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4.7 out of 5

"Lovely warm room. Excellent friendly service from Felicity! " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 30 May 2021

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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.

Studio Mid Floor

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$111* Per night/room 21 Jun. - 22 Jun.

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

Akaroa Criterion Motel ratings based on 113 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 5.0 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 (54) Couples (52) Family (8)
5 out of 5
Lovely warm room. Excellent friendly service from Felicity!

Posted by on 30 May 2021

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31 May 2021 by Felicity

Hi There Thank you so much for your 5 out of 5 it's so nice to know we are getting things right and that your stay with us is the best we can make it. Hope to see you again. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Very comfortable and spacious room. Well appointed with waterfront views.

Posted by on 15 May 2021

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30 May 2021 by Angie

Comfort and space and with sea views... we are thrilled you enjoyed these aspects of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you to 'our place' again soon :-)

5 out of 5
Good location amd friendly staff

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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30 May 2021 by Angie

Hooray for friendly staff - we like to hear that! We agree with you that the location is great too. Thank you for taking time to review your experience with us. :-)

5 out of 5
Peace and quiet

Posted by on 2 May 2021

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4 May 2021 by Felicity

Wow Thank you so much for giving us a 5 out of 5, really appreciate your feed back on your stay at our motel. We are so glad you had a restful time in our small piece of paradise. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Good View handy to town

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2021

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27 Apr. 2021 by Felicity

Hi There Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed the gorgeous views of the harbour and surrounding hills from your room. Hope we see you again soon. Kind regards Felicity

4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Apr. 2021

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31 May 2021 by Felicity

Hi There Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, your 4 out of 5 is very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

5 out of 5
Great service would definitely go back

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2021

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29 Apr. 2021 by Felicity

Hi there thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We take pride in providing the best experience for our guests and really hope we see you again soon. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Very nice accommodating staff. Property was handy to local restaurants and supermarket.

Posted by on 22 Mar. 2021

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30 Mar. 2021 by Felicity

Hi There Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We do love the fact that we are right in the middle of town with so many lovely restaurants and cafe's to choose from and the supermarket just around the corner. We hope to see you again in our beautiful piece of paradise. Kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
Very comfortable, clean place to stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful on our arrival. Great spot by the water. Definitely value for money would stay again and highly recommend to others.

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2021

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26 Feb. 2021 by Felicity

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review of your stay with us, we are so pleased you enjoyed it. We would love to see you back sometime. kind regards Felicity

5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay, the room was fantastic! Very clean, very roomy and a lovely view from our Balcony. We would recommend this place to everyone.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2021

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19 Feb. 2021 by Penny

Thanks for a great review and we are very lucky to be in such a great spot right by the water and close to shops and restaurants! Yes please recommend us to everyone!

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 International 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. Guests can surf the web using the 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 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM.
Guests will receive key retrieval information.

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

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

  • Akaroa Criterion
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel
  • Akaroa Motel
  • Criterion Akaroa
  • Criterion Motel
  • Criterion Motel Akaroa
  • Motel Akaroa
  • Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel Motel
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel Akaroa
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel Motel Akaroa

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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