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Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed twice at La Rochelle, in June 2008 and October 2016, each time for two nights. Our current hosts, Alex and Jane, were very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and comfortable, with good kitchen facilities. There are plenty of eating establishments nearby, or it is an easy walk (or drive) down to the waterfront, where there...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great motel! The rooms all back onto a little garden and stream. It is so pleasant to sit out on the balcony and eat breakfast in the morning to the sound of the water trickling past. The room was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was spacious, with good water pressure, and a little heater. The kitchenette was well-stocked to...

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Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved opening the ranch-slider to the deck and listening to the stream running by through the native trees. So peaceful. Hosts were excellent and so helpful. Accommodation was very good. Handy walking to everything. Would love to have stayed longer. P.S. Don't forget to visit the hotel across the road.

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

Hi Wally O, Thank you for the review. We are lucky to have a relaxing native garden that the rooms overlook. It is the prefect place for a gin & tonic in the afternoon. Hopefully you get a chance to visit Akaroa again soon. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for a few nights, it was a little squeasy, but helped with a great little bench in a private courtyard next to a stream. The staff were very helpful and it was a nice stroll to cafes or a short stroll to the pub across the road for dinner

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

Hi 50something, Thank you for taking time to review La Rochelle Motel. We are situated in a handy spot with a majority of services only a few minutes walk away. Top restaurants, boutique shopping and the beach all nearby. Thanks again for staying with us. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Not struggling for accommodation as it is not peak time but found this place through Booking.com. Clean and cared for and has everything we would need. Owners more than helpful and would no doubt recommend it.

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

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking time out of your day to review our motel. We trust you both enjoyed your recent visit and are now finding more interesting and exciting places to visit. Yes, we do advertise on booking.com and we also have our own website where you can book directly with no commission. We are sure you are going...

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Welcoming hosts with off street parking and a short walk to the wharf also near the supermarket if you have fogotten anything!! very nice room have been before and would recomend you book early in the peak season.

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

Hi Brenda, Thanks for taking time out of your day to review La Rochelle Motel. It was great to see you both again and also to hear that you once again enjoyed your stay. Yes you are correct, bookings will be essential this summer as it is looking like being a very busy one. We will see you again in...

Clackamas County, Oregon
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We stayed in the 2-bedroom apartment and loved it. We were allowed early check-in, and parking onsite is free. Wifi is easy and unlimited. Our unit had a spacious kitchen, comfortable chairs and couch-bed in the living room, and a balcony with chairs and a table overlooking a stream. Furnishings were new and the room was clean and tidy. The...

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

Hi Raelene, Thank you for the kind words and for taking time out of your vacation to review our motel. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. It's also great to hear you loved the apartment and were able to make use of the services that we have available to our guests. We trust you...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

everything is compact, sit on the toilet and the wall is close but the main room has enough space, comfy except for too soft a bed giving me back ache Handy without being in the middle of town. While compact space was adequate and no problems with the main room. Helpful staff

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

Hi Peter, Thank you for the review. You are correct the bathrooms in the king studios can be short on space especially for people of larger stature. I would suggest a booking a queen studio for your next visit as they have more spacious bathrooms. We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a comfortable sleep. All except one...

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just a wee walk to town, maybe 10-15 minutes, but nice and flat. Unit was beautiful. Well appointed and very clean. Lovely wee terrace beside a wandering stream, lovely for that afternoon drink. Laundry was well priced and staff were very helpful.

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

Hi Brandy, Thank you for the great review and for letting us know what you enjoyed about your stay. We also love our native garden and there is nothing better than unwinding with a relaxing afternoon drink while listening to the birds and the little stream. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Kaikoura
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very welcoming host. We had the disability studio unit and although small suited me perfectly. Door into bathroom only suits standard size chair, but handles everywhere and great shower. Access to bed is easy. Nice kitchenette and the motel was close to all facilities and restaurants. Each groundfloor studio had its own private patio which would have been lovely on...

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

Hi Herc54, Thank you for you review of La Rochelle Motel. It's pleasing to hear that we are on the right track with the features of our access room. Hopefully next time you will get a chance to relax on the patio and enjoy the native garden. Kind regards Alex & Jane

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $135 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in end room furthest from the road and was quiet. Recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles wallyo118, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“you can choose upstairs or down stairs quieter away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles 490peterj, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very quiet end of town.”
 of 5 bubbles brandy126, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a ground floor room. So you can sit next to the stream just out your door!!”
 of 5 bubbles Teri12471, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I prefer upstairs as the floors between upper and lower aren't that well soundproofed but not a big problem.”
 of 5 bubbles jillr841, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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