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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room wasn't very big but had a nice feel to it. Balcony into the bush above the stream was a nice touch. The hosts were very friendly. Reception offers free books and DVDs to use during your stay. WiFi in the rooms is free. Couple possible improvements: * Improve water pressure. We were on the first floor and the...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tomas, Thanks for the great review. The balcony is always a nice place to relax and unwind. The showers are all main pressured with each room having it's own hot water cylinder so pressure is not usually an issue. Akaroa often has water restrictions so minimise our water consumption the showers have flow restrictors in place. This can mean...

melbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely stay at La Rochelle. Our 2 bedroom apartment had very comfortable beds and was extremely clean. The owners, Alex and Jane really care about their guests. They were so helpful and obliging when we made a last minute change to our plans . We really appreciated their assistance and would recommend La Rochelle.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sammells, Thanks for taking time to review La Rochelle Motel. It was not a problem accommodating you and your family and the unforeseen change of plans. Sometimes these things just manage to workout. We hope the remainder of your travels are as trouble free. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a ground floor room, and rang the Motel, who were really helpful and rearranged things so we could get a King room downstairs. The room was a good size with a small kitchenette and nice bathroom, the king bed comfortable.Internet free but a little intermittent. A little sitting area outside overlooking a small stream made for a lovely...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mailmover, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking time out to review our motel. It sounds like you had a very comfortable stay and were able to make use of the facilities available. We are surprised to hear that you had an minor issue with the WiFi as the system was upgraded in October. We...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to relax and unwind. Unit clean and spacious. Very good small kitchen with the unit, with well stocked glasses, crockery, etc. Short walk to town and beach, plus numerous cafes and restaurants. Plus the drive around the various roads of Banks Peninsula provide numerous photo opportunities and delightful beaches and scenery.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wanda, Thank you the positive feedback. It's great to hear we were able to supply everything you required during your stay. Yes you are 100% correct, Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula provides some amazing scenery no matter what the weather is doing. Thanks again for staying. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Eastcote, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Situated at the start of the Main Street in Akaroa you will find this motel. Really clean and large size room with very good facilities. Good wifi too. Ours had a whirlpool/spa bath too! Small but useable kitchen with hob, microwave and fridge. Also nice to have our own patio with table and chairs for to. Owners are really nice...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ken, Thank for reviewing our motel and for the positive feedback. We agree there is nothing better at the end of a hard day on holiday than a glass of bubbles and a spa bath. So you don't miss out we do recommend booking especially during summer and weekends although people plans can change so we do regularly get...

Perth, Western Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We have stayed twice at La Rochelle, in June 2008 and October 2016, each time for two nights. Our current hosts, Alex and Jane, were very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and comfortable, with good kitchen facilities. There are plenty of eating establishments nearby, or it is an easy walk (or drive) down to the waterfront, where there...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi David, Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. We hope it's not another 8 years until you make it back. We are lucky to have so many award winning options for restaurants, tours and activities in and around the Akaroa region. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great motel! The rooms all back onto a little garden and stream. It is so pleasant to sit out on the balcony and eat breakfast in the morning to the sound of the water trickling past. The room was very comfortable and clean. The bathroom was spacious, with good water pressure, and a little heater. The kitchenette was well-stocked to...

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi KaraSian, Thank you for the review. It sounds like you are feeling relaxed and well rested after your stay in Akaroa. The patio is a great spot to have breakfast or unwind with a G & T after a day out at sea dolphin watching. It also sounds like you were able to make good use of the facilities...

Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Loved opening the ranch-slider to the deck and listening to the stream running by through the native trees. So peaceful. Hosts were excellent and so helpful. Accommodation was very good. Handy walking to everything. Would love to have stayed longer. P.S. Don't forget to visit the hotel across the road.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Wally O, Thank you for the review. We are lucky to have a relaxing native garden that the rooms overlook. It is the prefect place for a gin & tonic in the afternoon. Hopefully you get a chance to visit Akaroa again soon. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed for a few nights, it was a little squeasy, but helped with a great little bench in a private courtyard next to a stream. The staff were very helpful and it was a nice stroll to cafes or a short stroll to the pub across the road for dinner

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi 50something, Thank you for taking time to review La Rochelle Motel. We are situated in a handy spot with a majority of services only a few minutes walk away. Top restaurants, boutique shopping and the beach all nearby. Thanks again for staying with us. Kind regards Alex & Jane

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Not struggling for accommodation as it is not peak time but found this place through Booking.com. Clean and cared for and has everything we would need. Owners more than helpful and would no doubt recommend it.

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LaRochelleMotel, Manager at La Rochelle Motel, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thanks for taking time out of your day to review our motel. We trust you both enjoyed your recent visit and are now finding more interesting and exciting places to visit. Yes, we do advertise on booking.com and we also have our own website where you can book directly with no commission. We are sure you are going...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the beautiful village of Akaroa La Rochelle Motel is your perfect destination for a relaxing & peaceful stay. Our modern complex offers a mix of 8 Studio Units with either King or Queen sized beds & a 2 bedroom unit. Access facilities or twin studio also available. Each unit is comfortably furnished with kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with either shower or single spa bath, heating, flat screen TV & DVD player, & iPod docks. Each unit also has its own balcony or patio overlooking our native garden & stream boundary. Off-street parking, free Wireless Broadband, continental breakfast & Guest Laundry available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Rochelle Motel

Address: 1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: £80 - £138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Rochelle Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“We stayed in end room furthest from the road and was quiet. Recommended.”
 of 5 bubbles wallyo118, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“you can choose upstairs or down stairs quieter away from the road”
 of 5 bubbles 490peterj, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very quiet end of town.”
 of 5 bubbles brandy126, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a ground floor room. So you can sit next to the stream just out your door!!”
 of 5 bubbles Teri12471, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I prefer upstairs as the floors between upper and lower aren't that well soundproofed but not a big problem.”
 of 5 bubbles jillr841, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
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