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The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura

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208 Esplanade Cnr Margate Street, Kaikoura 7300 New Zealand
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Updated 29/04/20

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#1 of 18 hotels in Kaikoura
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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 Fibre internet, Sky's 50+ channels and an extensive DVD movie library. Secure off-street parking is provided in our enclosed courtyard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Beach
Bicycle tours
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Harbour View
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English
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Marie wrote a review 14 Jan
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Wow... what an amazing spot!! Best location in town. Beachfront room across road from reserve and quiet safe swimming beach with incredible views out to sea with dolphins playing & mountains in background. We took our morning coffee and breaky across the road to enjoy the amazing weather. Clean, tidy, spacious room (#5) with everything you need & huge comfy bed. Thanks so much Lyn & Paul, you were so welcoming and helpful. We will pass on the recommendation and be back to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Guys Thanks so much for your time to write a great review. We are so happy you picked us to stay with. Safe travels see you again another day thanks Lyn.
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Alipa50 wrote a review 13 Jan
Wellington, New Zealand1530 contributions210 helpful votes
We stayed in a sea view room for a week over new year with our friends in the next door unit. We enjoyed sitting on the deck chairs relaxing with wonderful views and sun. We enjoyed being a short walk out of the shopping area as it was a lot quieter. Swimming in the sea directly across the road was safe and warm. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. Our host was cheerful and helpful booking us dinner at the local hotel. There’s a washing machine and bbq too and car parking immediately outside the door. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hi Guys Thanks so much for your great review. We are so happy you and your friends had a lovely stay with us thanks Lyn.
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Kelly N wrote a review 6 Jan
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So glad I booked the Anchor Inn for my stay in Kaikoura. The room was very comfortable, well appointed and so spacious. The view was fantastic! Lyn has awesome customer service and great recommendations for dinner, even making the reservation and organizing a shuttle for me. Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Kelly Thank you so much for your great review. Hope our paths cross again thanks Lyn.
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jimandrobyn wrote a review Nov 2021
Palmerston North17 contributions5 helpful votes
Perfect situation, and the welcome upon arrival excellent, even arranged our booking for a very enjoyable evening meal, the room was up to its star rating with wonderful views of the sea and mountains , good facilities and comfortable bed
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 17 Nov 2021
Hi Guy's Thank you so much for your lovely review. Also for your time to write it. Thanks for picking us to stay with. Safe travels thanks again Lyn.
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dip1948 wrote a review Nov 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand38 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights in a sea facing room. The room was very spacious and clean. Good off street parking virtually at back door of unit. Wonderful view from motel to the waterfront and its various activities. An easy walk into the township along the waterfront. Have stayed at various motels in Kaikoura but this is the best by far.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 13 Nov 2021
Thank you for your great review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us thanks Lyn.
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PRICE RANGE
US$106 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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anchor hotel kaikoura, anchor motel kaikoura
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionKaikoura
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura
Which popular attractions are close to The Anchor Inn Beachfront 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 The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Rabbit Pizza, Zephyr Restaurant, and Poppy's Handmade Ice Cream Parlour & Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fyffe House (1.3 km).
Does The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.