Akaroa Waterfront Motels
This low-key beachfront hotel overlooking Children's Bay is a 2-minute walk from Akaroa Museum Te Whare Taonga, a 10-minute walk from Swimming with Dolphins and 7 km from Banks Peninsula Track.
Featuring kitchenettes, the simple modern 1- to 3-bedroom apartments come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and DVD players, plus living rooms with sofas; most have balconies and water views.
Parking is complimentary. Amenities include a BBQ area, a DVD library, a landscaped garden and outdoor chess, plus kayak rentals and a hot tub (surcharge).