4.7 out of 5

"Just a top spot. Aparment clean and well presented " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 23 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

At Akaroa on the Beach you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Akaroa Lighthouse and 2 km (1.3 mi) from Artisans Gallery.

TVs are featured in all 2 apartments.

This beach property offers free WiFi in public areas and barbecue grills. Added amenities include laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Attractions in proximity to this 3.5-star Akaroa property include Lyttelton Harbour and New Brighton Beach.

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchen (Seaview)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Beachside Apartment)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Penthouse Studio)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Akaroa on the Beach ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Excellent location and convenient to all attractio

Pros: Pretty much everything
Just a top spot. Aparment clean and well presented

Posted by , from Lismore NSW Australia on 23 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Very well appointed apartment.

Pros: It had all that we would desire. (It is an apartment not a hotel!). It also had a fantastic view from the apartment.
Cons: All was OK
Location: What a question! Akaroa is Akaroa!!
Once we got in, and I believe it was Wotif's fault we had a problem there, all was superb. The place had all the mod ons we needed. They all functioned well and the place was clean. After we left we realised we had left our anoraks in the cupboard. At the time we were driving north from Christchurch. Contact with the owner resulted in her kindly sending them on ( we paid for the postage of course) and the day was saved. All in all a very satisfactory stay. Note it is an apartment. The question above concerning staff has only been filled in as this review would be rejected if I did not put something!!! The only'staff' was the cleaner who did her job as required. No comment.

Posted by , from winchester UK on 17 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Awesome view
Cons: Noise from apartment above
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Modern; Value: Moderate; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Black Cat cruise well worth doing

Posted by , from New Zealand - Waikato on 26 Feb 2015

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4 out of 5
Pros: Great location only a short walk to town, beautiful views form the penthouse suite.
Location: Tranquil, Good views, New Zealand
Facilities: Good, Modern; Value: Acceptable price; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from New Zealand on 22 Feb 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The views! and the wooden bench
Cons: Its a little bit out of the township, but the walk to town is exhilarating so it's not actually a bad thing.
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: A steal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Spotless; We had a perfect weekend

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Wollongong on 17 Feb 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The tranquility of our surroundings
Cons: The weather...but cant be helped!!
will stay here again...definitely!!

Posted by , from New Zealand on 3 Feb 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Nice outlook. The penthouse was very roomy, well equipped kitchen.
Cons: Walking through someone else's apartment to get to the penthouse. There were no beach towels. Noise from apartment downstairs
Location: Nice position, a long way from town
Service: no service; Cleanliness: Pleasant; I don't think this place should be on Wotif.

Posted by , from Australia - QLD - Regional QLD on 26 Jan 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Jan 2015 by

Hi Penny . Thank you for your comments. However the shared hallway is clearly stated on my website and is no different to a hotel.mary

5 out of 5
Pros: The outlook from apartment
Cons: Arriving in the dark and trying to get in
Loved the little bistro for dinner

Posted by , from Australia - NSW - Regional NSW on 28 Sep 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Sep 2014 by

Hi Jenny, I apologise if it was dark. The security lights should have come on for you. I will have them checked.Thank you for letting me know. Mary

5 out of 5
Pros: Lovely and clean, everything you need, right across from the water, fabulous!
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Location: Outstanding
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Just a fantastic location and brilliant accommodation.

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 24 Sep 2014

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Sep 2014 by

Thank you Sharon. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. May we please use your comments for the website?

4 out of 5
Pros: The view
Cons: The parking. We drive a manual station wagon and the section slopes down to the house & has various obstacles (narrow access, overhang to miss)
Location: Nice position, Accessible, Stressful parking (slope)
Facilities: Needs a bathroom fan; Cleanliness: Spotless, Beautiful; Great spot

Posted by , from New Zealand - Nelson on 10 Sep 2014

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About the Akaroa on the Beach

Location 229 Beach Road, Akaroa, 7520

Property Features

Akaroa on the Beach offers its guests a BBQ and on-site laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Akaroa apartment is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 2 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 2006
  • Self-service laundry
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (87.6 km / 54.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Akaroa on the Beach offers 2 forms of accommodation. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) and Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Television
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.00 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD20.00 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Apartment Akaroa Beach

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.