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Anakiwa 401

401 Anakiwa Road R D 1, Anakiwa 7281 New Zealand
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Small, homely & hosted self-catering guesthouse accommodation with waterfront location in the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Perfect place to relax at the end of the Queen Charlotte Track or stay here and enjoy day walks, swimming, biking, kayaking, boat cruises, water-skiing, fishing, marine life, native birds & bush, glow worms and wine tasting in New Zealand's largest wine making region, Marlborough. The Guest Wing is a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom (double & king single twin rooms) fully equipped self-catering accommodation. Also available is a one-bedroom self-contained Bay View Apartment. All beds are fully made up including towels. Free use of kayaks to explore the bays. Complimentary toiletries & unlimited wifi. Book direct for the best rates. Official Partner of the NZ Cycle Trail. The Green Caravan Cafe is on site offering delicious coffees, ice-creams, cold drinks & snacks during summer.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Coffee shop
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Billiards
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Dining area
Private balcony
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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AWBE wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions10 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at Anakiwa 401, in the Guest House. The accommodation was spacious, clean and equipped with everything we needed. Beautiful landscaped gardens with loads of places to kick back and relax. Tanya was a welcoming and attentive host. We were there in Autumn so the weather was cool but sunny. We made full use of the kayaks - they have a couple of doubles as well as singles, and life jackets provided. Beautiful bays to explore. The Queen Charlotte track starts/finishes on the doorstep. Perfect place to be whether you want to stay in or head outdoors. Will definitely go again, thanks Tanya and Shayne!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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88_Gem wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand159 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed here one night after our Queen Charlotte walk. It was so nice not to have to rush to catch the boat. We booked the self catering apartment, lovely hosts and room. We jumped of the jetty went for a swim. Cycled to the country pub for dinner (borrowed some cycles and helmets from accommodation) which is a must do easy cycle track to it 7km. And walked to see the glowworms at night. Got a shuttle the next morning with Link Bus couldnt recommendation this place more.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jaiselmeer wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Look out uf you want a TWIN booking, First time in 71 years I've experienced an ADDITIONAL FEE soooo high if you use a second bed. Ok for couples. But with two kids, using the bunks (marketed as KING SINGLES), the $165 a night wwould become $265 a night. Good for owners. Not so good for people staying. Hence lower rating. Asked for tea bags as they forgot to provide. They gave as a tiny bottle of milk too. Otherwise a pleasant place. Anakiwa is lovely for a nighf.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hello Jaiselmeer We were disappointed to receive your review & low rating, especially as you received exactly what you booked through booking.com, an ‘Apartment with 1 large double bed’. If you’d booked direct with us, you’d see this room is also available as a twin room (using the queen bed and one of the king single bunk beds as described) for a one-off additional $50 fee per stay, regardless of whether you stay with us for one night, 4 or seven - the longer you stay, the better value. So although you chose to book only one night and felt it would have been expensive had you paid it, it is actually good value to most guests who stay multiple nights. For us, it helps cover the additional costs of laundering, wear and tear on extra bed linen and time/labour costs to prepare an additional bed. Our family rate (for 2 adults and up to 2 children) in our Bay View Apartment is $210 per night. It isn’t advertised on any booking channels as $265 which you stated in your review - you are incorrect. We apologise the tea bags had not been replenished in time for your arrival but we trust you enjoyed them during your stay, as well as the milk we were happy to provide for you and the complimentary very late check-out of 3.30pm. Perhaps next time you’ll stay longer and enjoy the Bay View Apartment as a twin room setup.
