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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Have stayed here on numerous occasions over the last couple yrs and have to say its like coming home everytime. Its comfortable relaxing and run by a couple who are there to help with what ever u need. Would recommend The Anchorage to everyone from staying there by urself or in our case with a working crew of 7. Thanks... More 

Thank Michael B
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

My dad and I stay here for 6 nights in the cottage. The Place was clean and the staff were fantastic, stretch & Gee are a delightful couple and certainly made our stay a breeze. They where so helpful and easy going, I'm very grateful for the hospitality they gave me and my dad,I would have no hesitation in recommending... More 

1 Thank Brad V
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Well this was a surprise. Listed as budget accomodation mainly catering for workman and women, it has a 2 bedroom cottage that has all that is needed to rest and recuperate after completing the Old Telegraph Track in a tent. Clean and all kitchen and linen supplied. The hosts were very helpful and always available to answer any queries. We... More 

1 Thank William P
Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Booked in for five nights with a group on business Cost over $800 per person. Accommodation in mining camp style ATCO dongas. Room was okay,small but clean on arrival, but bathmat was filthy.Single bed lumpy. No room servicing or cleaning for the duration of our stay. Had to search for a broom and mop to clean room floors. Pool was... More 

2 Thank GregFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Was instantly made to feel at home by crazy Pete and his lovely wife Robbie. The area that the anchorage is situated in was beautiful and offered me the chance to see the tropical part of Australia most people don't. The accommodation it's self was very clean and quiet with two or three clean communal kitchens. Had a fantastic experience... More 

3 Thank lewis1b2
Weipa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I flew all the way up from germany to weipa for a work trip. Therefore my budget was really limited and i had to look for a affordable place to stay for a couple of weeks. The idea of a workers accommodation didnt really excite me much. But on my arrival i was really surprised. Not only are the hosts... More 

2 Thank Josephine M
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Since I was in Weipa on business with a budget, I wasn't really concerned with lots of frills. The hosts, Crazy Pete and Robbie, were accommodating with every request. Weipa is a mining town and this is one way of staying for a bit in the way that the miners sometimes do. The rooms and common areas are SUPER CLEAN.... More 

3 Thank Brad C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

First things first, This is mainly donga accommodation, basically a single room with tv, air conditioner, desk. They do have a well equipped cottage but i'm a solo traveller. I wasn't expecting much but on arrival I instantly felt like I was at a home away from home. The hosts, Peter (Crazy), his wife and the cleaning staff are the... More 

5 Thank aaronzaia
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

I have stayed at the Anchorage on three occasions over the past year. The Anchorage is not the Hilton by any stretch but is very clean and around $60 or $70 per night cheaper than the other hotels etc in Weipa. As a female I was concerned it may have been full of miners etc but that has not been... More 

4 Thank R B
Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Peter & Robyn are fantastic hosts, nothing is problem, evan a breakfast at 5:30 am!

3 Thank persev11
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Additional Information about The Anchorage

Address: 2 Tonkin Drive, Weipa, Queensland 4874, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cape York > Weipa
Price Range: $135 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Anchorage 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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