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Akaroa Criterion Motel

Upscale Akaroa guestrooms with balconies

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
S$136

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  • Studio Top Floor - Hotel Front
  • Studio Top Floor - In-Room Dining
  • Studio Mid Floor - Living Area
  • Studio Top Floor - Hotel Front
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75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand
9.6.Exceptional.
  • Wonderful place to stay. Large room with your own private balcony and outdoor furniture,…

    Oct 26, 2021

  • Great central place to stay. Would stay again.

    Oct 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Dining options
Quiet
Safe
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Library

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Akaroa Museum - 1 min walk
  • Artisans Gallery - 3 min walk
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 6 min walk
  • Giant's House - 8 min walk
  • Akaroa Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 16 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Studio
  • Studio Mid Floor
  • Studio Top Floor
  • Studio, Sea View, Ground Floor
  • Studio Mid Floor Sea View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Akaroa Museum - 1 min walk
  • Artisans Gallery - 3 min walk
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 6 min walk
  • Giant's House - 8 min walk
  • Akaroa Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 16 min walk
  • Fishermans Bay Garden - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • Wainui Banks Peninsula - 12.1 mi / 19.4 km
  • Le Bons Bay Beach - 12.8 mi / 20.6 km
  • Okains Bay Beach - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Lake Forsyth - 21 mi / 33.7 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 66 min drive
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75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, 7520, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the motel

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 45-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

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FAQs

  • Yes, Akaroa Criterion Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Vangioni's Trattoria & Bar (4-min walk), Electric Kitchen Espresso & Eatery (4-min walk), and The little bistro (4-min walk).
9.6.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was quiet and handy to everything

    adrienne, 2 night romance trip, Sep 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Well located spacious and very comfortable Excellent owner and staff friendliness

    2 night romance trip, Aug 8, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place

    Richard, 1 night trip with friends, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Room was clean and really spacious with views to the bay. Our room got upgraded so was happy about it. Bed was comfy. There are nice selections to the tea and coffee. Lots of tv channels to choose from. Location is central to everything. I would defintely choose Criterion hotel again next time i am in Akaroa.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 25, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic location & lovely owners

    1 night romance trip, Jun 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    1 Night in Akaroa

    We stayed for 1 night in Akaroa, We wanted a quiet motel with a sea view and that is what we got. It was clean, tidy and had a good shower with a nice comfortable bed. The price was good for what we got. The owners are very friendly and easy to talk to. We would stay again.

    Gabriela, 1 night trip, Jun 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Unit

    3 night romance trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfectly positioned close to all amenities, cafes etc. and with a lovely view. The room was fantastic with a very comfortable bed. Staff were extra helpful.

    3 night romance trip, May 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Enjoyable

    Most enjoyable stay for our first trip to akaroa. Wonderful greeting and very informative about places to see and eat.

    Kay, 1 night trip, May 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely warm room. Excellent friendly service from Felicity!

    1 night trip with friends, May 21, 2021

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