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Anchor House
Ranked #33 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Hidden gem! Perfect place to stay!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed 1 night but wished we found it earlier so we could have stayed another.

Rooms are perfect. Very clean. Look new.
Nice deck at back which overlooks the beach across the road.
Kitchenette had all facilities needed and breakie was dropped off the night before.

Host elaine was very friendly and helpful! Even helped out by dropping me back into town to pick up my car!

Location is a 15-20min walk into town or a 5min drive.

Pix don't do justice!
Loved our stay!!!! Would definitely return!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed April 13, 2009

What a fantastic spot! They are situated just over the hill (south) from Paihia town but close enough to walk 20 minutes or drive for 5 minutes into the city center. The hosts were lovely- always friendly and helpful. They have such a nice set up here with only three units and a beautiful garden overlooking the bay. It is a very private and quiet spot at the end of a small street. Everything was clean and well-maintained. They even had free (and fast!) internet which is a rarity in NZ.

I would return here again in a heartbeat. So glad I found them by calling the I-site in town.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank ciaoamy
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Reviewed March 12, 2008

We had a great stay in a purpose-built, well-run, clean property. The host and hostess went out of their way to make sure all was well. In addition, they provided us info on where to go and not to go, where to eat and not to eat, etc.

The rooms come with refrigerator, microwave, electric skillet, hot-water jug, dishware, glassware, cutlery, and cooking utensils.

Your continental breakfast is delivered to you the night before, so you eat when you want to, in private.

As of March 2008, the place appeared to be only a year old or thereabouts.

I liked the fact that it was a drive, or at least a healthy walk, to the town center. That kept the area quiet at night. Younger people may not like that, but this isn't the kind of place for backpackers and six-to-a-room university students anyway.

  • Liked — clean, well-appointed rooms; hospitable owners
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  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Anchor House
Address: 6 Kowhai Crescent, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are owner operators who have been in the hospitality and tourism industry for over twenty years. We have three quality self-contained studio units. Two have queen sized beds and one has 2 single beds. Each has a bathroom ensuite. We are in a lovely, quiet location with sea views and a two minute walk to the beach. Paihia town centre is a 2 minute drive away, or 20 minute walk. Situated within close proximity to all tourist attractions, we are also happy to give advice about how to make the most of your time in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 
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