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“The Views! The Room! The Town!”

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Akaroa Criterion Motel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This small place is pure Nirvana. We'd flown into Christchurch, drove to Akaroa, and received a warm welcome from Felicity. It is people like her that made us fall in love with New Zealand. Our one regret was that we did not arrange to stay longer in Akaroa. Our room was fabulous with a jaw-dropping view. The kitchenette was handy, and there is a grocery store that is less than 5 minutes walking distance. The restaurant that is on the harbor (La Maison?) was lovely. Be sure to visit the War Memorial that is next to the motel in a small park. Truly - this was such a restful place.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank MarcB13
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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our motel, we look forward to meeting you again on your next trip to Akaroa.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

This motel is a gem. The price was very reasonable, the location was right in town and close to the water, the room was spacious and clean and the owner and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review of our motel, we are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We rang to make our booking and the owner was really friendly and helpful and also accommodating, as we were travelling with our preschooler and baby. The mid level room was really spacious, with good quality beds and linen, and warm and modern. It was also spotlessly clean. Excellent location - within walking distance to so many eating places and bonus to be near kids playground and four square grocery store. Very impressed and would definitely stay here again

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review of our motel, we are glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Friendly staff, absolutely perfect tidy room, new furnitures and great views through window.The location is pefect like close to isite(information centre) and supermarket. Definitely come back again and strongly recommend.

Stayed: October 2017
Thank dreamnz1210
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FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our motel, we take pride in our rooms and service, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

First time in Akaroa and our welcome at the Criterion was very warm and friendly. Lovely spacious room, clean, every thing we needed. Great view of the water. Close to resturants and bars. Breakfast next door at the little bakery a must. Would love to make it back one day.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of our motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we look forward to welcoming you back sometime.

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Additional Information about Akaroa Criterion Motel

Address: 75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Akaroa
Price Range: RM412 - RM594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Criterion Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch

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