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Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 22 Picton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dunedin
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

We arrived by motorcycle on a wet evening and were warmly welcomed by Janet and Ian. We were introduced to our lovely room that was tastefully decorated. Our motorcycle was tucked safely away in the storage area. Janet provided us with a welcome drink of a beer brewed locally. Janet was a wealth of information regarding local sights and eating places.
We would recommend this B and B to anyone.
Thanks Ian for the excellent breakfast!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Staying with Ian & Janet was like staying with friends, but with the bonus there is no expectations on you. Free to come & go at will, choose a breakfast time to suit your own program and get the personal attention that makes you feel you count. Our 10 year old grand daughter was very reluctant to leave, that's a high recommendation right there!

Room Tip: Back room has an ensuite & direct access to the outdoors
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 29 June 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We enjoyed your lovely family visit and sharing in your awesome granddaughters success over that weekend. We hope to see you again some time. Kind regards Ian and Janet
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

From the moment we arrived on the ferry and were collected by Janet, we knew we were in good hands. The room we stayed in had everything we needed and our breakfasts each morning were cooked to our liking. Chatting to Ian and Janet and other guests was easy and informative and gives the stay a homely feel. Our son left his headphones behind and they are being posted back to us in Aus, what great service.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
thank you for your lovely review. We enjoyed having the 3 of you here and hope the rest of your trip was successful. We hope that the headphones arrived safely. We look forward to having you to stay again. kind regards Ian and Janet
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We had a great stay at Anchor Down reinforcing Picton is much more than a stopover to Wellington. The B&B is modern, quiet and well appointed and an easy walk into town. Janet and Ian are great hosts with a relaxing wine on arrival and easy going and informative about local attractions thereafter, and they provide a great breakfast and coffee. We will certainly be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

If you're bored to death with bland, can't be bothered to try, but we're going to charge you the earth anyway because we're part of a chain, then you may want to give the Anchor Down a call. It's a little bit like stopping with friends. The hosts Jan and Ian, might offer you a drink after a long journey, even a wee glass of wine depending on the hour! The rooms are lovely, breakfast is yummy and conversation is easy and plentiful. Just don't tell your friends, we don't want everyone finding out!

  • 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, 3 May 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely creative review of our home. We certainly enjoyed having you here. It was so nice meet you both and we know we shall see you again. kindest regards Ian and Janet
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

I have to hold my hands up and say I am one of those annoying people who researches every possible option before deciding where to stay for their holiday. My research certainly paid off! Our hosts, Janet and Ian, could not have made us feel any more comfortable and welcome. Our room was lovely and clean, the location is less than a five minute walk into the centre of Picton and I had seen that the breakfast were first class – they certainly were! Thank you Janet and Ian for such a great stay, we will be back. If you're reading this review and wondering whether to book - book! Lorna and Ryan Chinnock - Wellington, NZ.

  • 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, 3 May 2014
Hello Lorna and Ryan. What a lovely review you have done for us. We really enjoyed having you in our home and do hope that when you need a weekend break from the big smoke again you will stay with us. Kind regards Ian and Janet
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

comfortable room and fantastic breakfast. Great place as it offers very easy access to both sea front restaurants and bars. Hosts very friendly and helpful good things to do are down at wilderness guides the guys down there will sort a mint day out

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Janet and Ian D, Owner at Anchor Down Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 3 May 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review for us. We did enjoy meeting the 3 of you and hope to see you again. kind regards Ian and 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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