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“Weekend away with my girls”
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Anchorage Motel
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Weekend away with my girls”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Great room, very clean and modern. Beds were comfortable. Aileen (the owner) was extremely helpful. She even offered to go down to the chemist to get my daughter seasick pills before we arrived!!! You can't ask for more than that! Very impressive. Great service. Would definitely go there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Bridget F
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear Bridget, it was great to have you and the girls stay with us for your weekend away. It’s never a problem to help our guests as much as we can, just trying to make your experience a memorable one!! Glad you found the beds comfortable, as it is always nice to have a nice sleep when you are away from home. We look forward to having you all come and visit again some day! Kind regards
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Port Townsend, Washington
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Everything about our stay was great- the room, view, beach access, cleanliness, hospitality- except for one thing. The motel is located on a corner, and the cars make too much noise at night. But, I would still choose this hotel again.

Room Tip: Further from the side street and upstairs is best.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Although you found yourself disturbed by the noise of cars, it is great to know you really enjoyed your time and all we have to offer here at the motel. Many thanks for your review and hope you make it back to Paihia another time. Kind regards
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Lovely room, clean and tidy. Totally enjoyed the beautiful pool and spa area. Quiet and relaxing environment. So close to town and other amenities. Would definitely recommend this Motel to those wanting to experience a extra special getaway.

Room Tip: Try the spa bath deluxe suite!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 27 February 2014
Hi Rachel, thanks for your wonderful comments and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay here and found the time to relax, chill-out and enjoy the pool area. We look forward to having you back again for your next ‘getaway’! kind regards
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

This was our second stay at the Anchorage, having been there 4 years ago, and we are planning to visit again possibly next year. We love the Bay of Islands and the motel is in an ideal location on the beach front. The facilities are clean and comfortable and if you need any help or advice this is given in bucket loads. We were silly enough to leave our laptop, and were very impressed as they organised it's return to our son's house in Auckland. When we are back home in the UK and staring at the rain and wind, we will look back at our visit with a smile on our faces.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Roger & Margaret, it was fantastic to have you stay with us on your recent visit to Paihia and we look forward to having you come back again next year!! We are always more than happy to give out some local advice. It’s not often laptops get left behind but glad it made it back to you safely and in working order J We hope you got some great photos of your holiday so you can look at the blue skies in them while back in rainy cold Uk!! See you next year, we hope. Kind regards
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Well situated and very convenient. Basic accommodation but a bit expensive probably because of the location. The room had a good view, the pool and hot tub were very good. Laundry facility a bit tatty but functional. This was my second stay at this motel.

Room Tip: You really must have a first floor seaview to get the best out of this motel.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Miriella23
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Valerie, it was great to have you stay with us for a second time. We hope as you where here in the peak of summer that you got to relax and make the most of the pool and spa pool area and enjoyed the beautiful views from your room. Kind regards
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Well situated and with views of the shores, the rooms are spacious and with efficiencies. It is a bit noisy with sounds from the street and from your neighbors but overall we liked our stay.
There is a pool and a hot tub and plenty of restaurants nearby.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay albeit being disturbed by your neighbours. We hope you managed to make use of the pool and spa! Kind regards
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed at the Anchorage for a couple days in January and we loved it! The room, service and view were amazing. The front office had our tour booked and went the extra mile booking our next hotel at the auckland airport. We would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in this area.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Beverley W
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anchor01, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review, 20 February 2014
Dear Beverley, we are delighted to hear that you loved your stay and especially the views. They are great! It is a pleasure for us to share our knowledge and make your holiday all the more enjoyable by helping you out with tours and onward accommodation bookings. Kind regards
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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 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#5 On the Beach 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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