Testimonials: What our guests have to say


Dear Tanya and Family,


Sorry this has taken so long, many thanks for the wonderful, hospitable stay in Nelson. The fish and chips were wonderful, the grapes were the sweetest we ever tasted, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we stayed an extra 2 or 3 days. We missed you for the last two days but your dad made up for your abscence, he is a twinkling little star aint he... When we got back to Picton we told everyone we came across, that if they were heading Nelson way, to give your motel a chance as it was execellent value for money and a lot of thought had gone into what was avaiable in the motel room itself.


Well I will be off now, take care. If its any consolation our summer is as wet as your winter.


Bye for now J Pinkney and B Stewart


Hi Tanya


We had a great coffee at the Jellyfish Cafe', thanks for the recommendation and a lovely weekend. We always feel the Anchor Lodge is our "home away from home". We shall continue to recommend you to all our friends.


Have a great day.


Phillip and Lea :)


A special thank you to Tanya


This stay was one of our highlights on our trip to New Zealand, Tanya made us most welcome, was friendly and very helpful. We did our laundry on the first morning before sight seeing, Tanya offered to hang it out for us, which we graciously declined. Returning that evening it was a welcome surprise to see our laundry neatly folded in a basket at our room door.


Our daughter left her bracelet in the room when we left, after contacting Tanya she arranged for it to be forwarded to a destination further on in our travels and it was there when we arrived. We stayed in many motels on our trip to New Zealand, a lot of so called 4 star, many could take a lesson in SERVICE from Tanya.


Tanya your smile and willingness to help will be remembered fondly, Thank you for being the best host of our trip.


Paul and Stephanie H


Hi Tanya


Marion and I want to say thank you for our very pleasant stay at your motel 27 and 28 March. We are now back in Dunedin after our trip to a family wedding in Hokitika and catching up with grandchrildren in Wellington and Christchurch.


We stayed in 6 motels and yours was top of the pops. Your friendliness when we arrived was very much appreciated and there was everything we needed in the motel.....and at the most reasonable rates in the whole trip.


Thank you again and our best wishes to you and your family.


Pete and Marion S