8 Best Motels in Akaroa© La Rochelle Motel
8 Best Motels in Akaroa

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© La Rochelle Motel

Find the Right Motel Accommodation in Akaroa

Want to stay in Akaroa for an affordable price yet still have the conveniences of cooking facilities and your own space? The motels in Akaroa are an excellent accommodation option for this, as well as for their stunning locations! You’ll find motels on the waterfront where you can soak in the sunset, while others are located out of town in secluded bays. Check out your options in this list of the best motels in Akaroa!

For more trip-planning success, be sure to also take a look at The Complete Guide to Akaroa, as well as theĀ 15 Best Things to Do in Akaroa.

1. Akaroa Criterion Motel – The Best Motel in Akaroa

A collection of 12 well-appointed studio apartments, the Akaroa Criterion Motel is an easy choice for discerning couples or small groups. The modernly designed motel units feature luxuries like underfloor heating, while most also offer sea views. Rooms feature an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette facilities. Meanwhile, tours from Daly’s Wharf, many of which feature in the 10 Akaroa Must-Dos, depart just outside of the motel. Thanks to its couple-centric rooms, we also feature this one in the 10 Most Romantic Accommodations in Akaroa.

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2. Akaroa Waterfront Motels – Akaroa Motel with the Best Location

The views of the Akaroa Waterfront Motels are just one of the drawcards to this absolute waterfront accommodation. Stay in one of the fresh and modern studios or one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom units. Each feature a kitchen or kitchenette, bathroom and some with a private patio or balcony to soak up the harbour scenery and spot dolphins. Convenience is also a highlight with the town centre attractions just a short stroll away. Thanks to its family-friendly rooms, we also recommend this accommodation in the 10 Best Family Accommodations in Akaroa.

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3. La Rochelle Motel – Akaroa Motel with Spa Baths

Another highlight for couples or a couple of friends travelling together, La Rochelle Motel features a selection of studio units, as well as one two-bedroom apartment for families. Enjoy the warmth of double-glazed windows, your own cooking facilities and some rooms with an indulgent spa bath. Rooms have a fresh feel and some feature a patio or balcony overlooking the surrounding gardens. Guests are also treated to leisure equipment hires, such as a petanque set, tennis gear for the local courts and fishing rods.

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4. Tresori Motor Lodge – Cheap Motel in Akaroa

An endearing studio and apartment complex within walking distance of the town centre, Tresori Motor Lodge boasts light-filled self-contained accommodation with all the conveniences of home. Couples and solo travellers have well-presented studios as an option, while small families have the choice of one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units more suitable. All rooms have a well-equipped kitchenette and easy walking distance to town to get supplies. What’s more, some rooms have a spa bath.

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5. Duvauchelle Seaside Motel – Pet-Friendly Motel in Akaroa

Just north of Akaroa at the head of the Akaroa Harbour, Duvauchelle Seaside Motel is an idyllic base to explore the surrounding Banks Peninsula yet blissfully away from the hustle and bustle. Choose from upstairs and downstairs rooms, each with a kitchenette, dining area and lounge with a sofa bed, a separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed and an ensuite bathroom. Your balcony or patio is an excellent place to soak in the harbour views.

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6. Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park – Holiday Park with Motel Units

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park offers an array of accommodation options for travellers on a budget. For those who usually prefer to stay in motels, their self-contained studio and family units are the best options. They feature a fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom, while the family unit boasts breathtaking harbour views from its elevated deck. Alternatively, there are camping sites and cabins available where guests can make use of the communal bathrooms and kitchen for self-catering. See more accommodations like this in the 8 Best Budget Accommodations in Akaroa.

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7. SiloStay – Unique Motel in Little River

One of the most unique accommodations in the Banks Peninsula, and in New Zealand as featured in the 10 Unique Accommodations in the South Island, SiloStay offers self-contained units in your own individual silo! The silos sleep up to two guests and boast an innovative eco-friendly design in the heart of Little River ā€“ a small village on the way to Akaroa. Make use of your silo’s kitchenette facilities and enjoy drinks on your private balcony. The accommodation has a Tesla charging station and bike hire too.

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8. Mt Vernon Lodge – Motel Alternative in Akaroa

Cabins and a lodge scattered among scenic gardens and woodland of Mt Vernon make up the Mt Vernon Lodge accommodation. There are several self-contained cabins and cottages, all in their own quiet corner of the property, while the guest units of the main lodge have space for up to four people and provide access to the communal lounge with a sunken fireplace and kitchen. All in all, the accommodation offers something similar to a motel without being a motel. Discover more styles of accommodations in ourĀ 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Akaroa.

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9. Akaroa on the Beach – Boutique Motel in Akaroa

For something a little different, check out the apartments and self-catering accommodation of Akaroa on the Beach. The boutique accommodation just a short stroll to town along the picturesque waterfront has three rooms. Enjoy the comforts of home either in the self-contained “Penthouse Studio” or the “Beachside Apartment” with a kitchen and ensuite. Alternatively, stay in the cosy “Island Room” which sleeps two and puts you into holiday mode with its island-style decor. For more boutique stays like this, check out theĀ 10 Best Boutique Accommodations & B&Bs in Akaroa.

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10. Akaroa Village Inn – Self-Contained Motel in Akaroa

Stay in the heart of Akaroa town with the luxury of your own space in the apartments of the Akaroa Village Inn. The homely suites, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments are each individually owned and uniquely designed with modern fixings and decor. Enjoy having a full kitchen at your disposal, while entertainment comes in the form of an outdoor pool, free WiFi and Sky TV. Discover more options with cooking facilities in the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Akaroa.

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More About Motels in Akaroa

That’s it for our list of the best motels in Akaroa. For more advice on planning an awesome trip to Akaroa, check out the following guides:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Akaroa.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in New Zealand over 10 years ago and with a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to travel New Zealand. She knows Aotearoa inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience New Zealand’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides and is the co-host of NZ Pocket Guide’s live New Zealand travel Q&As on YouTube.

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