Anchorage Motel
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Anchorage Motel

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#11 of 13 hotels in Whitianga
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal charming hotel in Whitianga does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Anchorage Motel, a nice option for travellers like you.

Rooms at Anchorage Motel offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Barbeque facilities will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Anchorage Motel, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out Stu's Wild Pig Farm (2.1 mi) while visiting Whitianga, Anchorage Motel is a short distance away.

While in Whitianga, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Anchorage Motel, including Salt Restaurant & Bar (0.3 mi), Poivre & Sel (0.1 mi), and Bayside Chinese Takeaways (0.2 mi).

Whitianga is also home to The Lost Spring, a popular hot spring that is not too far from Anchorage Motel.

Anchorage Motel puts the best of Whitianga at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Iron
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Business
Languages Spoken
English

Location

22-23 Esplanade, Whitianga 3510 New Zealand
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 91 out of 100
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Auckland Intl Airport
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Linda F wrote a review Feb 2020
Wellington50 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 6 nights. There were 3 adults and a dog so we had the family unit that looks out on to the road. It has fanstatic views of the bay and you can see all the boats going out and coming back in. You can also see all the people walking along the promenade.

The unit itself is very comfortable with 2 bedrooms. There is a full kitchen and a dining room table so you can cook if you want to. There is also a lounge area with a TV that has Freeview. There was also a single bed in the lounge.

The motel is about 100m away from a really good fish and chip shop, but also close to the main shops in Whitianga. Once we got there the only time we used to car was to go to Countdown. Usually we just walked round to the shops and went to our favourite café and had coffee and cake.

Being right across the road from the beach was excellent as we enjoy swimming. You could just put your togs on and pop across the road. Then you could sit in front of the unit to dry out and enjoy the sun.

The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. We have been to this motel before and it is clear that the new owners have been making some improvements.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Rooms 7 and 8 are both family units and look out to the sea and offer great views.
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CalebEdenEviesNanny wrote a review Aug 2020
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand13 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived with our small dog during cold wet weather after a journey over winding roads. Kay was so warm and welcoming, she had already put the heaters on in the unit for us and our Unit (8) was so clean, cosy warm and smelled beautiful. Just bliss. The bed was amazingly comfortable, we had everything we needed. The facilities although of their mid century build age were spotlessly clean and cared for. The view in the morning from our unit was of the sunrise across Buffalo Beach to Wharekaho it was spectacular, framed with palm trees and the sound of the sea. A moments walk to restaurants, cafes, the Lost Springs, the ferry ride across the harbour, We could not have wished for more. And best of all it is like staying in an archetypal kiwi bach (that you wish your parents had bought for your childhood!), (yes you will have to live without the dishwasher but who cares) but with the wonderful attentive friendly service to make it perfect. Doubly perfect as our small dog was made just as welcome. Kay and her parents are the kind of hosts who make you feel like you are coming home to a favourite relatives house. We stayed for the whole week. Definitely going back again and I've already highly recommended it to friends and work colleagues.
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Date of stay: August 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We had a family room that looked directly out on to the beach. It had two bedrooms and could sleep 5
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Sarah E wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose to stay here because they welcome pets and not only were they welcoming to our dog but also the room (like a small flat, really) was immaculately clean and well presented and had an amazing view, straight over the (quiet) road from the beach. Host was super friendly and helpful, suggesting child- and dog-friendly places to eat. Great location close to town and perfect for our needs.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Shona wrote a review Jul 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived to an extremely friendly and happy welcome. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Decore is neurtal and pleasant. Newly painted and nicely presented. You can park the car and walk everywhere. Restaurants and bars within 5 min walk, beach is across the road. Would highly recommend for the price and owners have a wealth of local knowledge.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Talk to Kay directly and she will be able to give you the best advice.
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Christoefar B wrote a review Jan 2023
20 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic place to stay. Quiet, clean and comfortable. Literally across the road from the beach. Owners provided a warm welcome and where an absolute pleasure to deal with. Will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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430Michael wrote a review Apr 2019
Hobart, Australia93 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We managed to get the end room room looking out to the ocean with parking right outside the front door. Across the road was the waterfront with easy walking path and not far from some great restaurants and the city centre. Friendly & helpful management.
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Date of stay: April 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get the end room overlooking the ocean
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James M wrote a review Sept 2013
Waihi Beach, New Zealand23 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2013 and what a relaxing break we had. Ron & Rhonda were delightful Hosts - full of information and nothing was too much trouble for them. While this property was an older style Motel (as many are in NZ), everything had been done to present our Unit in the best possible light. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and there was a 2 Seater leather Lounge to relax in. Location must be the best in Whitianga ! Right across from the main beach and walking distance to town, the Ferry and Museum. If you want somewhere comfortable and perfectly positioned - this is the place. Thanks for a great stay !
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Date of stay: September 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SteveBaldwin-NZ wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand39 contributions31 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just finish a 12 day stay, a truly amazing place to stay with the views, the central position and great friendly helpful Hosts. We will definitely be staying here again I would highly recommend to all
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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LOUISE N wrote a review Nov 2019
Auckland, New Zealand32 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First impressions count - sparkling paintwork and immaculate approach to the reception area where you’re welcomed by the super-friendly Kay who, along with her family, are the new owners of this motel. Units have been totally renovated to a high standard - EVERYTHING - from pillows to forks - is new. 2 minutes walk to a selection of supermarkets, retail, restaurants, takeaways and fine dining. This motel is a real find with amazing views over the marina.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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johnamason wrote a review Mar 2018
Barry272 contributions65 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Besides a booking mess up through a booking website and a last minute email from the hotel saying they could accommodate us did not give us a good feeling.

We were given a two bedroom unit for two of us because all the one bedroom units were taken.

THIS UNIT CONSIDERABLE TLC TO MAKE IT A LIVEABLE UNIT TO LET OUT.

The staff were most welcoming and after we had made our opinion on the state of the unit they were very understanding of the situation.

Our inspection of the one bed units showed what could be done to the two bed unit.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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CalebEdenEviesNanny wrote a tip Aug 2020
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand13 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had a family room that looked directly out on to the beach. It had two bedrooms and could sleep 5"
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Shona wrote a tip Jul 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to Kay directly and she will be able to give you the best advice."
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Linda F wrote a tip Feb 2020
Wellington50 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms 7 and 8 are both family units and look out to the sea and offer great views."
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430Michael wrote a tip Apr 2019
Hobart, Australia93 contributions87 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get the end room overlooking the ocean"
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Horizon_The_Island wrote a tip Nov 2017
Dunedin, New Zealand123 contributions78 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose a room facing or near the sea"
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionCoromandel PeninsulaWhitianga
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchorage Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Anchorage Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Lost Spring (0.4 km), Mercury Bay Museum (0.2 km), and Longshore Marine (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchorage Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Anchorage Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Anchorage Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Anchorage Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchorage Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blue Ginger, That Curry Place, and The Espy Cafe.
Is Anchorage Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Whitianga.
Are pets allowed at Anchorage Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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