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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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woodford
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

loved it.what a wonderful room. we had room 2, very large room, large king bed, spa bath, double frontage.right on the esplanade. what views.i would recommend and will be returning.excellent new hosts.

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Wellington
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable in this hotel. The owners were friendly and helpful and even suggested a great restaurant for dinner. The temperature outside was in the minuses but we were snuggly warm with both a heat pump and a heater optio nin each room. The rooms were a good size and very nicely decorated.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ocean is just outside your window , the view of which is fantastic . Room is relatively clean and u get all the essentials in the room . The bathroom can be cold in winter and the air conditioner is a little bit noisy and that's why I give it a 4 :)

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was right on the front overlooking the bay-a wonderful situation. We found it so relaxing and the Hosts were so friendly and welcoming and keen to give helpful advice. Our breakfast was included and delivered to the room, which was spacious and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return.

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Loveland, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were exhausted from travel and found this great place and felt right at home. The room was spacious with an amazing view of the beach, right across the street. I enjoyed sitting out on our small private patio and enjoying the sunrise. The host and hostess are gems - so friendly and helpful. The hostess personally walked us to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Lovely motel across from the beach within a reasonable walk to restaurants. The room was large and very clean with a well equipped kitchen. The bathroom was a little dated but spotless with large thick towels. We stayed at thirteen different properties in New Zealand and though it is a little older than some we enjoyed the the hospitality of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We only stayed a single night on our way down the coast. Hosts were friendly and helpful. A great view over the North Bay and easy walking to either the Pier or the business centre ends of town. Rooms were a bit more expensive than the average but had all the necessary amenities and would be a good place to... More 

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Ross on Wye UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The view of the ocean from the room was beautiful. The accommodation was very clean and the room was well appointed and very light due to the large windows. It was a pleasant ten / fifteen minute walk back into the town where there were a range of restaurants and shops.

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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Extremely friendly hosts, spacious and well equipped accommodation and the most beautiful view of the ocean and mountains to wake up to. The Anchor definitely benefits from being a wee bit up the road out of the main town area for a bit of peace and solitude. Also very reasonably priced, absolutely not a single reason to stay anywhere else... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Our room was enormous, very comfortable and very well-equipped. We loved the view of the ocean across the road from the motel. We initially found it strange to watch people walking so close to our bedroom along the road (the glass is floor to ceiling) but then discovered that you can’t see in from outside. The motel is a long... More 

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