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Anchor Inn Motel

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My Husband and I loved staying here, Lyn was very friendly & so helpful. Fantastic Room, with a Fantastic View, across the road from the water, we will be back for sure.Loved this place. Kaikoura has so much to offer as well 👍

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly guy at reception. Lovely views from 2 bedroom suite. Fully equipped room. Water front location. Would highly recommend for families. glad we booked here. Clean and tidy room and quiet too.

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Thank pinkkat50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This would have to be the best location for a Motel in Kaikoura , Beach across the very quite road , Pier Hotel ( awesome food and again that view ) walking distance , and dined on the lawn on the beach. Very clean rooms

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Thank Paul M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

AWESOME!! I have stayed at a lot of motels in Kaikoura but The Anchor Inn tops them all by far! Luxurious bedding, towels and everything you need in the kitchenette, owners Lynn and Paul are TUMEKE! (Awesome) They go out of their way to help you and treat you like family, very welcoming. My partner and I stayed in room... More 

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Thank Tarrah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed only for one night in Kaikoura but loved the accommodation at the Anchor. It was clean and warm and very comfortable, Lyn and the team were very welcoming and I can highly recommend the stay. There was 5 of us in our family and the facilities were great.

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Thank Chris K
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We stayed at the standard studio for 2 separate nights. Staff/owner was friendly and introduced room to us. It was winter and heater was already switched on when we checked in. Room was spacious, clean and modern. Kitchen was well-equipped. We forgot to take our chopping board after the first night and requested to search for it. Staff/owner was very... More 

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Thank WeiWei2112
Waiuku, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Lovely clean and spacious room with gorgeous views. Welcomed with open arms by Lyn on our first visit to Kaikoura ... she recommended spots for dinner, made bookings and generally looked after to us like we were family. Loved our stay and would stay with Lyn again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Lyn and her husband warmly welcomed some fellow Aussies. They recommended things for us to see and do. Also suggested and booked restaurants for each night of our stay. Our room was spacious and well appointed. It was clean and well maintained. We had a side facing room which was lovely with its own little outdoor table but I would... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We recently stay a night at this Motel, as we have stayed a few times before. It has just changed hands recently and not only have the priced gone up but the type of service has hit rock bottom. The lady owner burst into our room without knocking, looked at us and closed the door without a word. Then she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We have stayed at this motel on a number of occasions before and have never paid more than 4$40 per night. It has since changed ownership,and we were charged $210 for a night.This was not explained to us when we booked.I consider it price gouging, as we have travelled extensively throughout New Zealand and have never before paid this much... More 

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Mrs_wendys69, Manager at Anchor Inn Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your responce , but i am afraid $40 per nite in these currant times does not secure a room other than the Backpackers dorm room on the outskirts of town ( YHA is $60 and Dusky Lodge is $50 ). As you found out, our rooms are exceptionlly clean and very well appionted , with that fantastic ocean... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Anchor Inn is a modern and stylish motel superbly situated on the Kaikoura waterfront with most rooms enjoying magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the stunning Kaikoura Ranges.Our award-winning motel offers a range of studios and family units which are spacious and well-appointed, fully self-contained, climate controlled and double-glazed for your total comfort and enjoyment.The Anchor Inn holds a 4+ Qualmark star rating and a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.We provide a guest laundry, wireless internet, Sky's 50+ channels and an extensive DVD library. Secure off-street parking is provided in our enclosed courtyard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Inn Motel

Address: 208 The Esplanade, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $125 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
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