We chose this motel because of the reviews and the fact that we wanted to do the Peninsula Walkway. It turns out that if you do the long walk round trip from Fyffe Quay, this motel is right on the walk. When we checked in, we were greeted by Keith and given an upgrade from the standard studio room, we had booked, to an executive studio. Keith gave us a small bottle of milk and showed us to our room. It was #2, which is a corner room. It had French doors that opened towards the ocean, which was just across the street, and windows down the side. It felt very airy. The room, kitchenette and bathroom, with jacuzzi tub, were all very modern and up to date. Keith pointed out the features of the room and suggested several restaurants within walking distance. Besides the kingsize bed, there was a table and chairs and a couch.
There was free WiFi, but you had to stand near the door to get a strong enough signal to connect. There was a guest laundry. The charge to wash and for 20 minutes of dry time was only NZ$2 each. This is a great deal since everywhere else we had been, and paid the day before, was NZ$5 for washing and drying. There was even a place you could wash your car. I did no use this service, after all, it is a rental car.
We enjoyed our stay here and would gladly go back.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
- Anchor Motel Kaikoura