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Akaroa Village Inn

81 Beach Road Canterbury, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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4.5
#3 of 5 hotels in Akaroa
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Travellers' Choice
Immerse yourself in the uniquely charming accommodation available at the picturesque Akaroa Village Inn on the Banks Peninsula in NZ. Offering the ultimate in Akaroa waterfront accommodation, this Banks Peninsula village accommodation is a seaside community retreat with a thriving culture and fascinating marine ecosystem. Your accommodation in Akaroa at the Village Inn has stunning sea views, with most of the upstairs or downstairs units having two bedrooms. Renowned for comfort, style, and convenience, your accommodation is across the road from many Akaroa cafes and restaurants, and is only 90 minutes from Christchurch. From your accommodation in Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula you can explore the many bays and harbours in the area by sea kayak or boat, walk or cycle one the region’s many tracks, or enjoy the village shopping and some of the local events organised throughout the year. The Akaroa Village Inn offers waterfront accommodation for families & couples for the perfect getaway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Fishing
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Private balcony
Sofa
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Kitchenware
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Marina View
Bay View
463Reviews3Q+A100Room tips

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Hugh wrote a review Jan 2020
Timaru, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful relaxing place to stay. Be aware units are not serviced every day but that has an advantage of greater privacy if staying for a few days. However not so good if fresh towels etc required, they are available at n extra cost. we found lack of service every day not to be something one expects in NZ for a complex of this quality.

Regular cruise ship arrivals has turned the township to be more tourist orientated but that can be an advantage, depending upon what you are looking for. It is possible to get a schedule of expected ship arrivals and plan your holiday accordingly. Town can be busy when several ships are in but that can add to the atmosphere or you may plan to do walks or activities away from where the tourists are.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: best views from upstairs units are options for more up market units or family units with cooking...
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Byron Walmsley wrote a review Jan 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Turret Apartment. For the price we paid compared to other places we have stayed in the past, we expected more in the room. If you wanted any extras, even a 2nd towel for my wife to use for her hair, you had to go to reception & ask & it cost extra. The advertised pool is an extra charge that you don't know about until you read the list of extra charges in the apartment. The complimentary toiletries were more basic than a budget motel & selection of teas & coffees etc, was lacking. The Apartment does not get serviced unless you stay for 3 nights before the first service, this includes no clean towels until then. The Lady at reception wasn't very friendly or helpful but when checking out the guy was friendly.

On a positive you can not beat the view & location :-) just make sure you take your own towels and toiletries :-)
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Date of stay: January 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Take own toiletries & extra towels as lacking. Best upstairs Apartment for views of...
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Debbs Moody wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hosts and a great location, all we needed for a break away. The hosts also recommended restaurants and activities which we enjoyed. The location of Village Inn is immediately opposite the wharf, lots of restaurants and shops around and then a gentle stroll to the other end of Akaroa. The view from our room was wonderful.Thanks team
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: some stairs are steep to rooms, would suggest if need be ask for a ground floor room.
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david@edgeretailacademy.com wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Some rooms in the complex look quite modern and well appointed ... our room, 62, which is the turret room on the corner was anything but. Very tired from the carpets to the furniture, bedding, blinds, lighting and bathroom. No Air Con, which on a 28 degree sunny day made the room unbearable. Just a very uninspiring and basic room which is way overpriced.
That said, I would pay $300 a night for the same room if it was fully and tastefully refurbished (and I mean start again from the ground up) because of the location and views. With some comfortable outdoor furniture on the balcony (rather than the very uncomfortable chairs there now), it would be delightful to sit outside and take in ambiance and beauty of Akaroa Harbour. I will not be staying at this property again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Avoid Room 62 altogether.
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DJandR wrote a review Nov 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand466 contributions177 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here after our Banks Peninsula Walk, i was disappointed. Four towels, 1 face clothe for 4 people! One block of soap, 1 sachet of shampoo, limited number of tea/coffee no hot chocolate. Plus a sign stating they would charge use extra if we didn't wash the dishes on departure....really!! Not very hospitable!
Rooms were very tired, chip marked and lacked basic inclusions - poor housekeeping. A complicated bond system if you wanted to use the pool facilities.
On the plus side good location, great comfy beds although no choice of pillow so hopefully you were ok with a thick foam pillow.
I was disappointed.
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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fcj2017 wrote a review Mar 2022
Wellington, New Zealand12 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I had one of the apartments over Aihe restaurant. It was lovely and spacious, beautiful views over the water, and an incredibly comfortable bed. Great location, very friendly reception staff, and a nice touch providing a small bottle of milk to get you started on tea and coffee. Another positive was 2 of everything in the kitchen (nothing worse than having 3 plates and 1 spoon!), and a proper hairdryer. But for the price I was paying I expected more/better.

