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“Beautiful Kaikoura”
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Anchor Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Kaikoura”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

A one night stay in a 1 bedroom unit was just about perfect. Very clean quiet room with full amenities for a self accommodation. Party of 3 adults and 1 child had plenty of room to spread out. Kaikoura is a small village and the Anchor Inn is located nicely in the centre of all the action. Had very friendly assistance from on-site owners/managers.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Hosts quiet friendly, though a little odd, place was busy, great sea views. Ice in freezer, shower was warm and good pressure. Place was clean and tidy, black out curtains seemed to work well, we wo0uld stay again

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2014

We went to Kaikoura to go whale watching before moving on, as such all we needed was a quiet comfortable place to sleep for the night. The Anchor satisfied this well. It is similar to a UK Travelodge but with friendly helpful owners. There is a laundry on site to catch up on the washing.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oxfordshire
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We splashed out on a sea view room which was well worth it, though we didn't have the best of the weather. We had a nice big, clean room with kitchen facilities. Owners were very friendly and provided towels when we went on the seal swim. We didn't have a car so it was quite a long walk into the main part of town, but we knew this when we booked. On the plus side though it meant we could walk to the seal colony which is that end of the peninsula.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

Paid extra for sea view, we'll worth it. Lovely to be able to cross the road and on the beach. The view was large, comfortable and we'll equipped. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Only wish we had had time to stay longer.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne australia
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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Very bright and welcoming with its yellow facade the hosts were just as bright and friendly. We spent 3 nights here and it was a little cramped for that long but that was our choice. The rooms are refreshed daily and we were able to prepare a meal and provide our own breakfast needs. The bed was king size and extremely comfortable and there was a small couch in the room. The room overlooked the water and it was great going to sleep with the sound of waves across the road. There is a guest laundry which was handy after 4 days of constant moving.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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120 reviews
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Anchor Inn is an older motel that has been well restored and updated just outside Kaikoura. The rooms meet today's standards (like Hampton Inn or Courtyard), and the location across the road from the beach is excellent. Wifi was free, but the log-in screen kept interrupting us every few minutes and made us think that we were about to be charged, even though we weren't. The continental breakfast is delivered to the room based on a menu filled in the night before. The motel does not have a dining room and does not offer a hot breakfast. Our "upgraded" room did have a small kitchen, so the Anchor Inn would be good for those who want to cook a bit.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Anchor Inn Motel
Address: 208 Esplanade | Cnr Margate Street, Kaikoura 7301, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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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