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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

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56 - 64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa 7520 New Zealand
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Updated 15/05/20

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#2 of 27 in Akaroa
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Located in the beautiful, historic French village of Akaroa, just 1.5H from Christchurch. With 24 refurbished units to choose from featuring studio,1, 2 and 3-bedroom units, you can enjoy affordable comfort with the waterfront right at your doorstep. With most units offering views of the water, spacious living and well-equipped kitchens you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable. We are only a minutes stroll to the art and craft shops, restaurants, cafes and other attractions Akaroa has to offer. You could also relax in our private hot tropical spa pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Canoeing
Hiking
Billiards
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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scottie186 wrote a review Jan 2022
Invercargill, New Zealand60 contributions32 helpful votes
Location was perfect with a beautifull view of the sea and lovelt balcony. Owner was brilliant and even allowed us a late departure. Would definitely recommend for the quietness, good rooms, great view and wonderfull service
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Date of stay: October 2021
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HMM wrote a review Nov 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand117 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a wonderful motel. We’ve stayed here 3 times and will be back in the future. We stayed in one of the Driftwood apartments, overlooking the water. The views are lovely. There is a kitchenette and it is also close to Four Square and various restaurants. The rooms were very clean. You can hire kayaks for a reasonable rate and there is also free games to play. The only improvements I would suggest are harder mattresses (especially for the double bed) and air conditioning, as the rooms can get very hot on a sunny day.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Rooms in Driftwood are more modern than the other block.
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col wrote a review Sep 2021
24 contributions8 helpful votes
Needed a couple of nights escape away and this was a perfect solution. Virtually on the water, spacious, beautifully presented and ultra clean with all mod cons. - fully equipped kitchenette, induction hobs, fridge, microwave and all utensils. electric blanket, zillions of TV channels, great wifi, and easy no contact self check-in, but staff available if needed. Thank you team, your preparation of the unit and attention to detail was 10/10.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Chimp Ran wrote a review Sep 2021
107 contributions26 helpful votes
lovelly setting paid a bit more to get a unit right on waterfront good upgrade. place is being updated, we got one of these units, lots of new outdoor furniture & private patio to enjoy. Strange self checkin due to covid, never seen this before nice art on the walls for sale, good touch. wifi was terrible, I thought it was dial up. Speed has been chocked & coverage is very bad, nothing on patio. you must already know there is an issue here
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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David R wrote a review Aug 2021
Tuakau, New Zealand50 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed in a second floor room overlooking the harbour. Lovely view and handy to the general store and restaurants. However, the rooms are getting a bit old and tired. Clean and comfortable, but wind whistled through gaps in the windows. I was ok with walking up the stairs but they were a bit slippery when wet.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
akaroa waterfront hotel akaroa, driftwood hotel akaroa
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAkaroa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akaroa Waterfront Motels
Which popular attractions are close to Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Nearby attractions include Akaroa Museum (0.1 km), Akaroa Lighthouse (0.3 km), and Banks Peninsula War Memorial and Grounds (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Bistro, Mandala Restaurant, and Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar.
Is Akaroa Waterfront Motels located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Akaroa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Akaroa Waterfront Motels?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Akaroa Waterfront Motels have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.