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Anchorage Motel
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All reviewsacross the roadgreat locationupstairs roomspa bathwithin easy walking distancegreat place to staypool and hot tubfirst floorstay there againspent two nightsfamily holidayenjoyed our staygreat roombeach frontbbq areabed was very comfortablebars and restaurants
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I travel for business and, when in the area, always travel for an extra hour after my working day has finished to stay with Aileen & Dennis. I have done this for a few years now as their accommodation is as comfortable and well appointed as any modern home.
I stayed most recently with my teenage daughter for two days. We both loved the proximity to the beach & shops and the gorgeous pool/spa area.
Booking a room is simple and accurate. Check in and check out is never a fuss and Aileen does her upmost to accommodate arrival and departures out of normal office hours.
The motel is situated on a corner with units well back from the road so both foot and vehicle traffic noise is minimal. With no motels right next-door noise from other visitors is also minimal.
Rooms are fitted out with all the necessities required for a self-sufficient stay as well as having tasteful art and stylish modern decor.
Nothing is a problem for these lovely hosts and definitely add value to the stay with their excursion, dining, shopping suggestions.
This level of service is continuous with high standards maintained throughout the year.
The Anchorage Motel is the gold standard other establishments should aspire to.
Thanks Dennis and Aileen for a home-away-from-home.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Julia R
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2013

Wow! We can't say enough to show our appreciation of your glowing review. We always love having you stay with us and it's humbling to know you add on the extra travelling time at the end of your working day to be our guest here at the Anchorage. It was so nice that you could take some time out with your daughter recently and you were able to relax and enjoy our pool and spa. As someone who stays with us frequently throughout the year, it makes us feel very proud that you always find our accommodation standards at a very high level. Of course, we look forward to hosting you again when you are next in our area for business or pleasure :-)

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have stayed here many times over the years - Aileen & Dennis are always very welcoming and maintain very high standards. The motel is perfectly situated right across the road from a safe beach and is within walking distance from everything. The units are continually being maintained and each time I visit it is an adsventure to find out what they have come up with to improve my stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Rosemary R
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide wonderful feedback on your experience when staying with us at Anchorage Motel. Our staff do take pride in ensuring the rooms are always at an exceptional high standard so it is very gratifying to hear from someone who stays regularly that their expectations are always met during their stay. In keeping in line with this, we also place importance on the continual maintaining of our rooms to keep them modern and comfortable as the time goes by. Its lovely to hear you enjoy seeing the changes as well! We do appreciate that the Anchorage is always your place of choice to stay when visiting Paihia, it is an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. PS. Thanks so much for the lovely wine and chocolates, the girls and I always love them!

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had visitors from the UK and were showing them around the far north of New Zealand and booked into the Anchorage 3 days before arriving. The reservation was handled most professionally and on arrival we were greeted by name and shown to our upstairs unit which had every facility we expected at a 4 star plus resort and more. The unit was beautifully presented and the views were exceptional.

During our stay we sought advice from the operators about local attractions and eateries and we were given more than enough information to make our stay and recreational activities first class.

Every property should aspire to the very high standards of cleanliness, comfort and hospitality that we experienced at the Anchorage.

Room Tip: Upstairs suites have the better views
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Terry D
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2013

Your glowing review is very much appreciated. We are just pleased you were able to share our lovely piece of paradise with your overseas visitors and of course, staying in one of our Sea View units, being able to enjoy the spectacular view from your room makes it even more special! It is rewarding to hear that you were well looked after during your stay with us and that you found all the information you required to make your holiday fantastic all obtainable from our Reception.
We always love to have you stay with us when you are visiting Paihia and we look forward to seeing you next time, thanks again.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Anchorage Motel is an absolute must for anyone wanting location, immaculate facilities, and hospitality beyond belief. My family and I first stayed at 'The Anchorage' whilst on business in the Bay of Islands, and have since returned on a further three occassions, having spent Christmas and New Year at 'The Anchorage', and more recently our summer holidays. A perfect location to base yourself whilst on business in the beautiful Bay of Islands, or for a relaxing holiday with your family away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The units are tastefully decorated, extremely well appointed, and immaculately clean, not to mention the gorgeous spa and glistening pool, where you can relax and unwind with a cold drink at the end of the day. Aileen and Dennis are hosts extraordinaire and you cannot help but feel like their personal guests. They really do look after you and are more than happy to arrange any bookings you may require. I thoroughly recommend 'The Anchorage' as the place to stay whilst in 'The Bay of Islands'.
Megan Jane Burn

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Megan B
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Wow! Thank you for your glowing review. It is very rewarding to be considered as "home away from home" for our guests. We take pride in being able to create the most warm and friendly atmosphere we can for our guests and our team here are always pleased to hear their efforts are appreciated. We enjoy helping our guests make the most of their time here in the Bay of Islands by arranging all their activities from reception and being able to offer discounts on local tours helps to make their "holiday dollar" go that much further. As always, it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Paihia.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This motel is perfectly located on the Paihia waterfront and is exceptionally clean and well appointed. We were given a warm welcome here and enjoyed our stay. Would definately recommend this motel to anyone staying in Paihia

Room Tip: Quieter rooms best away from the main road coming down the hill into Paihia
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shanklin
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2013

Your great feedback is very much appreciated. It gives us great pleasure to hear that our guests stay with us has been a positive one. We feel that creating a warm and friendly atmosphere really enhances our guests experience with us and unfortunately it is not something that although you would expect to, you don't always find this while staying away from home. Just as a note for future stays with us, our end rooms do have double glazing and we are currently looking into adding this feature to include more of our rooms. We would love to welcome you back again on your next visit to the Bay of Islands.

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