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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

My second visit here on business. My first since the new owners took over, but they are lovely. Very helpful and friendly and they are keeping the same very high standards I remembered from my first visit. Definitely the place to stay and I will be back. Thanks!

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

Thanks for taking the time to review La Rochelle Motel. We hope we will see you again in 2016!! Kind Regards, Alex & Jane

St. James
Reviewed 9 December 2015

We were welcomed on our arrival by very helpful and friendly proprietors. The location is great, within easy walking distance of the downtown area. The room was well appointed with all of the necessary items. The bed was very comfortable with a pleasant stream outside a balcony. Very definitely would stay at this location again if we have another opportunity...

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

Thank you for your positive review of La Rochelle. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you next time you're in Akaroa. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Stayed two nights at this quaint hotel in beautiful Akaroa. The room was spotless clean. Bed was very comfortable. We particularly enjoyed having breakfast in our room balcony facing a water stream with green vegetation. Room was new and had everything we needed. We even used their fancy BBQ one night! The hotel is located in a quiet section of...

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

Thanks for taking the time to review our motel. Yes, the balcony or patio is a great place to start your day with breakfast or relax with a glass of your favourite beverage in the afternoon. 'The General Store' sounds like the shop/cafe that you visited. They stock fresh bread, have great coffee and make tasty gourmet food. Thanks for...

Honolulu
Reviewed 1 December 2015

We enjoyed this accommodation so much and wish we had stayed longer to explore more of Akaroa - definitely will try to book here again in future. Very clean, roomy and modern fully equipped with everything to get your day going. Lots of friendly tips on what to see in the lovely quaint village with lots of lovely shops and...

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

Thanks for fantastic review. We are lucky to have so many wonderful places to explore in the township and surrounding area. We are always happy to try and find things for you to see and do should you need some ideas for your next visit. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here recently for two nights to go to a wedding. We had a Queen studio on the ground floor. The sliding door opened out to a little stream complete with ducklings & an eel!! So delightful!! The room came with everything you may possibly need. I left my face wash in the bathroom and the lovely management sent...

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

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your positive review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that your face wash made its way back to you safely! Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here for one night but wish I had more time! The motel was lovely, very warm welcome and the room was large with a king size bed, large bathroom and all the mod cons. Room was exceptionally clean too. Wifi worked well and honestly can't think of any negatives!

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

Thank you for your positive review of La Rochelle. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you in Akaroa again someday. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2015

A very warm welcome and great location. The room was so comfortable and clean, and the bed was especially comfortable. Good to have a back view of greenery and a stream, and a place to sit out. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Ian, Thank you for your positive review of La Rochelle. We are glad you enjoyed our gardens and outside seating area. It is a lovely spot to relax! We hope to see you again some day soon. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We had a very nice room with a small balcony overlooking a garden complete with a running stream. Perfect for having breakfast. This motel offers all you need: kitchenette has everything should you wish to prepare a meal in your room; bathroom complete with heated towel rack; good sized room with a comfy bed. And free wifi which works well....

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

Hi, Thanks for the writing about your recent stay with us. We are glad you had an enjoyable time in Akaroa. We are always happy to recommend places to eat and things to do around the local area. Hope to see you again soon. Alex and Jane @ La Rochelle Motel

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Akaroa is like being on a Mediterranean village - delightful. La Rochelle could hold its own with any I've lodged at in that part of the world too. Very nice hosts, well located, clean, exactly what you need in order to rest between exploring and eating. Bear in mind that if you get an upstairs unit you don't have the...

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

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to review our motel. We are glad you had an enjoyable time in Akaroa. As you have mentioned we do only have stair access to four of our nine units. Please however feel free to bring whatever you require for your stay as ourselves and our staff are more than happy...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had a garden view room with a balcony over a stream of running water which is so tranquil and relaxed. The sound proof of the window and doors were effective that you couldn't hear a thing once they are closed. The place is very well run and you can get a DVD from the reception, we enjoyed the movie.

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

Thanks for the review. Yes we are very lucky to have such a relaxing environment for our guests to relax in. You are right the units are all double glazed to help keep out any unwanted noise. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Alex and Jane @ La Rochelle.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $125 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“First floor rooms drive up.”
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“Back rooms would be quieter”
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“Wifi reception is better if your room is nearer the front office.”
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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”
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