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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have just had the most amazing weekend in Akaroa, this is the first time I have stayed in this motel and certainly won't be the last. The facilities are great the apartment was immaculate and the views on the front from the balcony were stunning.

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Thank debbie d
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Akaroa is a quaint beachside town with a french influence. The motel is in a brillant location, walking distance to restaurants, cafes, cinema, water sports and has fabulous views of French's Bay and the rolling hills opposite. Our room was immaculately clean but everything was tired. The beds and pillows were saggy and flat, towels thin and furniture worn. Even...

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Thank ToHappyTravellers
north yorks
Reviewed 16 January 2017

great find drove to Akaroa and liked it so much decided to stay night . lovely friendly elcome great room lovely sea view 10 feet away with tide in from balcony fresh milk helpful hints re eating etc . would recommend highly

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Thank alfie08
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I opted for a beachfront unit and wasn't disappointed, it was certainly worth the extra in pricing and being placed on the upper level made an ideal position to watch the sun come down and a purely delightful way to start a morning. Bed is excellent, extremely comfortable and well presented, a little short on pillows to add the extra...

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Thank hardlymorethan
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great waterfront location, close to the best coffee shop in town, great bar/restaurants, bakery and the Saturday farmers market. Fun things to do at the motel (outdoor pool table, giant chess board, bikes, crepes on Sunday, petanque etc). Rooms were modern, clean and tidy. Friendly French staff. If we get back to Akaroa we would definitely stay here again.

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Thank Megan S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed right on the waterfront. The apartment was very clean and well appointed. So much thought into fun for the family: snooker table, large connect four, games all laid out and on Sundays, a crepe wagon... sad not to visit on a Sunday. Blissful night, we would love to return.

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Thank Jacqui T
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The motel is set on the edge of town and enjoys views of the harbour. Our room was clean, the beds were comfortable and the reception staff friendly and helpful. The kitchen area was clean however aside from cups, glasses, plates and cutlery there wasn't a vast amount of kitchen equipment. This was no problem to us since we wanted...

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Thank LBEN25
Matamata NZ
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had 5 nights in a one bedroom unit. We had a harbour view which was spectacular. The place is extremely quiet. The bed was very comfortable. It is in walking distance to everything. Very friendly staff. There is ample parking and a laundry on site.

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed that we did not have any hot water for showering. We were also concerned that the cooking pans needed some attention as the handles were loose. Attention to detail was lacking. However, the location is extremely good, easy walk to restaurants and bars.

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Thank Tony B
Maribyrnong, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

An excellent motel/apartment. Overlooking the water from upstairs was very relaxing. The apartment was very comfortable and the staff very friendly. The only negative was the very poor shower (very low water pressure).

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the beautiful, historic French village of Akaroa, just 1.5H from Christchurch. With 24 refurbished units to choose from featuring studio,1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, you can enjoy affordable comfort with the waterfront right at your doorstep. With most units offering views of the water, spacious living and well-equipped kitchens you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. We are only a minutes stroll to the art and craft shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions Akaroa has to offer. You could also relax in our private hot tropical spa pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: RM463 - RM808 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Akaroa Waterfront Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa
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“Check before booking, is construction still going on”
 of 5 bubbles 164angelae, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to a larger, upper room, overlooking the water”
 of 5 bubbles Jojeba, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room away from the external stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnemcmorran, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just a nice relaxing spot!!”
 of 5 bubbles Solstraale, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“If you require a seafront view then you need to request this and pay a small charge extra, worth every dollar”
 of 5 bubbles 722debbied, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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