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Anchor Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A very nice neat motel in a superb position on the esplanada at Kaikoura. We stayed here for one night only. Found the room to be very good, well stocked kitchenette, good bathroom, shower etc. Slept well after an excellent dinner at one of the restaurants recommended by the owners. Stay here, you will not be disappointed!

Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Nice place - good spacious room, clean and smart furnishings, very welcoming owners, excellent view out to the ocean just yards away....great value for money. Decent wi-fi and parking fine. Also well away from the busier 'not so smart' front along the other end of the bay, so calm and peaceful.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the sea if you want a view - well worth it.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martin H
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed at the Anchor Inn on our way north to visit our daughter in Blenheim. On checking in, we ere told that a corner unit had become available and we were upgraded to an impressively huge, beautiful and spotlessly clean room with windows on two sides, overlooking the bay, with the sea just across the very quiet Esplanade. The owners were friendly and approachable, and helpful when we asked for an electrical adaptor. The motel is at the far end of the Esplanade but within walking distance of some restaurants. The literature said a basic continental breakfast could be ordered but this was not offered when we stayed. We understood that they were short-staffed, and soon found a cafe just along the road. Having come from the UK with several stops en route, we appreciated the guest laundry. We would certainly stay there again.

Room Tip: We loved our corner unit, but it was difficult to get in and out of the allocated parking bay - and...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Beautifully placed on the quiet end of the Esplanade but walking distance to the shopping area, restaurants etc. Keith and Pauline are excellent hosts and make sure that you get the most out of your stay by not only making the units really comfortable with thought to the little touches but also giving excellent advice on what to do in the area. They are very friendly but not intrusive and very approachable. If returning to Kaikoura at any time I would make a beeline for The Anchor Inn!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Jill K
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

We visited this motel in the first days of the New Year. The owners were very helpful and friendly on the phone and when we checked in. The rooms are very well maintained and furnished to a high standard.

We had some small issues on the second day but they were all ironed out quickly and we received apologies from the owners. I think they were a bit stressed but they recovered by the afternoon. Keith has some wonderful recomendations for restaurants and excursions so make sure you pick his brains. Kaikoura is a wonderful place and I would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: I can'r remember what room number it is but the one in the far right corner is gorgeous
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Good accommodation, spotlessly clean and with plenty of amenities. It would be perfectly feasible to settle in here for a long stay. We did not spend much time in our room as we were out and about, and did not take advantage of the laundry facilities, but were glad to see them!
Our hosts could not have been more accommodating - even lending me a laptop when I couldn't sign on to the internet in our room!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

If you are visiting Kaikoura, this is the place to stay. Pauline & Keith are amazing owners, so warm and friendly. The room was spotless and very comfortable. Superb views from the room and to hear the sound of waves as we settled in for the night was very special indeed.

Thank guys, we will be back!

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Anchor Inn Motel

Address: 208 Esplanade | Cnr Margate Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: £81 - £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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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