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

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAkaroa Wharf9 min walk
    Popular LocationAkaroa Lighthouse16 min walk
    Popular LocationLe Bons Bay Beach23 min drive
    AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)66 min drive

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  • Standard Studio

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Studio
  • Studio Mid Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Mid Floor
  • Studio Top Floor

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Top Floor
  • Studio, Sea View, Ground Floor

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Studio Mid Floor Sea View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Mid Floor Sea View

About this area

Akaroa Harbour

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.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Akaroa Wharf - 9 min walk
  • Akaroa Lighthouse - 16 min walk
  • Le Bons Bay Beach - 23 min drive
  • Taylor's Mistake Beach - 79 min drive
  • Godley Head Lighthouse - 80 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 66 min drive

About this property

Akaroa Criterion Motel

4.5-star motel, walk to Akaroa Wharf
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 complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Balconies, room service (during limited hours) 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.

This Akaroa motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 45-inch Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

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)


  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


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

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 1:30 PM and 7 PM


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Akaroa Criterion Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Akaroa Criterion Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Akaroa Criterion Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
As of 25 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Akaroa Criterion Motel on 27 Sep 2020 start from NZ$152, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Akaroa Criterion Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Check-in is from 1:30 PM to 7 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Akaroa Criterion Motel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Akaroa Criterion Motel located?
Situated in Akaroa, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Akaroa Museum and Akaroa Wharf. Artisans Gallery and St Patrick's Catholic Church are also within 10 minutes.
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5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Beautiful place to stay, views were incredible and was lovely and quiet:) staff lovely and friendly which made us feel very welcomed
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Good location right in town. Nice firm king size bed
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Clean and tidy room which met all our needs. All basic requirements met with comfortable bed, good heating, microwave and utensils. Fantastic shower with amazing water pressure. Staff very friendly and helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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A Beautiful location stunning view, spacious room with all you need, just perfect!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Upon check in we were greeted by who I assume was the owner, very friendly and great knowledge of the area. The room had everything you could need, milk in a glass jar to save plastic, little shortbread cookies with tea and coffee, great view, if you dont want your room made up there is a sign that lets them know to donate $10 to the local dolphins instead. We will be back!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020