Now this is what I expected NZ motels to look like. Anchor Inn is definitely a no-frills, voyager’s accommodation, but the rooms are pleasant and spacious.
It is set right on the Kaikoura shores which means spectacular views from most views. We stayed in the One Bedroom Family Unit which has two twin beds in a separate bedroom. Be warned though: this is the only room without a view. I was so disappointed but there was no other room available.
The entertainment system is a bit primitive – if you want to watch a movie, the reception has to play it from the central station and tell you which channel to watch.
There are a couple of great baby-friendly restaurants just down the street, which the innkeeper will be happy to recommend.
Read my full article on NZ accommodations here.“