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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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75 Rue Jolie Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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Superb harbor views from most rooms at this 4 plus star plus motel. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Super-king beds, private balcony. Double glazing and underfloor heating. Free WiFi each day in every room. Free car parking with ltd under cover parking also.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Diving
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Seating area
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Marina View
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RobChristina wrote a review 5 Jun
Christchurch, New Zealand65 contributions6 helpful votes
Our second stay here. So many positives… super friendly welcome, studios are modern & roomy, super king bed was very comfortable, everything we needed for a relaxing weekend away. Great views over the water from the top floor! Quiet at night. Free unlimited wi-fi. Definitely value for money. We loved being able to walk to many local shops and restaurants, and has a lovely cafe right next door.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Great view over water from top floor
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SteveK wrote a review May 2021
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We were very impressed by the super friendly welcome and attitude. Really nice, big room with a big comfortable bed and great view of the harbour. The motel is conveniently situated and everything in town is within walking distance.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dereck G wrote a review May 2021
Mosgiel, New Zealand3 contributions
We stayed in the corner room over looking the bay. The room was delightful, very clean and very spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We previously managed our own 5 star motel so tend to be very critical. This motel tics all the boxes as a well run professional motel. Clean, comfortable beds, quiet, spacious, great location, friendly staff, attention to detail- indeed well done Felicity and Murray
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Muzza1947 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions7 helpful votes
Owners Felicity and Murray are gems. Their enthusiasm for their town and their business is infectious. Nothing is a problem, suggestions for all manner of activities are based on personal experiences. Located one street back from the shore and in easy walking distance to all amenities is a huge bonus. Supermarket at your back door, cafe and restaurant next door. Thoroughly recommend The Criterion.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Best views are from the top floor but level one has views too.
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APM11-11 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand53 contributions14 helpful votes
A long drive, flight and then drive out to Akaroa this accommodation was perfectly located. One street back from the waters edge, but beautiful view over the hills with a glimpse of water. Room was fully equipped with wonderful furnishings and very comfortable bed. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akaroa Criterion Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Nearby attractions include Akaroa Museum (0.05 km), Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds (0.08 km), and Akaroa Lighthouse (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Bistro, Mandala Restaurant, and Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar.
Is Akaroa Criterion Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Akaroa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Akaroa Criterion Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Akaroa Criterion Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.