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Anchorage Motel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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“Great night away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

My partner and I wanted a night away from our daily lives (also both of our birthdays were coming up) so decided to treat ourselves and stay at the Anchorage Motel in Paihia. We chose this motel because they were having great deals at the time and looked really nice.

We were in the one bedroom deluxe suite on the ground floor (consisted of a king bed in the main room and a choice of two singles or a second king in the extra bedroom). As there was just the two of us we didn't use the extra bedroom. We chose this unit because of the spa bath :) which was just big enough for the two of us. The unit was modern and had everything a motel should have (apart from an oven, but there was a small stove top and microwave).

They have an outside pool which was cool but was freezing cold at the time. They also had a spa pool which was nice and very popular. The motel itself is close to many restaurants, bars, beach and attractions (only a short walk).

The hosts were nice and accommodating. I would say the only drawback was the privacy. From the the ranch sliding door you can see the road and foot path and vise versa, also other people staying there can walk right past your door/window and can see in. So the blind came in handy during the day too.

Overall this was a nice motel and good value for money, wish we could have stayed longer :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at the Anchorage Hotel. Aileen the owner was very gracious and personable. She made us feel at home, helped us arrange a tour of the bay, etc. The rooms were lovely and very clean. She even turned on the heat on in the room prior to our late arrival. We used the kitchen in the room for a home cooked meal one evening and had all that we needed in the kitchen. The view of the bay out the front window as beautiful!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Stayed one night in upstairs studio. Big comfy bed, lovely deep bath and water views. Would like to come back in the summer, try the pool and bring the kids.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We stayed in an upstairs studio.It was modern,sparkling clean,comfy bed,pretty view over sea,lovely big shower.Enjoyed the spa pool. Our hosts were very friendly and went the extra mile to make us welcome.Would recommend this motel, and we will stay here again next time we are up.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

We had a great experience even though it was winter. The rooms were comfortable, well laid out and had everything we needed. The staff were a great help and even gave us a lift along to the dolphin searching to save time. Thanks.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

My partner and I had a room and my dad and brother shared a room. They both had HUGE Tv's which was awesome and we watched a few movies that were on.
The room was great for just the two of us. I loved how it was so close to the beach and town. On the first night we decided to go out for dinner and only took a short walk down the road to the restaurant 35○, where there's the floor to ceiling aquarium. The owners were very lovely and even gave us a voucher for a restaurant about 5min walk from the motel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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alf0798, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, July 8, 2011
Hi Aimee P13
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Anchorage Motel. Thank you for the positive feed back on your experience while staying at our property. It is good to see that our guests are appreciating the refurbished facilities and new air conditioning. Hope to see you again. Regards Aileen
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Friendly owners,modern decor, lovely views, really clean, I would certainly stay there again.Thanks Ray & Frances.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel

Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchorage Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Anchorage Motel A warm welcome from owner/hosts, Aileen and Denis. Ideally located motel on the central waterfront of Paihia, in the subtropical Bay of Islands, the cultural hub and recreational Mecca of historic Northland. Come and anchor at our spacious luxury accommodation, designed for comfort and relaxation. Ideal place to stay for couples, family groups and business people. The ideal anchorage for your holiday in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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