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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013
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    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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have stayed here many times over the years - Aileen & Dennis are always very welcoming and maintain very high standards. The motel is perfectly situated right across the road from a safe beach and is within walking distance from everything. The units are continually being maintained and each time I visit it is an adsventure to find out... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide wonderful feedback on your experience when staying with us at Anchorage Motel. Our staff do take pride in ensuring the rooms are always at an exceptional high standard so it is very gratifying to hear from someone who stays regularly that their expectations are always met during their stay. In keeping... More

Orewa, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had visitors from the UK and were showing them around the far north of New Zealand and booked into the Anchorage 3 days before arriving. The reservation was handled most professionally and on arrival we were greeted by name and shown to our upstairs unit which had every facility we expected at a 4 star plus resort and more.... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Your glowing review is very much appreciated. We are just pleased you were able to share our lovely piece of paradise with your overseas visitors and of course, staying in one of our Sea View units, being able to enjoy the spectacular view from your room makes it even more special! It is rewarding to hear that you were well... More

Palmerston North
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Anchorage Motel is an absolute must for anyone wanting location, immaculate facilities, and hospitality beyond belief. My family and I first stayed at 'The Anchorage' whilst on business in the Bay of Islands, and have since returned on a further three occassions, having spent Christmas and New Year at 'The Anchorage', and more recently our summer holidays. A perfect... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your glowing review. It is very rewarding to be considered as "home away from home" for our guests. We take pride in being able to create the most warm and friendly atmosphere we can for our guests and our team here are always pleased to hear their efforts are appreciated. We enjoy helping our guests make... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This motel is perfectly located on the Paihia waterfront and is exceptionally clean and well appointed. We were given a warm welcome here and enjoyed our stay. Would definately recommend this motel to anyone staying in Paihia

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Your great feedback is very much appreciated. It gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests stay with us has been a positive one. We feel that creating a warm and friendly atmosphere really enhances our guests experience with us and unfortunately it is not something that although you would expect to, you don't always find this while staying... More

Perth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

we stayed for two nights in an upstairs suite with a view across the bay and we had an additional bedroom at the back which we hadn't expected. The suite was very well appointed, well maintained and very clean. There were plenty of toiletries and although we didn't use the kitchen facilities it appeared to have everything you would need... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

We thank you for taking the time to make a review of your recent visit with us. It was great that you were able to stay in one of our top deck rooms to take advantage of the beautiful sea views over the Bay. We do have double glazing on our end rooms and at present, we are also looking... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The grand children and I enjoyed our weeks holiday at Paihia. We found the staff and premises very pleasant. The grand daughter found the pool just to her liking. Couldn't keep her out of it. It is in a great location to all tourist facilities in the Bay of Islands.

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

We are happy that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your stay with us recently at the Anchorage. We do enjoy seeing the children having so much fun in the pool as that is what it is there for! It was great that you found our location so convenient for all the activities you took part in while visiting our beautiful... More

Auckland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great pool & spa area. Staff was very friendly. Good location. Negatives is that room was very musty and old fashioned. It was overpriced for the standard of the room and facilities. Unfortunately we were in the room stuck out the back looking out on a clothes line and with music pounding from somewhere all night; it was the cheapest... More

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anchor01, owner/manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Oh how to satisfy the conscience traveller on a limited budget. We at the Anchorage Motel have the perfect location with added facilities of a large swimming pool, covered outdoor spa and bbq area, all across the road from a lovely safe sandy beach. We have several average reviews for this room lately and we would like to thank those... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We (my wife and I) needed some to escape. Christmas New Year - Family Friends - all good but we needed some alone time. The Anchorage Motel DELIVERED! Friendly - perfect location - all you need. Pool - Spa - and beach all on the doorstep.

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you and your wife were able to get the break away that you needed. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we are happy that your time with us at the Anchorage was what you were looking for and more! It is great that you were able to enjoy our pool and... More

Auckland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Unfortunately we were in the wee room stuck out the back. It was the cheapest room they had but was still incredibly steeply priced for what it was. Other than the unimpressive room, the facilities were great. Salt water pool (not heated!!! eeek) and spa were wonderful, pity it is right on the main road in and out of Paihia... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback of your recent stay with us. As noted in other responses regarding our Budget Room, this is a room that we are happy to be able to offer the budget conscious traveller but at the same time, also provide all the extra facilities you would expect to find at... More

Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We rented the cheaper room at the back of the motel which was still very nice. This area is very expensive. I have stayed in nicer room for less in other places in NZ but its a pricy area. They have a pool and hot tub with BBQ area so we sat out there most of the time since our... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us recently and we thank you for your honest feedback. As noted in other responses, the time of your stay was during the peak holiday season, hence the higher prices driven by demand for this popular holiday destination and time of year. It is great that you were able to make... 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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