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Anchor Inn Motel
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Kaikoura
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My wife and I had a delightful stay in this delightful motel looking over the South Pacific. We stayed at the motel for 5 nights and brought in 2014 at the Anchor Inn. Everything was first class at the motel and our hosts were a delightful couple. Our walk from the seal colony to the South Bay was fantastic. The highlight of the trip was our whale watching experience, an absolute must thing to do. Kaikoura is not just about whale watching, lots of other things to do and I even had nine holes at the local golf club, very picturesque although it did rain. This was a really great place to end the year and start a new one and would recommend this motel to all travellers and the town itself.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Graham M
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Very welcoming helpful hosts with helpful advice and info of the area. The room was fabulous, spacious, clean, quiet - all you could wish for. Walking the peninsula is beautiful and the motel compliments the whole experience of the area. Good Wi-Fi and great location and well priced.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erica P
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We stayed for two nights over Christmas and as other reviewers have said, were delighted with our room and the facilities. Pauline and Keith are perfect hosts and we came away wondering if running a B&B on the beach at Kaikoura would be a far better alternative to our desk jobs in Singapore!

Stay here, great rooms, fabulous views and brilliant value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We had a lovely two night stay at Anchor Inn during our recent NZ holiday. We arrived on a public holiday so had to shop around to find accommodation but luckily we found the Anchor Inn and were offered a discount for a 2-night stay. The location was superb, right across the road from the ocean with snow-capped mountain views.

Room was clean and spacious, had a sofa, table and chairs, large bathroom and well equipped kitchenette. Guest laundry was available with either dryer or an outside clothes line. Was within walking distance of town centre and shops and a hotel at the top of the hill. A door opened to a small outside patio a pleasant place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.

The hosts were very knowledgeable and helpful. Pauline very kindly allowed me to use her computer to print a statement when I had a conflict with my bank accounts and this was very much appreciated.

Would recommend this motel to anyone wanting to stay in Kaikoura. And keep an eye out for the ice cream van which parks just across the road, simply the best!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

What a great place to stay! Beautifularea to walk and take in the ocean beauty. The room was lovely with a place for everything. We enjoyed having a sofa and table and also a dining table w/chairs as we needed to use the computer. There is very good wifi here. Our hosts were very helpful and gracious with tips on where to go for long and lovely walks. We would recommend the Anchor Inn to anyone as our experience was terrific in every way.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DenverMomasita
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We just stayed here one night but wished we had been staying longer. Efficient booking and very welcoming owners. The room was clean, attractively furnished and well equipped and had a lovely view out to sea. It is in a nice, quiet part of Kaikoura but within easy walking distance of the town and some very good restaurants (we have tried two of them). We did not find the windows a problem as it is towards the far end of the town so very few people are walking by.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank MaggieM_10
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

What a fabulous view out to sea from our lovely motel room. It was nice to stay in a motel and have our own independence. We cooked in our little kitchenette - which was well kitted out with clean and matching utensils and crockery. We really enjoyed the spa bath too. A really good base for our two days in Kaikoura.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Becky W
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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 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
Price Range: £76 - £125 (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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