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Anchor Inn Motel

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Room & Suite (45)
Pool & Beach (3)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
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Very nice and comfortable room and a quick hop and jump across the street to the beach. Very close to the Seal colony’s and great hiking trails overlooking the coast. Great local restaurants add to the cute costal community.
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Stayed here when we went whale watching in Kaikoura This is an excellent motel with all you need for a couple of nights stay. Lynn and Paul have done an excellent job of renovations after the earthquake
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Great location but don’t bother staying here if you don’t have a sea view room. The outside room space for other rooms is cramped and looks only at a hedge. It has no privacy and no view. The communal outside area is in the car park. Room was fine but services not great. Bed was
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Response from anchorinnkaikoura, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel
Responded 1 week ago
We Are so sorry about your stay with us. Your travel agent booked this room for you not us. I'm always on to them about the waterfront rooms. That's if the guest are coming from the UK. We take a credit card off everyone just in case the people staying in that room make a big mess which has just happened to us and i rang the travel agent to have them tell me they don't hold a credit card on the guest and i should of got one off the guest. So now we do. So sorry about the service on the room i just wish you had of come to the office and told me about it. I would of fixed it up there and then.Today i will be showing my staff this post that I'm not happy about the service part of it. If you ever come back our way again i will give you a free up grade to the waterfront Thanks Lyn.
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Breathtaking views from the room across the bay to the snow capped mountains. Room was large, well equipped & clean. Thanks to Lyn for care & help above & beyond when I injured myself and also helping out with dinner reservations & advice re things to do & travel plans.
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Response from anchorinnkaikoura, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel
Responded 1 week ago
Aussie, aussie, oi oi. I hope your knee is getting better while your looking around this beautiful Island. Thanks for your lovely review. Safe travels thanks Lyn xx
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We were originally going to stay elsewhere in Kaikoura but it was fully booked. Then we saw the Anchor Inn Motel. We were so glad we did. The room was so spacious and immaculately clean. It had everything we needed. We had chosen a garden view room but wish we had chosen a
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Response from anchorinnkaikoura, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your great review. Safe travels thanks Lyn xx
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Unit 5 , King Bed
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Unit 3 Veranda seating and view
room 1
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Spacious room with that view
Our motel is opened again now. We Have our Garden View studios and our 1 bedroom only available. Kaikoura is back to being beautiful again
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Our why not café down town is beautiful. we are opened again woohoo
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"Ask for a beach view if available."
"all rooms had a view to the sea."
"get a room on the side of reception. other rooms are nice as seaview, but towards road"
"All rooms are good!"
"sea view with rooms on the front."
US$125 - US$208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
anchor hotel kaikouraanchor motel kaikoura
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
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