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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #3 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed here on our first night touring New Zealand and we were well suited. It is a lovely motel, very quiet, right by the sea and in walking distance of places to eat. The host was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2013

Dear Janet, Thank you so much for your recent review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at the Anchorage Motel and the breath taking views we have across the bay to Russell and beyond. It is a great location we have that allows people walk to all the attractions, shopping and Dining that Paihia has to offer and we are pleased you made the most of that. We hope the rest of your tour around New Zealand has been enjoyable and that you get the chance to return to Paihia in the future. kind regards

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had one night at the Anchorage (wish we could have spent more time there).
Unfortunately the weather gave us a great lightening and thunder show most of the night which woke us up several times.
The unit was clean and tidy.
Great big beautiful bed and good quality linen + towels in the bathroom of which there were plenty for our one night.
Highlight was the spa bath which T thoroughly enjoyed and I feared he would not ever get out!!
Great place in a good location - we would definitely stay here again.
Friendly helpful staff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2013

Dear Tony & Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to right a review about your stay at the Anchorage Motel. We are glad you enjoyed the comfort of our rooms and linen provided even though the storm did it's best at waking you. Most of the Paihia residents are still talking about the amazing lightning display we got to witness that night, it's not often we experience such storms in Northland!! The Spa pool is a wonderful feature to our property in summer or winter and we are thrilled you made the most of it during your 1 night stay! We hope one day you get to return to Paihia and make your stay with us a longer one. kind regards

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

We had two nights at the Anchorage and the location is great, the room was clean, warm and very comfortable. The staff were really friendly and very helpful. I would definitely stay again next time I'm in Paihia.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Dear Toni, We really appreciate the time you took to write a review about your stay here with us in Paihia. Denis and I are delighted you found everything to your liking and appreciated the renovated, comfortable clean rooms we offer here at the Anchorage Motel. We do hope that you get to visit the bay of Islands again and we look forward to having you stay with us when that happens. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Rooms are clean and bright and the service friendly and efficient!
We loved the bed and quality linen. Heaps of towels and ample space. Lovely views from the
room. Will definitely stay again.
The only regret we have is not having enough time to make use of the spa pool situated by the bbq area... next time though!

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Hi Minime, Thanks for you wonderful review. We appreciate your comments on the quality and quantity of linen we offer, as we do endeavour to make our guests as comfortable as possible so they can experience a great nights sleep while on holiday. It’s a shame you did not get to chill out in the spa, which is lovely during the winter months as the cool air allows you spend longer time in the warmth of the spa. No fear though, the spa pool will be nice and warm for you when you next come to visit. We look forward to your return trip to Paihia and the Anchorage Motel.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I just loved my quiet weekend away at the Anchorage. In a quiet end of town, with the waves a few metres away and a wonderfully comfy bed, I had three of the best nights sleep I've had in years. The fully equiped kitchen was an excellent bonus, rooms are spotlessly clean, and the interim manager-on-duty was very friendly and helpful. I'll definitely return, this is kiwi hospitality at its best.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2013

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and such a positive one too! We are delighted that you found such comfort in our beds and the sound of the ocean only metres away that provides such soothing sounds to lure you into a deep sleep. We cherish the staff we have on board, who go out of their way to keep the place clean and provide that Kiwi hospitality which you enjoyed during your stay, we will pass on your kind words to them. Denis and I very much look forward to you coming and staying with us for your next great sleep.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

A great place to stay very clean ,walking distance to shops a great restaurant next door ,beautiful views across the Bay of Islands to Russell. The local tourist advice was great and thank you for the homemade treats delivered to our room . Would defiantly stay there again .

Room Tip: Upstairs has the best Bay views
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anchor01, Owner at Anchorage Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2013

Thanks for taking the time to review our Motel and your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the beautiful views and appreciated the local advice, we hope it came in handy and you got to see and experience some of the beautiful things we have to offer in the Bay of Islands. We always endeavour to make our guests feel at home during their stay so very happy to hear you enjoyed our homemade treats. We look forward to you coming back and staying with us here at the Anchorage Motel in the future.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

What better recommendation can we give than choosing to stay at Anchorage for the third time with terrific hosts like Denis and Aileen. Dave and I wouldn't consider staying any where else when in the Bay of Islands. Why? Spacious, clean, well appointed, rooms (No 7 is our favourite) air conditioned, attractively decorated, comfortable beds. Gorgeous views over the bay regardless of weather. The cruise ships are a sight to behold during the warmer months. For a mind blowing day trip, Aileen will book you in on the bus tour to go buggy board down the huge sand dunes (or watch others) Drive down 90mile beach, visit the gum diggers fields and kauri museum from yesteryear finishing up at the best fish and chip shop in NZ that over looks yet another beautiful bay. Then there is the onsite spa pool and an all day restaurant right next door and the historical treaty grounds. I could go on but best you just go stay at Anchorage and experience it all for yourself.

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

Dear Val & Dave what can I say, what a wonderful review of our property we would like to thank-you so much. Denis and I love having you both visit us in the Bay of Islands over the past few years and we look forward to your next visit.

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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 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £63 - £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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