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Anchorage Resort Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   State Highway 1 | Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #53 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014
Malcdeb Wanganui, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We agree with all of the recent reviews of this accommodation - whilst spacious it was very tired and dated, needs some urgent injection of TLC to bring it up to its alleged 3 star rating. Far the worst accommodation during our 21 day NZ holiday. It was booked 12 months ago for 5 nights to attend the recent 2014... More

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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Of all the motels we stayed in whilst visiting New Zealand this was by far the worst, it was very tired and requires redecoration, in addition the carpets require upgrading or a good cleaning, the toilet had leak and although this was reported nothing was done about it. You supposedly could order breakfast but when asked there was very little... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Our worst night in NZ so far in 3 weeks travelling on S and N Island - do not stay in Apartment 4! Should have gone back to Reception and asked to cancel our reservation as soon as we saw the mouse running around outside the apartment on driving round to it. Regretted not doing so as had very uncomfortable... More

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Wanganui, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Was not expecting a top rate motel but was not expecting to find wallpaper peeling off the walls, toilet constantly running and with a leak at the base, broken outdoor furniture (which they said they would replace but never did), a tv cabinet that almost fell apart when we shifted it forward for better viewing, blinds that were tattered on... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a spacious 2 bedroom unit that was clean and tidy, however this was all it had going for it. The motel definitely needs some TLC the narrow carpark area needs the shrubbery trimmed as it scratches against cars, locks on bathroom/toilet need fixing, pool dirty, no information provided in rooms regarding the motel ie breakfast info, channel... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

what a good place to have the motel lake just over the road. the cleans are ever nice and clean, the rooms are great and nice and clean to. the girl on the office was ever welcoming when we check in and could help with anything we need to know in taupo

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

What can I say ! This motel is in desperate need of a make over and until it is done should not be selling itself ! We stayed in a two bedroom apartment and although plenty of space, it was smelly and everything needed replacing. The pool filter was broken ( which no one bothered to tell us !) so... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Wanted to save money as Taupo accommodation for 4 people can be quite expensive. We arrived late so they left a note in the front door telling us where to go. The room was not completely clean, there were spider webs in corners, stains on the bed covers, and dust. We went to mention... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I stayed in the older family unit and it was very run down. No condiments except sugar. air conditioner didn't work, bad condensation on windows, no spare towels, door knob broke off from bedroom door, bad stains on couch (rm 16) only one element on stove worked, fridge was all frosted up, no dishes for microwave, shower too small.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The room had an unpleasant smell when we walked in. The toilet was the worst for sure! Hygiene standard is definitely below average. We had something sticky on the toilet seat, then cupboard and door handles. Overall, things were not clean at all. We had to clean everything in the cupboard because they were all so dirty and greasy! Have... More

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Also Known As:
Anchorage Hotel
Address: State Highway 1 | Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four star Qualmark lakefront resort offering 21 units including 1,2 and a 3 bedroom. Great relaxed atmosphere with swimming pool, outdoor hot tub and trampoline. Close to numerous restaurants and the many attractions Taupo has to offer. ... more   less 
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