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GOULBURN AUSTRALIA
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My daughter and I stayed here for a few nights in Feb for a short getaway while staying with friends nearby. I couldn't recommend it enough, Erin and Amos were lovely upon arrival with recommending a few tours while in the area. The room was very clean quite modern and well appointed, especially for the price! Housekeeping staff were extremely...

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Queanbeyan, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful surprise to find we had booked such a great resort!!! I loved how the pool was in in the centre of all rooms, clean bbqs and lovely clean rooms. The staff were very welcoming and friendly .

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North Walsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view from room balcony of lake taupe. The room was quiet well equipped a n d comfortable we made use of the swimming pool and hot tub, there were several bbq's available for guests use. The reception staff were very friendly and helpfull and there is a very pleasant walk into Taupo along the makes ice. A very nice...

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming to the kids which was nice as sometimes I do feel like I need to apologise for the noise while they're having fun - not here. The spa and pool were nice and warm, very safe, and the layout is fantastic as we were able to enjoy the spa & pool while the...

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Thank sarahchats
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi 'sarahchats' Thank you for taking the time to place your review here in Trip Advisor. We very much enjoyed having you and your lovely family stay here, and always love seeing and hearing children having a blast in our pools. We do hope the weather was good for while you were here and hope to see you again the...

Hamilton Island, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rooms are in perfect condition and very clean. Location is great on the lake and a short walk/ride from the center of town. Staff where fun and friendly and nothing ever to much trouble. The pool and spa are well looked after and in a great spot.

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Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Bailes12, Thank ever so much for your review and comments. Feedback is always appreciated, especially when it is positive and friendly. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here, and hope to see you again soon. All the best. Erin and Amos. Managers.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple nights with friends, the room was amazingly clean, real attention to detail. Free parking which is always great, pool, spa pool & right across the road from the lake. The staff were very helpful, we didn't expect them to clean the room as we were in an apartment but they did. We moved rooms as we...

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Thank Meeeez
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Meeeez, Thank you so much for your awesome review. We very much enjoyed having you stay and are pleased that moving rooms when as painlessly as possible. If you are ever heading to Taupo again in the future we do hope that you choose to stay with us, and we wish you all the best for the rest of...

Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay but it most definitely won't be our last. We stayed over Christmas for 4 nights in the most perfectly formed 2 bedroom unit. The facilities have been updated which was timely. My parents stayed here 2yrs earlier also over Christmas and my Mum got an electric shock from the ancient stove. The make-over is lovely,...

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Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Number9NZ, Thank you for your awesome review. We are so glad that you found our motel a drastic improvement from what it was like when your parents last stayed here. We do hope that you come back in the future, as we are hoping to have some bike for use, so that you can explore and get around the...

SYDNEY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The three bedroom apartment was perfect for a family of teens, free wifi appreciated by all, plenty of space for everyone and a beautiful view. Would be great if they had free bikes but their sister property down the road lent us bikes as its the perfect place to ride around the lake. Really enjoyed our stay here and thoroughly...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi MUMOFTHREESYDNEY, Thank you so much for your kind words, and awesome feedback. So great to hear that you enjoyed the 3 bedroom apartment, the view, free Wi-Fi, and everything else. In regards to the free bikes, we are actually waiting in anticipation for the delivery of our new courtesy bikes, so that the next time you come to stay...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second family stay at the Ancourage Resort and loved it even more than the first time. Now let me state that this is a motel....but what a motel!! You are welcomed, looked after and made to feel special by the Managers Amos and Erin as if you were staying in a 5 star hotel. The accommodation is...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hey Crosbiemel. Thank you so much for staying with us again. We had a great time hosting you, and seeing the new boat you guys had. Just remember to always inform the Coastguard of your movements on the lake haha! We loved seeing the kids running to pools in the morning to go for a swim, they absolutely loved it...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We had 3 nights here on our NZ tour. Our apartment was well appointed, plenty large enough but to top it all well serviced by a very helpful staff. The pool is useful if somewhat very busy with young children but it is holiday season and they have to let off steam. There are BBQ s to borrow, a hot...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tony P. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor about your stay here with us here at The Anchorage. We are super stoked that you enjoyed all that our motel has, along with the heated pools and spa/sauna area. I can certainly tell you the BBQs are always popular so...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Anchorage Resort is a beautiful complex located right on the shores of NZ's largest body of water, Lake Taupo. The Anchorage Resort features 21 spacious units, which have recently been refurbished with new carpets, furniture, beds and a fresh coat of paint. We have a variety of room types from large studios, one and two bedroom units and our amazing and luxurious 3 bedroom apartment. Our complex is also family friendly with our pool area recently receiving a spruce up -including a new deck. With a heated plunge pool, we offer the perfect way for the family to relax and enjoy Taupo's amazing summer weather. We also offer free Wi-Fi, off-street parking and easy access to the lake just across the road from our motel. Whatever the occasion our resort can cater to your every need, and don't forget our delicious home cooked breakfasts which are available up request. You will not find a better place to stay at for that special family holiday this summer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchorage Resort

Address: 346 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM535 - RM807 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Meal making facilities”
 of 5 bubbles BrigidB833, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best views from second floor”
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“Ground floor rooms great if travelling with young children as you can use the spa in the evening while keeping an eye & ear on the room.”
 of 5 bubbles sarahchats, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“second floor will give views of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Meeeez, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor front room looks out over the lake”
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