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Anchorage Resort Motel

State Highway 1 | Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here based on the lovely pics We paid over $200 per night and unfortunately booked 3 nights The net hardly worked Couldn't get hardly TV channels The room was very rundown Chipped peeling furniture the couch was fit for the dump!!!! I was shocked at the state of the place They would not refund I would never recommend... More 

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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very run down, Mold in the bathroom walls and peeling paint on ceiling Room 3 glad we only stayed one night. Internet kept cutting out and finally cut out all together. Had to unplug the fridge to plug in the microwave and then reverse that to keep fridge running. One night we forgot to plug in the fridge (basic necessity)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stayed in a ground floor apartment which was massive (laid out just like a 1 bedroom apartment) and had a fantastic view of the lake. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Wifi was free but it was very hit and miss, I managed to get it to work on my phone but only when sitting in the lounge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you want a home away from home then this is the place to stay. The unit we had was like an extra large one bedroom flat with all motel necessities available. Owners are very cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful. Excellent breakfast available. Good sized pool and spa pool. Great view of the lake. Good restaurants not too far away... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It's tired needs work .But it is clean great location .we were upstairs great view .no ice maker which was a pity .To far to walk to town.host was pleasant .wifi did not work .if up graded would stay again Has a great pool and barbecue area bonus safe area for young children

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It's good rice for over two people, nice lake view(coz the lake is pretty nice lol), quite old facility, lucky we ain't got any broken stuff but we find out some light bulb are different color with others and Wifi doesn't work. Parking is pretty pain in the back of the building.

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was our second stay at The Anchorage, Taupo. The room was extremely well equipped and comfortable. The views were stunning. Since our previous stay in 2011 some improvements and upgrades had been made. The pool was lovely as was the hot tub. The host was friendly and helpful

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Paid $218 per night The place was delapidated perished chiped old terrible!! Net didn't work Fox only got 3 of the huge amount advertised Extremely disappointed I would not recommend this place there are a lot of beautiful places to stay for this price

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Had a good 1 night stay - with 3 teen boys. Good value for money, the pool was good fun - I was just a bit disappointed was so far from the Center (my mistake when booking). The host is super friendly and helpful.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have stayed here on numerous occasions, and find it consistent. The resort underwent some major upgrades years ago, with the addition of upstairs rooms. What I particularly like is the availability of rooms with bedrooms that are separate from the lounge. (Non studio rooms). If, like me, you are a morning person and have a partner who is not,... More 

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