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Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection

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Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprising wee gem in Taupo. Usually we book on the lake front, but this time decided on the lake side heading in the direction of Turangi. Not far from the Napier turnoff, it is the perfect place to stay for short or long term (going to go for longer next time). The owner is friendly, super helpful and laid...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi there MacDutch, Thank you so much for taking the time to stay with us and placing such an awesome review on Trip Advisor. We are super-stoked that you enjoyed all that our motel had to offer, especially our hot tub, and heated pool, although it is heated, we only set it to around 25-27c as it seems to a...

New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had decided a while ago to book the Anchorage for a weekend away for my Husbands Birthday as friends of ours had recently stayed and loved it. We were not disappointed, my children loved the spa and pool (as did Mum) The Owners and staff were absolutely lovely and that really is a BIG thing when staying somewhere...so thank...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi there 'Angelface44' Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad that you a great time stay here for your Husband's birthday. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again the next time you come to Taupo, and the pools will be waiting for you. We wish you all the best and take care....

Milan
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Beautiful spacious, clean accommodation with fantastic views of the Lake. Swimming pool & barbeque area were well used. Staff very helpful and welcoming. We were given bicycles to ride round Taupo free of charge. Thank you. Our Cornish friends were really impressed with the rooms & service received. Will certainly be staying in this establishment again. Thank you Erin &...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi Alan E, Thank you so much for your review. It was our pleasure having you stay and we are so glad that you enjoyed our free cruiser bikes. We do hope to see you again and hope you have an enjoyable remainder of your holiday. All the best and take care. Erin and Amos Managers

East Anglia, UK
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We timed our visit to Taupo with three days of heavy rain - not ideal, but at least our room was really spacious and comfortable, and although we didn't use the pool ourselves, we were entertained watching a group who were there for the Great Lake Relay - very enthusiastic pool users! The kitchenette in our room was well equipped...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi 'paulaEastAnglia', Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at The Anchorage. We are so sorry that weather didn't play the game, but at least you have had a relaxing stay and got all your clothes clean and dry eventually. It certainly was humid and not the best weather. Hopefully we will see you again and the weather...

Warkworth
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Great location out of town, opposite the lake. Excellent spacious and well equipped units, attractive decor, comfortable beds. Servicing of units good and very clean. Seating areas attractive as are the gardens. Swimming pool is heated and there is a covered outdoor hot tup as well as indoor spa and Sauna. Management staff are cheerful, organised and helpful. Lovely relaxing...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi 'flower081'. Thank you for staying with us and also posting your review on Trip Advisor. We are very appreciate of your positive feed back and hope to see you again the next time you are in Taupo. All the best and take care. Erin and Amos Managers

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful resort along the shores of Lake Taupo. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and modern. The only suggestion I have is to install rangehoods in the kitchens. Had to open all windows so we could cook meals. Thanks for your hospitality, I will definitely consider staying here on our next trip to NZ. Keep...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi 'eccsray' Thank you so much for your feedback on your stay here at our motel. We very much appreciate your suggestions about a rangehood for our kitchens and we will pass this on to the owner. We appreciate you had a choice of where to stay in Taupo and are very thankful for choosing to stay with us. All...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We initially intended to stay only for a night, but extended our stay because it's such a nice place. The owners were very helpful and there were bicycles available for free to cycle along the beautiful lake. There's a nice pool and the rooms are clean and spacious. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.

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

Hi 'L0nd0nvisit0r', Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at The Anchorage. We are so pleased your enjoyed your stay so much that you decided to stay even longer, and got to enjoy our free cruiser bikes. The ultimate way to experience the sights and sounds of Taupo and everything else. So thank you for choosing...

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Great family friendly lodge right opposite the lake. We arrived late in the rain and we still welcomed with a warm smile by Erin, the manager. The room was very clean spacious with amazing views over the lake. The room was modern and well laid out and the staff were super knowledgable about the area, especially Amos and Erin. Highly...

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

Hi 'MoanaNZSUP' It was our absolute pleasure having you stay with us. We are super stoked that you found our rooms to your liking, especially the large size and great lake views that they offer. We do hope to see you again the next time you are in Taupo, and thank you for placing your feedback and sharing your experience...

Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

My partner and I traveled to lake Taupo with our 4 month old son, we had no plans on staying we were just driving through on our way to Auckland. We fell in love with lake Taupo so much we decided to stay the night. We pulled into the first resort right on the water and the just so happen...

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

Hi Kristen S: It was so lovely meeting you, Michael, and your wee boy. We are so happy that you chose to stay with us, and especially choose to stay a second night. You certainly seemed to enjoy the BBQ breakfast you cooked in the morning, and generally a great time had by all it seems. So thank you so...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous motel! We had a lovely apartment overlooking the pool and lake. Bright, spacious and modern and spotlessly clean with every thing we needed. Erin in Reception was very helpful. We borrowed lovely bikes free of charge to cycle along a lovely lakeside track. Quiet location just out of Taupo. Couldn't have been better.

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

Hi 'Brian R'. Thank you so much for your delightful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and you were able to enjoy our facilities while you stayed with us. Hopefully you will be able to stay with us again in the future and be able to enjoy the facilities again. Take care. Erin...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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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 Heritage Collection

Address: 346 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: RM541 - RM832 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms depend on preference for ground or upper floor. The upper floors would have a better view over to the lake”
, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“For the best views, ask for 2nd floor facing the water. First floor 107 is very quiet.”
2mchfn, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All would be good I would thonk”
coolmamanapier, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all good from what I could see on the outside”
MacDutch, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms face the pool and have views of Lake Taupo, just depends if you wanna stay upstairs or down”
Angelface44, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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