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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This motel has a great location: a few steps from the supermarket, yet off the main road and therefore quiet. The views of the water and hills are good (at least from the top floor, where we were). The rooms are very clean and comfortable, and the hosts and staff are friendly and helpful. There is no stove, but a...

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night after just walking in and asking for a room. The owner Murray was fantastic showing me the rooms he had on offer before we decided. The room had a great view of the lake, sitting area and a huge bed with an electric blanket. It was clean and spacious. Good nights sleep.

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ziggy2196 Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very proud of our lovey spacious rooms with their beautiful harbor views. We look forward to seeing you back here soon. Kind regards Felicity

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to stay, great rooms with a stunning view of the harbour , rooms huge with very comfortable beds and modern decor. Owners are so friendly and obliging, we shall definetly be back, a great experience

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi guests Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your stay at our motels. We are so lucky to be living in such a beautiful part of New Zealand and as new owners are very proud of our newly refurbished units. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Felicity

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The friendliness, helpfulness and total hands on attitude by the owners is a credit to them . We would return anytime , the room was spotless , and nothing was an issue to the owners. Congratulations on the big event on the wedding . Thank you again .

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hello guest Thank you for your great review. We have had these motels for nearly a year now and just love it here in Akaroa. We have great staff who take a real pride in presenting our rooms well and the recent make over makes it a pleasure to take our guests up to their rooms. Thanks for the congratulations,...

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We spent a night here over Easter 2017. The room was huge and had a great view of the harbour. The location was good and it was quiet too. The owner was very friendly and helpful: without us asking, he offered to drive us and our luggage to the other side of town where we were staying another night. He...

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sandier1965 Thanks for taking the time to send this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Akaroa and at our motel. As a motelier it is very difficult to find mattresses that suit everyone. If you had been staying another night we would have rectified this situation for you. Murray is certainly a kind and caring...

Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and had a room on the middle floor. Good views from here, the room was lovely and warm and we had a great sleep. Service was friendly, the lady (Debra?) was lovely to us and easy to chat to. The toiletries in the bathroom were of high quality and the shower was great. Would...

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kiakaha Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. We love the views you get from both the mid and top floor rooms, its relaxing to sit on the sofa's and look out at the activity on the harbor and the changing weather. We get lots of great reviews about how comfy our beds are so glad you enjoyed...

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The Akaroa Criterion Motel met all of our needs while staying in Akaroa. The room was large and comfortable. The location was perfect, a little ways from the crowded cruise ship side of town while close to good restaurants and a grocery store. The staff was very responsive and took care of any requests. I would definitely stay here again.

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Joan Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed our lovely spacious room, and yes its lovely to be away from the congestion that the cruise ships can create. We look forward to seeing you again some time. Kind regards Felicity

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Excellent motel in the centre of Akaroa overlooking the pristine waters of Akaroa Harbour.Our unit was tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable.All the staff were very friendly with the lady at reception being extremely helpful and welcoming.A very pleasant stay.

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hello Guests Thank you for the great review As new owners its great to see the changes we have made are working well for our guests. We love the fact that almost all our units have uninterrupted views over the harbor, many an hour can be spent gazing out at the gorgeous views. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with...

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Spent the night there in unit 12 on third floor. Amazing views, nice big room with everything you need. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Room although very clean and tidy is probably not far away from being refreshed (new paint etc) but would definitely stay there again. Location is very good with attractions, restaurants and shops just a short walk....

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us. As new owners we are proud of the perfect location and views we have. Although we have refurbished the rooms we recognize that there is still more to do and have the repainting planned for the quieter winter months. Hope to see you...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at top floor with great view from our room. The room is big and clean. The staffs are nice. The hotel is closed to town center and restaurant. Keep in mind, there isn't lift in hotel, but staff will help you with luggage if you need help,

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FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Fei L Thank you for taking the time to write this review. The top floor rooms really do have wonderful views of the harbour and surrounding hills. Being centrally located in Akaroa is so convenient for all the shops and activities here. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday with us. Regards Deborah

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akaroa Criterion Motel

Address: 75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: ₹ 5,622 - ₹ 7,690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Akaroa Criterion Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“We were on the top floor with a stunning view”
dvhazlett, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor for an excellent view”
davefayd, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 12 has the best views and very little street noise.”
, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try the second floor for the best views”
LadyinBeds, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We were upstairs and had a great sea view”
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