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Anchorage Resort

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Peyton, Colorado
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a nice hotel, huge rooms right on the lake, great location in Taupo. The front desk hotel manager was great, very helpful and charming. The rooms are modern and clean and offer a ton of space. Bathroom has a jet tub which was nice, great pool and hot tub. Top hotel in the amazing city of Taupo!

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Thank Kwall56
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome Friendly hosts, good modern spacious rooms, comfy beds, awesome heated pool and spas, what more could you want in a home away from home, have been staying here for the past 2 years whilst in Taupo for work, wouldn't stay anywhere else.

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Thank boru_nz
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hey there 'boru_nz" Thank you so much for the kind comments. It is always a pleasure having you guys stay, and being able to provide you with a place to stay and relax after a long days work. Long may the arrangement continue. All the best. Erin and Amos Managers More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AMAZING!!!!!!! Stayed on the 19th Nov my birthday! 1. 3 Bedroom apartment worth every cent! So clean, compfy, home away from home. 2. Amazing amazing host! The best person ever meet in Taupo! So accomdating, kind and loving! Thanks for the water my head needed it the next day hehe. 3. Location - "perfect" lake views, quite. 4. Other staff... More 

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1 Thank Amy T
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hey there Amy T. We are so glad that you enjoyed your Birthday visit and stay here with us. We are so blown away by your amazing comments and positive feedback, it was so great to have you stay and we very enjoy our guests have the best time ever. We do hope to see you again soon, and wish... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our best motel in New Zealand. Friendly check in. LARGE spacious, spotlessly clean room, couches, kitchen ware, great bed. Ask for top floor if steps not a problem. View of lake is lovely. Pool and spa well used by other guests.

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1 Thank Donald D
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Donald. Thank you so much for your kind review. It was great to meet you and we very much enjoyed having you stay. We are super pleased that you enjoyed all that our motel had to offer. We wish you all the best and hope to see you here the next time you are in Taupo. Erin and Amos... More 

New York City, New York
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67 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little motel just outside the town of Taupo, with nice views of the lake. We went in the off-season, and the gentleman behind the counter was kind enough to give us a free upgrade to a large suit with it's own living room! Our day in Taupo was overcast and rainy, but having such a nice room made it... More 

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Thank JacobB108
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi JacobB108. Thank you for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor. It was out pleasure having you stay with us. It was such a shame the weather didn't come to the party, but we are stoked that you enjoyed your time here relaxing in your unit. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted at reception by a very friendly and helpful lady, the rooms are super clean and modern. Our bathroom was a bit dated but was very clean and had everything that we needed in there. Plenty of hot drinks too. We loved our stay here and would Recommend to anyone

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South Australia
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126 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying for a night we were greeted by the manager on arrival and had a very pleasant conversation setting the scene for our stay. The room was a two bedroom upstairs near the back of the property but the balcony views over the lake were excellent. The apartment had everything we could want and so spacious and clean. Although we... More 

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Thank Aussie0901
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi there Aussie901. Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your room, and hope to see you again sometime in the near future. We wish you all the best and thank you for choosing to stay with us. Erin and Amos Managers More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a 2 night stay and would be happy to come again!!! We managed to get a special deal for 2 nights with a late checkout and a bottle of bubbly which was an awesome start. Our room was great; clean, spacious, comfortable, good shower, comfortable bed, quiet and wonderful lake view. We loved the pools... More 

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Thank Hillsey3
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi there Hillsey3. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Next time you need to get away, be sure to get in touch. It's also great to hear that your husband enjoyed the spa & sauna. There are many other options for dinner in Taupo, so be sure to check with us the next time... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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155 reviews
83 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for just one night on our drive between Auckland and Wellington but were impressed by how clean and quiet our upstairs apartment was. The view over the lake was pretty nice, as was the tui who hung out in a Kowhai tree out back. Good to see NZ artists' works on the wall too. The day we... More 

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Thank PatchNZ
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi PatchNZ. So great that you noticed our native Tui, that has been hanging around our motel for sometime. It is always pleasing to the eyes and ears to experience our native birds up close. Also so pleased that you took note of our New Zealand artwork. We think it is simple and colouful, and reminds us of how great... More 

Kingsgrove
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very tidy and clean. Great lake view and very comfortable rooms. Owner Erin and Atmos are very friendly. Location is close to central Taupo. Definitely revisit the place to try the hot pools. Highly recommended.

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Thank 835mengl
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi 835mengl, Thank you for your tripadvisor review, its great that you enjoyed your time here and we do hope to see you again soon!! Kind regards Erin and Amos More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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

Address: 346 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: £87 - £158 (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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“Ask for a room with a balcony view to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie0901, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not a problem to us but you do need to walk up 2 flights of stairs to get to the higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Hillsey3, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suite above reception is amazing :)”
 of 5 bubbles sallyflewelling, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were well-appointed - upper floor best views of the lake obviously”
 of 5 bubbles lashesbygemma, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor, lake views”
 of 5 bubbles Crokerfamily, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
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