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Robina, Australia
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing place to stay! Paul and Lyn greeted us very warmly, personally showed us to our room and provided us with advice on locations for dinner. The rooms are spotless, well appointed, warm with excellent views. My only regret us that we could only stay one night in Kaikoura!

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The good: The motel had a great view of the ocean if you get one of the rooms. There are some that do not face the ocean. The bad: Room 15 didn't have heat. Its chilly in September here. Also, the shower ran out of hot water fairly quickly.

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Thank TAZCEW
Mrs_wendys69, Manager at Anchor Inn Motel, responded to this review

Sorry for the inconvenience , we have had the Heat pump looked at and the setting were changed around to heat only again on the remote from cooling only. All our units have 180 liter hot water cylinders , and usually this is suffice , and the bath will take most of that if used. A quick word with Lyn... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The room was a good size, clean and accessible on the ground floor. The bathroom was huge, and looked to be wheelchair friendly. The room seemed to have been freshly painted, and the kitchenette was big enough to cook a meal. We only stayed overnight, but Lyn was really helpful with advice and rang and booked for us at The... More 

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christchurch
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We recommend highly the Anchor Inn on the Espalanade in Kaikoura. Super comfortable rooms, Sky TV, coffee and tea making....great little kitchens, super showers with natural toiletries to use. We had a wonderful stay and had a fantastic nights sleep....just bliss....Thank you

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Coventry
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived and we're welcomed by the owner who was friendly and welcoming showed us to our room and gave us details of the stuff in the room. They have free Wi-Fi available via codes from reception. The room was large with amazing views of the sea. A decent sized kitchenette, the place was really clean. When we were leaving... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

We loved staying here, Lyn was so lovely and we really enjoyed the central location and her recommendations of local things to do and places to eat. The room was comfortable, clean and really great value.

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1 Thank Kerrilyn G
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is our second time staying at Anchor Inn, and we were not disappointed. Located just enough out of "town" to be quiet, but close enough to walk. The owners are helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Our room for 5 nights was warm, well-equipped, clean, and comfortable for a family of 4. We love the "lounge" area and upstairs bedrooms. A... More 

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Spacious studio with well equipped kitchenette (including fresh milk) and bathroom. Friendly hosts. Lyn recommended and booked us for dinner at the Pier Hotel. We enjoyed the food and the sunset. Close to town for food and shopping. Great selection at the New World supermarket a bit further. Easy access to whale watching, dolphin encounter, and seal watching. Convenient for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Have just spent two nights at a 5* accommodation in Kaikoura, whoever rated this was drunk or blind, left wanting to stay another night, went to anchor Inn Motel and over the many years have no changed our stay until now. Great, very friendly greeting and shown to our room, given the details on how it works tv and heating,... More 

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My Husband and I loved staying here, Lyn was very friendly & so helpful. Fantastic Room, with a Fantastic View, across the road from the water, we will be back for sure.Loved this place. Kaikoura has so much to offer as well 👍

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Anchor Inn is a modern and stylish motel superbly situated on the Kaikoura waterfront with most rooms enjoying magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the stunning Kaikoura Ranges.Our award-winning motel offers a range of studios and family units which are spacious and well-appointed, fully self-contained, climate controlled and double-glazed for your total comfort and enjoyment.The Anchor Inn holds a 4+ Qualmark star rating and a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.We provide a guest laundry, wireless internet, Sky's 50+ channels and an extensive DVD library. Secure off-street parking is provided in our enclosed courtyard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Inn Motel

Address: 208 Esplanade | Cnr Margate Street, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Kaikoura
Price Range: $179 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#2 Family Hotel in Kaikoura
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“Don't stay in the Executive Suite ' cos its ours!!!”
 of 5 bubbles SimonW123, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room was next to busy road so quite noisy. only drapes at windows so anyone can see in when they are open.”
 of 5 bubbles mystified555, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea facing”
 of 5 bubbles CKWJ30, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This was a MOTEL not Hotel, We were facing the sea which was road side but couldn't hear traffic just waves:-)”
 of 5 bubbles 100JRex100, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea views and mountain views, close to town, reasonably priced comfortable rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 437mandt, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
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