This hotel was so bad that we only stayed there one night instead of the two we had booked. The first room they put us in had a tiny loveseat, dining room set, and tv smaller than the screen in my cell phone! The rooms are big, but when the tiny tv is in one corner and the tiny couch is in the other (with no coffee table or anything else, I would add), you'd better hope nothing good is on! We complained about the first room and then they put us in an upstairs room, one of the best, she told us. It was more comfortable with two couches (not very good quality and no throw pillows), coffee table and the tiny tv a little bit closer.
The main reason we left was that the bed was so uncomfortable, I slept on the couch. The bed was really old and had a deep dip in the middle of it. Security is also a joke - a wimpy lock on the door handle and glass plates in the door! The woman at the reception desk told me they were shadowed and no one could see through, but my husband and I did a test and believe me, he got a show!! I did not feel safe when staying there.
I thought this hotel would be average, after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. I don't know what the rooms were like before the new owners and renovations, but they must have been atrocious! I would stay away from this hotel at all costs! We did appreciate the fact that they didn't charge us for the second night since we canceled it at the last minute, but that's just to be expected, really.
The woman at reception was very nice and the hotel did have good views, but that's not enough to stay there again! It's also located a fair drive from town (you wouldn't walk there) and there are tons of hotels in Taupo from which to choose. But if you have to stay at the Anchorage, you shouldn't pay more than $50 per night.
- 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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