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Anchorage Motel

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for a few nights whilst we explored the Bay of Islands. The room was clean and well equipped with a large comfortable bed. We had the room next to the reception which tended to be a little noisy in the morning. If you want to avoid noise I suggest you ask for a different room. The upstairs rooms... More 

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Thank Paulboy100
AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Paulboy. Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delight you enjoyed your stay and got to experience some of the many magical moments the Bay of Island has to offer. Many thanks the team of the Anchorage More 

Te Aroha, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My group of friends had a wonderful time staying at the anchorage motel. Clean. Fresh decor. Great owners, staff and cleaners. Would be very happy to stay there again. Great location across the road from the very scenic beach.

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AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ecclesfarm We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for a great review. We look forward to seeing you again when you return to the Bay. The team of the Anchorage More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A gorgeous little slice of heaven in a great location in Paihia. Hands down the cleanest motel I have ever stayed in. Super friendly staff who went the extra mile. We stayed in a two bedroom studio with our one year old and our bathroom had a spa bath which got well used! Lovely decor and everything on hand that... More 

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Thank Kelly H
AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kelly We greatly appreciate your kind words and wonderful review. Our staff work hard and are delighted you have noticed the small things that a make a holiday stay wonderful. Many thanks the team of the Anchorage More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location across from the beach and a small wooded preserve at the end of the main street. Exceptionally clean. One of the nicest bathrooms we have encountered. The bed was absolutely the most comfortable bed to sleep in.Wish we had it at home! Little kitchenette just perfect for anything you would want to do. Every room has wonderful floor... More 

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Thank Sylvia A
AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and found our place was just perfect for your stay in the Bay. Many thanks the team of the Anchorage More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arlene and Coral (as Coral affirmed) are the best of Kiwi birds we met. We needed, at very short notice, a disabled friendly unit and the Anchorage obliged. The location and facilities provided for a wheelchair bound Aussie bird were excellent. It can't be described as "quaint" (below); rather as up to date and comfortable.

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Thank Glem S
AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Many thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and got to meet a couple of genuine kiwi chicks. The team of the Anchorage More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed with Anchorage. Great sea view from room and great size room. Staff friendly. Great location (quick walk to town with restaurant at gateway). Parking outside door. Recommend Anchorage motel.

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AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jennyhayden Thank you for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. The team of the Anchorage Motel More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great spacious accommodation with a lovely host and modern comfortable fittings. Location is perfect and central to everything plus the spa pool is a nice bonus. We would definitely stay here again 😊

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Thank Claire F
AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Claire F Many thanks for your wonderful review, we greatly appreciate your positive comments and look forward to your return one day. Thanks, the team at the Anchorage More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We randomly picked this motel by driving past. They had a room that fit us all and and what a wonderful surprise it was. The room was beautifully presented with wonderful modern décor. Great service and the advice to go next door for breakfast was a bonus as Alfresco provided the best service we have ever received. Would highly recommend... More 

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AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi CJN1998 Many thanks for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. The team at the Anchorage Motel More 

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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Well presented modern self contained King suite. Excellent water views. Free 500mb wifi credit. Friendly staff. Within easy walking distance of some great restaurants. Reasonable rates. Free onsite parking.

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AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Debra Many thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with stay with us. The team at the Anchorage More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2016

When we booked we specifically asked for a comfy bed as I have a prolapsed disc. Our bed was old and very uncomfortable, when I told the lady it was agony, she said they would add some layers to the bed.this made no difference. Then my husband was told that they were renewing the beds and there were three units... More 

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AnchorAnchorage2, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Ani and Kev We are surprised and sad to hear you were disappointed. After the first night you came to the office and asked us to put an extra foam topper or blanket on the bed to see if this helped your back, and if it didn't we suggested the option of a room move to a ground floor... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Anchorage Motel A warm welcome from owner/hosts, Aileen and Denis. Ideally located motel on the central waterfront of Paihia, in the subtropical Bay of Islands, the cultural hub and recreational Mecca of historic Northland. Come and anchor at our spacious luxury accommodation, designed for comfort and relaxation. Ideal place to stay for couples, family groups and business people. The ideal anchorage for your holiday in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchorage Motel

Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: €99 - €181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Anchorage Motel Paihia, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“Best views from top floors”
 of 5 bubbles ecclesfarm, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor was easy access and didnt find it too noisy at all. Probably not as good a view as the higher floors but still pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles , 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor for sure so that you get the view over the parking lot. All rooms were roomy.”
 of 5 bubbles SylviaA478, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask the office and they'll help.”
 of 5 bubbles glems2016, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on second floor have the views”
 of 5 bubbles jennyhayden, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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