Motels & Apartments

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

La Rochelle Motel

Whether it’s a night away from the city, weekends, romantic escapes, business trips and longer getaways, our quiet, La Rochelle Motel is a small family operated property that is your perfect destination for a relaxing & peaceful stay.

Our motel is the perfect starting or finishing point for the world-famous multi-day Banks Peninsula Track.  Several hikes begin right here in town and head up into the hills for incredible views, and if you have a car you can drive to the likes of Wainui, Okains Bay, and Hinewai Reserve.  Alternatively, we are just a minutes’ walk from fine dining, shopping, and coffee.   Whether you’re after a casual stroll or a days-long trek, our comfortable rooms are your base of operations for exploring our historic village and the Banks Peninsula.

Our recently renovated complex offers a mix of 8 Studio Units with either King- or Queen-sized beds & a two-bedroom apartment.  Access facilities are also available.  Each unit is comfortably furnished with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom with either shower or shower over a bath, heating, flat screen TV & DVD player and Sky TV, Sport, and Movies.

Each unit also has its own balcony or patio overlooking our native garden & stream boundary.  Free off-street parking, free Fiber Wi-Fi.  Guest Laundry available.  While all our studios are all non-smoking, we do have a separate smoking area available 24/7.

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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 Waterfront Motels

The only motel in Akaroa on the water's edge. 24 spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom units (14 absolute waterfront).

All our units are self-contained with kitchenette and private bathroom.

Free WIFI and off street parking, giant outdoor games, private jetty-kayaks for hire, 51 sky channels, DVD Players, library, spa pool and on site gym to complete the picture perfect.

Great for a romantic getaway , for the family holidays or for group of friends! Only a minute's walk to shops, cafes and the heart of Akaroa.

Specials, Winter rates, we offer gift voucher too.

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Come and stay with us to experience all Akaroa has to offer (wildlife, water activities, hikes, shops, garden…), or just to recharge your batteries by the water’s edge of Akaroa’s Harbour (Watch the tide going in or out, quiet location- listen to the birds, not the traffic)

Do it all or nothing at all,

A bientot!

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

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Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park

Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park is a highly rated family friendly holiday park, with a fabulous view overlooking the French Style village of Akaroa.

With a range of accommodation options from campers to self-contained cabins it is the best place to enjoy the serenity and birdsong of Akaroa’s native bush as well as the stunning waterfront views.

There is so much to do in the little French town of Akaroa, whether its fine cuisine, alfresco dining or cafe culture you are after there is an abundance of restaurants to choose from. Browse the arts and craft shops or enjoy the variety of harbour activities, such as swimming with dolphins, jet boating, sailing, fishing, paddle boats or relaxing on one of the many neighbouring walks.

With so much on offer in Akaroa, a stay at the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park, means you can park up and walk to most of these amazing adventures.

We suggest you book early to avoid missing out!

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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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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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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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