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La Rive Akaroa Motel

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very outdated with dirty fixtures. The WIFI was poor and the smoke alarm was not working. Owner did not seem to care. Also insufficient parking. The outdoor furniture broken and unsafe. Lifted up lounge cushions to find rubbish underneath.

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Thank anne0liver
Auckland, New Zealand
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121 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were a bit nervous booking this place due to past bad reviews but took a punt. Our two bedroom unit was spacious and light with a nice outdoor area with a table and chairs we could use. It is also handily located and central Akaroa is easily walkable. It was also reasonably quiet and staff were friendly. However there... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Brought a voucher for studio and was given a double room which was nice Older decor but had everything you needed.comfortable bed and good heating Nice French doors opening out to courtyard.nice sunny spot

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Thank quinnsgran
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

When we arrived there was just a sign at reception with our name on it directing us to our motel room that was open. All the windows had been left open and it was freezing! We put our jackets on and sat immediately in front of the old bar heater. We had been looking forward to watching the cricket with... More 

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Thank Mandy H

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1 review
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

To be honest. It was a revolting dirty, cold, dated place to stay. Thank goodness we only went for 1 night. Never have we been so cold, our bed sheets were surpose to be white but were yellow with age. Also we found public hairs in all our beds and stains on sheets. Just yuck. I slept in my clothes... More 

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Thank Madeline M
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Our room was very dated cold, a tv that you could not get channels on, no DVD player no clock, alarm clocks etc. We were on the ground floor with a room above us with their toilet right over our bedroom which was most unpleasant listening or more to the point being woken up by people using the toilet at... More 

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Thank Jacst69
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Located on the main street of town and a short walk to cafes, shops and restaurants this is a great choice of accommodation if you're looking for a room with cooking facilities and room to move. The room was clean and comfortable with loads of nature light and fresh air.

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Thank LonghornTours
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

A last-minute choice: two-bedroom unit on main street - cheap and comfortable for a one-night stay. Garden in front, pub across the road, short walk to waterfront, museum, shops, cafes. "The door's open, just go in and settle in."

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Thank rose o
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70 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This didn't meet our standards. This might be the standard lodging for on the S. Island but for my 2nd day on the island I was taken back. Our accommodations were pre-booked by our travel guide (for our 2 wk. adventure) in which we asked for a 4 or 5 star hotels. We were traveling with another couple so had... More 

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Thank mccarthykris
oldham
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51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is the second time we have stayed at this Motel and we had the corner studio room on the ground floor. This was very clean and had enough utensils to make a meal. The shower was o.k with nice hot water. The bed was very good and suited my wife who has a bad back. There is a nice... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about La Rive Akaroa Motel

Address: 1 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $133 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Rive Akaroa Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
La Rive Akaroas Boutique Hotel
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“It is on the main road into Akaroa but not a lot of traffic passes at night.”
 of 5 bubbles bryanb169, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I don't know if it has good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles mccarthykris, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor all have outside garden area.”
 of 5 bubbles happyOldham, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The flat on the town end was quiet and peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles AnnetteMayGreen, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“I would not recommend this motel in it's present state.”
 of 5 bubbles AngelaP128, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
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