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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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  • 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised at this place. It was a last minute booking and I wasn't sure where abouts it was in Taupo. The manager was very friendly and helpful with a sense of humour which is sadly lacking in some motels. The bedroom was comfy and clean and the apartment was a little dated but was clean and there... More

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Tauranga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very roomy apartment with outstanding views. Set back from the road so no noise. A little dated but good value. Very helpful manager organised a replacement remote for heat pump. Recommend to those seeking quality budget accommodation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheap and tacky. Look for somewhere else. Poorly maintained building and facilities. Uncomfortable bed crappy linen. Worn holes in the towels. We wanted to move that night to another place. On the positive side the location is great next to the Lake and the rooms have a good view. Not recommended and we will not be back here. There are... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice & clean. Very friendly service. Big unit & the spa bath was awesome after a day of snowboarding. It was a cold night and the heat pump didn't warm the unit at all. We had to hop under blankets to stay warm. Very disappointing. Complementary breakfast was a nice touch but the presentation was lacking.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Friendly service, easy to find, good parking, Quiet. We had a pool front room (but stayed in July (winter) so swimming wasn't considered, but finding a spa bath in out room was just the ticket. We were cold from skiing at Whakapapa in the afternoon so the bath was awesome. After the bath, we went to sit in front of... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is just about ok but there were a couple of issues, like there was no heating in the room and it was freezing,when we complained we were told that we could use an electric fan heater. That was about as good as s single candle. The receptionist apparently spoke to the manager and he said that was all... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Really enjoyed our time at the Anchorage Resort, clean well run and very helpful. The new management I have to say I would struggle to find more flexible and engaged staff. Highly Recommended - Top Marks!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Room was spacious, warm, clean and comfortable. Bathroom needed an update but was ok. Breakfasts were good. Would definitely stay here again as it's in a good location and value for the type of stay required.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Yes the rooms were a bit dated.but clean and tidy.huge rooms . lovely balcony. For outdoor eating.my only gripe is I would have liked another 2 seater.just the one was a bit cramped.great info on restaurants around town.outstanding views od the lake.great pool and soa..we will b back

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Views of Lake Taupo and just across the road to the lake walking path and boat ramp. Reasonable facilities but you can see the motel is old and they have attempted to do it up on a budget (at least, our room was like that). Short drive into town.

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Address: State Highway 1 | Lake Terrace, Two Mile Bay, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort Motel 3.5*
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