We stayed at the Anchor Inn for one night. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and offered a number of suggestions for activities and dining in the area.
We stayed in one of the non-beach-facing rooms. We were impressed with the size of the room, quite large. It also had kitchen facilities including a range, microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom was equally impressive, spacious and spotless with a heated mirror to prevent fogging.
The bed was very comfortable and the room was well insulated from noise. With the windows open, we could hear the surf from across the street, but with them closed, it was completely silent.
The Anchor Inn is located halfway down the Kaikoura penninsula. It's probably a 20 minute walk to the main restaurant and business district. However, there are several other restaurants further down the peninsula (The Pier and the Green Dolphin) and somewhat closer... maybe 10 minutes walk.
The Anchor Inn is well situated for a hike to the seal colony and along the penninsula clifftop trail. We did a loop of it and returned to the hotel in around 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Gorgeous views, highly recommended.
The Anchor Inn has laundry machines available... one washer and one dryer. A cycle on both was $4 ($2 each) and a soap packet was $1.
We asked about internet and were told that their setup required a special device called a "vodem" and that it was being used by another guest. We never got the chance to try it... however, they were very kind in allowing us to use the computer in their reception office for email and internet for free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
- Anchor Motel Kaikoura