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Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura

208 Esplanade Cnr Margate Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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#1 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
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Electric blanket
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Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Tracy wrote a review Feb 2021
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Oh my gosh where do I begin. The bed..amazing, the pillow, wanted to steal it. The hostess was incredibly friendly. The room was perfect. I wanted the sea view and a bath and we got both. The views are incredible and the room was so comfortable with everything we needed. Thank you so very much for accommodating us and we definitely will be back. Stay here, you won't regret it.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lyn Meikle, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your great review. I’ll keep you to that about coming back thanks Lyn 😘
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Pete wrote a review Jan 2021
New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
A great place to stay, friendly hosts, quiet, fantastic views, spacious, well appointed, clean and tidy. I recommend dinner at the pier hotel which is only a short walk away, talk to the hosts and staff about it. We will return.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Lyn Meikle, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks Peter for you lovely review. See you again soon thanks Lyn 🤩
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ElvisInvercargill wrote a review Jan 2021
Invercargill, New Zealand232 contributions49 helpful votes
Roomy units with great views and maintained to high standard. Very clean etc. Personable genuine service. Not cheap but worth the cost. If we are back this way will return and will advise others to use it.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Paul Meikle, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Responded 8 Jan 2021
Thank you for staying with us and also thank you so much for my painted rocks. Elvis does really rock Love Lyn xx
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ge90 wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland114 contributions80 helpful votes
The whole product was high quality. We had executive sea view room. High ceilings, large room, excellent bathroom, good kitchenette and fridge, comfortable sofa, bed superb, directly across road from sea, nice view, good parking. Comfortable and enjoyable stay. Only negative was slightly weak wifi and a clunky wifi system but this was minor. I would recommend this motel in Kaikoura.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Paul Meikle, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hi Guys Thank you for your great review. So sorry about the wifi we go on to fiber in February Kaikoura is still on dial up bugger. Thanks again for staying with us thanks Lyn.
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JaneBloggsTravel wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand37 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked for three nights over the New Year period. What a great place to stay. Lovely and quiet, great views out between the trees. The red pohutukawas against the mountains and the sea in its various moods were awesome. The motel was very clean and beautifully maintained. Worth every dollar - thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Paul Meikle, Owner at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Hi Jane Thanks for staying at my house. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Also thanks for the great review thanks Lyn.
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US$106 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura
Which popular attractions are close to Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Nearby attractions include Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway (1.5 km), Ohau Point Seal Colony (1.4 km), and Peninsula Seal Colony (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Old Kaikoura Winery, Black Rabbit Pizza, and Zephyr Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (1.3 km).
Does Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Anchor Inn Motel Kaikoura accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.