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The Madeira Hotel

$$ - $$$, ,
48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7009
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good41%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
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“south island” (2 reviews)
“rugby” (3 reviews)
“pub” (4 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, New Zealand, International
$$ - $$$
48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to enjoy a Speight's away from the cruise ship hoards. Nothing flash but just a really nice place for a quiet beer in the beergarden.

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a pint. Very welcoming and friendly. Good choice of beers. Old fashioned pub. Nice beer garden. Pool tables etc. Food looks ok.

Thank bc4449
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch of green-lipped mussels whilst in town for the recent French festival. Service was friendly but very slow. In the end I had to buy our wine from the bar and carry it to where we were eating. Lovely quaint old...More

Thank FAF10
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

After having come down to the Banks Peninsula we visited Akaroa for the weekend. We'd had a really positive experience there until we visited the Madeira Hotel. We waited about 5 or 6 minutes before someone finally bothered to walk through the door to the...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This is a quintessential Kiwi pub that exists in most country towns. It now runs as a clean and economic choice for backpackers. You can take your car to the entrance. . Their menu list is not extensive but it is certainly a step above...More

Thank PaulNZ
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This hotel is popular with many of the locals. Meals are just 'Pub' food and not special,It is a tidy building with car parking and a number of rooms.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The Madeira used to be the place to go for a good feed and a drink in Akaroa but not now. We called in for a bite to eat and walked into the bar to have a drink first. The first thing that hit us...More

Thank Sonya W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The restaurant is a new addition to the hotel. We waited 50 minutes at lunch AFTER ordering to get two of the four dishes. The men were served...the women waited another 20 minutes, and told them after the men were almost done to cancel the...More

Thank Lviehmyer
Reviewed 27 February 2017

An old style country pub. Very friendly staff and a pleasant place to enjoy a drink on a chilly day in Akaroa

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The inside needs a little TLC. Good place to go if you have some sport to watch, want to play the pokies or pool.

Thank DHC2-Man
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Pub, Bar, New Zealand, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7009
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Warm, atmospheric traditional Kiwi pub. Come on in and watch sports, listen to good, live music at the weekends, and enjoy our variety or homemade food. The upstairs hostel is great for meeting new people, enjoying the beauty of Akaroa for a few days, and to enjoy a night out without having to even exit the building!
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