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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Great place to stay, very convenient, easy to find - right on beach and close to centre. Small (but adequate) pool if needed. Kitchenette was a real bonus. All facilities and clean and tidy. Aileen was great, very friendly and helpful - small shared balcony only reason it did not get 5. Wish we had stayed longer - maybe next... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

We do appreciate the time you took to place your feedback on your recent stay with us. It is lovely to hear you were able to take advantage of our handy location and make use of your unit's kitchen facilities whilst staying with us. Our salt water pool is among some of the larger ones you will find available in... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This motel is superbly located on the beachfront, close to restaurants, and has first class facilities and fittings. Although we had been a little concerned about possible noise from the nearby main road this proved not to be the case. Very helpful hosts. One slight downside is the way some guests choose to sit outside units and smoke with the... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for placing your helpful feedback of your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed our wonderful location and facilities during your visit to Paihia. We are sorry to hear you had a disagreement over other guests smoking on the balcony as we were not aware of this at the time of your stay. We really... More

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We enjoyed the Anchorage Motel! The room was spacious and the bath luxurious. We used the jacuzzi tub each night. The bed was large and comfortable. I appreciated the internet access and the kitchenette was a plus. Aileen was a sweetheart; very helpful and her recommendations were spot-on! Definitely recommend!!

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Your wonderful feedback is very much appreciated. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and got to experience our little piece of paradise here in Paihia. We feel having a comfortable bed while staying away from home is a necessity to having a relaxing holiday hence why we have added extra comfort layers to all our beds.... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Booked at last minute and was very happy to find one of the most tidiest motels I ever stayed in. Close to all amenities as well as a quality view across the bay with the beach just meters away, we couldn't ask for more. Well done Denis and Aileen, keep up the great work!

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on your recent stay with us. It is always rewarding to hear comments on the cleanliness of our rooms as our girls work very hard to ensure they are always kept up to such a high standard. I will be sure to pass your comments onto them also. We are happy to hear you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I travel for business and, when in the area, always travel for an extra hour after my working day has finished to stay with Aileen & Dennis. I have done this for a few years now as their accommodation is as comfortable and well appointed as any modern home. I stayed most recently with my teenage daughter for two days.... More

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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Wow! We can't say enough to show our appreciation of your glowing review. We always love having you stay with us and it's humbling to know you add on the extra travelling time at the end of your working day to be our guest here at the Anchorage. It was so nice that you could take some time out with... More

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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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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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

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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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