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    Akaroa Criterion Motel

    75 Rue Jolie | Akaroa Banks Penninsular, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
    011 64 3-668 1215
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    Traveller (72)
    Room & Suite (40)
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    • Excellent65%
    • Very good28%
    • Average5%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible1%
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    “top floor” (29 reviews)
    “ma maison” (12 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
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    Private Balcony
    4.5 Star Hotel
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    5 Nov6 Nov
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 269 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    First time in Akaroa and our welcome at the Criterion was very warm and friendly. Lovely spacious room, clean, every thing we needed. Great view of the water. Close to resturants and bars. Breakfast next door at the little bakery a must. Would love to...More

    Thank Sonia M
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Great place in a great location. Murray was really welcoming, friendly and helpful. Room was lovely and spacious and bed was very comfortable. Room gad lovely view of bay. Location of motel was good - short walk to central Akaroa. Will definitely stay here again.

    Thank Sisterchip
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The very best feature of the Akaroa Criterion Motel is location. Akaroa is 3 distinctly different areas: the newer touristy area clustered around the pier; the holiday house area full of empty houses in the next bay; and the original 19th century French village. The...More

    Thank Dojii
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Across from the beach. 3 story. Higher better view although no lift. Very clean and tidy. Most pleasant lady at check- in Walk to all shops and restaurants. Clearly a “tourist town” and probably quite hectic on cruise ship daysMore

    Thank renostew
    Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Guests Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We love the fact that we are right in the heart of Akaroa and with one of the tallest buildings on the water front, offer gorgeous views over the harbour....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    What a lovely room and view we had when we stayed at the Akaroa Criterion Motel. The room was spacious and had everything we needed in our home away from home stay. It was by far the nicest motel that we stayed at during our...More

    Thank Tracey E
    Response from FelicityandMurray, Owner at Akaroa Criterion MotelResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Tracey Thank you for reviewing our motel and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Almost all our rooms offer wonderful views over the harbour so that even on a not so good day there is always the lovely vista to look at...More

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • US$95 - US$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 12
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    • South Island >
    • Canterbury Region >
    • Akaroa
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    • Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch
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    Traveller (72)
    Room & Suite (40)
    Pool & Beach (1)
    Hotel & Grounds (39)
    Bathroom (3)
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    .65 km away
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    .65 km away
    Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch
    1,949 reviews
    40.41 km away
    Nearby Restaurants
    The Little Bistro
    740 reviews
    .28 km away
    The Brasserie Kitchen And Bar
    492 reviews
    .21 km away
    Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar
    830 reviews
    .49 km away
    Akaroa Fish and Chips
    578 reviews
    .50 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    The Giant's House
    768 reviews
    .70 km away
    Banks Peninsula
    961 reviews
    .49 km away
    Akaroa Lighthouse
    91 reviews
    1.16 km away
    Akaroa Museum
    137 reviews
    .06 km away
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    "Top end suite furthest from reception. Lovely views."
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    "Take the highest floor"
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    "Try to get a room overlooking the lake"
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    "We were on the top floor with a stunning view"
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