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Anchorage Motel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

The motel is right on the waterfront - lovely to see and hear the waves. We received great service. We had booked to go on the Fullers Hole in the Rock trip Saturday morning but due to an electrical storm in the early hours of Saturday morning we rang Aileen and she managed to change our booking to the Sunday - no problems at all. When I checked in Aileen had upgraded us and we had two lovely big king beds. The beds had both soft and firmer pillows. It was great to have a choice. The place was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Great restaurants within walking distance. We had a great visit. Loved being on the top floor.

Such a convenient location, walk to all local restaurants, ferry & bars! Friendly staff, very clean units & great value for money. Free car parking! Fabulous views out over the ocean, on site swimming pool & spa!

I stayed at the Anchorage for 3 nights after 5 weeks travelling NZ for the Lions tour. Great location in Paihia, 10 mins walk from the centre of such a pretty town. I was upgraded to an upstairs room which had a great view out over the pool to the water. Facilities were perfect and the free wifi was a bonus. Launderette as well to clean all my clothes before heading on to Fiji. No restaurant on site, but fab little restaurant next door and plenty of good eating places in town. Also a good little convenience store just around the corner. I can't remember the lady on receptions name, but she was brilliant and so helpful. She sorted my tours out on the water and up to Cape Reinga. She even went in and put the heating on in my room when she knew I had been out all day. Great little place I would thoroughly recommend

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 464 reviews