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Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa

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75 Rue JolieAkaroaNew ZealandGreat location! See map

Upscale Akaroa guestrooms with balconies
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Delicious food
Great location
Rather comfortable
84See all 84 reviews
From 328 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa

from $108
  • Standard Studio - Prepaid
  • Studio Mid Floor - Prepaid
  • Studio Top Floor - Prepaid
  • Studio, Sea View, Ground Floor - Prepaid
  • Studio Mid Floor Sea View - Prepaid

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time noon-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa’s small print

Also known as

  • Akaroa Criterion
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel
  • Akaroa Motel
  • Criterion Akaroa
  • Criterion Motel
  • Criterion Motel Akaroa
  • Motel Akaroa
  • Akaroa Criterion Hotel Christchurch

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa


  • Artisans Gallery - 3 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 19 min walk
  • Lake Forsyth - 20.9 mi / 33.6 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 76 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 84 reviews

Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa
Great stay at the Criterion!
The third-floor suite had a great view of Akaroa Bay and was comfortable and clean. It was fully self-contained and felt more line an apartment than a hotel room. French doors opened onto the balcony and allowed plenty of light and fresh, clean air into the room. At night, we shut the doors, but opened the windows and woke up to birdsong the next morning.
Blackwood, us1 night romance trip
Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa
Loved my stay at Criterion. It is in a great location and is a lovely little motel. It is more like a little apartment than motel. It was very handsomely decorated inside with a lovely bathroom. I could have stayed for a week!
JULIA, us1 night trip
Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa
lovely and spacious
wonderful location, super great staff and lovely accommodations.
kristine, us1 night trip
Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa
Very Good8.0
Clean and spacious room, yet overpriced
The room was very clean and quite spacious. There was a refrigerator, sink, microwave, plates/bowl, and silverware. A love seat and chair, and coffee table. The 'free' WiFi was limited to 750mb/day, with fair speeds. I asked the manager for an extra access code, and she provided on reluctantly. I arrived after midnight, but having all ed ahead to inform, the manager left my room key on the door, which was nice. My room had the view of a house, which I didn't like for the value, but I'm guessing that is because of rates offered by this site.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa
Great place except the shower temperature
Staff was really friendly, location was good, the only downside i would say is that the shower temperature fluctuates even with the knob at a constant setting. it could be fluctuate between really hot to cold to perfect.
Daniel, sg1 night trip

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Akaroa Criterion Motel, Akaroa

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