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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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  • Excellent65%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Free Parking
Air Conditioning
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Wheelchair Access
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All reviewstop floorthird floorundercover parkingrooms are largemiddle floorno lifthelpful ownershuge bedwould definitely stay here againrestaurants and shopsgreat viewfriendly welcomecomfortable roomsuperb locationnew zealandwithin walking distancesea view
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

My partner and I spent a night in quaint Akaroa during our South Island road trip in February 2018. We chose Akaroa Criterion Motel due to its proximity to Daly's Wharf (the meeting point of our dolphin swim) and booked the Standard Studio. The motel...More

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Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Adrenalinetravellers, It's people like you who make Hospitality a wonderful industry to work in! Thank you for your lovely comment. We are blessed with our views, located in front of an incredibly tranquil and vibrant blue (on a sunny day!) sea. Akaroa offers many...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely big and clean room. It was on the ground floor and appeared to be wheelchair friendly, especially in the bathroom. Friendly lady at reception. Had glimpses of the sea but I imagine these could be lovely from the first floor rooms. Very quiet even...More

Thank Wendy M
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you Wendy! Both our bottom floor rooms are wheelchair friendly, yet they don't lose any glamour with their wider door-frames and window-less showers. Unfortunately we know that by being on the bottom floor, the views aren't as spectacular as if you were to be...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We were greeted by the very friendly host. She took plenty of time to be sure we felt comfortable with what was in the town, and how to get around. The room (top floor) was quite large and comfortable. The small kitchenette was equipped well...More

Thank Tom S
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 5 April 2018

Hi Tom, Thank you for your lovely comment. The town is so conveniently small that the only times you ever need to hop in and out of the car are when you arrive and when you depart, we are perfectly central in the town -...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

Friendly host welcomed us when we arrived for one night. Location was very good. There was supermarket and several cafes and restaurants near by but no any disturbing noise. Akaroa is really charming, nice views during the drive to there. There was a cruise ship...More

Thank Hakamix
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 5 April 2018

Hello, Hakamix! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are enthused to stay longer next time you come down. We are incredibly lucky to have such great views, whether enjoyed from the balcony, the sofa, or even when sipping morning coffee in...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great location just off the main street and close to beaches. Very friendly welcome, large well equipped unit with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Free parking. Nice French bakery next door. Akaroa is very chilled!

Thank Hillary2018
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 5 April 2018

Hillary2018, What a lovely short and sweet review. We are very proud of what our small (but mighty!) town has to offer, and are very glad that you enjoyed your stay over here. Hope to see you next time,

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
USD 90 - USD 122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 90 - USD 122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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