Motels & Apartments

Akaroa hosts a variety of motel and apartment options, perfect for every budget

Akaroa Criterion Motel

Newly renovated, you deserve the best. Our premium location is complimented by our superior guest facilities. Large studio apartments with views over the harbour. Private balconies, double glazed and under floor heating. 5 Sky channels and free WiFi. Felicity and Murray pride themselves on providing a comprehensive service whether you are enjoying a holiday or require professional facilities for that next important conference.

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Conferences at The Akaroa Criterion Motel
The Akaroa Criterion motel work in partnership with the Akaroa Boardroom immediately next door. The meeting room has a capacity for 12 to 14 people. The Criterion itself has 12 rooms available at a very competitive rate.
The Akaroa Board Room is exclusively set up for Corporate Meetings in the heart of Akaroa. There is space enough in our naturally lit and versatile boardroom and for breakout groups in separate rooms or al fresco on our patio or in the garden’s havens. 
Morning, Lunch, and Afternoon teas are served buffet style in the venue’s dining room. Both Breakfast and Dinner can be provided by arrangement
Rates range from $60 for a morning or afternoon session to $200 for a full day including an evening session.
Criterion Motel, 75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa
Phone 0800-AKAROA

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Akaroa Village Inn

With views across the sparkling waters of Akaroa Harbour, these bright, family friendly, units range in size from studio apartments right through to three-bedroom villas.

Each apartment is individually owned, which encourages the ‘home away from home’ atmosphere and personalised service, along with all the comforts which you may expect such as heat pumps, flat screens with Sky TV, WiFi internet and complimentary parking on site.

General amenities on site include guest laundry facilities, swimming pool and a private function venue with panoramic water views and Akaroa’s finest Ice Cream Shop. The Akaroa Village Inn is centrally located, with tours, activities, restaurants, bars, and shopping right outside your front door.

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Akaroa Waterfront Motels

The only motel in Akaroa on the water's edge. 24 spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units. Quiet location- listen to the birds, not the traffic.

Private jetty-boats for hire. Sky TV, (on hold during alert 2,3,4 of Colivd 19) DVD Players, library. Free WIFI, special Winter rates. Great for a romantic getaway! Only a minute's walk to shops, cafes and the heart of Akaroa.

Our team is taking adequate measures to sanitize guests rooms and guests areas. We are following government guidelines, including with social distancing.

We offer gift voucher too.

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La Rochelle Motel

La Rochelle Motel offers a modern & contemporary complex with a mix of King or Queen Studio's & a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Each unit has it's own private patio or balcony overlooking our native garden & tranquil stream boundary. All are equipped with a kitchenette, sky select, iPod docks and Unlimited Free Wifi. Off street parking is also available. It’s conveniently situated only a short walk from some of Akaroa’s best cafes and restaurants. Relaxing, comfortable and affordable accommodation at it’s best!!

Stay 2 nights at La Rochelle where you will enjoy our lovely King Studio's & stretch out in a Super King size bed. Relax on your own sunny patio or balcony overlooking our stream boundary and NZ native garden. You will also receive a free continental breakfast for two people.

Choose the morning for your Pohatu Penguins Sea Kayak adventure where you explore the outer coast of Pohatu Marine Reserve and marvel at its spectacular towering cliffs, rock stacks, reefs, and deep sea caves. Observe the diverse wildlife and marine species such as penguins, seals, various sea birds and possibly the world's smallest dolphin!
Best of all, no experience necessary! Trips are only run in settled, safe conditions by experienced and knowledgeable guides. Your safety is our top priority.

After a break you will join our Penguin Evening Tour where you will get great insight into a penguin's life and an opportunity to see the birds close by. Also, from the hides on the side of a hill, you can view penguin’s undisturbed and socializing on water, using camouflage gear and binoculars.

A great deal at$528 instead of $658 for 2 person Valid  Monday-Thursdays until the 1st September

Note: The penguin experience starts 11.15am and you will be back by 6/6.30pm. It is recommended to do the kayaking and evening tour on one day as it is in the same area.

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Mt Vernon Lodge

Mt Vernon Lodge boasts a range of accommodation options to suit everyone, from singles, couples, or groups of up to 50 people. Whether it’s a family gathering, corporate retreat, or a romantic getaway for two, Mt Vernon’s private surroundings are a great place to celebrate any occasion. A beautiful, natural and peaceful retreat where the only noise is the sound of birdsong. Our lodge has six ensuite units plus a communal lounge with a sunken fireplace and fully equipped kitchen. The Chalets & Alpine lodge are comfortable, self-contained accommodation and for couples, our cottages offer romantic accommodation for two.

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Re-purposed from the humble grain silo, experience kiwi ingenuity and affordable luxury in one unique experience. Art and Science.Form and Function.Sumptuous - not swanky.

SiloStay LittleRiver, Look no further 

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Akaroa on the Beach

We have three unique waterfront designer apartments each with spectacular views of Akaroa Harbour. The three architecturally designed apartments are just metres from the water, and a short waterfront walk to the village centre. Each apartment is self contained, with beautiful ensuites, a sophisticated mix of classic and contemporary interiors, decking and sea views. Choose one special apartment or, for your extended family or larger group, combine the top two apartments, or all three.

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Tresori Motor Lodge

Luxury motel + waterfront apartment accommodation at its very best!. Superior king size studios with double spa baths, 2 bedroom suites with king and queen beds or the deluxe super-king honeymoon suites – Tresori guarantees to make your stay memorable. Two minute stroll to the waterfront cafés.

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