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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
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“All round fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We turned up Sunday night and we were lucky to get the last room available! The staff member at reception was so friendly and helpful showed us the room first and some places to go and see around Paihia, she said we could think about it if we wanted. We didn't even get to the end of the driveway before we decided we had to stay here! The state of the Motel grounds and the room was absolutely a 10/10! The room was spotless and so modern had everything you need, free wifi, spa bath, large shower and the bed was the most comfortable bed we have had our whole trip! It is walking distance to everything and across the road to the beach! If heading to Paihia DEFINITELY stay here, absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We are so pleased you chose to stay with us for your recent visit to Paihia and that you were able to enjoy our newly renovated Studio Spa Supreme Suite. This is certainly a lovely room and our team here take pride in providing exceptionally clean rooms for our guests so we will be sure to pass your comments onto them. We do thank you for your fantastic feedback, it is very much appreciated. We would be delighted to have you stay with us again if you are ever back in our beautiful part of Northland, NZ.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We arrived late and asked if they had a room, so I guess we got a good rate, but I had to take photos and send them home because the standard of everything was excellent. Comfortable super king bed, large room, free wifi, overlooking the beach, full cooking facilities in kitchen annexe, and super wetroom with loads of space throughout. Kind, helpful staff. Can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your appreciative comments. We are pleased (and very proud) that you shared your "Anchorage" experience with your family back home. We have recently added extra comfort layers to our beds so your positive feedback is great to hear. It is good to know you also enjoyed the added convenience of cooking facilities in your room. It was our pleasure to have you stay and we would love to host you again the next time you are able to take a break away in Paihia.
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Anchorage is an extremely great motel. Everything worked to perfection. Lovely room, beautiful views, friendly owners. Walking distance to restaurants in Pahia and to the wharf. We can highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments and high recommendations. We truly appreciate receiving feedback from our guests as this helps us to continue to provide excellent service and accommodation for guests at the Anchorage Motel. We do agree that our views are stunning and it was great that you could take the time to enjoy them! We would love to welcome you back the next time you are visiting our beautiful area.
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Dargaville, Northland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

the anchorage motel is a beautiful place to stay, the rooms are stunning and peaceful, also they have a gorgeous view of the harbor.waking up to the smell and sound of the beach is bliss. the staff are so welcoming and more than happy to help in any way they can! :) and we are very happy to say that we will see you next yr. thank you so much

Room Tip: -the pool is great for kids, if you want more then there are plenty of activities to do around paihi...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
It was lovely to have your family stay recently with us while your husband took part in the Kerikeri Half Marathon. We love being right across the road from the water and it is always nice to be able to share our stunning views with our guests and know that they appreciate it as well! We look forward to seeing you again same time next year and hopefully the weather will be kinder so that the children can enjoy the pool more. Thank you for taking the time to make a review of your stay with us.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We only stayed 2 nights at Anchorage motel but we loved every second of it. We had a bottom floor with no view, but we had booked last minute so this wasn't a worry. The pool and spa were impossible clean; I didn't see a single leaf in there despite the high winds we experienced the first day.
When we walked into the room and got a shock. It reminded me of the luxurious Hamilton Island in Australia, but it was about 1/5 the price. Beautifully decorated, amazing beds and an ensuite to die for. We only had time to meet Aileen, who was warm, welcoming and wonderful.
The Anchorage Motel is situated only five minutes walk from central Paihia and you wont find a nicer, friendlier and more charming place to stay than here for your Bay of Islands trip.

Room Tip: Book early in peak season to get a room with a view on top floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Wow! We are immensely grateful for your wonderful review and feel very proud to be rated up amongst other international 5 star accommodation. We are continuing to upgrade our room facilities to ensure we provide modern and well presented rooms for our guests. We have also recently added extra comfort layers to our beds so we really appreciate your positive feedback of your stay with us. We do hope the rest of your time spent in New Zealand was wonderful and we would love to see you again if you are able to visit Paihia another time.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed four nights at start of our NZ holiday and it set the mood for a great trip. We had ground floor room but view over Bay and to Russell was excellent. Right on beach front and handy for restaurants (friendly one next door) and several excellent ones within a few minutes walk. Town centre and wharf area only a short walk. We didn't bother with the car for three days.
Room was clean, tidy and well appointed. All we needed. Advice regarding restaurants and activities at reception was spot on.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
That is great to hear your stay with us began your holiday in our beautiful country in such a fantastic way. We do take pride in our location being so central to all of Paihia's amenities and it's good to hear you took advantage of that during your time with us. Thank you for the wonderful feedback on our rooms and helpful advice from reception, our team is always grateful to receive appreciation for their hard work. We would love to have you stay with us again on your next visit to the Bay of Islands.
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Gosford, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Stayed here last week for what was going to be a simple 3 night stay. Room was clean, bed comfortable, housekeeping staff very efficient and friendly. Motel appears to have been recently refurbished. Bed and pillows comfortable. Noise minimal, great ocean view from rooms. Good reataurants within walking distance.

On our first night my partner got very ill and required medical assistance. The hosts were very obliging in assisting us with seeking medical assistance and offered to assist us in any way if they could. We ended up staying a fourth night because my partner could not travel. This was not a problem at all and we were provided with a 4th night at a good rate.

We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
We were so sorry that your partner was unwell during your recent stay with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your positive feedback. It was our pleasure to make sure you were as comfortable as possible while your partner was recovering. We certainly hope that you will be able to return to visit us one day so that you can experience all that the beautiful Bay of Islands has to offer.
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#7 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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