This is a great place to stay, well away from the noise and bustle of 'downtown' Akaroa. The room was well kept and clean, and had all of the facilities we needed. The owners are very friendly and helpul.
The only real downside for us was that we had some issues with being bitten by sandflies that came in the room as soon as you open the windows, but some insect spay was provided to get rid of them.
As someone who has traveled extensively around NZ on business and stayed in a variety of hotels, one thing that can be annoying is having 'eco-friendly policies' forced on you. Whilst I can appreciate that these policies are necessary, sometimes you go away just to relax and not worry about the heating being turned up, and having warm towels available when you need them. There's definitely nothing more annoying than having to turn on all of the power switches that have been turned off, just to 'save power'. If I choose to do these things at home, that;s fine, if I am paying to stay somewhere, what I have the heating on etc., is my choice, and I don't expect it to be controlled.
This is not intended as a direct criticism of La Rochelle, they did a great job. It's really just that it would be nice to make our own choices about these things and not have them controlled by hotel owners. After all, we are paying 'guests......................
- 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
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