We stayed for two nights in late October 2007, the motel is situated very close to the harbour and most of the first and second floor rooms
have views of the sea. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful, the rooms were large and very well furnished, with full cooking facilities, and a balcony overlooking the sea view. Akaroa itself is a lovely town, still keeping its original French flavour and the Criterion is a very nice place to stay. One other thing that travellers trying to keep in touch with home may find to their advantage when using a laptop, is that unlike several other places we have stayed, the motel charges a very reasonable $10 NZ for 200 megs of data. Sufficient to send quite a few photos home, with corresponding reduced rates for emails etc. All in all a great motel. Highly recommended
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superb harbor views from most rooms at this 4 plus star plus motel. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Super-king beds, private balcony. Double glazing and underfloor heating. Free WiFi each day in every room. Free car parking with ltd under cover parking also. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch