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“"A Wonderful Place to Stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Anchorage Motel

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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #6 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Browns Bay
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“"A Wonderful Place to Stay"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at the Anchorage Motel for two days in March prior to a family wedding and can honestly say that our stay there was excellent. Due to the accommodation and special thanks to Aileen it certainly got the wedding celebrations off to a great start.
Location:- The Motel is directly across the road to the beach and 5 minutes walk into Paihia town centre.
Rooms:- The room we stayed in, situated on the ground floor was very comfortable, recently refurbished, light and well decorated with all the modern appliances you would expect and inclusive of tea,coffee and milk. In addition the bathroom was massive and fitted with a whirl pool bath. Again all fixtures and fittings looked new and appeared to be of good quality. Room cleaned impeccably on a daily basis.
Grounds:- There was a pool, jacuzzi and large BBQ situated to the front of the motel all of which our wedding party made good use of.
Staff:- I cannot praise the staff enough, they where helpful and polite and even made arrangements for several of our guests to check in very late at night without any problems.
Overall:- An excellent choice whilst staying in Paihia and would recommend the Anchorage Motel without hesitation.

Room Tip: I wrote this review after staying in a ground floor room, all of which look towards the beach.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We spent a fantastic two days here in March prior to a family wedding. Facilities were excellent and rooms contained everything we needed. Good use was made of the pool, hot tub and barbecue area by all our party. Staff very obliging when help was needed with any extras. Will definately stay here again when we revisit New Zealand.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Browns Bay, Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Fantastic location, clean and tidy rooms, very accommodating staff.
We have stayed at the anchorage on several occasions over the past few years, our latest was for a few nights before our wedding In March, with our guests (20 people). We have always had a pleasant stay hence our return visits.
Since our first visit in 2008 we can clearly see that the Anchorage has been renovated and updated. The motel has always been and continues to be a very clean and tidy place.
The Anchorage staff were extremely helpful throughout the booking process and our stay.
The complimentary use of the BBQ, Pool and Spa is always an added bonus and began our wedding celebrations in style.
We would highly recommend the Anchorage if you are planning a trip to Paihia.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Terrigal, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

This motel has great views and a convenient location. Apartment was tastefully decorated and very clean. Spacious bathroom! Lovely well maintained pool spa and BBQ area. Staff were very friendly and obliging. I look forward to my next visit there. Definitely recommend it to friends.
Overall very enjoyable experience. Owner operated establishments win hands down every time in my opinion.

Room Tip: Away from the end of the building
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Chiclana de la Frontera, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Very well run , clean Motel. Little things like milk on arrival so that you could make a cup of tea was a nice touch. Owner very helpful. Unit very well equipped with wonderful views over the bay.
The pool area was spotless and the pool water very clean.
Only niggle was that we were at the end of the block near the corner and at night it was noisy--however there were earplugs provided! Yes really.
We would recommend this motel--it was full all the time we were there .It is also very well placed to tour the Bay of Islands

Room Tip: Ask for a room near reception as it will be quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Thoroughly recommended. Lovely apartment, helpful hosts, pool, spa pool, BBQ, laundry room, great sea views from the upper level. At one end of the promenade, but thus away from any bustle in the centre of the (very small) town and still only a short walk from the wharf, which is nearer than Google street view makes it appear. Excellent food including breakfasts literally next door at Al Fresco, bottle store (!) 100 metres up the road and convenience store round the corner. We had a great time.

Room Tip: Upper floor for sea views.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

A great spot to stay, close to the beach and a short walk to town. Nice and helpful owners, and the hotel room was clean and comfortable. Quiet at night but quite noisy in the mornings (if you want to sleep in). Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 8 March 2012
Hi Sophialindal, Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation, we appreciate your commments which give us the opportunity to improve. Thank you for your recommendation. Regards
Rebecca
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Additional Information about Anchorage Motel

Property: Anchorage Motel
Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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