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“Location, location !” 4 of 5 stars
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Anchorage Motel
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22 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Location, location !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2013 and what a relaxing break we had. Ron & Rhonda were delightful Hosts - full of information and nothing was too much trouble for them. While this property was an older style Motel (as many are in NZ), everything had been done to present our Unit in the best possible light. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and there was a 2 Seater leather Lounge to relax in. Location must be the best in Whitianga ! Right across from the main beach and walking distance to town, the Ferry and Museum. If you want somewhere comfortable and perfectly positioned - this is the place. Thanks for a great stay !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our family have chosen this motel for the past three years for a family get-together. Ron and Rhonda have been marvelous. The motels have always been nice and clean and tidy and serviced daily. Each time we have stayed we have used the BBQ area out the back and found it very user friendly, and this year Ron even gave us some of his home grown vegetable to put on the BBQ, have great is that. The motel is within walking distance of town and with the beach only meters away what more could you ask for. Many thanks Ron and Rhonda for making our stay so pleasant.

  • 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 Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

My wife and I picked this hotel for it's location during our tour of New Zealand and we got it right. It is right on the beach and, if you are lucky like us, you may get the 1 bedroom apartment on the end with a window looking out to sea. Ron and Rhonda were perfect hosts, very accomodating and friendly. We were welcomed and immediately given a basket of vegetables by Ron straight out of the garden. They were very informative about the area and the beautiful beaches on the Coramandel; a must is Hahei beach; go there.....it is superb.

The rooms were clean and spacious and had all equipment in the kitchenettes. I would certainly recommend this motel to anyone. Great value for money.

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  • Stayed February 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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have stayed a number of times when going on fishing charters, and can vouch for the cleanliness and attention to detail that the owners have given each unit. Old fashion hospitality that makes up for the older look of the complex. Furnishing are up to date and functional. Nice barbecue area. Owners only too happy to give advice on where to fish and what to do in the area. if you are looking for sea views and proximity to beach probably best located of all motels in Whitianga and in our opinion got to be value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed one night in Whitianga and this motel is in a great location just across the road from the beach and a few minutes walk to the town shops and restaurants. The unit I stayed in was very old and seemed a little expensive.The Manager is very helpful and nice to deal with, as good a reason as any for a motel stop. Would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I was looking to take my girlfriend and our two dogs away so I searched pet friendly motels and decided to give the anchorage a go as it is right on the beach front.Couldnt ask for a better spot ,the staff were very friendly clean towels every day,the studio unit is old but very clean and tidy.Everything is walking distance away a great spot.

  • Stayed October 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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Paraparaumu Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We are also moteliers, and I can recommend the Anchorage. Sure, the buildings are dated, but the furnishings are all brand new and modern, very comfortable, We had a lovely warm one bedroom unit right next to the beach, and the views are wonderful. Very friendly and helpful owner, who was very happy to go the extra mile to ensure comfort. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 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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Address: 22 The Esplanade, Whitianga 2856, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 8

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