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La Rochelle Motel

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Nottinghamshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, room was well appointed with a balcony to sit out on. Bed was very comfortable and the room very clean. Biscuits and filter coffee top up every day. Owners were very helpful and booked us onto Murrays Farm Tours that was really just for groups! Couldn't ask for more.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful comments, we enjoyed meeting you both and helping out with booking the farm tour. Murray and Sue are a colourful couple and put on an authentic farm experience for their guests. We hope you get a chance to visit us again. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. The place is comfortable and we got an unexpected bonus with the spa bath in our room. Alex the manager is very friendly and helpful, even loaning out fishing gear for free. Location is a pleasant10 minute walk along the seafront to the main restaurant and bar area but there are good options close by.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Keith, It was a pleasure assisting you with activities to do around the area. We love helping people make the most of their time in our wonderful town. Congratulations again on catching a shark on your fishing expedition!!! We are both still impressed. Good luck with the rest of your adventures, Alex & Jane

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NZ tourism people , restaurants , motels , attractions are all customer focussed . This accomodation is excellent . Hosts amazing , room just great , clean pristine and comfy. Nothing a problem for hosts ... Ice blocks , info .. A chat and fun . Great location . Should stay for a two day break here .. But alas...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. It sounds like you had an amazing time in Akaroa. We hope you make it back again soon, Safe travels Alex & Jane

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Akaroa after a 27 hour flight so pretty tired. On arrival we were greeted warmly and provided with milk to make a drink with and shown to our room. The room was well equipped, spotlessly clean and most of all had a super comfortable bed. We had stayed in Akaroa before but not at this motel and...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, Thank you for the great review. It is always a pleasure to hear that our staff's efforts are appreciated. We understand it is a long way to Akaroa especially from Europe but I'm sure you will agree it is well worth the extra bit of effort to get here. We also hope you got a chance to sample...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice comfortable room with external balcony that overlooked trees and a little stream. Just on edge of Akaroa, easy to walk everywhere. Helped with advice on what to do and bookings. Easy to find and easy parking

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Devaflam, Thank you for the review. The balcony is a great spot to unwind, have a refreshing drink and take in the native garden. Unfortunately the weather hasn't been amazing this summer however it sounds like you got a slice of sunshine and were able to make the most of it. Our staff are always happy to assist with...

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our room was well appointed and clean. The bed was comfortable. Location was good but parking is tight. The motel is small and the hosts very helpful. The shower floor was slippery and a bit small. This hotel is good value for the money.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi 3522, Thank you for the review. It sounds like you had a very comfortable stay with us. Thanks you also for the feedback. In future should you find anything not to your satisfaction please inform the management/staff so they can resolve the issue for you. eg. We have shower mats available at reception that could have assisted you during...

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely well appointed 2 bed motel. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Room was very comfortable. Situated on the corner pf the main road going into Akaroa we found the motel easier than expected. It is very close to all the aminities

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Doris, Thanks for taking time to review our motel. Yes you are spot on. We are situated on the main street of Akaroa at the start of town so you cant miss us. Most things are within a 5-10 minute walk from the motel. There is some great restaurants within a few hundred metres and a pub just across...

Worcestershire
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Nice motel with helpful and friendly hosts. Very clean and bathroom above average. Comfy bed.Good facilities although virtually no drawer space. Some road noise during the day - a pity as located by a lovely little stream. Unfortunately we had a noisy neighbour next door on the patio late one evening and some noise from studio above. For me the...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi SydneyfromOZ, Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to review La Rochelle Motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us overall - we do try to maintain high levels of cleanliness throughout. The majority of our guests tend to stay between 1 or 2 nights so most do not require much in the way...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The King studio room was spacious and very clean. Large comfortable bed and everything you need for a short stay. The complementary tea etc was replaced daily. Very friendly staff and the proprietor was really helpful and welcoming. Nice peaceful little balcony overlooking small stream with birds singing in the shrubbery. Easy walk into the centre. Altogether a great stay

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jomo1106, Thank you for leaving such a positive review of La Rochelle. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again someday soon. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stayed for just one night. Would have stayed longer if we could. Motel room has a well equipped kitchenette for preparing meals. Cute little deck area at the back of the room for dining (but watch out for pesky sandflies). Our room had a spa bath. You can borrow DVDs from the front office. Owner gave a warm welcome. Room...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wendywelding, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Rochelle. Hopefully next time you will get to stay a little longer. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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 

Additional Information about La Rochelle Motel

Address: 1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: RM394 - RM744 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Upstairs rooms have a balcony, downstairs is a patio”
 of 5 bubbles NottsTravellerl, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I like down stairs but it us in,y a flight to the top and the host only too happy to help shift bags”
 of 5 bubbles JojozepA, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Balcony is a bonus”
 of 5 bubbles Devaflam, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms drive up.”
 of 5 bubbles 3522, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back rooms would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 321doris, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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