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Lizzie H wrote a review Oct 2020
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Do yourself a favour and don’t head straight to Picton at the end of the QCT, stay a night in Anakiwa 401, have an ice cream from the Green Caravan, swim in the sea, check out the glow worms in the evening and relax. Shayne & Tanya were great at communicating before we arrived, very welcoming & the accommodation was fantastic, clean, tidy, well equipped kitchen & a deck overlooking the water. Easy to store our bikes & they even popped our bags on the boat for us the next day so we could cycle back to Picton. They mentioned the Link Pathway to us which turned out to be a bonus biking day which was a great trail! Highly recommend, thank you!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 29 Oct 2020
Hi Lizzie Many thanks for your lovely review. We’re so pleased you had a great stay with us and enjoyed the ride back to Picton on the Link Pathway. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Regards Tanya & Shayne
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Kewranger wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed two nights and it was too short. The hosts (Shayne and Tanya) are super and keep the place immaculate. They loaned us kayaks to go look at stingrays and nesting shags. Swam off the jetty across the road, walked some of the Queen Charlotte Track, admired glow worms and the Milky Way at night. Very comfortable bed with en-suite, and our own sitting room with TV. The shared kitchen made for some pleasant socializing but mostly it was very private. Tanya runs a coffee/ice cream caravan out front in the afternoons and it was brilliant to come back after a hike on the trail to a fresh flat white! We had a good meal at the Queen Charlotte Tavern about 7km up the road and full of character.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brett wrote a review Oct 2019
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Anakiwa 401 provides a pleasant, comfortable stay. The hosts are friendly and accommodating to yours needs. Our room was spacious and had all the amenities that we needed. Location is perfect. Quiet and private but also right at your doorstep is the water and the Queen Charlotte Track. Can recommend Anakiwa 401 for any budget or type of getaway that you are seeking. Thanks
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from AnakiwaJacks, Owner at Anakiwa 401
Responded 22 Oct 2019
Hi and thank you for lovely review. We’re very glad to hear you enjoyed your return stay with us. Many thanks.
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Brita wrote a review Sept 2019
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After having hiked the whole Queen Charlotte track for 4 days, arriving at the Anakiwa 401 was like dream! What a beautiful guesthouse- cosy, warm, quiet, friendly, nice decor, comfy bed (I was even upgraded to a room with an en-suite bathroom and living room area which was wonderful!) and the friendliest hosts who were so accommodating! By far the best guesthouse I have come across in a loooong time! I highly recommend staying here if you plan a trip to the Marlborough Sounds!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from AnakiwaJacks, Owner at Anakiwa 401
Responded 17 Sept 2019
Hi thanks for taking the time to write such a great review - we're so pleased you were able to relax and enjoy our home after your Queen Charlotte Track walk. Thanks again.
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Phill wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Anakiwa 401 lodge is by far the best place we stayed in the South Island. Situated in gorgeous surroundings it feels as if you’re tucked away in the sounds. The hosts Tanya and Shane were really friendly and couldn’t be more accommodating, offering free kayaks to use and fresh eggs in the morning. The room was perfect and such good value for money. Do yourself a favour and book it now!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beth wrote a review Feb 2019
Lincoln, United Kingdom282 contributions131 helpful votes
We loved our stay at Anakiwa 401. Anakiwa is the most beautiful and tranquil village in Malborough Sounds, and Anakiwa 401 is perfectly located to enjoy the beautiful location with excellent access to the Queen Charlotte Track. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom, and really enjoyed having our own space whilst still enjoying using the shared kitchen and meeting other guests who were staying at the same time. Relaxing in one of the garden hammocks after a day on the track was certainly a relaxing treat. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2018
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DotA3 wrote a review Jan 2019
Wellington, New Zealand19 contributions1 helpful vote
We had 5 nights at Anakiwa 401 during New Year and were very impressed with our Bay Apartment. It was fully equipped and even had our own private BBQ and outdoor furniture. Loved the Hammocks! Our view over the bay was spectacular and although we had free wi-fi with no cell phone coverage inside our unit, we only had to go down to the wharf to have full coverage. The Apartment was fully equipped, only thing missing was a fan for the hot nights and we couldn't leave our doors or windows open as there were insects about! But we wouldn't hesitate to return. Shayne and Tanya have done a creditable job of turning this previous backpackers into quality accommodation. They are very friendly and hard-working hosts. Loved having an ice-cream caravan right at our door!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Responded 16 Jan 2019
Hello and thank you for your review. We're delighted to read you enjoyed your stay with us over New Year. Many thanks once again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anakiwa 401
Which popular attractions are close to Anakiwa 401?
Nearby attractions include Queen Charlotte Track (1.9 km), Queen Charlotte Sound (6.1 km), and Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anakiwa 401?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Anakiwa 401?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a dining area, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Anakiwa 401?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Anakiwa 401?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anakiwa 401?
Conveniently located restaurants include Seumus' Irish Bar, Picton Village Bakkerij, and The Barn.
Does Anakiwa 401 have airport transportation?
Yes, Anakiwa 401 offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Anakiwa 401 located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Anakiwa.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anakiwa 401?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Anakiwa 401?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (7.5 km).
Does Anakiwa 401 have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.