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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #5 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We arrived late,tired and hungry Aileen signed us in quickly gave directions for food and drinks and we were away. Couldn't believe how close to everything. Opposite beach and easy walk everywhere else. Aileen booked us into tours and gave us discount cards for restaurants all very good service. Would liked to have stayed longer than our 3 days but had to get away. We were finding Auckland booked out but Aileen found accom. near the airport where the hosts deliver you to the overseas terminal anytime day or night. Again great service. Loved Paihia would go back for longer relaxed stay anytime. Agree with Keith M on the smoking issue but rooms great and service friendly. Thanks Aileen.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review of your recent stay with us. It was certainly our pleasure to assist you with local information and pass on discount vouchers to help you get the most out of your Bay of Islands experience. We were also only too happy to help with your other accommodation needs in Auckland. It was lovely to have you stay with us and we would welcome you back on your next visit to Paihia, hopefully for your desired longer stay! PS. We are definitely looking into creating a "designated" smoking area away from the units to add to the comfort of all our guests and we appreciate your comment.

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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Great location, great staff and all the amenities you need for a wonderful Bay of Islands holiday.
Close to town, close to beach and pool and hot tub on site to sit and watch the world go by.
Didn't want to leave....

Room Tip: Sea view , upper level .
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2013

Your fantastic review is very much appreciated. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our very central location and found time to relax in our salt water pool and spa. Maybe time will allow you to stay longer with us on your next visit to Paihia :-)

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Great place to stay, very convenient, easy to find - right on beach and close to centre.
Small (but adequate) pool if needed. Kitchenette was a real bonus. All facilities and clean and tidy.
Aileen was great, very friendly and helpful - small shared balcony only reason it did not get 5.
Wish we had stayed longer - maybe next time.
Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

We do appreciate the time you took to place your feedback on your recent stay with us. It is lovely to hear you were able to take advantage of our handy location and make use of your unit's kitchen facilities whilst staying with us. Our salt water pool is among some of the larger ones you will find available in Paihia and it's great you were able to enjoy cooling off on a hot summers day! Our shared balcony does give our rooms all easy access and many friendly conversations have been struck up between our guests while enjoying the stunning sea views. We are sorry also you weren't able to stay longer with us but hopefully on your next visit time will allow you to take a longer break away :-) Thanks again.

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

This motel is superbly located on the beachfront, close to restaurants, and has first class facilities and fittings. Although we had been a little concerned about possible noise from the nearby main road this proved not to be the case. Very helpful hosts. One slight downside is the way some guests choose to sit outside units and smoke with the smoke entering adjacent units. With such lovely weather it is a pity to have to close doors and windows. One dispute over this issue occurred during our stay. Perhaps a smoking area could be created away from the units?

Nonetheless we had a really enjoyable break.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2013

Thanks so much for placing your helpful feedback of your recent stay with us. We are pleased you enjoyed our wonderful location and facilities during your visit to Paihia. We are sorry to hear you had a disagreement over other guests smoking on the balcony as we were not aware of this at the time of your stay. We really appreciate your fantastic suggestion to create a smoking area away from the rooms and we will definitely be putting some serious thought into finding a suitable alternative area for this to ensure the comfort of all guests. Once again we are happy to hear your stay with us was still an enjoyable experience and we would love to welcome you back on your next visit to the beautiful Bay of Islands.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We enjoyed the Anchorage Motel! The room was spacious and the bath luxurious. We used the jacuzzi tub each night. The bed was large and comfortable. I appreciated the internet access and the kitchenette was a plus.

Aileen was a sweetheart; very helpful and her recommendations were spot-on!

Definitely recommend!!

Room Tip: We got the 2 bedroom suite and the bath was spa-quality.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Your wonderful feedback is very much appreciated. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and got to experience our little piece of paradise here in Paihia. We feel having a comfortable bed while staying away from home is a necessity to having a relaxing holiday hence why we have added extra comfort layers to all our beds. Great to hear you took advantage of our free WIFI we offer on arrival and also the kitchenette to make the most of your stay. It was lovely to meet you both and we would love to welcome you back if you ever have the chance to visit our way again.

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Booked at last minute and was very happy to find one of the most tidiest motels I ever stayed in. Close to all amenities as well as a quality view across the bay with the beach just meters away, we couldn't ask for more. Well done Denis and Aileen, keep up the great work!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Thank you for your positive review on your recent stay with us. It is always rewarding to hear comments on the cleanliness of our rooms as our girls work very hard to ensure they are always kept up to such a high standard. I will be sure to pass your comments onto them also. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the wonderful sea views across the bay from your room and being so handy to all the amenities that our little township offers our visitors. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we would love to welcome you back the next time you are visiting Paihia.

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I travel for business and, when in the area, always travel for an extra hour after my working day has finished to stay with Aileen & Dennis. I have done this for a few years now as their accommodation is as comfortable and well appointed as any modern home.
I stayed most recently with my teenage daughter for two days. We both loved the proximity to the beach & shops and the gorgeous pool/spa area.
Booking a room is simple and accurate. Check in and check out is never a fuss and Aileen does her upmost to accommodate arrival and departures out of normal office hours.
The motel is situated on a corner with units well back from the road so both foot and vehicle traffic noise is minimal. With no motels right next-door noise from other visitors is also minimal.
Rooms are fitted out with all the necessities required for a self-sufficient stay as well as having tasteful art and stylish modern decor.
Nothing is a problem for these lovely hosts and definitely add value to the stay with their excursion, dining, shopping suggestions.
This level of service is continuous with high standards maintained throughout the year.
The Anchorage Motel is the gold standard other establishments should aspire to.
Thanks Dennis and Aileen for a home-away-from-home.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2013

Wow! We can't say enough to show our appreciation of your glowing review. We always love having you stay with us and it's humbling to know you add on the extra travelling time at the end of your working day to be our guest here at the Anchorage. It was so nice that you could take some time out with your daughter recently and you were able to relax and enjoy our pool and spa. As someone who stays with us frequently throughout the year, it makes us feel very proud that you always find our accommodation standards at a very high level. Of course, we look forward to hosting you again when you are next in our area for business or pleasure :-)

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Additional Information about 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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £67 - £150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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