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Anchor Inn Motel

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208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Foxton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived at dark trying to find a place to be able to park our truck. The owner got a secure spot for our (large) truck, showed us our room, turned on the electric blankets & heater and even organised & picked up our dinner for us. The room was spacious, spotless, warm, had a kitchenette & the shower was good.... More 

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Tasmania, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heavy rain on arrival hid the best part of the motel - great ocean and mountain views. Wonderful to wake up to them! Good, friendly welcome from Lynn. Room was spacious and comfortable with good cooking facilities. Guest laundry facilities were welcome. A free DVD library was available. Within easy walking distance of town. We ate at the Pier Hotel... More 

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Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a newly renovated property under new ownership. The new owner was very sweet and helpful. There appear to be rooms oceanside and some that are not--be sure to get one overlooking the ocean for some spectacular views. There is a road in between the property and ocean but, at the time of year we visited (July), there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here last night prior to our Whale Watching. Under new owners the accommodation is comfortable and better than most motels we have been in over last two weeks. Opposite the beach, the apartments are well furnished and come with all necessary requirements. The owners are attentive and gave us advice on where to see seals and where to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely place to stay. The Inn is just over the road from the beach. The staff were very friendly. We were shown to our room & explained how everything worked. She put on the heating (it was winter) and the room was snug. All beds had electric blankets. It was very clean & tidy. The lady recommended visiting the... More 

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Candiac, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay here was one of our best stays in New-Zealand. We happened upon it by chance and were charmed by the view and by the amazing owners! The view was sublime, the room was lovely, the bed was comfortable, and our room even had a spa tub that actually fits two adults! Another nice feature was the fact that... More 

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Bari
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in this Motel for a few days. It is placed between two cities, not so far from both. With a 20 minutes walk you can reach one or another. The room was a bit old, but large and with a small kitchen. The bathroom could be better. However, the amazing thing was the view: opening the window, the... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Welcoming hosts and good location right on the esplanade. Comfortable beds with the double at the front having an amazing dawn view. The bathroom was downstairs, which was a bit inconvenient in the night. Decor just feels a little tired and dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Travelling with two children & arrived feeling very ill - the new owners could not have looked after me more. They showed us around the rooms, turned on our electric blankets & heaters & even went & picked up dinner for us. In the morning, I was feeling much better & they gave us directions to find the local seal... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Fantastic! Sometimes trying to find a room for a family of 5 can be tough, but on stopping here to enquire I was met by a warm and friendly welcome and a "bending over backwards to help" approach - how refreshing! This is an amazing location with really nice, spacious rooms that are well thought out, homely, clean, modern and... More 

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