Bruce Waterfront Apartments
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Bruce Waterfront Apartments

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4.0
#2 of 2 apartments in Akaroa
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Housekeeping
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms

Location

81 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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cng967 wrote a review Mar 2020
Russell, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This place was a real disappointment. Shabby. Decor tired and worn out. Dirty windows. Lousy crockery and cutlery. No teatowls missing lightbulbs flat batteries in the tv remote. Like nobody really cares. Unkempt outside.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from TresoriMotorLodge, Manager at Bruce Waterfront Apartments
Responded 4 Jul 2020
Dear Cng967, Thank you for your response. We will see to it that the above mentioned issues are resolved. We certainly do care very much about the presentation and guest experience for all of the Bruce Waterfront Apartments. With this in mind we will look toward making the Bruce Waterfront Apartments a little more chic rather than shabby.
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Tuck33 wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
At close to $250 a night the only deluxe thing about this apartment was the lovely waterfront view from the balcony. Inside is in serious need of a major refurbishment. Furniture is very dated, damaged and worn, carpet is a hideous dirty green and badly worn, some curtains have large stains and are missing glides so that they don’t close properly, aluminium window catches are missing, some light bulbs missing, towels whilst nice and white are of a very small (certainly not luxury) size and overall apartment definitely not clean. Would certainly have expected a lot more for the price.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ART wrote a review Feb 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in unit 23 for a couple of nights while we attended a family wedding. The room was fully kitted out with everything we needed for a weekend away. The unit had beautiful views and was in such a handy location being so closely located to the shops. Beds and pillows were very comfortable and the room was both clean and tidy. Some of the reviews below seem rather harsh…
Yes, some of the furniture was a little dated but this is clearly visible in the photos when booking. The shower grout could do with a little attention and the sound proofing for the room upstairs isn’t the best but all in all we couldn’t really fault our stay here as it met all of our expectations and was as advertised in the booking process.
The accomodation was good value for money given the cost of similar airbnbs in the area that were located further from the shop/water.
Thanks for a lovely little stay in Akaroa! We will be back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to read your booking emails before arriving as we couldn’t work out where to check in...
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mark e wrote a review Sept 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartment is adequate and tidy, with a nice view. However on our arrival the apartment we had booked was not ready due to recent cleaning of carpet, all furniture storied... reception advised we could shift to another room but the situation wa the same. We waited over half an hour to have the room ready. Not good enough given we had provided plenty of booking notice. Reception uncommunicative and barely provided apology or compensation of any sort. Other disappointing detail is notice demanding dishes are washed or 25 dollar charge, but no test towel or cleaning product, only dishwasher.
Given there seem to plenty of units in alarms avaiable, we would not recommend staying here, or coming back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Thomas Baird, Owner at Bruce Waterfront Apartments
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for the response MarkeG234IP. It's very unfortunate that your stay was not as expected, we try our best to have apartments ready on time for all guests. Unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way. We would really like to make it up to you for your next stay and have it go smoothly. Please call us direct and we can organise something special for you.
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rap28 wrote a review Sept 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked three apartments for three couples and put them under our name. When we went to checkout they refused to let us pay individually even though we were standing right there - everything had to be charged to us and we got money from our friends. Beds were far too soft and apartments just average. Beautiful views but we won’t be back.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Thomas Baird, Owner at Bruce Waterfront Apartments
Responded 5 Oct 2020
Hi Rap28. thank you very much for the review. We think that coming over in a big group is a really great idea.Catching up with friends in the Bruce Waterfront Apartments is defiantly welcomed year round. I'm sorry the bill wasn't able to be split, normally split bills don't worry us at all. There must have been some misunderstanding on our end. Please make another reservation with us next time and we will be sure to do our best for you.
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BobbieSteve wrote a review Jan 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apartment 29 is substandard. Advertised on Booking.com as luxury apartment. NOT LUXURY AT ALL. Broken washing machine, broken drier and broken dishwasher. Furniture with lumps of leather missing. Stained carpet and dirty.
Attitude of manager - you can leave!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid apartment 29.
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Alyson V wrote a review Feb 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Our agent booked us into the apartment for 4 days but we checked out after 2 nights. The apartment had no air conditioning, the furnishings were old and tired, the carpet hadn't been changed for many a decade. I had to buy bleach to try and clean the mould from the shower tray. The TV controls were broke. The seating on the balcony was rickety and the chair covers were stained. The water from the kitchen tasted bad so didn't drink from it. I would not recommend this apartment no 32.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CarlsonSmitties wrote a review Jul 2020
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a great stay and very much affordable. The apartment was cozy and the bed, sheets and pillows were great quality. The man at reception was so friendly and helpful. Perfect location, very close to restaurants and main town.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Thomas Baird, Owner at Bruce Waterfront Apartments
Responded 15 Jul 2020
Thank you very much for the review. We appreciate you coming to stay with us in Akaroa. Looking forward to seeing you again..
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Tom O wrote a review Jul 2023
Auckland, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely position in upstairs unit. Unit clean but not spotless. Starting to show some signs of being a little tired.
Cannot be serious bout asking for 200 characters. Unit was warm and cosy even though it was mid winter.
And they still want more?
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Nice restaurants close by
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maggie wrote a review Mar 2021
Napier, New Zealand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice enough apartment but a little tired, think it needs some TLC. Very handy location, great base to explore local area. Best restaurants at the other end of town but its a pleasant stroll to get to them.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Thomas Baird, Owner at Bruce Waterfront Apartments
Responded 12 Mar 2021
Thank you for the review. Looking forward to having you back.
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ART wrote a tip Feb 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to read your booking emails before arriving as we couldn’t work out where to check in once onsite and there wasn’t any signage. "
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Tom O wrote a tip Jul 2023
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nice restaurants close by"
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BobbieSteve wrote a tip Jan 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom73 contributions57 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid apartment 29."
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Yordas1 wrote a tip Sept 2019
Yorkshire, United Kingdom434 contributions79 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check you do have a sea view if it is important to you."
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Marty E wrote a tip Sept 2019
Sydney, Australia50 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room facing the Wharf"
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PRICE RANGE
$236 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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