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Anchorage Motel

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
John E Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the sun rise out of the sea in the middle of winter was magical. The rooms were comfortable and spacious and the owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. Paihia is a wonderful spot and this is one of the best places to enjoy it from.

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not fault this motel! It was spotless and clean. The bed was very comfortable and great pillows. The motel is easy walking distance to town. Great views from the upstairs room I had. Good service. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our stay. I arrived to the heater on so the room was nice and warm as the weather wasnt the best. Im currently 7 and a half months pregnant so we booked the spa room and it was perfect. So relaxing. Will definitely be back soon :) thanks again!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight with a large group. As far as I know all the people in our party had a good experience. The rooms are great - spacious, modern, clean, well-equipped. The location is excellent as a base for exploring the Bay of Islands.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 13, 2014

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 July 10, 2014

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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457 reviews 457 reviews
66 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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

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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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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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