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“New Year 2013/14”
Review of L'Hotel Akaroa

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L'Hotel Akaroa
Ranked #8 of 24 Akaroa B&B and Inns
Akaroa, New Zealand
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43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“New Year 2013/14”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I am a frequent visitor but what a great finish and start of the years. Lovely food while sitting in the sun listening to 2 duo groups while dining. The sun sets and a local group of young Akaroa musicians starts up then at 11 the main band plays. Heaps of people, great staff and a good time was had by all.

Don't wait for next years eve as the atmosphere, food and staff are awesome all year round. Over the summer they often have live music and the Sunday happy hour is a good way to chill out late in the avo.

Right in the centre with unobstructed views of the Harbour.

Room Tip: Noisy if there is a band on but good if you are staying up to listen to them.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013

L'hotel is right on the waterfront with balconies overlooking the sea. the room was clean and bright. We were a bit concerned that there might be noise form the beer garden just under our balcony but it was very quiet with the bar shutting at about 9. So a great location in a lovely beachside setting

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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130 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Thanks for the fantastic vegetarian and gluten free burger! One of the best lunches I've ever had! My hubby loved his fish lunch.
Service was a little slow and in attentive and it was annoying that someone was refilling the stinky kerosene lamps/heaters as we were eating.
Overall - great. Would definitely go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We ate at L'Hotel over the Labour Day weekend. We were seated quickly but that is where the service grinded to a halt. We waited over 20 minutes to have our drinks order taken, we ordered a garlic bread as a entree and we all had mains (party of 5). The drinks arrived, then the garlic bread. We then waited and waited. Tables around us who were seated after us had been served their main,had eaten and left. No-one came near us to apologise or offer an explanation. I had to ask the waitress when our meals were coming out. My husband wanted to leave but we were assured ours was just being plated up. The waitress then proceeded to tell us that the sales docket had a time on it and we had in fact had not been waiting long at all. Funny that because being adults we all wear watches and can read the time. The food was not worth the wait. It was average. I was asked on paying the account "how was it" and I replied the service was slow. He did point out that they were very busy!!! Well 2 things - either get more staff or take away tables. Would not eat here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

we stayed on a saturday night, our room was very clean and tidy, everything we needed, great little balcony and wonderful view. this is a great spot to stay, although bit noisy from the bar below, to be expected on a saturday night, well done l'hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hampshire
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

We stayed the night and had dinner. room 4 is clean, tidy and spacious. Furniture and fittings are fine although not luxurious by any means. Good oblique view over the harbour. The bar/restaurant is noisy busy and fun. On a busy Saturday night the service was a little stretched, but the food when it came was very good. Reasonable selection of wines by the glass. We enjoyed our evening and would return. They don't mention that they do not serve breakfast, but this is no problem as there were two good places within 100m or you have your kitchenette and can buy it from the nearby shop. The views are outstanding.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gladstone, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

We ate at L'Hotel to celebrate our last few nights holidaying in New Zealand. We arrived & were seated quickly. The waitress took our order for drinks, entree & kids meals, & we asked for 5 more minutes to select our mains, which all happened without incident. The entree & kids meals arrived in reasonable time & were really nice. However, good service stopped there! We were kept waiting for our mains for over an hour, by which time the kids had finished & were well & truly over sitting. In that time, not once do the wait staff come & check on us, offer us more drinks or apologise for the wait. What made it worse was that 2 tables who were seated & ordered after us, we're both fed before us. My husband's medium-well steak was overcooked & dry. All in all, a disappointing evening to remember our holiday by!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Additional Information about L'Hotel Akaroa

Property: L'Hotel Akaroa
Address: 75 Beach Road | Akaroa, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'hotel is perfectly positioned right in the heart of Akaroa, making it the ideal place to stay while you spend your days relaxing and enjoying all the unique experiences that the Banks Peninsula region has to offer. Akaroa is world famous for its breath taking scenery, and hector dolphins, with a whole raft of exhilarating activities to choose from during your stay at L'Hotel in Akaroa. ... more   less 
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