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Anchorage Motel

#8 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Carlisle, England
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84 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights in a first floor deluxe studio suite, with a sea view, spacious unit, comfortable super-king bed, equipped for basic self catering. Great view through patio doors & from the balcony over the bay towards Russell & a small part of the 'Bay of Islands.' Whilst the stay was comfortable the only minor short comings were... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this at the last minute. It is situated at the end of the bay but you can easily walk into the centre of town. It had adequate facilities and a good cafe next door for breakfast. The room had a full width window/door at the front but no ventilation at the back so the room felt a bit... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little motel in a fabulous beech front location, a friendly and efficient welcome to a comfortable clean motel. You could hear the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore and relax in the pool or the spa after a busy day sightseeing in the beautiful bay of islands area. There was a slight noise from late night... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Paul R Thank you for a fantastic review we greatly appreciate your wonderful comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we will see you back again. Many thanks the team at the Anchorage More 

Placerville, California
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42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views from our upstairs suite. Staff was very friendly & helpful. Didn't rate a 5 as it was a bit noisy-neighbors & road. Kitchen was equipped nicely. Pool was refreshing and relaxing. Great location for staying in Paihia.

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Thank Sandi A
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sandi Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and the views of the Bay. The pool area is a fantastic spot for relaxing. we are lucky to enjoy the perfect location. We do apologize for your noisy neighbours, we do try to ensure people are considerate of other guests. Many thanks the team at... More 

Oakville, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful spot , great location , spotless , beautiful view , this spot has it all . highly recommend it . wish we would have stayed a few nights longer .Cant wait to go back Andy and Susan Oakville Ontario Canada

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Susan and Andy Thank you for choosing the Anchorage for your stay in Paihia. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return visit. Many thanks for a great review, we greatly appreciate your comments. Many thanks the team at the Anchorage. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The shower is clean, large, and with toiletries provided. Bed very good, and eating requirements are very adequate. Beautiful views from the deck which is nonsmoking. The only gripe we had was the lack of tv channels, the bare minimum is provided. Not even an international news channel - TV on Demand offers a wider choice. For $237.00 for a... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi alexpl7962XO Thank you for your review are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your feedback regarding the limited TV channels. We are delighted you enjoyed the beautiful views from the deck. Many thanks the team at the Anchorage More 

Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The motel was not pre-booked. We arrived and loved the location. Opposite the beach with spacious rooms and a huge bathroom. Spotlessly clean and in walking distant to beach, bay, shops, cafes & restaurants. The owner was great and I only wish I could remember her name. Bright & bubbly personality & totally accommodating. When you have been travelling it... More 

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Thank Julie P
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Julie P Thank you for your kind words and a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location just perfect. Many thanks the team at the Anchorage More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anchorage Motel offers well appointed units with kitchens and a great location across the road from the beach. There is an attractive pool area and a family-friendly atmosphere. The owners, Aileen and Denis, were friendly and helpful, and work very hard to ensure a peaceful, relaxing and comfortable stay for their guests. There is a laundry with washers and dryers... More 

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Thank CaronD
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi CaronD It was a pleasure having you stay with us for your holiday in Paihia. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay at the Anchorage. Thank you very much for your feedback it is very much appreciated. We do offer free unlimited wifi to all our guests, and explain on arrival to just come and ask for another... More 

Melton, Australia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel has been completely renovated and seems brand new inside. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit on the 2nd level. It is an older style so no individual balconies just a long corridor running outside the rooms. Not much privacy in this respect. Weather was terrible during our stay. Free wi-fi was soooo slow, really bad. Coral at... More 

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alf0798, General Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Lea52 Many thanks for your review. It was most unfortunate your stay was marred by the rain. The sun is out now if you want to come back to Paihia we would love to see you. The Beauty of Paihia is that everything is close by and it is an easy walk to most places. Very sorry the wifi... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two nights at the Anchorage Motel when we visited the Bay of Islands and it was a very pleasant stay. The room was good size, very clean, with very comfortable bed and pillows. Shower had good water pressure. We didn't use the kitchenette for anything, but if we stayed longer it would have come in... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi RZDTSR Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed all the facilities and found your room to your liking. Thank you for staying with us for your visit to Paihia. We look forward to welcoming you again. Many thanks the team at the Anchorage More 

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