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Anchor Inn Motel

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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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Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing was too much trouble for Pauline and Keith during our stay. The luxury studio room was immaculately presented and was just about 50 yards from the Pacific Ocean. They also make a point of having rooms ready for check in by 1 pm which is great when you have driven some distance. Pauline was very willing to spend time... More 

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surrey
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99 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine place to stay. Good clean comfortable and functional motel accommodation, a little way out of town towards the peninsula. Hislops, on the other side of town (a drive or brisk walk away) is recommended for dinner.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well run hotel is just across the road from the sea. At night if you leave the window open you can hear the surf. It is well situated to be able to reach restaurants and attractions within minutes. Most are close enough you can walk. Pauline, the owner is very helpful and assisted us in our enjoyment of the... More 

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