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Hampshire
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...

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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.

concord
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.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2014

Very comfortably accommodation in great location overlooking the Bay. good vehicle access. Close to Russel ferry terminal which is worth a visit. Within a days return trip to the Kauri forest with giant trees.

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

Hi Tony, Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the Bay and got to do and see so much in your time with us.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We stayed here in 2012 as well and found the location convenient and Aileen very helpful. It was good to renew acquaintances again on this trip. The room we received was large and fully equipped for longer stays with dishes, cutlery etc. The place was spotless, the bed was comfortable and it was very quiet, which was important after our...

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

Thank you for your amazing review, We are glad you enjoyed your room with a view. It was lovely seeing you again. Our staff do a fantastic job of making sure everyone enjoys their stay, thank you for noticing the little things. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We stayed here in the middle of winter, was warm and comfortable. We travelled from Melbourne to Northland to check out potential wedding venues all around the area and found this place to be the perfect spot that was central to everything but also quiet. Denis and Aileen were fantastic and provided us great advice about the area. The bed...

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, our place is indeed the perfect spot to enjoy the views and relax. We are glad we were able to help with local knowledge. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

East Petersburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 21 November 2014

We found the motel easily and checked in. Offered a small bottle of milk, which we thought was nice and is apparently a New Zealand thing. The room was just right with a mini kitchen. The motel is within easy walking distance of the main street in Paihia, about 15 min. Lovely views on the bay. Very comfortable bed.

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

Thank you for your review, real fresh milk is indeed a NZ thing. We are glad you enjoyed your stay us, it is great being so close to the village centre, and being able to just walk to everything. Our spot just across the road from the beach is indeed the best.

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Great place to stay, checked in slightly early and this wasn't a problem. We had awesome views over the bay and the room was very clean and nicely decorated with everything we needed. Hosts were very helpful. We had a very pleasant stay.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we will see you back this way again.

Mmatheson
Reviewed 17 November 2014

We checked in at 1pm and were made very welcome by a lady in reception.The room had a view of the bay had a kitchen and was very neat and clean.The bed was comfortable and all the restaurants are within walking distance.We had a very enjoyable stay and will stay again when next in the Bay of Islands.

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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 enjoyed the views and your stay with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Very relaxing stay. Motel close to the town. We were upgraded to a one bedroom apartment which was lovely as we stayed 4 nights. The Hosts were very helpful in advising and booking trips for us.rooms were very clean and plenty of tea, coffee and fresh milk supplied.Kitchen had everything we needed to cook our own meals on a couple...

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

Thank you Joan for your lovely review, we are glad you had a relaxing stay with us, and got to enjoy the Bay of Islands.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2014

We were helped to this motel by an I-site adviser. On arrival we were given fresh milk for tea (bliss!) and lots of helpful info on local sights and events. When asked what we like to eat we were helped to a really good nearby restaurant. We were further helped to choose our trip round the bay, other things to...

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

Hi John, thank you for the great review, we love sharing our local knowledge with guests, and helping them to get to see the best of the Bay of Islands and New Zealand.

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Amenities

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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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  • 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 

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Address: 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $150 - $284 (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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