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Anchor Inn Motel

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208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I stayed at the Anchor Inn for one night whilst on a road trip together. We were in Kaikoura for a whale watching trip (which was amazing!) and our stay at the Anchor Inn just made our whole experience even better. Friendly and efficient check in service, super clean and spacious room (we had an Executive room... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the motel spotless with comprehensive kitchen facilities including a plunger and ground coffee.....a first in any NZ or Oz motel and we have stayed in many. We had a side room not a sea view in a large room which was quiet and the only noise at night was the sound of the surf on the beach. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at this clean, modern hotel in Kaikoura. The units are attractively designed, with high ceilings. The bathroom is spacious. Comfy beds. Contained parking within the property of the motel. Spotlessly clean. We found some nice places for both breakfast and evening dining in Kaikoura. . The motel is right on the beach front, and... More 

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Bucks
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place we have stayed in New Zealand so far. Spotless and nothing was to much trouble. Thank you, even booked us into pub for supper. Beautiful view across the bay from upstairs bedroom, and lovely sun rise. Well equipped if you want to self cater.

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Gold Coast
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Luckily found Anchor Inn late in afternoon and we were delighted with both the room and the friendly obliging hosts. Everything was spotless and of good quality and with an ocean view thrown in. Walking distance to great dining.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious room with a decent size kitchen area situated within 20/30 yards of the sea and with a glorious view of snow capped mountains in the distance. A number of restaurants and bars within short walking distance, and there is a really nice mobile food van that parks up a few yards up the road serving mussels and other seafood... More 

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Orewa, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome stay. Our room was spacious and well appointed. It blew me away with how immaculately they are maintained. A real credit to Lyn & Paul. Highly recommend Anchor Inn Motel and Kaikoura as a must on everyones “To Do” list.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelling around the South Island and have stayed two nights in the Anchor Inn Kaikoura. What a treat. Absolutely amazing spot across from the beach and within 20 metres Meke Mussels which is a food truck on the beach. If you are in kaikoura and you don't have a Meke Mussels mussel sandwich you will have missed an absolute treat.... More 

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Kochi
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival we received a friendly welcome. The room is great and spacious with the kitchen well appointed. Lyn has given great advice as to where to have lunch and we were not disappointed. Don't hesitate to make a booking here.

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Thank KIPPERDOG
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed in many Hotels. Thought it was hard to beat the Lake District in Cumbria UK. However the view from the window across the bay to the mountains is breath taking. Room is the best we have stayed in immaculate. The staff also very helpful. Phoned in advance to book a reservation at Green Dolphin. Like the fact... More 

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