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Anchor Inn 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 2013
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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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Oxfordshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We splashed out on a sea view room which was well worth it, though we didn't have the best of the weather. We had a nice big, clean room with kitchen facilities. Owners were very friendly and provided towels when we went on the seal swim. We didn't have a car so it was quite a long walk into the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid extra for sea view, we'll worth it. Lovely to be able to cross the road and on the beach. The view was large, comfortable and we'll equipped. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Only wish we had had time to stay longer.

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Melbourne australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very bright and welcoming with its yellow facade the hosts were just as bright and friendly. We spent 3 nights here and it was a little cramped for that long but that was our choice. The rooms are refreshed daily and we were able to prepare a meal and provide our own breakfast needs. The bed was king size and... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anchor Inn is an older motel that has been well restored and updated just outside Kaikoura. The rooms meet today's standards (like Hampton Inn or Courtyard), and the location across the road from the beach is excellent. Wifi was free, but the log-in screen kept interrupting us every few minutes and made us think that we were about to be... More

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only one night, but the proprietors were very friendly and helpful, the location was fine, and the room was clean and comfortable. It's nice to be able to just wander across the street to the waterfront, not to mention the ice cream stand across the street.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to pay extra for a sea view which was worth it when we woke up in the morning to a blue sky and sea! The motel is right on the road but at far end of town so not noisy. Our room was on the corner and one of the largest we had whilst in motels on the... More

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España
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hosts are so friendly and relaxed, the room was huge, good bed, close to main street Kaikoura and the peninsula walkway. Very clean too, and laundry / DVDs are available for free. We would stay again

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fab place to stay! Everything was top class, with loads of extra goodies thrown in. For self catering accomodation the Anchor Inn owners really do offer everything you need for a perfect stay. ~During our three days we were able to cook a meal, do our weeks laundry, use WiFi, use the telephone without charge and were given... More

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Merseyside
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first arrived I was really disappointed because we didn't have a sea view room. However, the room we had on the side was lovely and quiet, comfortable, clean and had everything you needed. The sea view rooms had a patio outside quite near to the road so I was glad that we'd got a side room. The hosts... More

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Surrey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried two rooms - paid an addtional 30 NZD for one on the front for the view but it was noisy from the wind and sea, and the double glazing was not tinted so anyone could see in and it didn't do anything for the draught either; so we tried another which was okay, on the side so quieter and... More

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Additional Information about Anchor Inn Motel

Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura
Address: 208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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