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“Beachfront accommodation” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Anchorage Motel

Anchorage Motel
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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beachfront accommodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed one night in Whitianga and this motel is in a great location just across the road from the beach and a few minutes walk to the town shops and restaurants. The unit I stayed in was very old and seemed a little expensive.The Manager is very helpful and nice to deal with, as good a reason as any for a motel stop. Would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sixstarsnz
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

I was looking to take my girlfriend and our two dogs away so I searched pet friendly motels and decided to give the anchorage a go as it is right on the beach front.Couldnt ask for a better spot ,the staff were very friendly clean towels every day,the studio unit is old but very clean and tidy.Everything is walking distance away a great spot.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank miles a
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Paraparaumu Beach
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We are also moteliers, and I can recommend the Anchorage. Sure, the buildings are dated, but the furnishings are all brand new and modern, very comfortable, We had a lovely warm one bedroom unit right next to the beach, and the views are wonderful. Very friendly and helpful owner, who was very happy to go the extra mile to ensure comfort. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Robyn G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

The Anchorage motel's name is no doubt drawn from its geographical location and the odd assortment of discarded fishing buoys and flotsam that festoons the garden. It is a time warp of New Zealand construction with an interior reminiscent of a typical seaside motel of the 1950's and 60's. The shower mixer tap is undoubtedly an original as wear and tear has made it virtually impossible to read the temperature markings.

While clean, it is in serious need of refurbishment, there is no Sky television channels to occupy thee day during inclement weather and the wardrobe door can only be opened partially, as the placement of the double bed prevents any further leverage.

On the plus side, the owners are very accommodating and the coffee sachets are replaced regularly.

More at: http://singaporesojourn.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/anchors-away.html

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SingersTomTom
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Taupo, New Zealand
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

Very helpful and friendly owner. We stayed in September and it was excellent value and nice & quiet. We had the front unit which had a great view and was cosy during rainy days. A short stroll to town or along the beach. Spotless unit and even the plunger coffee is replaced daily - not always the case these days. We would gladly stay there again. Our two small dogs were welcome and enjoyed the easy beach access. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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york
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74 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2011

I wasn't sure about the units when I arrived - they looked dated and potentially cold. However, we had unit 1 which looked out onto the bay and was warm and cosy. The unit is spotless and tea etc replaced daily. So close to the town and the harbour this is a brilliant and well priced motel. Don't be put off by the outside look of the units - we kept wishing we were back there as our trip went on!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lovetravellingYork
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Property: Anchorage Motel
Address: 22 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Coromandel Peninsula > Whitianga
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Number of rooms: 8

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