I was disappointed that the free wifi was limited to one hour per day, and that there was an additional charge to use the swimming pool. If you stay in one of these apartments you do hear the noise from the restaurant - it would probably bother a light sleeper. The decor is outdated, particularly in the bathroom. My overall impression is that the unit should be priced at $170-200 per night, not nearer $300 per night as I paid.
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Date of stay: March 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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ParkTNZ wrote a review Feb 2020
New Zealand20 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The apartment is in a perfect location in the middle of the village and within walking distance of everything - but it is locked in a time warp and desperately needs updating. An information leaflet told us that the Akaroa Village was letting this apartment on behalf of the owner and that the owner was responsible for the decoration etc of the property.... But the "The Village" must ensure that the properties they are letting are up to a certain standard and unfortunately this one wasn't. Could take 6 people but only one sofa and one easy chair in the living area. Not one bedside table. No light switch by the bed. No where to hang a hand towel in the ensuite. Had to ask for a plug for the washing machine (was told that there had been too many floods so plug was removed). Couldnt open the carport door so had to park elsewhere. Such a shame because it could be such a great place. When booking make sure you know which of the appartments you are renting. Avoid number 7 Aubrey Mews
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Sue N wrote a review May 2020
Auckland20 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights here post Covid. Akaroa is a lovely spot and Akaroa Village Inn is perfectly situated to maximize the experience. Close to the restaurants and a very short walk to the main village. Management are super friendly and relaxed, rooms are perfect. I totally recommend spending a bit more to have the balcony room - a glass of wine on the balcony overlooking the marina is an experience hard to beat.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Steinie005 wrote a review Apr 2021
Hastings, United Kingdom6 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I was disappointed that there is no lift to the upstairs apartments and the steps are steep to be carrying up luggage. It can also be noisy and the view was restricted by buildings on the foreshore. The cooktop was not particularly clean. Although it is in a wonderful location overall I felt it was very expensive for what is on offer
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jane wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The pool that is advertised is not included in the price - you pay $10 extra per day to use it. We were put in one the the ground floor apartments at the back. Nothing like the pictures in the website. Dark and basic, i.e. no curtains, just blinds sitting within the window frame, no pictures, no sun coming in as it is shaded by surrounding bushes and apartments. It was clean but felt neglected, e.g. door handles a bit old and rattly, three of us had trouble opening the bathroom lock to get out, a couple of lights went off in the evening, but then one came back on the next day - wiring issues? Previous visitors’ sheets and rubbish bag left outside the door until late. We paid a premium price for budget style accomodation.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check when you book which apartment you are getting. We definitely were not housed in anything...
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Jackie H asked a question Feb 2020
South Wales, UK560 contributions94 helpful votes
Do the deluxe apartments have sea views? In the pic, it looks like the mountain, Thanks!
Answer from Val and Eddy
Golden Beach, Australia1 contribution
The unit we stayed in had very nice outlooks from the windows, and there were water glimpses....I wasn't too worried about views, as the property is over the road from the sea,..on the main street which runs alongside the beach...I cannot imagine that you would be spending much time looking at a view from your accommodation in Akaroa, it is such a beautiful place.....
Answer from KerryAnnMB
Blenheim, New Zealand2 contributions2 helpful votes
Absolutely!!
Answer from Darren A
Akaroa, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
Hello Aoife, Can you please email me with your arrival date & I will be able to help you. Kind Regards, Kerry
Passenger05102999975 wrote a tip 4 Apr
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Very basic bathroom and thin walls so wind howls all night shaking the apartment "
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Navigator59631538150 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't beat this place for its location. Across the road from the main wharf for boat trips or fishing. Plenty of restaurants handy."
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Passport18300588807 wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A bit difficult to find the office as it is not clear that it is under the Village Inn company rather than Bruce Waterfront apartments."
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J Y wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t get room 62. "
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dancingK2015 wrote a tip Feb 2024
Auckland23 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Each room has its own parking space!"
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PRICE RANGE
$192 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
akaroa village hotel akaroa
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akaroa Village Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Akaroa Village Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Giants House (1.0 km), Akaroa Museum (0.7 km), and Fire & Ice - Gemstone Jewellery Specialists (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akaroa Village Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Akaroa Village Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Akaroa Village Inn?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Akaroa Village Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akaroa Village Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mandala Restaurant, The Little Bistro, and Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar.
Is Akaroa Village Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Akaroa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Akaroa Village Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Akaroa Village Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Akaroa Village Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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