Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Anacortes WA

Comfort in a good locatio

Posted Oct 26, 2014
Pros: Room size and location
Location: Beach across the street, shops an easy flat walk
Reception staff welcoming and helpful. Room very clean and nicely appointed. Toiletries of good quality. A bit noisy but ear plugs provided. Couldn't find jets for jacuzzi but didn't ask for assistance. Easy walk to town.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Auckland

Paihia in the Rain

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: It is well placed with a great view. Everything was well appointed and the beds very comfortable.
Cons: Maybe the towels could have been a bit bigger and thicker..Tourist guide in the white folder needs updating.
Having just spent a weekend at the Anchorage in Paihia.we were surprised to see that Paihia shops were not up to the standard they used to be. So many now closed.It was very wet for most of the time we were there and its definatley a fine weather town,.A trip to Russell on the sunday was nice when the sun did come out. We had very nice meals at several restaurants and felt sorry for the owners for the lack of patronage. Yes we will go back ...in the summer.
4 out of 5
by James from North Shore

Friendly helpful staff

Posted Jul 23, 2014 on Hotels.com
Great service from very helpful staff make this Motel. Close walk to everything you need.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This was a wonderful place to stay

Posted Jan 14, 2014
Pros: Clean, Quiet, Close to activities, nice staff, were able to get a suite with a kitchenette so we could cook some meals
Cons: Could have beach towels made available
Location: Swimming, kayaking, boating, beaching, ferry rides, scuba
This was a wonderful place to stay with my adult children, We had a two bedroom suite that was just across the road from the water. It is at one end of a line of hotels and so it was more quiet than I think other places would have been. It was within walking distance of the ferry, restaurants and other attractions. The staff were really nice people and very helpful. I would definitely stay there again
5 out of 5
for Families
by Martin Cohen from Castle Rock, Colorado

Exceelent facility

Posted Nov 28, 2013 on Hotels.com
I would not hesitate to recommend the Anchorage to anyone staying at the Bay of Islands. The staff are friendly and helpful. the room was excellent. the shower was even similar to the one that we had when we stayed at the Sydney Four Seasons Hotel in Australia.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Delynm from Paihai

Great hotel close to beach

Posted Aug 15, 2013
Pros: Walking distance to everything and the view
Cons: Longer free wifi
Location: Literally across the street from beach and a block from town.
Quaint very nice very clean rooms. We had 2 comfy king size beds on the second floor with a beach view. Was not expecting a kitchenette so that was a plus. The hostess was very accommodating and very sweet too. Close to everything in Paihia. It might get loud in the busy summer days but perfect in every other way.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, CA USA

Best place in Paihia!

Posted Aug 8, 2013
Pros: Location, staff and it was very clean.
I stayed here with my friend, while exploring the North Island in the winter. We loved this place! The staff couldn't be sweeter and was really helpful when we wanted to find new things to do and places to explore. It was very clean and the room we got had everything you could want if you planned to stay a few days. The location was great for pretty much anything you could want.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by The Goldies from Auckland, New Zealand

Great stay

Posted Mar 3, 2013
Pros: The size of our room, and walking distance location
Cons: N/A
Location: Great location, nice and quiet but walking distance to main shops
Our hotel was lovely, Much bigger than we expected. Aileen was really friendly and accommodating. The room was lovely and comfortable and the bathroom was HUGE! Would recommend to couples and families
5 out of 5
for Couples
by Briki from Auckland

Quick trip out of Auckland

Posted Nov 24, 2012
Pros: Pool area and covered spa were still great on a rainy day, covered bbq area was great, nice alternative to dining out if there for a few nights
Location: Great location, main road, across from water and walking distance to bars, restaurants and ferry docks
Had a lovely time here over 4 days and 3 nights. Warm welcome, advice on activities and restaurants. Nice room. Enjoyed the covered spa and bbq area on the rainy day we had
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Cat from Australia


Posted Nov 20, 2012
Pros: View across the bay and good staff.
Cons: Cold bathroom.
Location: Lovely view though road on Two sides was occasionally noisy.
Overall a very comfortable experience. Very helpful staff. Only suggestion is but a heater in the bathroom.