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Anchor Inn Motel

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Accommodation - Anchor Inn Motel. Copyright Anchor Inn Motel.

15 spacious & well appointed studios & family units with most enjoying magnificent sea and mountain views.

* NZ Tourism Awards Winner (2001/02/03)
* Qualmark '4 Star Plus' rated
* Qualmark Enviro-Bronze accredited
* Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
* Executive, Luxury & Standard Studios
* One & Two Bedroom Family Units
* Lovely climate controlled rooms
* Fully self-contained comfort
* Units serviced daily
* Relax & enjoy Sky TV or your favourite movie
* Wireless internet available
* Guest laundry
* Enjoy a Continental Breakfast
* All tours can be arranged
* Environmentally friendly Non-Smoking rooms

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The Anchor Inn is a luxury motel superbly located on the Kaikoura waterfront, with most rooms enjoying magnificent sea and mountain views.

This award winning complex offers a choice of Executive, Luxury and Standard Studios as well as One & Two Bedroom Family Apartments. All units are spacious & well appointed and are serviced daily for those guests staying more than one night.

Kaikoura is famous for whale watching and dolphin swimming and the Anchor Inn is ideally located to take advantage of these activities as well as the many other attractions Kaikoura has to offer.

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Review date:   February 9, 2018 4:37AM
Review:   We were welcomed with fresh milk and a huge smile. Our room is fabulous and how nice to have lovely hand soap and air freshener in the bathroom. Great view of the water from our windows. Top marks to Paul and Lyn.
Author:   Shea Wicks
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   February 8, 2018 2:33AM
Review:   This is a lovely motel, stunning views and spacious, well equipped rooms. Super comfy bed. Owners Lyn and Paul were so welcoming, booked us in at a restaurant, sorted the whale watching, nothing too much trouble. Would give 10 stars if I could!
Author:   Bev Malone
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   July 15, 2017 8:32AM
Review:   The owners are so friendly. Awsome people love them
Author:   Martharietveld Rietveld
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Review date:   November 30, 2016 8:19PM
Review:   We had a lovely time at the Anchor when we stayed in winter '16. The room was beautiful, the views absolutely gorgeous, and the owners so helpful. We know they had some earthquake damage in '16, but know also that they and the Anchor will come through it. We wish them all the very, very best.
Author:   Liz salt
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Review date:   September 1, 2015 10:48PM
Review:   Absolutely great friendly service and great price from the new owners. Spacious, spotless room with an amazing view of the ocean (& sunrise in morning). They went out of their way to make sure our truck was in a secure park, turned on the heater & electric blankets & showed us where everything was. Room had kitchenette, including hot plate if you did want to cook anything & REAL milk. Good shower. They even went & got us our dinner & a beer so we didn't have to move/take the truck out again. Only downside, is that we only stayed one night. Also, they thankfully rung us to advise I'd left something behind. Definitely rate this place.
Author:   Jacinta Graves
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