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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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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132 reviews 132 reviews
79 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was recommended to me by the innkeeper of a hotel I stayed at the night before. It proved to be a wonderful recommendation. The room was bright and airy and looked out over the ocean and coastline. The room was comfortable, provided what one would expect of a motel, and the innkeepers were friendly and helpful. If in... More

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Armidale, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a family of three and had a two bedroom unit, travelling with adult daughter. We were welcomed by extremely friendly staff, and the unit was immaculate, we would go as far as to say the cleanest we have come across in all our travels, with breathtaking views to enjoy. Great location, kitchen well stocked with all the necessary... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you are looking for fantastic views this is the motel,it is just across the road from the beach and the stunning Mountains that surround Kaikoura with the snow in the winter on them the view is breathtaking. The motel is very clean and has everything you need and the owners go out of their way to make you feel... More

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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were welcomed with a lovely greeting and were able to check in early which was great as my 6 yr old was sick. The 2 bedroom family unit was immaculate. The motel was right across the road from the beach and playground and a was a very short drive from the look out. We can't wait to come back... More

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Nelson
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 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
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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
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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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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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