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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

From checkin to checkout we were happy with our time there.Great location and views and nice friendly staff.Nice units and comfy beds. Was nice to be close to sea and clise to shops. Thanks Akaroa waterfront.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We spend 3 days at the waterfront motel with our family. We really like the location as it is in front the sea and close to the township. The unit was really clean and very quiet place to stay. The staff was really friendly and helpful. The spa was a little treat for us. I highly recommend the waterfront motel...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we saw a rating at 4 star, the reception said they'd withdrawn from ratings a few years ago because of all the rules. I'm not surprised! We feel we've been deceived. Will try to find another place tomorrow. Bugger.

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Owner at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Hi James, thanks for your comments. You booked through a third party booking website and the star system is not set by us, it seems our reviews have indicated that we are at 4 star and many of our waterfront rooms are. Others are probably 3 star and some 3.5. But the location and overall features of this special place...

tugun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed top floor on the Water Front , View was massive , clean , full Kitchen , could not fault . Plenty of car parking , a walk to everything . Lovely creek beside the Motel , lots of wild life out front , only down side felt it was a little bit expensive , but we were prepared to...

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Linslade, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a room located right on the water's edge which was fantastic but overall, we were disappointed with the motel's facilities in and outside the room For example, a sign in the room said that you were not allowed to cook fish, As some one that doesn't eat meat, this was disappointing and not something we encountered in any...

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Thank Jan D
Brisbane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really disappointed with this motel as the room was smelly and grimy. We checked out a few days early and changed our plans as it was just not an enjoyable place to stay. The managers were polite and tried to be accommodating of our dissatisfaction (offering to move rooms and giving us a refund). I would not recommend...

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Owner at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Hi thanks for your review. We are very surprised to read this as we are constantly congratulated on our cleanliness. Your comments are noted and appear to be a one off as our pre check procedures include the managers doing a final room check before anyone arrives and so accountability is not only with the cleaning staff but with the...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The rooms were very good with plenty of space. We had seats, tables and kitchen area in the room. The only downside here was the wi-fi was so slow and dropped out frequently while we were there. The staff were most helpful in providing advice on what to do and even made restuarant bookings for us. We wanted to leave...

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments We apologize the wifi was slow, we checked and at some time up to 40 devices were connected, which can be an explanation, we are looking at it, with our IT technician to get a faster connection. We are glad you enjoyed the location and our service, we are happy to help for you...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We just wanted a spacious motel for four elderly siblings. We wanted to be close to the water. We needed a clean bathroom and if possible access to some rugby games. The Akaroa Waterfront motels met all our wishes, including opening this motel for one night only on a weekend. We sat round the table looking out over the evening...

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It is always a pleasure to reach our guests' expectations. Located on the water edge, the 3 bedroom unit is spacious and allow up to 6 people to share the same unit. Regarding the rugby, we have 51 sky channels :) We are looking forward to your next visit. kind regards. Akaroa waterfront motels...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed just the one night here recently on our way touring Banks Peninsula. The locatio is stunning, right on the waterfront as the name suggests with lots of benches outside most of the rooms. The site has a pool table, some games, seats, beanbags and lots of things to do. There is plenty of parking and space. They have...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Best bed I have ever slept in. The lovely owner we dealt with was so accommodating and helpful to us all (12) of us. The views from our unit were beautiful and I would certainly recommend this motel. It is close to restaurants and shops.

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AkaroaWaterfrontM, Manager at Akaroa Waterfront Motels, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. We have recently replaced some of the beds, with king size beds and we have since received a lot of compliments regarding the sleep. We are happy you enjoyed our service and the motel. We hope you had a great time on the BP track even if it was raining, and hopefully next time...

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the beautiful, historic French village of Akaroa, just 1.5H from Christchurch. With 24 refurbished units to choose from featuring studio,1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, you can enjoy affordable comfort with the waterfront right at your doorstep. With most units offering views of the water, spacious living and well-equipped kitchens you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. We are only a minutes stroll to the art and craft shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions Akaroa has to offer. You could also relax in our private hot tropical spa pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Address: 56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $113 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Akaroa Waterfront Motels 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
Driftwood Hotel Akaroa
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“ground floor waterfront is lovely with great views”
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“Downstairs at the waterfront edge!”
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