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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor”(32 reviews)
“third floor”(5 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
Laundry Service
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All reviewstop floorthird floorundercover parkingspacious roommiddle floorno lifthuge bedwould definitely stay here againgreat viewrestaurants and shopsfriendly welcomesuperb locationnew zealandsea viewwithin walking distancelovely townshort walk
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We were greeted by the very friendly host. She took plenty of time to be sure we felt comfortable with what was in the town, and how to get around. The room (top floor) was quite large and comfortable. The small kitchenette was equipped well...More

Thank Tom S
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tom, Thank you for your lovely comment. The town is so conveniently small that the only times you ever need to hop in and out of the car are when you arrive and when you depart, we are perfectly central in the town -...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

Friendly host welcomed us when we arrived for one night. Location was very good. There was supermarket and several cafes and restaurants near by but no any disturbing noise. Akaroa is really charming, nice views during the drive to there. There was a cruise ship...More

Thank Hakamix
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Hakamix! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and are enthused to stay longer next time you come down. We are incredibly lucky to have such great views, whether enjoyed from the balcony, the sofa, or even when sipping morning coffee in...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Great location just off the main street and close to beaches. Very friendly welcome, large well equipped unit with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Free parking. Nice French bakery next door. Akaroa is very chilled!

Thank Hillary2018
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hillary2018, What a lovely short and sweet review. We are very proud of what our small (but mighty!) town has to offer, and are very glad that you enjoyed your stay over here. Hope to see you next time,

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Very poor wifi inside the room but excellent in the carpark! - I guess that is the price of having a third floor room. Balcony was small and setting up the furniture was a difficult task, as was juggling access - However reasonable views of...More

Thank Albywon
Response from FelicityandMurray, Manager at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Albywon, I'm sorry that you have found yourself having issues with the wifi. We do have wifi boosters set around the Motel so that they can reach every room, usually at very good speed. Perhaps at the time the wifi was in high demand...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Only stayed here one night unfortunately, but owners really friendly and helpful. Room well equipped and comfortable, and Akaroa really charming. Our room didn’t have a great view but I’m sure many others did. Would book again if returning to Akaroa.More

Thank lambtrippers
Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lambtrippers Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed beautiful Akaroa and the Akaroa Criterion Motel. Almost all our rooms have lovely sea facing views, we do however have two studio apartments that are street...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
US$ 96 - US$ 155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$ 96 - US$ 155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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