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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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All reviewstop floorlovely spacious roomthird floormiddle floorunder cover parkingno elevatorsmall placehuge bedwould definitely stay here againrestaurants and shopsgreat viewlocation was perfectvery pleasant staynew zealandshort walkwithin walking distancemiddle of town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Motel totally exceeded our expectations, it is recently refurbished. The rooms are large and comfortable and quiet with awesome views, The location is second to none. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were beautifully kept and immaculately clean.

Thank 321Elizabeth
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of our motel, we pride ourselves in the standard of rooms we offer , we are glad you had a lovely time with us and look forward to seeing you again should you visit beautiful Akaroa.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This accommodation was clean and convenient. The staff friendly and informative, keen to promote the highlights of this beautiful area. I love staying in accommodation that offers the option of self catering and this one did. Loved Akaroa. Thanks.

Thank Elizabeth B
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elizabeth B, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 3 rooms - we are a group and family of 8 - we stayed 3 nights. Felicity & Murray were outstanding hosts and managers. They were exceptional in going the extra yards in terms of making our stay comfortable. They lent us their...More

Thank ChrisTaylerNT
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Chris, We enjoyed having you and your family over the Christmas period and only to pleased to lend you the outdoor equipment . We hope your remaining week in NZ goes well and thank you for visiting us and Akaroa. All the best for 2018....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Criterion is warm and welcoming. We were greeted with chocolates on arrival and given lots of information on where to spend the perfect Christmas Day. The owners/managers went above and beyond during our stay. They lent us a bbq, eskies, and fold away chair...More

Thank JodiejodesT
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed having you and your extended family here and pleased that you stayed three nights to enjoy Akaroa and the surrounding area(and the hot weather) We were more than happy to lend you the outdoor equipment . Have a wonderful remaining week in NZ...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here sadly only for one night because we stumbled on a wonderful spot! We were traveling to New Zealand for our honeymoon and Felicity and Murray and their staff were so welcoming and kind. We were able a week into...More

Thank stephanien332016
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Stephanien for coming over to stay with us in Akaroa. Akaroa is certainly a great place to visit and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. All the very best to you both for your future together and we look forward to you...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
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Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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US$103 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Price range
US$103 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"Great location and welcoming owners and staff!"
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"First floor room means you have to carry your luggage up - but then there is the view!"
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"Top floor, room 12 was great"
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"Top end suite furthest from reception. Lovely views."
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