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Anchorage Motel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 44 hotels in Paihia
1 review
“Fabulous place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Anchorage is a fabulous place to stay. Awesome location on the beach front and a close walk to town. Our room was amazing - very clean, great amenities, comfortable and the spa bath was the icing on the cake! The hosts were also fabulous - great advice on things to do and even provided some taxi services for us. I thoroughly recommend a stay at the anchorage.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denis P, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thanks for taking a moment to review our property. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and thanks for the amazing feedback. If you area ever in Paihia again you know where to find us!!
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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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Lefkas, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Quiet position at the end of the Central Waterfront, but within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants. Spacious studio apartment with a lovely sea view. Large bathroom with well equipped kitchen area. Good wi-fi reception too! Aileen is a lovely lady and happy to arrange trips etc for you. There is also a pool, hot tub and BBQ area. We stayed 3 nights and had a great time.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Denis P, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. I am happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay here with us at the Anchorage and were able to take in the stunning views of the Bay of Islands and were also able to do some of the local activities. Thanks for choosing to stay and the Anchorage Motel, if you ever return to the area we would love for you to stay again.
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Oahu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We recently spent 5 nights at the Anchorage in the deluxe sea view studio on the second floor. The room was a nice size with kitchen facilities, bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom included a large tub. Everything was very clean. We were traveling by bus and the motel is within easy walking distance from the bus stop; however, we arrived on a very stormy and windy afternoon. Aileen had offered to pick us up from the bus stop if we needed a ride and we were very grateful when Denis arrived to give us a ride. The next morning (weather was still a little rainy), Aileen asked if we wanted to ride with her to the supermarket to pick up a few things -- on the way to the market, she went out of her way to give us a brief tour of the area which we really appreciated. Fortunately, the weather was beautiful the rest of our stay and we were able to easily walk to restaurants, ferry, and the Waitangi treaty grounds among other things.
We would highly recommend the anchorage for both the comfortable accommodations as well as the hospitality of the owners and staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Denis P, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review the Anchorage. We thoroughly enjoyed you staying with us and we are pleased you enjoyed your unit and once the weather cleared up were able to checkout out som of the attractions that Paihia has to offer. We would love to welcome you back if your are ever in the Bay of Islands again. Mahalo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Was a pleasant stay with comfy well equipped rooms, although I feel they are over priced by $20 - $30 per night. Was surprised to find upon checking in that free wifi is only for 100 MB....I wish motels/hotels would state clearly in their advertising there is a limit if this is the case as it is important to me when booking somewhere.

Lovely baths that surprisingly for the price had no bath salts or foam provided, and milk was just complimentary on the first day, although extra was given when enquiry was made for which I am grateful :-)

Not sure I would stay again as walls are thin and you can hear the people next door clearly
..lovely hosts, nice setting, nice facilities

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The room was nice and clean. The hotel location is good just walk across the road to the bay. Good scenic view. It is not far to walk to the ferry. The staff is nice. The spa bath worked well. The kitchen was nice for cooking.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denis P, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time the review our Motel. I am happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay here with us at the Anchorage. We would love to have you stay again if you are ever visiting Paihia.
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Kootingal Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

From start to finish,this has been the best accommodation.
We felt that Denis & Ails treated us just like their best friends.
The motel itself is an example as to how a motel should be presented.
Everything was neat,tidy & well organised. Even the kitchen utensils are arranged in a special position .And all of the motel is spotless.
The beds are extremely comfortable & there is practically no traffic noise.
Also, everything in the motel works.
Ailsa also gave us invaluable advice in our tourism planning and booked us on the famous Lion NZ sailing day.
We will certainly be staying here again when we come back to the Bay of Islands.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Denis P, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your excellent review, it was a pleasure having you stay here with us at the Anchorage!!! Im am very porud to here you say that this has been the best accommodation you have stayed at from start to finish. We put in a lot of time and effort in to keep our Motel clean, tidy and spotless and im glad to read thats this has been noticed. We would love to have you stay with us again if you are ever in the Bay of Islands again. Thank you once again!!
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Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We were recommended this motel by friends on our first visit to Paihia so having enjoyed our stay we used it again for our second visit. The good position of the motel at the beginning of the road into Paihia means it is quiet and our first floor room meant we had a good view over the front grounds to the sea beyond. The shops, restaurants and sight-seeing venues are within easy walking distance. The room was well equipped with everything we needed, the queen sized bed was comfortable and the outside seat and table an added bonus for reading or chatting to neighbours. Our hosts Aileen and Dennis made us very welcome, once again, booked our trips for us and generally did everything they could to make our second stay a memorable one.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, May 14, 2013
Thank you for your review and thank you for returning to our Motel it was a pleasure to have you again. I am happy to hear you enjoy the beautiful views just as much as we do!! The great thing about our location is that if you don't feel like driving everything is within walking distance. We hope to see you again soon!!
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel

Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
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
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#5 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchorage Motel 4.5*
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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