started a room refurbishment plan which will make your next stay even more memorable. It will be a pleasure to have you stay with us again....

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay. Lovely view of the harbour and very close to the village. The owners were lovely. Loved the underfloor heating in the bathroom too! We had originally booked for a couple of weeks before but unfortunately my partner for the flu. They were very accommodating and helpful about postponing our stay.

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Mike-Vicki D, Front Office Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Our central location in Akaroa means our guests have easy access to most shops restaurants and attractions. We are glad you enjoyed your stay here. We always try to treat our guests as we hope to be treated ourselves. Thanks and Regards Deborah

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: €85 - €123 (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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“Top floor for an excellent view”
davefayd, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 12 has the best views and very little street noise.”
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“Try the second floor for the best views”
LadyinBeds, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were upstairs and had a great sea view”
  • Spacious and modern
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“second floor”
tigersChristchurch, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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