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Anchor Inn Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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Anchor Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 20 hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looked to stay overnight in Kaikoura and wanted a sea view but our budget only got a back room in the "nice" motels until we found Anchor Inn. For a very reasonable price we got a sea view room. Sat outside with a fantastic view of the sea and mountains and was lulled to sleep with the sound of the... More

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Prophetstown, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
52 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Anchor Inn is a nice, clean motel with views of the ocean. There was some confusion as to the type of the room we wanted but was soon sorted out. We were asked which type of milk we wanted on arrival, kind of a unique question to start with! They have great internet at no charge which is a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (3 adults) stayed at the Anchor Inn for one night in May and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We had a spacious 1BR unit with large comfortable beds and all the mod cons, that was cosy, warm and very quiet. Situated just a short drive (or 20 minute walk if fitness is your thing) from the town centre, the motel... More

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Coomera, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Generous sized room. Rolling waves lulled me to sleep. Lovely shower. Bathroom products nothing special. Well appointed kitchenette. Spectacular view of the bay and snow capped mountains. Free wifi, however, only 50MB. Lovely people.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I stayed here as part of a two day business trip to Kaikoura this week and it proved a great base. The unit was very large and really well equipped. The great little kitchenette would be idea if you wanted to eat in, the 50-plus Sky TV channels were a natural boon to a business traveller and the huge (very... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My family of 7 stayed in the 2-Bedroom apartment with fantastic ocean views and the standard studio (garden view) on 6 March 2014. The hosts were very friendly and approachable, making sure that we settled down well. The lady owner helped us call up the Lavender farm to check their opening times so that we do not make a wasted... More

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Nottingham UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights at the Anchor Inn Motel. Great location with views that would be hard to beat any where in the world. Room & all facilities spotlessly clean & maintained to a very high standard. Excellent guest laundry & the opportunity to dry clothes in the sun. Room spacious, very comfortable & everything provided we needed. Very helpful owners... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Perfectly laid out for family requirements. We loved this motel, and next time we go to Kaikoura we will definitely be staying here and longer. The hosts were super friendly and suggested as well as reserved a brilliant place for dinner for us. We were travelling will our 6 month and 3 year old children, so we stayed in the... More

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Riga, Latvia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Kaikoura is small, beautiful town where you can see the whales. Anchor Inn Motel is just in front of the Ocean opposite playground area. Rooms are clean, not outdated. The motel is located not in the centre of the town but in walkable distance, no need for car. I wish I could come back on day to this gorgeous town... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

A one night stay in a 1 bedroom unit was just about perfect. Very clean quiet room with full amenities for a self accommodation. Party of 3 adults and 1 child had plenty of room to spread out. Kaikoura is a small village and the Anchor Inn is located nicely in the centre of all the action. Had very friendly... More

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Address: 208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura

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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura #2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura #2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura #3 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
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The Anchor Inn is a modern and stylish motel superbly situated on the Kaikoura waterfront with most rooms enjoying magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the stunning Kaikoura Ranges.Our award-winning motel offers a range of studios and family units which are spacious and well-appointed, fully self-contained, climate controlled and double-glazed for your total comfort and enjoyment.The Anchor Inn holds a 4+ Qualmark star rating and a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.We provide a guest laundry, wireless internet, Sky's 50+ channels and an extensive DVD library. Secure off-street parking is provided in our enclosed courtyard. ... more   less 
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