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Anchorage Motel

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We had a wonderful 11 nights here. Denis and Aileen welcomed us like we were visitors to their home. Could not do enough for us. Our large comfortable unit was serviced every day by very friendly housekeeping staff. The pool was clean and refreshing, Very handing walking position to restaurants shops ferries and attractions. Happy hour next door which finished... More 

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Thank mccrory2015
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Phil and Katrina, Thank you for your glowing review and kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Our pool area is a great place to relax and enjoy life. We look forward to your next visit and maybe a fishing trip too. Many thanks, the team at the Anchorage More 

worcestershire
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42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Very good location for walking into Paihia, room could do with an update, some 'tatty' furniture etc. Very noisy position on the corner of main road. Overpriced compared to other motels nearby. Some loud music noise 3-6 pm from next door cafe...happy hour! Overall reasonable motel.

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Thank brianWorcestershire
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Brian, We happily offer a selection of studios at varying prices. The room you requested and booked was our largest deluxe studio, with great sea-views. Our prices are competitive with other Waterfront properties. The music provided by the Restaurant next door is on a Sunday afternoon only from 3 -6pm. We appreciate constructive criticism from our guests as we... More 

Iowa
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

When checking out, we told the owner that we'd like to take our room with us to use on the rest of the trip. It was modern and very clean. There was plenty of storage. We weren't constantly tripping over luggage. Great bathroom -- large shower, nice towels, etc.. The kitchenette, though small, was very functional. We had no problems... More 

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Thank Judy H
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Kauaifan, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we greatly appreciate your comments. Our staff work really hard to ensure everyone enjoys their stay with us, thank you for noticing. We agree our views and location are just perfect for a stay in the Bay. We look forward to welcoming you back again. The team at Anchorage More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Went up to the bay of Islands for a few days at the end of a 17 days trip to New Zealand and words cannot describe how beautiful it was. The Anchorage Motel has breathtaking views of the surroundings. It was the perfect way to finish off the holiday. The staff where great, the facilities where impeccable

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Paihia is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy the breath taking views on offer. We are delighted you found your room comfortable with everything one needs for a few nights. More 

minneapolis
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386 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2015

My husband and I spent two nights i. This motel while traveling thru northern NZ. We were very comfortable. We were right across the street from the sea, walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops and the dock to go over to Russell. Bed, bath were great. Quiet at night - comfy pillows. Would stay again and recommend.

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We are lucky to be so close to all Restaurants and local attractions. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Bay. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

This motel was across from the sea and had everything you could need and a lovely lady in office. Bed was comfy and a choice of pillows. The air conditioning was handy but only used for about 10 minutes due to a lovely sea breeze. Will definitely be back to this area and will stay here again.

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Thank Denis K
alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review. We agree that we have the perfect place to anchor for a stay in Paihia. Glad you enjoyed the comfy bed and air-conditioning, we love the afternoon sea-breeze too over summer. We would love to welcome you back on your next stay in the Bay. More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2015

Had a fantastic stay at the anchorage hotel! We were offered discounted rates at high quality restaurants also for staying with them which was awesome! 10/10 :) would definitely stay with them again :)

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for an awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us. Paihia has some great Restaurants, We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Cochrane, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Great place to stay. Nice and close to the beach but with a good pool and sunbathing area just in case you dont want the sand between your toes. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful with plenty of advice on things to do. Easy walking distance to plenty of good restaurants and the main shiopping area. The rooms... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience our wonderful location and the Bay. Sorry to hear you had problems with the wifi, we will look into this. More 

Western Norway, Norway
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

Excellent loaction,- close to the seafront and beach. Swimming pool in the "garden" and a spa. Useful WiFi - not too slow. Good parking for cars. All amenities available and roomsize very good. Laundry available for guests. Walking distance to shops, ferry, beach & more. Pricewise a bit above average but still acceptable. Staff friendly and helpful,- although some friends... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed the location and your stay with us. The pool area and beach just across the road and easy walking distance to everything is indeed a major plus. More 

Mandurah, Australia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2015

Loved the fact that the shower was not over a bath. All amenities were clean and more than adequate for our needs. No perfumed products were used as requested due to my husband's lung condition. The bed was lovely and comfortable. The only real critisism I could make, and it is hardly that, is that the step up to the... More 

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank for your a great review. We were more than happy to ensure the room was just right for you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, there are smaller steps at each end of the building to get up to the decking area. Hopefully we will see you back again. More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • 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: €100 - €182 (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
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#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”
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“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.”
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“Second floor for sure so that you get the view over the parking lot. All rooms were roomy.”
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“Ask the office and they'll help.”
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“Rooms on second floor have the views”
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