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4.1 out of 5

"A nice bit old world charm and the room was a moat 50 characters yet " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 19 Mar 2021

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Hotel Description

At Anchor Motel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Ashbury Park and Caroline Bay Beach. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 11 rooms. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include laundry facilities and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Maori Hill motel include Timaru Lighthouse and Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Standard Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$89* Per night/room 1 Feb. - 2 Feb.

Superior Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Two Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Unit - Sleeps 3

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Unit - Sleeps 5

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Anchor Motel ratings based on 51 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Anchor Motel

Everyone (28) Couples (6) Family (19)
5 out of 5
Friendly staff

Posted by on 26 Oct. 2021

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27 Oct. 2021 by Yves

Thanks for your top score Janine, we're very happy you enjoyed your stay

4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2021

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4 out of 5
A nice bit old world charm and the room was a moat 50 characters yet

Posted by on 19 Mar. 2021

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19 Mar. 2021 by Yves

Thank you for your review

5 out of 5
very friendly and what I needed after a long wet ride

Posted by , from Ashhurst Palmerston North on 28 Oct. 2020

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28 Oct. 2020 by Yves

Hi Kevin, thanks for your great review, we're very happy you enjoyed your stay, hopefully we'll see you again another time

5 out of 5
it was like a little village with little houses …. very suitable for our needs

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2020

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8 Jan. 2020 by Yves

Thanks for your great rating

3 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2019

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11 Dec. 2019 by Yves

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5
Great location, close to town, easy to find, neat and tidy room, great host, but we could not get the electic blanket to work and it was a realy cold night. That was the only thing.

Posted by on 14 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Aug. 2019 by Yves

Hi, thanks you for your review. It's a shame you didn't leave your name so we know which unit you stayed in. We will check the electric blankets in all units to find the faulty one. Also, next time, please come to the office to let us know if something is not working, it happens, so we can get it right for you

4 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Aug. 2019

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7 Aug. 2019 by Yves

Thank you for your rating

5 out of 5
Staff brilliant! Helpful genuine & caring. Comfortable warm essential facilities provided appropriate value for money.

Posted by on 8 May 2019

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14 May 2019 by Yves

Thanks for your awesome review, we're thrilled you loved your stay

4 out of 5
Did not like the traffic noise and one or two of the steps on way to our room were wobbly . However the rooms were spacious and clean and they allowed mum to have a small dog which we really appreciated. Had kitchen facilities if needed.

Posted by on 18 Feb. 2019

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19 Feb. 2019 by Yves

Thank you for your review

Property Features

Anchor Motel offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Timaru motel.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1940
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Anchor Motel offers 11 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access (speed: 25+ Mbps). 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 10 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Property does not offer on-site COVID-19 testing
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.