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4.7 out of 5

"Lovely place in a fantastic location! Staff were very helpful. Laundry available! " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 19 Mar 2020

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Studio Mid Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$110* Per night/room 13 Aug. - 14 Aug.

Studio, Sea View, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Mid Floor Sea View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Studio Top Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Akaroa Criterion Motel places you steps from Akaroa Museum and within a short 5-minute stroll of Artisans Gallery. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and balconies.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards, featured in all 12 rooms. Refrigerators, microwaves, and room service make in-room dining convenient.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Akaroa motel, you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Akaroa Wharf.

Akaroa Criterion Motel ratings based on 95 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Akaroa Criterion Motel

Everyone (50) Couples (42) Family (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Jun. 2020

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1 Jul. 2020 by Felicity

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are so pleased you scored your stay 5 out of 5 Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Lovely place in a fantastic location! Staff were very helpful. Laundry available!

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2020

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20 Mar. 2020 by Muzz

Hi, Thank you for staying with us .We are here to make your holiday an enjoyable one . Regards Murray

5 out of 5
Top spot! Highly recommended. We didn’t need to drive, walking distance to restaurants and beach. One of the best accommodations we have stayed while travelling South Island.

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2020

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22 Jan. 2020 by Felicity

Great review thanks so much and we are very proud of our beautifully appointed rooms, our team who deliver top service and our proximity to the beach, restaurants and shops. Thanks for taking the time to write such a stellar review of the Akaroa Criterion Maison Par Quay!

4 out of 5
We booked the Studio Mid Floor Sea View. It was gorgeous, with views over the jetty and ocean. Easy walk to cafes and restaurants. Comfortable bed. Off-street parking. Only down-side for travellers was that this property doesn't offer after-hours check in, so we had to rush to make sure we got there before 7pm.

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 5 Jan. 2020

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5 Jan. 2020 by Felicity

Hi B & T Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and we're so pleased you had a comfortable stay. Just in case you decide to visit us again be assured we are about even if the office is closed. We have an after hours phone outside the office door and if you are really late we leave details on the office door so you are able to access your room. Thanks again for choosing the Akaroa Criterion Motel. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Fabulous location in stunning Akaroa. Realky friendly helpful staff who recommended the vest places to eat . Really large comfortable room had all we needed. Had seaview so could just sit and admore the view

Posted by on 31 Oct. 2019

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3 Nov. 2019 by Felicity

Hi There Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of your stay with us, so pleased you had such a great time in Akaroa. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Great location, great view. Nice large clean room.

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2019

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30 Oct. 2019 by Felicity

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Guests do love our spacious rooms, it gives you a chance to unpack and make yourselves at home. We are so lucky to me so central and our views are stunning. Come again, we would love to see you. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2019

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30 Oct. 2019 by Felicity

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review we truly appreciate you taking the time to give us such a great star rating and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Great location, spacious room, heated floor in bathroom

Posted by on 15 Oct. 2019

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30 Oct. 2019 by Felicity

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed our comfy spacious rooms and beautiful Akaroa. We hope to see you back again. Kind regards Felicity

4 out of 5
Great location, spotlessly clean, lovely view of jetty and sunset, front desk person was polite, efficient but not overly welcoming.

Posted by on 31 Aug. 2019

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4 Sep. 2019 by Wayne (acting manager)

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our motel and thank you for your positive remarks. The front desk person was probably me, it was my first day looking after the property and I would have been concentrating on not forgetting anything and slipped up on the welcome, you were certainly very welcome. I am very sorry and can assure you I'm doing much better now. We will look forward to your return to Akaroa some time soon

4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Aug. 2019

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25 Aug. 2019 by Liz

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, we really appreciate it. we are glad you had a great stay with us Kind regards Liz

About the Akaroa Criterion Motel

Location 75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, 7520

Property Features

As a guest of Akaroa Criterion Motel, you'll find a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills. WiFi is free in public spaces. Akaroa Criterion Motel also features laundry facilities and room service (during limited hours). Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Akaroa motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (86.9 km / 54 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Akaroa Criterion Motel offers 12 accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Akaroa motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 45-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 AM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 AM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Criterion Akaroa
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  • Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch
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National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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