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Anchorage Motel

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Wiveliscombe
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

A last minute booking just after the new year gave us the chance to stay here for 2 nights. After a rather long journey and not knowing what to expect we were very pleased with our accomodation, It was spotlessly clean with every facility available. The location is great right opposite the beach. Many restaurants close by all serving top... More 

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

Thank you Heather for your amazing comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great being so close to many fantastic Restaurants. We look forward to see you again soon. More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Good location and clean rooms. You can see the ocean from your room and you are close to the town, but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet. A tad expensive but i think everything in Pahai is on the expensive side. I definitely recommend this motel if you are set on staying in Pahai. My only suggestion... More 

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

Hi Kyle, thank you for a great review. The ocean views are a definite bonus, added with the peace and quiet makes for a great location to enjoy the Bay. We are so proud of our staff they do a wonderful job ensuring all our rooms are of a high standard. Many thanks for taking the time to write a... More 

ash
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

Fantastic room with gorgeous view right over the beach and water. Fantastic location, although road noise was constant given the time of year. Pool was lovely. Very well appointed kitchenette, comfy bed in a generous size studio room and awesome shower! Would definitely stay again if up that way.

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, we are glad you enjoyed everything on your recent stay with us. Yes, the pool is a draw card with the amazing weather we are having. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Paihia. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

We had a wonderful 5 days in Paihia. Great location, close to restaurants ( nice one next door for evening meal, we found best breakfast cafe on start of pier), beach and shops. spacious rooms. We had a relaxing 5 days based around the pool and beach. my husband booked a fishing trip via the motel and had the best... More 

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

Hi Nanette, Thank you so much for a lovely review. We are so happy you had a relaxing holiday and enjoyed our spacious rooms. The Anchorage is indeed the perfect place to anchor for a holiday in the Bay, and the fishing is always great here. Once again thank you, hopefully we will see you again on your next visit. More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The rooms (serviced daily) are very clean and comfortable, and the location is great. Staff helpful. Swimming pool is really good. Minor problems with my room, mostly to do with maintenance but nothing too bad. The only thing I think really needs attention is the wifi - it was terrible in our room, which admittedly was at the far end... More 

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

Hi AshBB, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, our location is indeed perfect. It was nice your friends could also enjoy spending time around the pool with you and your family. And yes the small things do make a difference, so lucky a guest found your wedding ring in the bottom of... More 

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Location is excellent - right across from Paihia beach and along the road from restaurants and town centre. it was clean and tidy. There is a nice little recreation area with BBQ, pool and hot tub. Would be good for couples, singles or for family

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

Hi Andrew, thank you for your review, our location to everything Paihia has to offer is indeed a bonus. Our swimming pool area with spa pool, bbq and out-door seating is greatly enjoyed by all who stay and well used with the fantastic weather we are having. Thank you for staying with us. More 

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194 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

Having booked this motel after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, we were pleased that it lived up to its reputation. It is not a 4 star hotel, but it is a good motel, as advertised. It has clean, spacious rooms, with a view out across to the Bay of Islands. The bed was very comfortable. Tea, coffee and drinking chocolate... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sorry to hear that the Fridge annoyed you, we will look into this. Many thanks enjoy your travels. More 

Prince George, Canada
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

We spent 6 days here and found the motel to be in a perfect location - right across from the beach with gorgeous views - close to restaurants and downtown - lots of off street parking - rooms very spacious and extremely clean - start off point to visit all the sights in the north - staff very helpful. Would... More 

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

Thank you Rhonda for your lovely review, we are so happy you got to enjoy our Perfect location with the best views in the Bay. We are indeed lucky to be so close to everything Paihia has to offer our visitors. We have a great team who do an awesome job to make sure our guests rooms are well presented,... More 

Hampshire
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56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

Good spacious and comfortable rooms with beautiful views over the bay and well located across the road from the sea and close to shops, restaurants etc. The room was well equipped and we made good use of the facilities, eating in the two nights we stayed. We didn't have a problem with the Wi-Fi. We went on the ferry to... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your spacious room with a beautiful view of the Bay. There is certainly a lot to explore in and around Paihia, so glad you got to experience the best of our area. More 

concord
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102 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

I stayed here last year while visiting Paihia. Right across the street from beach and walking distance to town. The room is very spacious, comfortable bed with stove and refrigerator. If I have to say a "con" wish they had better free wifi. I would definitely stay here again.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you again the future. More 

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  • 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 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: $151 - $275 (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 Family Hotel in Paihia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Paihia
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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“Best views from top floors”
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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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“Second floor for sure so that you get the view over the parking lot. All rooms were roomy.”
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