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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice comfortable room with external balcony that overlooked trees and a little stream. Just on edge of Akaroa, easy to walk everywhere. Helped with advice on what to do and bookings. Easy to find and easy parking

Thank Devaflam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was well appointed and clean. The bed was comfortable. Location was good but parking is tight. The motel is small and the hosts very helpful. The shower floor was slippery and a bit small. This hotel is good value for the money.

Thank 3,522
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely well appointed 2 bed motel. Staff were helpful and very friendly. Room was very comfortable. Situated on the corner pf the main road going into Akaroa we found the motel easier than expected. It is very close to all the aminities

Thank 321doris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice motel with helpful and friendly hosts. Very clean and bathroom above average. Comfy bed.Good facilities although virtually no drawer space. Some road noise during the day - a pity as located by a lovely little stream. Unfortunately we had a noisy neighbour next door on the patio late one evening and some noise from studio above. For me the...

Thank SydneyfromOZ
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi SydneyfromOZ, Thank you for taking time out of your vacation to review La Rochelle Motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us overall - we do try to maintain high levels of cleanliness throughout. The majority of our guests tend to stay between 1 or 2 nights so most do not require much in the way...

Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The King studio room was spacious and very clean. Large comfortable bed and everything you need for a short stay. The complementary tea etc was replaced daily. Very friendly staff and the proprietor was really helpful and welcoming. Nice peaceful little balcony overlooking small stream with birds singing in the shrubbery. Easy walk into the centre. Altogether a great stay

Thank jomo1106
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jomo1106, Thank you for leaving such a positive review of La Rochelle. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again someday soon. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Stayed for just one night. Would have stayed longer if we could. Motel room has a well equipped kitchenette for preparing meals. Cute little deck area at the back of the room for dining (but watch out for pesky sandflies). Our room had a spa bath. You can borrow DVDs from the front office. Owner gave a warm welcome. Room...

Thank wendywelding
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wendywelding, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Rochelle. Hopefully next time you will get to stay a little longer. Kind regards, Alex and Jane

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly host and a pleasant and adequate stay. Good parking facilities. It is a nice 10 minute walk to Main Street restaurants and shops which we enjoyed. Our room was a bit dark and perhaps ready for a refresh.

1Thank Gaye K
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Gaye K, Thank you for your review of La Rochelle Motel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry you found your room to be a little dark - we tend to let the foliage in the native gardens to the rear grow out a little during summer to provide some much needed shade,...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Our room wasn't very big but had a nice feel to it. Balcony into the bush above the stream was a nice touch. The hosts were very friendly. Reception offers free books and DVDs to use during your stay. WiFi in the rooms is free. Couple possible improvements: * Improve water pressure. We were on the first floor and the...

Thank Tomas S
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tomas, Thanks for the great review. The balcony is always a nice place to relax and unwind. The showers are all main pressured with each room having it's own hot water cylinder so pressure is not usually an issue. Akaroa often has water restrictions so minimise our water consumption the showers have flow restrictors in place. This can mean...

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at La Rochelle. Our 2 bedroom apartment had very comfortable beds and was extremely clean. The owners, Alex and Jane really care about their guests. They were so helpful and obliging when we made a last minute change to our plans . We really appreciated their assistance and would recommend La Rochelle.

Thank sammells
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sammells, Thanks for taking time to review La Rochelle Motel. It was not a problem accommodating you and your family and the unforeseen change of plans. Sometimes these things just manage to workout. We hope the remainder of your travels are as trouble free. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We needed a ground floor room, and rang the Motel, who were really helpful and rearranged things so we could get a King room downstairs. The room was a good size with a small kitchenette and nice bathroom, the king bed comfortable.Internet free but a little intermittent. A little sitting area outside overlooking a small stream made for a lovely...

Thank Malimover
LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mailmover, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time out to review our motel. It sounds like you had a very comfortable stay and were able to make use of the facilities available. We are surprised to hear that you had an minor issue with the WiFi as the system was upgraded in October. We...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the beautiful village of Akaroa La Rochelle Motel is your perfect destination for a relaxing & peaceful stay. Our modern complex offers a mix of 8 Studio Units with either King or Queen sized beds & a 2 bedroom unit. Access facilities or twin studio also available. Each unit is comfortably furnished with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with either shower or single spa bath, heating, flat screen TV & DVD player, & iPod docks. Each unit also has its own balcony or patio overlooking our native garden & stream boundary. Off-street parking, free Wireless Broadband, continental breakfast & Guest Laundry available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Rochelle Motel

Address: 1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: ₹ 6,368 - ₹ 11,932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Balcony is a bonus”
 of 5 bubbles Devaflam, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor rooms drive up.”
 of 5 bubbles 3522, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back rooms would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 321doris, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Wifi reception is better if your room is nearer the front office.”
 of 5 bubbles wendywelding, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in end room furthest from the road and was quiet. Recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles wallyo118, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
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