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“Family Holiday”
Review of Anchorage Motel

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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, New Zealand
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2 reviews
“Family Holiday”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had a lovely family holiday and we stayed at the anchorage. We really enjoyed this motel, so modern with a great view. Great to be able to have a swim and relax in the spa. We recommend this Motel to anyone visiting this beautiful town.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi Colleen… nice to receive this positive review. Great to hear your family enjoyed our lovely subtropical Spa and Swimming Pool facilities and the great Bay of Islands views from your recently refurbished room. We appreciate you recommending our motel to other visitors and look forward to having you stay again.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

Just got to give a big thank you to Aileen for making us most welcome.
We realised we were going to arrive late in the evening and phoned the hotel to say we might be a bit later than expected. Aileen was wonderful - 'no problem' - she even offered to pop next door to the restaurant so that we would have something to eat when we arrived, fantastic.

We stayed in a studio apartment. The room itself was spotless and extremely well maintained. The recently refurbished bathroom with spa bath was fabulous!. Only minor point - the room with its position at the front of the hotel did not offer a great deal of privacy.

Room Tip: I would go for refurbished bathrooms the one we had was the best we had during our time in New Zeala...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank GerC22
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi Ger…thanks for the lovely review. We pride ourselves on customer service and nothing is too big of a problem when seeing our guests are comfortably settled into our accommodation. Also we appreciate your comments on the lovely bathroom you had the use of and look forward to hosting you again.
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We spent two nights at the Anchorage in a spacious 2 bed apartment with stunning views out to sea. Location is excellent, just a short walk to town so easy to leave the car and explore by foot. The apartment was very clean and well equipped for self caterers. The pool area was an excellent spot to relax after a day out. The owners were friendly and professional. Recommend this motel for any visitors to Paihia.

Room Tip: Request a first floor apartment to take advantage of the views.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi Pebs…thanks for your wonderful comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and had the time at the end of the day to relax and chill out in our subtropical set pool area. Also good to see you enjoyed our lovely sea views of the Bay of Islands and our convenient location to the town’s amenities. We look forward to hosting you again the next time you are in Paihia.
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

This our 3rd trip to Anchorage Motel, we have travelled from Melbourne Australia and always book this property.

It has one of the best views in Paihia, and we have always received professional, courteous and friendly service from our hosts.

The rooms have large king size beds, equipped kitchens and are very spacious overlooking the pool and BBQ area.

The view is superb and property is to be highly recommended.

Room Tip: Book upstairs if you wish to enjoy the view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Cheryl B
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi Cheryl B…we just love to host repeat customers and really appreciate their positive comments. We strive to maintain our room standards and would like to assure you they will be high up there for your next visit.
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We spent three nights at the Anchorage Motel and first of all must say how convenient the motel is to the centre of Paihia. A five minute walk takes you to the centre of the small town and past various bars and restaurants and other accommodations. Our room was of good size, spotlessly clean and well fitted out. Our hosts were helpful and pleasant and although we exceeded our wifi allowance we were given extra time for free.

The property has scenic views. There is a swimming pool should you need one, although the beach is just across the road. There is plenty of parking with two access gates.

Paihia is in a very beautiful part of the world and a short ferry ride to Russell, a small but historic town which has an atmosphere of its own. Visitors to the north Island of New Zealand should spend some time in Paihia, in which case I can recommend the Anchorage Motel.

Room Tip: I would ask for a first floor apartment with a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Hi Dorset….thankyou for your review, it is much appreciated. The convenience of our location puts you within walking distance to all of Paihia’s amenities, such as cafes/bars and boating terminals and shops. We are pleased that our recently refurbished rooms met with your approval and you enjoyed the use of our other facilities. Our housemaids are very thorough and take pride in the standards they set for themselves. We appreciate your recommendation for other travellers to spend more time in the lovely Bay of Islands and hopefully we will see you on your next visit to our region.
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Anchorage Motel in Paihia has a great location right across the street from the beach. It provides a nice ocean view from your room. Most of the motels in the area have no ocean view. It is extremely convenient to restaurants, shopping, and boat or fishing trips (within walking distance). The rooms are very nicely furnished and comfortable with plenty of room to feel comfortable. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone going to Paihia.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Hi, Thanks for your review, it's always great to get feedback! Yes, we are blessed with a great location and having ocean views from our rooms. The convenience of having everything on the doorstep and being able to leave the car parked up is also great. We hope you enjoyed your time in Paihia and exploring all the Bay has to offer. We hope you get to come back sometime and see more of our beautiful country. regards
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Chelsea, Canada
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had not made any reservations and chose this hotel based on its location mostly, with a view of the sea and the possibility of sitting outside to enjoy it. We only stayed one night, but the room met all our expectations. The kitchen facilities were very nice and the modern bathroom was good. Based on recommendations from others on Tripadvisor, we ate dinner at the RSA, legends, a very close location and enjoyed the good valu for our money that this provided.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Louise, your feedback is much appreciated, thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and also enjoyed your dining experience at Legends, we often dine there ourselves. We hope the rest of your holiday went really well and you get to come back to Paihia sometime. regards
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Property: 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
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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