Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Welcome to Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Welcome to the Akaroa Waterfront Motels accommodation (formally Driftwood and Wai-iti Motels) situated right on the water's edge in Akaroa. Only 1.5 hrs from Christchurch the Akaroa Waterfront Motels is the ideal place for family holidays or a weekend escape. FREE WIFI

The Akaroa Waterfront Motels is located in a spacious garden setting with spectacular views over the harbour.

Relax and enjoy the beautiful, historic French village of Akaroa with its many and varied art and craft shops, cafes and restaurants. Explore the harbour from our private jetty in one of our kayaks, or for the adventure seekers take a swim with the famous Hector's dolphins.

Make sure you stay more than one night...

Akaroa Waterfront Motels Free Wi-Fi
Akaroa Waterfront Motels Sky TV


Address: 56-64 Rue Jolie,
Akaroa, New Zealand

+64 3 304 7484


0508 928 373

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Friendly and overall excellent place to stay for great views

Reviewed 14 Apr 2017

The room looked out to the waterfront. Was an amazing view. Wall heater in the bedroom helped because it was very cold. Reception staff were excellent.


Recommended place to stay in Akaroa

Reviewed 15 Apr 2017

Really handy location. Close to everything and quiet.


A wonderful position

Reviewed 12 Mar 2017

The Waterfront Motel is definitely one of the best motels we have stayed in, in our trip around the South Island NZ. It had everything, good position, excellent staff, modern rooms and an excellent view across the bay.


What a view at Akaroa Waterfront Motels

Reviewed 10 Mar 2017

We spent a most enjoyable weekend here to celebrate a 70th birthday. We couldn't have chosen a more fitting place to stay. We had an upstairs studio unit that was very well appointed and overlooking the bay - what a way to wake up in a morning - a very relaxing weekend. Special thanks to the staff for their co-operation with a request that was made of them. We enjoyed our weekend so much that we have already booked another!! Ideally situated on the edge of the township but within easy walking distance of the pier, attractions, restaurants and cafes with open attractive grounds and ample parking.


Fabulous stay

Reviewed 01 Mar 2017

This waterfront motel had a great kitchen, good beds and a fabulous view. The staff was friendly and helpful. We were there 4 nights and were sad to leave. They have bike rentals and sit on kayaks to rent for a very reasonable price.


A Jolie surprise

Reviewed 14 Jan 2017

We stayed right on the waterfront. The apartment was very clean and well appointed. So much thought into fun for the family: snooker table, large connect four, games all laid out and on Sundays, a crepe wagon... sad not to visit on a Sunday. Blissful night, we would love to return.


Stunning position

Reviewed 17 Dec 2015

We spent three days at this waterfront motel - literally about 4 metres from the sea, with beautiful views across the bay, Excellent staff, great one-bed apartment with everything you need. The motel is walking distance from all the key restaurants in Akaroa.


Superb Motel set right on the water

Reviewed 25 Nov 2015

Perfect motel fantastic owner and great staff set at the edge of the harbour with fabulous views and superb facilities. great spot in a beautiful part of the world.good parking lot's to see and do 10 out of 10.



Reviewed 11 Nov 2015

Great location - walking distance to shops, cafés, supermarket. We had a waterside room and the view was amazing. Friendly staff. This place is full of added extras and I think it's all these little things that make a great positive difference, for example chairs on the grass by the water to enjoy the view and sunshine, life size chess board, private spa pool (have to book this), range of dvds for guests use, kayaks for guest use, guest laundry. We really enjoyed our stay at this motel.


Absolutely peaceful and special

Reviewed 07 Dec 2015

The view over the water is absolutely amazing. Why be in a boring motel with no aspect when you can open the door and listen and watch the water and birdlife? Absolutely peaceful and special. Older unit but tastefully refurbished with lovely linen.


Great View

Reviewed 01 Dec 2015

Large roomy motel, well equipped, great view.