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Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 22 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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12 reviews
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“Great hospitality and advice”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Janet and Ian have modern rooms separate from their own living area which we like in B&Bs. Room 3 was spacious and well appointed. The generous breakfast included a special request for porridge. The advice they gave the three overseas visitors who were at breakfast with us was comprehensive, up to date and practical. They really know and love the South Island well.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
Thank you very much for you lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the porridge. We hope the rest of you trip has gone well and your long drive back through the Island was a safe and not too tiring one. We hope to see you back in Picton another time. kind regards Ian and Janet
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Jenny G
Anchor Down B & B was a fantastic place to stay while on business in Picton. The room was perfect for my needs and having a beautiful breakfast each day was great along with the coffee machine. Hosts were so lovely and friendly and accommodated my every need. I look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Hi Jenny. Thank you very much for taking the time to do this review. We appreciate your very kind words. It is great to know we will see you again on your next business trip to the mainland.

kind regards and a very Happy Easter.
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2014

We caught the ferry from Wellington a few weeks ago and Janet kindly picked us up in Picton.
Had a lovely stay at Anchor down, delicious breakfast, nice toiletries, comfy bed and lovely hosts. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: All rooms looked nice
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 11 April 2014
Julie, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We are both very glad you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you come back this way again, even for a coffee and a sharing of lovely places for you to visit.
kind regards Janet and Ian
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Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

After a tiring ferry crossing we happened in to the welcoming hospitality of Ian and Janet and were lucky enough to get room one with the private entrance and ensuite. Our hosts introduced us to a fine red wine and helped us formulate a plan for our trek around the South Island. After walking into town for dinner, we relaxed in the terraced garden just out the back of our room. Ian's stewed peaches were the hit at breakfast and we wished we could linger longer!
We are now at the end of our holiday and Janet and Ian stick in our minds as one of the truly enjoyable highlights of our journey.

Stayed March 2014
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you so much for this lovely review and we are so glad you had a relaxing time here.
We are very pleased you enjoyed the peaches! We hope to see you back again some time.
Be safe in all your future travelling and it was great to have met you.
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I rarely stay in B&B. This time I was so happy I did. Excellent experience, great location , very nice, new house..what was most important,-hosts were just so pleasant, welcoming.. We arrived late, our hosts were waiting for us.. Offered tea, glass of wine.. It was like a heaven after long journey .
Breakfast outstanding, we had a chat with Janet and other guests...
I would definitely recommend ... "The Place" to stay in Picton;)))

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Hello Michaela. Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure having you here. I do hope the Thar were out and about and ready for you both!! Wishing you safe travelling and I am sure we will meet again.
kind regards to you both, Ian and Janet
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

*great hosts - Ian & Janet with a glass of wine, cup of tea/coffee etc to make you feel welcome.
*Janet gave us lots of travel tips
*easy walk to town
*delicious breakfast
*all round excellent b&b
*met lots of other travelers & swapped stories over a glass of wine
*stayed 7 days, enjoying the walks especially the Queen Charlotte track, wineries & aircraft museum at Blenheim & especially the Belgian bakery in Picton (great bagels, sausage rolls & desserts!)

Room Tip: Back room has own shower etc, own private side entrance & access to the back decking
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Grace and Steve, thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We loved having you stay with with us and gosh it was so quiet in our evenings for a few days. We look forward to having you hear again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

Wonderful bed and tasty breakfast. New owners Janet and Ian going the extra bit to make you welcome.
Had a peep at room 1, looked like total bliss also room 3 was pretty good tho not as private as the window looked out to driveway. We has room 2 (Arcadia Suite) and booked knowing the loo and shower were separate rooms across the passageway for room 2 occupants only, another person did make use of these rooms which was a turn off tho maybe this was a rare thing as most guests would not be so rude. Would we go back......definitely if room 1 or 3 was available

Room Tip: Room 1 without a doubt
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 18 February 2014
Hello Chris thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope the rest of your trip went well.
kind regards Ian & Janet
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Property: Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast
Address: 15a Otago Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast is a modern home with three separate accommodation options. All rooms are on the downstairs level making for a cooler accommodation option in our warm summers. 1 Queen room with en-suite 1 King room that can convert to 2 singles with en-suite. 1 Large room with a King bed, that can be converted to 2 singles with a private external to room bathroom. We are a short 5 minute walk to the Picton waterfront and lovely cafes. A 10 minute walk and you are at the Picton Ferry Terminal. We offer a free pick up and drop off service to the Ferry between the hours of 8am and 8pm.We have free Wi-Fi, off street parking and offer a continental and cooked breakfast. Picton is a great place to start exploring the Marlborough region. ... more   less 
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