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Cochrane, Canada
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Great place to stay. Nice and close to the beach but with a good pool and sunbathing area just in case you dont want the sand between your toes. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful with plenty of advice on things to do. Easy walking distance to plenty of good restaurants and the main shiopping area. The rooms...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a fantastic review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to experience our wonderful location and the Bay. Sorry to hear you had problems with the wifi, we will look into this.

Western Norway, Norway
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Excellent loaction,- close to the seafront and beach. Swimming pool in the "garden" and a spa. Useful WiFi - not too slow. Good parking for cars. All amenities available and roomsize very good. Laundry available for guests. Walking distance to shops, ferry, beach & more. Pricewise a bit above average but still acceptable. Staff friendly and helpful,- although some friends...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed the location and your stay with us. The pool area and beach just across the road and easy walking distance to everything is indeed a major plus.

Mandurah, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Loved the fact that the shower was not over a bath. All amenities were clean and more than adequate for our needs. No perfumed products were used as requested due to my husband's lung condition. The bed was lovely and comfortable. The only real critisism I could make, and it is hardly that, is that the step up to the...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank for your a great review. We were more than happy to ensure the room was just right for you. We are glad you enjoyed your stay, there are smaller steps at each end of the building to get up to the decking area. Hopefully we will see you back again.

auckland
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We have stayed at Anchorage Motel twice before and will go back again when we next visit the Bay of Islands. The accommodation is well appointed and has magnificent views onto the ocean. Walking distance from lots of choices to eat and the main Paihia 'cbd' Good value and our preferred choice to stay.

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jack Thank you for an awesome review, We are delighted that you keep returning to enjoy our place and all it has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Paihia.

Kihei
Reviewed 21 February 2015

The views of the bay and the convenient walk to Paihia make this a nice place to stay. Our room was clean and spacious, parking convenient and appreciate the free wi-fi. Aileen sometimes gave the impression that doing her job was a "chore" i.e. not a very warm and friendly attitude. Sometimes felt like our inquires were bothering her. Other...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Hi Raymond, thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are happy you enjoyed staying with us and enjoyed the amazing views and location. We are very sorry and do apologize that you feel as though you had not been given a warm and friendly welcome. Our staff work really hard to ensure all guests rooms are...

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Reviewed 8 February 2015

This was our first accommodation booked in the North Island and we weren't disappointed! Anchorage Motel is comfortable, convenient for Paihia and has great views of the bay. We spent 5 nights there and were able to divide our time between relaxing and BoI activities. Aileen and Coral were friendly and helpful and Aileen booked some activities for us, securing...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Ruth for a 5 star review, we are happy you enjoyed your stay and found everything to your liking. We definitely have one of the best locations in town, nice and close to everything yet peaceful and relaxing with stunning views. We are more than happy to share our knowledge of the Bay and its many attractions. We...

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2015

3rd accommodation of 19!! If we had to choose just one place to return to it would be here. Staff very friendly and helpful. We had a first floor room, spotless and very comfortable, and the view from the room was fantastic. The room had self catering facilities which were great. We also had their breakfast basket which is very...

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Thank you for an amazing review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to your return visit.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We had friends visiting and wanted to go somewhere in New Zealand where neither they or us had been before. We chose Northland and used Paihia as our base. We only stayed for 2 nights, but were able to get to all the sights (90 Mile Beach, Russell, Whangarai, KeriKeri and of course, Waitangi. The Motel was very clean. We...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you and your friends enjoyed exploring Northland, and found our place was just perfect for you. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2015

I have just spent 3 nights in the Anchorage while in Paihia and had a wonderful time. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, even booking a trip for me! Great location, great facilities, clean and very relaxing. I will definitely be back and highly recommend. LS

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, we are so happy you had a relaxing enjoyable stay with us. We would love to see you back again soon.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2015

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the Anchorage. It is well located and is within reach of restaurants and amenities by foot. The accommodation was well appointed, immaculate and comfortable. Fully equipped kitchen to churn out some meals. Spa was bliss. Staff were extremely friendly, warm and helpful. Apartment was serviced daily without being requested. Very...

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alf0798, Front Office Manager at Anchorage Motel, responded to this review

What a fantastic review thank you very much, we are happy you and your daughter had a relaxing and enjoyable stay and found our location just perfect for you. We look forward to welcoming you again to Paihia on your next visit .

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Anchorage Motel A warm welcome from owner/hosts, Aileen and Denis. Ideally located motel on the central waterfront of Paihia, in the subtropical Bay of Islands, the cultural hub and recreational Mecca of historic Northland. Come and anchor at our spacious luxury accommodation, designed for comfort and relaxation. Ideal place to stay for couples, family groups and business people. The ideal anchorage for your holiday in the Bay of Islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchorage Motel

Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $136 - $335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Anchorage Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Anchorage Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#2 Family Hotel in Paihia
#2 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“Our room was off to side looking out the drive way straight at water over the other side of the road. Loved it.”
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“Ground floor was easy access and didnt find it too noisy at all. Probably not as good a view as the higher floors but still pretty.”
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