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Anchor Inn Motel

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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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  • 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
39 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I looked all over the internet for somewhere else to stay in Kaikoura that had a sea view, two bedrooms, handy location and good quality fittings and found...nothing! So we stayed here again! And I was pleased that we did so. The new owners (since three years ago) are very nice indeed and the units were clean, comfortable and well... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just left this place and had a really enjoyable time. The owners were completely devoted to ensuring we enjoyed our stay and were kindness itself. The rooms were well-equipped, roomy and spotlessly clean. It must take a lot of hard work to keep a place like this running as well as it does and we were extremely grateful... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great motel - the rooms view and mini patio on a beautiful day was a delight and so relaxing after a v long drive. The room was very well appointed and quiet. Pauline's guidance to the Roadside BBQ Seafood was great so add my recommendation too..

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Witney, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Keith and Pauline are the best! The Anchor Inn has come to be our benchmark against which other accommodation is compared. Few if any come close ...... There is nothing to complain about and insufficient space for superlatives but just a few comments. We wanted peace and quiet so chose this part of Kaikoura. You need car as it is... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed her on Christmas Day, and the hosts were amazing. They were concerned about helping us find dinner, settle in, and make sure we were comfortable. The hotel isn't 5-star by any means, but it seemed like the best one we saw in Kaikoura, and in the morning, we found a great little shopping street with a number of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night in two bedroom unit with family. The views from our unit were stunning, the weather was also perfect which helps as well. Unit was spotless clean, had everything we needed but did seem a bit noisy at night, but perhaps coming from the quite countryside the ears were a bit sensitive to the noise of the... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't praise more highly the hosts of these motels. We stayed one night at Anchor Inn recently with two of our elderly friends from Australia and had booked a two bedroom unit without studying the website closely. It turned out to be one of the two storeyed units which were most unsuitable for our elderly friends. It was not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over New years eve in a 1 bedroom deluxe apartment. The room was very large and well appointed with lounge area and a kitchette with hob, the bed was very large and extremely comfortable. When we arrived and throughout the staff were extremely friendly and helpfull. The motel offers free wifi, laundrette and car washing facilities. The... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic little motel with excellent views of the sea. We stayed in a 2br room with a sea view. The couple who ran it were very hospitable and knowledgeable. The lady owner provided us with 2 restaurant recommendations which were spot on. The bathroom was a little small, but there were some excellent little touches that made us feel... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we could have stayed longer. What a lovely setting and friendly owners this place has. It was a perfect spot for us to spend Christmas day. The owners offered to find us a spot for Christmas dinner but instead we chose to wander into town and found a pizza spot that was open. It's a great motel a little... 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*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura

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