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4.5 out of 5

"Very close to town and restaurants. Laundry facilities available. Microwave didn’t work so this needs to be sorted. Would stay again. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 13 Feb 2022

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Hotel Description

At Akaroa Waterfront Motels you'll be within steps of Artisans Gallery and Akaroa Museum. Highlights at this beach motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

You can enjoy LCD TVs, coffee/tea makers, and phones, featured in all 24 rooms. Kitchenettes come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and a terrace. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Akaroa motel include St Patrick's Catholic Church and Giant's House.

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (suite)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$110* Per night/room 6 Jun. - 7 Jun.

Standard Studio, Kitchen (Studio)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette (Waterfront Family)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Waterfront Studio)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette (Waterfront)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Akaroa Waterfront Motels ratings based on 176 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Everyone (67) Couples (86) Family (20)
4 out of 5
Very close to town and restaurants. Laundry facilities available. Microwave didn’t work so this needs to be sorted. Would stay again.

Posted by on 13 Feb. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Feb. 2022 by Elise and the AWM team

Dear Anne, Thank you for your message. We are sorry for the microwave, it has now been replaced by a brand new one from today, so it shouldn't be an issue for your next stay We are glad you enjoyed our central location and the onsite laundry facilities (which can be a bonus while on the road ;)) We hope to have a chance to welcome you again soon

3 out of 5
It was fine

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jan. 2022 by Elise and the AWM team

Thank you for your comments and staying with us in a budget studio. We hope you had a nice time at the motel and in Akaroa. We are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

4 out of 5
Location is excellent, great views,

Posted by on 10 Jul. 2021

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5 out of 5
Proprietress was congenial, helpful and responsive. Room was comfortably furnished. Lovely unimpeded harbour views.

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2021

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5 out of 5
Great location. Very nicely appointed unit.

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Last minute booking, for a one night stay. Booking was easy, the lady at check in was lovely and offered us a cheap upgrade. Room was great for the price, neat and tidy, amazing view. Great for a couple of couples, or a small family. Two bedrooms, induction hob, great setup. Couldn’t recommend highly enough.

Posted by on 11 May 2021

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5 out of 5
Great location, easy walk to shops and cafes. Beautiful views from room.

Posted by on 5 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2021 by Elise and the AWM team

Thank you for your lovely comments

5 out of 5
Waterfront room awesome view to wakeup to each morning

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Mar. 2021 by Elise and the AWM team

Thank you for your lovely comments We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope you had a safe journey home Best regards

5 out of 5
the incredible view from our unit out over the water, the marvellous bird life right at our door.

Posted by , from Akaroa south Island New Zealand on 30 Jan. 2021

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3 out of 5
Not good enough for the price , old , peeling paint, loud,

Posted by , from Christchurch on 24 Jan. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan. 2021 by Elise

Dear Lesley Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you didnt enjoy your stay in our 2 bedroom unit. Family usually enjoy the big size apartment, the access to a kitchenette and the separated lounge with Sky channels We are planning some refurbishment over winter (if Covid, doesn't change our plans) For best rate, make sure you book direct with us next time. Hope you had a safe journey home. Kind regards Elise

About the Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Location 56-64 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, 7520

Property Features

As a guest of Akaroa Waterfront Motels, you'll find a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. Barbecue grills, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at Akaroa Waterfront Motels. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Akaroa motel is smoke free.

  • 24 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Akaroa Waterfront Motels offers 24 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations at this 4-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are 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
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • 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 not 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 follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Akaroa Waterfront Motels Motel
  • Waterfront Motels Motel
  • Akaroa Waterfront Motels
  • Akaroa Waterfront Hotel Akaroa
  • Driftwood Hotel Akaroa
  • Akaroa Waterfront Motels Motel
  • Akaroa Waterfront Motels Akaroa
  • Akaroa Waterfront Motels 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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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.