Akaroa, Christchurch - Canterbury

La Rochelle Motel


Check In: 14:00|Check Out: 10:00
Hours: 8:30am - 8:30pm

The French-inspired village of Akaroa on Banks Peninsula is a popular holiday destination located within the scenic Akaroa Harbour and just 1.5 hours’ drive from Christchurch in New Zealand’s South Island.

Akaroa’s La Rochelle Motel is the perfect place to stay and enjoy the village’s quaint charms for a night, a weekend, a romantic escape, a business trip or a longer getaway. It is perfectly positioned as a base for exploring the Banks Peninsula region. Easy to find on the main road, La Rochelle Motel is close to Akaroa’s walking trails, galleries, the waterfront, Jubilee Park and some of Akaroa’s top restaurants. The award winning Little Bistro and Ronas are just a short walk stroll down Rue Lavaud. Start your day with coffee and a croissant at a nearby café before swimming with dolphins on Akaroa Harbour or browsing the village’s boutiques.

The accommodation at La Rochelle Motel includes eight studio motel units, including a ground-floor access unit, and a two-bedroom holiday apartment, all with a private patio or balcony. The units are all comfortable, quiet and smoke free, with double-glazed windows, cooking facilities and en suite bathrooms. They have free wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) access as well as LCD TV, DVD player and iPod dock or bluetooth speakers, and three studio units have spa baths for guests’ enjoyment. The complex is set within a beautiful private, native garden with a stream boundary – surroundings so tranquil that you’ll wake to the sound of birdsong in the morning.

La Rochelle’s guest units are all smoke free, but there are designated outdoor spaces for smoking.

La Rochelle Motel offers the convenience of off-street parking, as well as a range of facilities including a guest laundry, free use of a high chair and/or portable cot, and the option of Continental breakfast. There is also a range of leisure equipment available for complimentary guest use: play the traditional French game of Petanque, borrow tennis gear for a game at the local tennis courts or use the complimentary fishing gear to try your luck in the Harbour.


  • BBQ
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tour Desk
  • Laundry
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Carpeted
  • Disabled facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Books, DVDs, Music
  • Tile/Marble Floor
  • Patio
  • Sky TV (Pay TV) - free to client
  • Onsite Parking
  • iPod Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Baby Sitting/Child Services
  • Heating
  • Family Rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Electric Blankets
  • Terrace
  • Pets not allowed
  • Wifi (free)

Map & Directions

1 Rue Grehan, Akaroa

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival. Any cancellations made after this will incur the first nights tariff as a cancellation fee.

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