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Anchorage Motel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived on mass (swimming club). Welcomed from the start. Very friendly, lovely rooms and right next door to a fantastic restaurant. Good sized rooms. We had a 1 bedroom suite with good kitchen facilities and lovely bathroom.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived in the middle of a storm and were given excellent directions by Aileen - who had worked out the best routes for us to travel on as many main roads were closed. We stayed 5 nights in a spacious, warm, spotless room, with magnificent views of the bay and a delightful outdoor spa. The location was within easy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcomed in from the storm by our lovely host Aileen who guided us through our warm spotless 3 bed unit Beds very comfortable kids enjoyed having their own tv so Dad could watch Rugby Enjoyed the many activities the bay and winterless north have to offer but it was so nice to come back to a hot bubbly spa pool... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a great stay for two nights at the Anchorage Motel early July,we received an extremely friendly welcome from our host Aileen,who was happy to show us through a unit,which was very well appointed,good sized bedroom,huge bathroom,large living / kitchen area. The unit was exceptionally clean throughout.Great views from our 2nd floor unit,5 minutes walk into... More

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anchor01, General Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Ian and Kay for taking the time to review our two bedroom apartment. Your special mention of our location and views of the Bay is very much appreciated. We have put a lot of effort into keeping our rooms looking modern and our staff is meticulous in maintaining the cleanliness of them. Aileen was absolutely gutted by the... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
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452 reviews 452 reviews
66 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't actually stay here, but visited friends who do. The motel is directly opposite the beach with lovely views. Unit was a good size and was spotlessly clean and lovely décor. The disappointing thing was that one of the couches (that was also a pull out bed) had the mattress missing, so when sitting on it you sunk extremely... More

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alf0798, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are disappointed that for such a small issue that would have been remedied in less than five minutes has cost us a bad review. What was explained to your friends who after all were the guests staying with us, was that I had completely forgotten that I had taken the mattress out for my... More

Auckland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are friendly and helpful. Room was modern and exceptionally clean and well appointed. Our room had a spa bath which was awesome to be able to unwind in even when the weather outside was not great. There is also a pool and a spa pool onsite. The motel is approx. a 10 minute stroll to the main shopping centre... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Felix...thank you for the nice review of our Studio Spa Supreme room. We appreciate your entire comments on our facilities, rooms and location. We hope that prospective guests reading your review take up your recommendation to stay with us in the lovely Bay of Islands. Aileen and Denis More

Auckland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Highly recommended. Exceptional quality and superb value, especially in winter. Five star in cleanliness, location and comfort. Very friendly and helpful staff, in fact probably the best motel experience I have had in New Zealand.

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Wow! Bananabanou "the best motel experience I have had in New Zealand", that is an awesome compliment and it looks like we ticked all the boxes for you. We look forward to hosting you again if and when you ever visit the lovely Bay of Islands again, thank you from the team. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Recently, I stayed at my usual friendly, cosy, accommodation in Paihia and was plagued with car problems. So much so that on my final day I chose to drive the 5 hours straight home in order to get the car seen to. When the car wouldn't start on the morning of my departure Aileen (owner and manager) immediately understood the... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

As usual Julia, we love your regular visits and we look forward to the next one. Having your car made mobile was not a problem and was just part of the friendly service. See you soon....Aileen and Denis More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel quality room, actually even better with a fully equipped kitchenette, at very reasonable price. Plenty of towels available, even milk in the fridge for cups of tea. Very comfortable and great location just across the road from the beach. I imagine the pool would be fantastic in summer, a shame that the spa pool wasn't very warm, but overall... More

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alf0798, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sefton R… Thank you for your nice review and it was good to hear that you definitely recommend our property. Found it rather strange that should knock us back on value and location ratings, yet both those featured as positives in your review. Pleasing to hear you found your room very comfortable and the staff performed up to their... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great location close to shops, restaurants and harbour. The unit was very well appointed with good views of the bay across the road. Car accommodation and laundry facilities available. Owners are very helpful and informative and provide first class service.

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alf0798, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Karen J….Thank you for your review. Just like the majority of nice reviews we receive from our guests, special mention is made of our great location, our views of the bay, our well-appointed rooms and the service we as owners provide. When you next visit New Zealand again and travel up to the lovely Bay of Islands, you will... More

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Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchorage Motel 4.5*
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia #3 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia #4 Luxury Hotel in Paihia #5 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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Welcome to Anchorage Motel A warm welcome from owner/hosts, Aileen and Denis. Ideally located motel on the central waterfront of Paihia, in the subtropical Bay of Islands, the cultural hub and recreational Mecca of historic Northland. Come and anchor at our spacious luxury accommodation, designed for comfort and relaxation. Ideal place to stay for couples, family groups and business people. The ideal anchorage for your holiday in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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