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“fantastic time at anchorage motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Whitianga
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
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“fantastic time at anchorage motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

well what a great holiday, stayed 4 nights and had the best time,the hosts ron and rhonda were amasing so helpful an friendly the room was so clean . The views were amazing,beach right across the road 2min walk to the shops and cafe etc would really recommend this motel pet friendly as well . we will be back for sure so clean LOVED IT SO MUCH best holiday in 5yrs.
WE even got given fresh veges from there garden extra bonus GREAT.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Joanne C
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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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English first
Auckland
Level Contributor
67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lucky for us we thought, over the New Year break to find somewhere we could go with our pooch with a last minute decision to take a break in the only week my husband has off until July. He had worked long hours over Xmas and needed to stop. Our favourite place in Tauranga no longer takes dogs - (having gone there for 20 years) so we had to look really hard for somewhere near a beach, not too far from Auckland, and this was it. First impressions we knew wouldnt be the best (having read other reviews) and we did appreciate that it was a last minute booking. But to review this motel up from anything more than basic would be rediculous. Our view was of our own car out the front ranchslider - and someones washing through the back the kitchen window. However, the beds were comfortable considering the age of the furnishings. and the location was good being across the road from an average beach. It is also onveniently situated around the corner from the main street where there was a great mini market (stocks good wine) and many takeaways cafes and touristy shops. Not a place we would return to given the standard of accommodation we prefer for not much more in cost and less driving. . A nice friendly and helpful manager helped us tune in the radio programmes on the TV which had the most boring selection with Freeview programmes. Terrible for an insomniac with only informercials and a nasty America movie. Bought a book the next day and hightailed it to the Lost Spring for a touch of luxury..we will have to plan ahead a little better in future. So good to be home.

Room Tip: front room only with a view would have made a huge difference
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank LilyAnna
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Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2013 and what a relaxing break we had. Ron & Rhonda were delightful Hosts - full of information and nothing was too much trouble for them. While this property was an older style Motel (as many are in NZ), everything had been done to present our Unit in the best possible light. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and there was a 2 Seater leather Lounge to relax in. Location must be the best in Whitianga ! Right across from the main beach and walking distance to town, the Ferry and Museum. If you want somewhere comfortable and perfectly positioned - this is the place. Thanks for a great stay !

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank James M
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Our family have chosen this motel for the past three years for a family get-together. Ron and Rhonda have been marvelous. The motels have always been nice and clean and tidy and serviced daily. Each time we have stayed we have used the BBQ area out the back and found it very user friendly, and this year Ron even gave us some of his home grown vegetable to put on the BBQ, have great is that. The motel is within walking distance of town and with the beach only meters away what more could you ask for. Many thanks Ron and Rhonda for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Linda F
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Conwy, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

My wife and I picked this hotel for it's location during our tour of New Zealand and we got it right. It is right on the beach and, if you are lucky like us, you may get the 1 bedroom apartment on the end with a window looking out to sea. Ron and Rhonda were perfect hosts, very accomodating and friendly. We were welcomed and immediately given a basket of vegetables by Ron straight out of the garden. They were very informative about the area and the beautiful beaches on the Coramandel; a must is Hahei beach; go there.....it is superb.

The rooms were clean and spacious and had all equipment in the kitchenettes. I would certainly recommend this motel to anyone. Great value for money.

Room Tip: Try to get the room facing the sea
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Flamesafe
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Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have stayed a number of times when going on fishing charters, and can vouch for the cleanliness and attention to detail that the owners have given each unit. Old fashion hospitality that makes up for the older look of the complex. Furnishing are up to date and functional. Nice barbecue area. Owners only too happy to give advice on where to fish and what to do in the area. if you are looking for sea views and proximity to beach probably best located of all motels in Whitianga and in our opinion got to be value for money.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Peter and Mario... J
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank sixstarsnz
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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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