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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We dropped in based on driving by, and were nicely surprised. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was very clean and up to date. The bed was very comfortable. Our second floor room had a balcony with a view across the bay to the surrounding hills - perfect for the afternoon. Location was perfect for us - away...

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

Thanks for the great review. Our location is very convenient for all restaurants and activities in Akaroa. We are very pleased that you had a most pleasant stay with us. Thanks for the recommendation. Kind Regards Deborah

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stayed in a room on the first floor. It was nicely furnished in a modern style. There was a balcony with a view of the water. We sat and had a drink in the evening sunshine but sheltered from the wind. Rooms on the second floor probably have a slightly better view over the buildings opposite. If you are...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review this motel. Felicity and Murray have recently refurbished all rooms and have done a great job. The rooms do look classy and modern. Yes the 2nd floor rooms do have a slightly better view. We are centrally located so guests have easy access to restaurants and activities in Akaroa. Thanks and Regards...

Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Everything about the Motel was fab - from the staff we met on arrival, the décor, the bed, the cleanliness and of course the view. Parking was "first come first served" - and we managed to get under-cover parking. Would certainly recommend. It is a 2 storey Motel - so if you need to be on the ground floor best...

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

Thank you for the great review. We try very hard to make sure our guests have a memorable stay with us. The best views are on the 2nd floor and if you need help with your cases we will certainly oblige. Kindest Regards Deborah Reservations

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stayed Here for 1 Night as we Toured Round the South Island Its a Lovely Motel Nice Clean and Modern ,Good value for the Money ,A big thank you to the Manager as my Wife left some items in a Draw and the Lady Kindly Posted them on to us , We can Highly Recommend .

1Thank Guy B
FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Guy B Thanks for your great review. Our goal is to make sure our guests have a memorable stay at The Akaroa Criterion Motel. We all have little "oh dear " moments in our lives and I'm glad we could assist you in recovering your possessions. Kind Regards Deborah

Tweed Heads, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. What a find in Akaroa! Everything was perfect with our stay, mainly due to Debra in the office. From arrival to departure, we could not fault a single thing. Our room was great. Ground floor with views of the water. Within a 10 minute walk of the town and all eateries....

1Thank Jill H
FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jill H Thanks for taking the time to do a review. It was my pleasure to ensure that you had a memorable holiday in Akaroa. Our location right here in the middle of the village does mean that you are in walking distance of nearly every activity available. We would be delighted to welcome you back for your next...

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our second visit.Now under new ownership.A great value motel that is clean and nicely furnished.We took a room on the second floor which was of good size and with a balcony.It had spectacular views of the harbour. Very friendly and helpful hosts.A great location in the centre of the township close to all the amenities.

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

Hi tigerschristchurch Thank you for the great review. Our housekeeping staff pride themselves on the cleanliness of the rooms for our guests. The top floor does have magnificent views and even if the weather is not so nice its just a different awesome view. Kind Regards Deborah

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Arrived here on a beautiful day and after lunching in town, checked into this great hotel for a rest. Very nicely set up and great location for groceries, restaurants and walks along the foreshore. Very helpful hosts. Would definitely stay here again.

1Thank Karen M
FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion Motel, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. The location of the motel is certainly convenient for all activities in Akaroa. We loved having you stay with us and do come again. Regards Deborah

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed one night and would have stayed longer but they were fully booked. The rooms were spacious and the large bed was comfortable with lovely linen. There were extra special touches that made it one of the best places we have stayed including nicer toiletries and complementary bottled water. Nice views from own balcony too. Host was very friendly...

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

Hi DnA50 Thanks for a great review. I hope that your stay in our motel was memorable and you enjoyed all that Akaroa offers. The new owners Felicity and Murray have certainly made this motel the number one motel to stay in in Akaroa. We would be delighted to see you again in the future. Thanks Deborah

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

From check in to leaving a wonderful stay. We arrived early but room was ready. We left our things and car at hotel. From there we walked everywhere. Front desk very helpful on town. Our room had a balcony with view of harbor. We bought a bottle of wine and had a drink on the balcony before heading out to...

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

Hello Guest Lacvue Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Akaroa is a great place to stay and our picturesque town is small enough to walk everywhere. We are very proud of our newly refurbished motel and the glorious view of the harbor. Please come back and...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Great location overlooking the bay, great hosts and very comfortable room with balcony, we had room 4 I think on 1st floor and it was delightful. One of the highlights of our 9'week trip. We would go back tomorrow.

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

Hi Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our motel. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. As new owners and new to the hospitality industry we value your feedback and are pleased that our recently renovated rooms were enjoyable for you. Akaroa is a great place to stay, very picturesque and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 5,982 - ₹ 8,620 (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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“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”
  • Spacious and modern
morecambegirl60, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“second floor”
tigersChristchurch, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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