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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 #52 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vicki-Lee T Palmerston North, 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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Whakamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in Taupo 1 night and was absolutely glad i chose Anchorage Resort, the receptionist was very friendly when I arrived showing me up to my room which I found to be spacious and very clean, With a excellent range of condiments not to mention waking up to views to die for and a delicious complementary cooked breakfast delivered... More

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North Waikato
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

On arrival I was given my room key but had to ask where the room was. As I drive a large van for my job I was unable to access the car park so had to then make 11 trips to unload the van. I carry tropical indoor houseplants and they cannot be left in the cold overnight. I asked... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We stayed at the Anchorage on our way from Wellington to Auckland and got unit 7 which gave us a nice size lounge, bedroom and semi-ensuite bathroom. Everything was there, very complete and clean. We understand that the place is going to be refurbished a bit during winter. All in all a great stay, given the price and location. We... More

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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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Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
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#9 Spa Hotel in Taupo
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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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