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Anchor Inn Motel

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Managed to get the last unit in this place, Kaikoura fully booked out, what a coup. Room was fabulous, not beachfront, lovely afternoon sun at the rear of the unit, how nice sitting outside in the warm weather with a chilled glass of wine or beer. Very well appointed with cooking facilties and a good array of cutlery, utensils, crockery....

Thank eab294
Peebles, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Why did we only spend one night here on our trip round the north of South Island. Kiakoura is a delightful spot and the walk round the headland has wonderful views of sea and coastline along with plenty of wildlife - including basking seals in large numbers. The Anchor Inn is quality accommodation, very clean and well equipped. The welcome...

Thank John S
Tibshelf, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We had a 3 night stay here in a 2 bedroom duplex unit. The unit was very clean, well equipped and comfortable. It is located right on the sea front and the views are excellent. It is a little way away from the downtown area but the benefit of this is it is quiet. The best restaurant in town is...

Thank Alan S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2015

We were very comfortable here and had everything we needed. The Anchor Inn seems to be very well run. The owners are extremely pleasant and helpful. Many rooms have a sea view, just over the road from the beach. The Inn is about a mile from the town (a good thing from our point of view as it's quieter) but...

Thank Debbie K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2015

As soon as we walked in we felt comfortable. Pauline was a superb hostess. She was friendly & very helpful. Our room was large & well equipped. It felt as if someone cared & was immaculately clean. If we pass this way again this will be on our list. Thank you, Pauline

Thank Trvellers2
Reviewed 2 February 2015

This was an amazing place to stay. The room was spacious, immaculate and set out beautifully with everything you might need from a microwave to DVD player. The bed was very comfy and it was very quiet at night. The owners were lovely making us very welcome and took us to our accomodation which was a lovely corner room with...

Thank anneplusone
Reviewed 30 January 2015

I looked all over the internet for somewhere else to stay in Kaikoura that had a sea view, two bedrooms, handy location and good quality fittings and found...nothing! So we stayed here again! And I was pleased that we did so. The new owners (since three years ago) are very nice indeed and the units were clean, comfortable and well...

1Thank tipsfromatraveller
Reviewed 28 January 2015

We have just left this place and had a really enjoyable time. The owners were completely devoted to ensuring we enjoyed our stay and were kindness itself. The rooms were well-equipped, roomy and spotlessly clean. It must take a lot of hard work to keep a place like this running as well as it does and we were extremely grateful...

Thank SmithsofNottingham
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

A great motel - the rooms view and mini patio on a beautiful day was a delight and so relaxing after a v long drive. The room was very well appointed and quiet. Pauline's guidance to the Roadside BBQ Seafood was great so add my recommendation too..

Thank Stuart F
Witney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Keith and Pauline are the best! The Anchor Inn has come to be our benchmark against which other accommodation is compared. Few if any come close ...... There is nothing to complain about and insufficient space for superlatives but just a few comments. We wanted peace and quiet so chose this part of Kaikoura. You need car as it is...

Thank Michael W

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: $175 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Anchor Inn Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Anchor Hotel Kaikoura
Anchor Motel Kaikoura
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kaikoura
#1 Luxury 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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