We stayed one night so we could catch the early whale watching tour. If we had known more about Kaikoura we'd have stayed longer!
Anchor Inn is located at the southern end of the Kaikoura Esplanade, at the quiet end of town away from the shops, and trains (although these are only 10 minutes walk away.) This makes the area very quiet at night. The motel is opposite a small beachside park which when we were there had a magnificent home-made ice cream stall. We hadn't been there five minutes before we were over in the queue!
Our room faced the sea, with picture windows looking north along the coast and south to the headland. The room was spacious and well appointed, well-maintained and spotlessly clean - the bathroom likewise. The king bed was very comfortable and we slept well. We left the windows open a little at night so we could be lulled by the sea, and traffic noise was never an issue.
There were several recommendations for places to eat, but in the end we drove around to the seafood truck on Fyffe Quay Road, and that was brilliant!
- 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