The Anchor Inn met all of our expectations. The rooms are a little spartan, but everything is clean and very comfortable. It looks brand new, but I understand that it isn't. The hotel is just a few steps away from the beach and I went out and took some beautiful pictures. Some reviews I saw complained about noise from the road but I didn't hear anything. Besides, there is very little traffic there. There isn't any food available on site, and you are a ways from the center of town, but you can walk to several restaurants in the area, or have food delivered. We didn't have a car since we had taken the train from Picton and were getting back on the train after the whale watching. They were also nice enough to give us a ride to the train station the next morning, saving us a taxi fare. If you are doing the whale watching trip, it leaves from the train station and you can leave your luggage there while you are on the boat, and then get on the train upon your return.
- 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