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Anchor Inn Motel

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4.5 of 5
208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with my husband and son for one night on the beach, and the motel was perfect. The walk into town was a little farther than I expected, but it was good for us to get a little exercise, and we discovered a great playground on the way (and there is also a playground right across the street from... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel... large rooms, very clean and great access to anything you might want to do in the area. The walk to the main downtown was a bit long, but we loved the scenery and stopping at the shops, so it was worth it. Several good restaurants on the nearby pier - reservations definitely recommended. The owners of the inn... More 

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Wellington
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a studio room. As for all their rooms, it had a great sea view, and was quiet at night as the double glazing cuts out any sound from passing traffic. Not that there is much traffic, as the motel is away from the shopping and restaurant area. The room was comfortable, very clean and had everthing we... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in a luxury room with ocean view and terrace ( room5) . The welcome was personal and we were shown over to our unit. The room was large, clean and had a well equipped kitchen. We didn't realise until much later that evening that the fridge was not already on and we had milk etc... More 

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Wales
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73 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully situated, across the road from the sea. We had a sea facing room and on arrival, opened the french doors and wandered across the road to the lady who makes and sells her icecreams which were fantastic. The lady in reception was very helpful and as soon as she knew we were swimming with dolphins the next day arranged... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. They were also very helpful with giving directions to the dive shop I had to go to, as well as local attractions and things to do. The hotel was close to the water, so it was great to go for a walk. It was also just a... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only was the accomodation beautiful, but the lady herself was beautiful as well. Thank you so much for for hospitality. You were so helpful to us. And letting us park out boat in front of your office, so we could go out for dinner without towing a trailor. We will definitely be back. Thank you once again.

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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in room 13 which doesn't have a sea view but did get the afternoon sun which was fine for us as the room was nice and warm when we arrived on a very windy and cold day. In summer it may be an issue? Reception staff were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble! Gave excellent advice as to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly, welcoming, spacious & helpful - that describes the people & place. They recommended local sights & restaurants, and helped us with reservations & directions. The room was large and well furnished. And the location right on the water front made it convenient to go for walks in this beautiful town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hotel by the esplanade of Kaikoura is Anchor Inn's winning starting point. But the owners have built on that advantage by providing comfortable and clean room. Do eat at the Green dolphin which serves superb steak- in fact they have a chef who is a specialist and patrons book to avoid disappointment. Another fascinating experience is the visit of... More 

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