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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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...

Paphos District, Cyprus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront Motel is definitely one of the best motels we have stayed in, in our trip around the South Island NZ. It had everything, good position, excellent staff, modern rooms and an excellent view across the bay.

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

We are working hard to please our guests and reading your review make us very happy,tThank you for your nice comments. We will share your comments with all our staff and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels Team

Christchurch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a most enjoyable weekend here to celebrate a 70th birthday. We couldn't have chosen a more fitting place to stay. We had an upstairs studio unit that was very well appointed and overlooking the bay - what a way to wake up in a morning - a very relaxing weekend. Special thanks to the staff for their co-operation...

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

Thank you for your great review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, or should I say your stayS, after your recent 2nd visit last week. Our location right on the water edge is unique and very relaxing as you mentioned. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront motels team

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice motel, there are two blocks, one block faces the Harbour and the other is end on. There are several tables to sit at facing the water and all units have outdoor seating. The motel has been tastefully renovated and are spacious and roomy. My only slight negative is that the bathroom is very small. The situation is a...

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Bubenreuth, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my last night of the trip, which was unfortunate since Akaroa has many things to do for which I did not have the time. The Waterfront motel has great views onto the bay and nice grounds with options to pass the time. Host was very friendly and helpful with tips for a dinner place.

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

Thank you for your great comments. We are happy to hear you had a great time, and I agree with you one night is too short in Akaroa, but hopefully we would have a chance to welcome you again in a future. We hope you had a safe journey home. Akaroa Waterfront Motels team

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This waterfront motel had a great kitchen, good beds and a fabulous view. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were there 4 nights and were sad to leave. They have bike rentals and sit on kayaks to rent for a very reasonable price.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are happy you noticed the good beds as we have replaced few of them recently, and had a lots of good feedback since. The kitchenette is always a bonus for a longer stay, and we are pleased it suits you perfectly. Bikes and kayaks are good fun too. Best regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Akaroa Waterfront Motel on a Thursday in February, on our way around the South Island. This is a fabulous motel and the suites (we had #85, ground floor in the complex next door) are wonderful. The kitchenette was well equipped and the sitting & dining area just right. There's a king size bed in the main...

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

Thank you for your nice comments. We are happy to see our Waterfront Family unit suits your needs fine with the bedding, kitchenette, dining area and bathroom. The sunset are really nice and being the only motel in Akaroa right on the waterfront, it makes it pretty special. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards. Akaroa Waterfront Motels...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
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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: $134 - $240 (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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