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Weather wasn't great but hosts were!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 Apr 2024via mobile
Fantastic hosts, incredibly hospitable and went the extra mile to help us. Room #10 ocean view room is great. There are little touches in the room we haven't seen at any other hotel. Immaculately clean and looks refurbished. We wish we were staying longer. Thank you Paul & Lyn.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Room #10 was great.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this review
Responded 12 Apr 2024
Hi Renee
Thanks for pick us to stay with and your great review.
We can offer anything but the weather bugger.
Safe travels many thanks Lyn.
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

Great location with sea view and beach just across road
Spacious, clean and comfortable room - can hear the sea at night which was lovely
- great to have wooden deck chairs at front
Close enough to town to walk to for amenities and activities such as kayaking

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Joanne R
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2024

Hi Joanne
Thanks for your time to write a great review.
Also picking us to stay with many thanks Lyn.

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Reviewed 29 March 2024

This was a quaint little Motel with Beach front view. We stayed with Great friends for 2 nights. The room was clean and well outfitted for 2 couples. Lyn was a great Host and assisted with our Dinner Reservations and eating arrangements as well as suppling us with site seeing recommendations. My Wife and I (from Long Island -New York) were visiting our friends from Nelson, and we stayed here with them for 2 nights. We had to relocate to another room due booking issues. But Lyn accommodated our every need. We totally recommend people stay at the Anchor Inn.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Toni G
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024

Hi Tonig
Thank for picking us to stay with and your lovely review.
Safe travels many thanks Lyn.

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Reviewed 27 March 2024

Our family had an excellent experience at the Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel. Our room was very comfortable and well-outfitted. The kitchen was stocked with all the dishes and cooking tools we needed. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel is within walking distance to the restaurants and shops located along the main street.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Hi Dreamer
Thanks so much for picking us to stay with.
Also your time to write a lovely review.
Safe travels many thanks Lyn.

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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

We arrived shortly after 3, and Lyn greeted us at reception. She is great, and she allocated us room 9, which is fully equipped to self-cater. It’s very comfortable, and it has a great patio facing the ocean. We stayed two nights, and it was one of our favorites in NZ.

Lyn recommended the Pier Hotel for seafood. We were sad they didn’t have either crayfish or paua (abalone), but our seafood chowder was delicious. If you want that as your starter, be sure to ask - ours was served with the meal.

We also ate dinner at the Kaikoura Indian Restaurant - it was delicious! We also had two fabulous breakfasts at the Encounter Cafe.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Bryan A
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

Hi Bryan
Thanks for your great reviews and your time to write it.
Thanks for picking us to stay with safe travel Many thanks Lyn.

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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Spacious room, high ceilings, great kitchenette, everything in great condition. Beautiful ocean front view. Hear the wonderful waves. Innkeepers very welcoming and help you get settled in and find your way around. Fantastic place to stay in a great area to visit with extraordinary marine life.

Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lyn Meikle, Owner at The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2024

Hi Team (FCM)
Thanks so much for a great review and your time to write it.
Many thanks Lyn.

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