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Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at this motel for two nights and what a delight. It looks like it has been renovated recently and rooms and facility looks amazing. The units are well serviced and provide required facilities. All rooms look over the pool spa area which was nice and easy to keep an eye on the kids too. From our ground floor...

Thank Kat C
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi Kat C, Thank you very much for your review and that you enjoyed your time here. Good luck for tomorrows ANZAC service for your son, he did sound amazing. We look forward to seeing you again in future and that your husband can catch many trout!

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a lovely weekend here. Our studio room was extremely spacious with a separate sitting area. Very comfortable bed. Small kitchenette but adequate for our needs. Lovely view over the lake. Our balcony was small & I really wished the chairs were more comfortable! The pool area was very well done although I imagine noise could be a problem,...

Thank Joan B
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi Joan B, Thank you very much for your kind review and that you enjoyed our spacious property and the pools. The first floor rooms are great for views and yes you do need to carry your bags up the stairs, but luckily my husband is super awesome at helping out and if you do come back again I am...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

There is no doubt we booked here knowing the upper floor views over the lake were a delight. The rooms were well appointed and clean and well laid out. The garden areas were well maintained and looked lovely. Unfortunately with the prices you pay we were disappointed to find misleading advertising on the bed arrangement. We booked 2 beds to...

Thank Pam P
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi Pam P, Thank you for your review and your positive feedback on the lake views and the well maintained gardens. We have just had the best week with fantastic sunsets here in Taupo with also the different trees changing colours makes our town look even more fantastic. We are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff, lovely rooms, in an excellent location. The facilities are very good, and the customer service is second to none. I would recommend this very highly both for adults travelling without children, and for families.

Thank 337ger834
Erin W, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi 337ger834 Thank you very much for your great review, and that you enjoy our friendly kiwi hospitality. We do hope to see you again in the future.

Banchory, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night and the staff were fantastic. We arrived slightly later than expected with two sleeping children in toe and the reception staff helped us round to our room, grabbed a travel cot and sorted us out with some towels for the pool and milk before we could even ask. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment...

Thank BattleGroundsAberdee
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi There 'BattleGroundsAberdee' We so very much appreciate you taking the time to review our motel. We very much enjoyed having you stay and were more than happy to help you upon your arrival, as we know how hard it can be arriving late with children. We are super stoked that you found the room to your liking, and appreciated...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room overlooked the pool with direct access. We had a ground floor unit with a little balcony where we had our meals overlooking the pool though it was secluded from sight of people in the pool. There was a hot tub in the pool area (which was also heated) that was a great place to spend some time after...

Thank Jane P
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi there 'Jane P': Thank you for staying with us and for placing a great review here on Trip Advisor. We are so very pleased that you enjoyed your room and also found the outdoor hot-tub to your liking. It certainly is a great place to meet and get to know what other guests have been up to while staying...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another awesome stay at the Anchorage. Quiet, well laid out and equipped room, with a great view out to the lake. Excellent customer service and I enjoyed my complimentary access to bodyworx gym. We are already planning our third stay in July!!

Thank Aron N
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi Aron N. Hey there Aron. Thank you so much for your awesome review and for choosing to stay with us. Just to let you know we have now signed up with Empower Fitness, which is located up in Totara Park, and we have the same arrangement as we did with BodyWorx. You can access this gym at anytime, so...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. Amos and his wife manage it and they are great. There are 4 bikes you can check out, ride along the lake path, enjoy. I liked that it was at the south end of town and not subject to as much traffic and noise as the north of town. The second floor rooms have the best view...

Thank 2mchfn
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi '2mchfn' Wow thanks for the amazing review! We so glad that loved your stay here, especially the location, and lack of traffic noise. It is one of the aspects that we enjoy also, along with easy access to the lake and the lake path, so easy to get in to town or head out further south, especially with our...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This accommodation was the best motel I have stayed in, in NZ. The 2 bedroom unit was very spacious and spotlessly clean and well maintained. The toddler pool was great for our 2 1/2 year old but she also loved the larger pool as the water temperature was pleasant for late March. The complex managers were friendly and it was...

Thank coolmamanapier
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi 'coolmamanapier' Thank you so much for you lovely review, and we are so glad that you had a great time staying here, especially our solar heated pools which your 2 1/2 year so very much enjoyed. We do hope that you return soon and stay with us again, and wish you all the best. Erin and Amos Managers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy apartment and very well appointed. Towels and linen were lovely. Lovely pool and hot tub and great location for a walk along the lake. Staff were helpful. A little bit of noise from the road.

Thank Welshkiwi99
Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection, responded to this review

Hi there 'Welshkiwi99'. Thank you for choosing to stay at our motel here in Taupo. We do appreciate you had a choice of accommodation and so are always pleased when people choose to stay at our humble facility. We are pleased that you found the hot pools to your liking along with our heated pool. Again thank you for staying...

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Anchorage Resort is a beautiful complex located right on the shores of NZ's largest body of water, Lake Taupo. The Anchorage Resort features 21 spacious units, which have recently been refurbished with new carpets, furniture, beds and a fresh coat of paint. We have a variety of room types from large studios, one and two bedroom units and our amazing and luxurious 3 bedroom apartment. Our complex is also family friendly with our pool area recently receiving a spruce up -including a new deck. With a heated plunge pool, we offer the perfect way for the family to relax and enjoy Taupo's amazing summer weather. We also offer free Wi-Fi, off-street parking and easy access to the lake just across the road from our motel. Whatever the occasion our resort can cater to your every need, and don't forget our delicious home cooked breakfasts which are available up request. You will not find a better place to stay at for that special family holiday this summer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection

Address: 346 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $122 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort Heritage Collection 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Rooms depend on preference for ground or upper floor. The upper floors would have a better view over to the lake”
, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“For the best views, ask for 2nd floor facing the water. First floor 107 is very quiet.”
2mchfn, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“All would be good I would thonk”
coolmamanapier, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“They are all good from what I could see on the outside”
MacDutch, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“all rooms face the pool and have views of Lake Taupo, just depends if you wanna stay upstairs or down”
Angelface44, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
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