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Anchorage Motel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have just spent 4 days at The Anchorage and had a fantastic time. The room was spacious and very comfortable and services daily but cheerful housekeeping staff. It's just a few minutes walk from all the shops, bars and restaurants, and just across the road is the beach. We have rarely stayed in such welcoming and convenient accommodation., We car recommend The Anchorage too highly.

The Anchorage Motel is an extremely pleasant place to stay. It is one of the first motels on entering Paihia. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well equipped. We had a very nice room looking out over the sea. There are laundry facilities on site and a swimming pool with loungers and pleasant grassy surround. There are many reasonably priced and good restaurants within a matter of yards from the entrance. Also shops, ferry to Russell and the interesting and informative Waitingi Treaty Grounds. We also enjoyed a swim in the sea from the smal beach opposite the Anchorage Motel. A very happy visit for us from far away UK!

Travelled here with family members to attend a wedding. Great location with upstairs studio and suite overlooking the fabulous water views, the accommodation was perfect to share "happy hour" with extended family, also staying here. Spacious kitchen/lounge facilities were excellent, as was the spacious bathroom - light and airy and mainly spotlessly clean (although housekeeping did not vacumm or even wipe over the coffee table during our 6 day stay). Comfy bed and decent towels/sheets etc. Easy walk into town along the beach.Staff were helpful in arranging tours and waited up to welcome us on our very late arrival. Nice pool area and ample car parking. Quite noisy after dark from the rowdy backpackers behind the Anchorage, but would definitely recommend staying here.

Straightforward motel with everything you need. At the southern end of the beach where it’s probably quieter than in the centre but that is only five minutes walk away. Good onsite parking and very good laundry facilities. The room we had was large, very clean and serviced every day. Tea & coffee facilities in room plus simple cooking facilities, a couple of rings and a microwave, plus four of the usual eating utensils. A domestic sized fridge with an ice compartment. Air conditioning plus a large telly. So straightforward and pleasant place to stay. Nice staff.

Brilliant Place to stay, Staff very helpful and friendly, Rooms very clean and tidy, And pool area very well done. Ideal place , just over the road to the very nice beach of Pahia, Shops and bars and restaurants just a small stroll away

Well located motel with nice views ( I believe - it was so wet and misty we were left to imagine what they really were!). A little noisy being on the corner and with the sea so close as well as having the pool and BBQ area in front of you. Maybe double glazing would help.

We chose a courtyard room as I have a knee injury. We figured that there would be no or at least only a few stairs. Well the room was around the back, tucked under a stairway. Advertised as a king bed room, has a queen bed. Wifi didn’t work. Info in the room said reception would be open at 8am, didn’t happen.

Very central location to all restaurants and wharf area. Basic motel but very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Host was very helpful in organising tours. Wifi could have worked better. It met our needs. The only disappointment was that someone entered our room while we were out and opened the windows and blinds while my daughter was in the bedroom still asleep. Nothing was taken but it was a little unsettling.

This was my 5th visit in the last 15 years. Great location and spacious clean rooms. All the amenities for self catering available in the kitchenette.The rooms have been refurbished but the welcome, friendly atmosphere has not changed. Secure parking, lovey pool and spa. Walking distance to everything. Highly recommended for families.

This motel is right on the waterfront at Paiha with fantastic views across the Bay of Islands. The room had obviously been recently refurbished, very clean and fresh. Our room had two separate bedrooms - both of which were of a good size. Plenty of parking and a large swimming pool.A fantastic beach right across the road. Great service from the staff, in the time we ducked out for breakfast, our room had been serviced. Only about ten minutes walk from the main Paihia shops / wharf area. Plenty of good restaurants within a five min walk. If we visit Paihia again, would have no hesitation in staying at the Anchorage Motels again.

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

97.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 491 reviews