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Akaroa Criterion Motel

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Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free cots/infant beds

Overview of Akaroa Criterion Motel

Akaroa Criterion Motel

4.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
75 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, 7520

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAkaroa Museum1 min walk
  • Popular LocationAkaroa Wharf9 min walk
  • Popular LocationAkaroa Lighthouse16 min walk
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)66 min drive

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About this area

Akaroa

Akaroa Criterion Motel is located in Akaroa. Giant's House and Akaroa Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Wainui Banks Peninsula and Le Bons Bay Beach.

What's nearby

  • Akaroa Museum - 1 min walk
  • Artisans Gallery - 3 min walk
  • St Patrick's Catholic Church - 6 min walk
  • Akaroa Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Vangioni's Trattoria & Bar - 4 min walk
  • Electric Kitchen Espresso & Eatery - 4 min walk
  • The little bistro - 4 min walk
  • Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar - 7 min walk
  • The Akaroa Fish & Chips Shop - 7 min walk

About this property

Akaroa Criterion Motel

Eco-friendly motel in Akaroa with free parking
Laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and barbecues are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 12 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Balconies, room service and hairdryers are among the other amenities available to guests.
Akaroa Criterion Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Rooms open to balconies. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. 45-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 45-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Iron/ironing board

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 16 for adults and NZD 16 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2.5 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 295 out of 400 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 400 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 7 out of 400 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 400 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 400 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.7/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was quiet and handy to everything
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well located spacious and very comfortable Excellent owner and staff friendliness
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was clean and really spacious with views to the bay. Our room got upgraded so was happy about it. Bed was comfy. There are nice selections to the tea and coffee. Lots of tv channels to choose from. Location is central to everything. I would defintely choose Criterion hotel again next time i am in Akaroa.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic location & lovely owners
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021