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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at top floor with great view from our room. The room is big and clean. The staffs are nice. The hotel is closed to town center and restaurant. Keep in mind, there isn't lift in hotel, but staff will help you with luggage if you need help,

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

Hi Fei L Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The top floor rooms really do have wonderful views of the harbour and surrounding hills. Being centrally located in Akaroa is so convenient for all the shops and activities here. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. Regards Deborah

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We staying in a spacious, spotless, comfortable second floor room with a wonderful view of bay. Upon checking in we were given some recommendations on what to do in Akaroa and area. These were spot on and great activities. There was a washer and dryer that we could use (small charge) that we made us of. We loved the Criterion...

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

Hi Sharon Thanks for this great review. It is our pleasure to ensure you have a memorable holiday in our fabulous motel and village. We hope you may be able to visit us again. Regards Deborah

Churchill, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was amazing. Great location, quiet, big room with fridge and microwave. King sized bed with the most beautiful doona!!! Staff were very helpful and the room was clean. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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

Hi Patti H. Thanks so much for this great review.We try very hard to ensure that our guests have a memorable and relaxing holiday. Do come back and stay again. Hope you find a similar doona in Aus. Regards Deborah

Auckland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the disabled unit on the ground floor cos it was available (not because we needed it). Very spacious. Clean. Comfy bed. And such a great location. We went on the EcoSeaker swim with the dolphins and it left just from the wharf right next to the motel, so we got changed into our swimmers, went on the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in based on driving by, and were nicely surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and up to date. The bed was very comfortable. Our second floor room had a balcony with a view across the bay to the surrounding hills - perfect for the afternoon. Location was perfect for us - away...

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

Thanks for the great review. Our location is very convenient for all restaurants and activities in Akaroa. We are very pleased that you had a most pleasant stay with us. Thanks for the recommendation. Kind Regards Deborah

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a room on the first floor. It was nicely furnished in a modern style. There was a balcony with a view of the water. We sat and had a drink in the evening sunshine but sheltered from the wind. Rooms on the second floor probably have a slightly better view over the buildings opposite. If you are...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review this motel. Felicity and Murray have recently refurbished all rooms and have done a great job. The rooms do look classy and modern. Yes the 2nd floor rooms do have a slightly better view. We are centrally located so guests have easy access to restaurants and activities in Akaroa. Thanks and Regards...

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about the Motel was fab - from the staff we met on arrival, the décor, the bed, the cleanliness and of course the view. Parking was "first come first served" - and we managed to get under-cover parking. Would certainly recommend. It is a 2 storey Motel - so if you need to be on the ground floor best...

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

Thank you for the great review. We try very hard to make sure our guests have a memorable stay with us. The best views are on the 2nd floor and if you need help with your cases we will certainly oblige. Kindest Regards Deborah Reservations

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed Here for 1 Night as we Toured Round the South Island Its a Lovely Motel Nice Clean and Modern ,Good value for the Money ,A big thank you to the Manager as my Wife left some items in a Draw and the Lady Kindly Posted them on to us , We can Highly Recommend .

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

Hi Guy B Thanks for your great review. Our goal is to make sure our guests have a memorable stay at The Akaroa Criterion Motel. We all have little "oh dear " moments in our lives and I'm glad we could assist you in recovering your possessions. Kind Regards Deborah

Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. What a find in Akaroa! Everything was perfect with our stay, mainly due to Debra in the office. From arrival to departure, we could not fault a single thing. Our room was great. Ground floor with views of the water. Within a 10 minute walk of the town and all eateries....

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

Hi Jill H Thanks for taking the time to do a review. It was my pleasure to ensure that you had a memorable holiday in Akaroa. Our location right here in the middle of the village does mean that you are in walking distance of nearly every activity available. We would be delighted to welcome you back for your next...

Christchurch
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Our second visit.Now under new ownership.A great value motel that is clean and nicely furnished.We took a room on the second floor which was of good size and with a balcony.It had spectacular views of the harbour. Very friendly and helpful hosts.A great location in the centre of the township close to all the amenities.

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

Hi tigerschristchurch Thank you for the great review. Our housekeeping staff pride themselves on the cleanliness of the rooms for our guests. The top floor does have magnificent views and even if the weather is not so nice its just a different awesome view. Kind 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
Internet
  • 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: $114 - $185 (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”
 of 5 bubbles LadyinBeds, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were upstairs and had a great sea view”
  • Spacious and modern
 of 5 bubbles morecambegirl60, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“second floor”
 of 5 bubbles tigersChristchurch, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room overlooking the bay is lovely on 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 828karenm, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had room 4 which had good views and very spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles RitaSmith, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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