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Anchorage Motel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Excellent water views from our room on the first floor. Room was spacious and clean. Friendly service and assistance with local tours. Excellent restaurants nearby. Highly recommend Charlottes Kitchen Restaurant.

The rooms , view and location are immaculate however don't think it's recommended when travelling with young children - The bedrooms don't have curtains so the wooden blinds let full light in past 7pm and at 5am. Only 3 sky channels none for children. The manager /receptionist was not very friendly. I paid over $300 a Night but when I asked for extra towels was told we have enough ( they had not out any extra in that day) and when we asked for extra sugar for the complimentary tea and coffee we were told there were enough ( 4 packets for 3 adults ) before reluctantly refilling them. When we accidentally set off the smoke alarm on the last night ( which our next door neighbour also did the night before ) instead of asking if we were ok the manager came in and told us the kids weren't allowed to put the couch cushions on the floor ( as a fort ) The communal pool and spa is brilliant and beach over the road great but our ecperience was over shadowed by the unfriendly hosts. Would have been great for a couple only.

Room 7, top floor, spectacular views of the soothing waters of Paihia and lush green bush from every window. Stroll across the road to the beach and next door to fine dining and refreshments, reasonably priced with friendly service. Peaceful location. A short walk to shopping and ferries. Comfortable, clean, spacious rooms, excellent shower. Spa pool outdoors was perfect. Definitely coming back. Appreciated the privacy and way in which we were allowed to enjoy our stay.

Views over the Bay and close to all of Paihia’s activities makes this a good motel to have as a base. It has both the prime requirements - good bed and shower! Plenty of space. Pool, bbq, and spa pool also available, and well maintained.

We have just spent two nights here in a 1 bedroom with two kids. The rooms were spotless, well maintained and very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed for a short stay and we also made use of the BBQ down by the pool. The kids loved the pool and spa, and the beach was just across the road. The beds were very comfortable and the room was warm. Our room was on the first floor with a lovely water view. The owner was very friendly, helpful, and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. It was a great location with a short walk to the shops and wharf. We cooked all our meals in the room and brought our food from the Countdown and Four Square down the road. The stores were small but still had all the essentials to make a nice meal at the same prices as their stores in the main centres. We would highly recommend and will definitely come back again. Thanks for a fantastic stay!

Fantastic location with beautiful beach views . Cafe / bar right next door . Easy , flat 5 min walk into town . Staff were super helpful and accomodating. Units were super clean, laundry facilities onsite make holidaying with kids easier . Having a spa to relax in at the end of the day is brilliant. Only slight negatives Wifi was a bit patchy , but think it may be a Paihia thing as we had the same issues last year staying at a different motel . And soundproofing needs a bit of work , when the unit next door were having showers almost sounded like a jet spa ! And same with flushing our toilet, must be something with their pipes. Also , sometimes you could hear units upstairs clomping around . Is it enough to put us off staying there again ? No , all the positives definitely outweighed those minor things .

Would recommend this good position with a lovely view and close to all restaurants and opposite the beach. Very neat kitchen equipped with facilities to cook a meal and we did breakfast also used the BBQ to cook dinner nice Management and staff. Rooms were made up and clean towels every day, really nice to be treated and cared for well. Would definitely stay here again. Christine & Peter

We spent two nights at The Anchorage Motel and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Aileen (the owner) greeted us with a smile and the keys to our ground level room. The property is very conveniently located at the bend in the road taking you into Paihia, right across from the beach and has a beautiful view of the bay. We didn't take advantage of the swimming pool or hot tub (but after our bus tour to Cape Reinga probably should have). The room was very clean and we could park our car directly in front of the entrance. While there's no restaurant on site on very good restaurant is right next door for breakfast (or you could choose to walk/drive to a bakery or grocery a little further down the road in town). The town itself has a variety of quality eateries for lunch or dinner if desired. Would definitely stay here again!

I decided to take my Husband to Paihia and show him this great little town. we decided to stay at this cozy motel. We arrived a bit early but were greeted by very pleasant management. apart from the room being a bit cramped, it was a lovely stay. It was cozy, clean and the staff were very lovely. I would be back again.

Excellent room. Very clean and freshened every day. Aileen was very friendly and helpful. Talk to her about places to eat, and go. She got us a great discount on the "Hole in the Rock" trip - which you have to do. The motel is just a few minutes walk from town and lots of restaurants close by.

2 Marsden Road Paihia

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services

Paihia Beach is within a 5-minute walk of Anchorage Motel while other popular sites like Paihia Wharf are within a 15-minute stroll. This 15-room, 4-star motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. On the waterfront, it's also near Waitangi Golf Club and Haruru Falls.


The 15 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are also standard.

Property features

At Anchorage Motel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with concierge services and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach motel include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Studio Suite, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Deluxe Studio Suite, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 467 reviews