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Anchorage Resort

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had 3 nights here on our NZ tour. Our apartment was well appointed, plenty large enough but to top it all well serviced by a very helpful staff. The pool is useful if somewhat very busy with young children but it is holiday season and they have to let off steam. There are BBQ s to borrow, a hot...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tony P. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor about your stay here with us here at The Anchorage. We are super stoked that you enjoyed all that our motel has, along with the heated pools and spa/sauna area. I can certainly tell you the BBQs are always popular so...

Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments from 24/12/16 to 31/12/16 (Unit 3) The apartment was large, very comfortable and immaculate throughout. The apartment was cleaned daily as well as the bed linen and towels changed daily also. The pool and spa were great and we enjoyed an early 8 am dip every morning. Erin and Amos were...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Warren. Thank you once again for choosing to stay here at our motel. It was great to meet you and see you have a relaxing and enjoyable time. We do hope to see you again the next time you are Taupo, and we really appreciated you taking the time to post your review, and place such positive feedback and...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a 3 night stay here with our four children! We LOVED it! Our kids are begging to go back now! Awesome pool! Fantastic 2 bedroom apartment! Great location! Amos and Erin are super friendly and helpful! We felt like a part of the family and not just guests there! We are already debating taking another...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Trista73 We had such a blast hosting you and your fantastic family. Your children were such a joy to be around and chat to, especially little Frank. It was great to see Dad able to relax in the pool before shooting off and racing his car around the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park on the Saturday. Thank you so much...

New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxed week with family coming and going. The resort has a swimming pool, toddler pool and a heated pool which is always great if it's raining. Being a boating family we enjoy staying here as we can park the boat out front and it is only less than 3 minutes to the Twi Mile bay launching ramp....

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi MitzyNewZealand. Thank you so much for your awesome review and for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay. Our heated pools certainly seem to be very popular this summer, with the weather being a little bit cooler than last year, and it is always great seeing the children and parents alike enjoying a bit of dip. We...

Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Anchorage Resort has excellent facilities. It is nicely sheltered & far enough away from the road to not have too much traffic noise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Erin & Amos are fantastic hosts & more then happy to oblige with any requests that are made. Will definitely use this resort again.

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your extremely kind comments. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your stay and very much hope you return to Taupo and stay with us again. Thank you again for posting your review on Trip Advisor, and for choosing to stay at The Anchorage Resort. We wish you all the best for the up and coming year. Erin and Amos...

HCMC, VN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything is convenient and clean. Guarantee for car parking. Look over the sea from large balcony. Swimming pool is small like kid pool but clean. There is a public hot sauna pool, but it is small so when a group of 8 people sit there for hours other guests dont have space. Taupo is the nice warm town with lots...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We very much appreciate it. Do be sure to call on us again the next time you are in Taupo and thank you for choosing to stay at the Anchorage Resort. All the best. Erin and Amos Managers

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving at the Anchorage Resort for 2 nights recently, we were welcomed by Erin on reception who was the most enthusiastic and one of the warmest check in experiences we've ever had! Erin recommended a local walk from Huka Falls back to the resort and offered a free ride to the start of the track. Then suggested we hire the...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Julia and Chris. We are totally blown away by your review. Thank you so much for all your amazing comments and sharing all the awesome things you got upto while you stayed with us. We are of course super stoked that you found our resort, rooms and views to your liking. It was great to see that you enjoyed...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome motel with super friendly staff and a great heated swimming pool and a spa. It is close to the town and the lake side restaurants. The staff are really helpful and make your stay very pleasant. Definitely worth staying there.

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi there Sara D. Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review on Trip Advisor about your stay here at our motel. We are always appreciative of our guests sharing their experiences and placing positive feedback and comments for all to see. We do hope to see you here again soon, and wish you all the...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband stays here quite often for work but we also stay as a family too at times and every time we do the friendly atmosphere of the owners is always the same, we leave our trailer here nothing is a hassle. The rooms are great, always clean and of a high standard. The kids love the pool and we...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jodie803. Thanks so much for your sterling review, and the 5 star comments about your stays here with us. We too, very much enjoy having you and your husband here to stay. It is always great to see familiar faces staying and enjoying our motel on a regular basis. We hope to see you more in the future, and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked the Anchorage Resort and were both really happy with both the rooms and the amenities! In the two nights we stayed there we got to enjoy their spa, pool and bbq. We just wished we had more time. Amos was a very welcoming host who had a lot of advice to give on Taupo and...

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Anchorage_Taupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort, responded to this review

Hi AranaH. Thank you so much for your 5 out of 5 review. It is always great having our guest sharing the thoughts, feedback and experiences with everyone here on Trip Advisor. It is also great for our staff to know that you found all the rooms and amenities to your liking. We are especially happy that you had a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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

Address: 346 Lake Terrace | Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €117 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anchorage Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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“If you have kids, book into one of the ground floor rooms. then you can watch them in the pool”
 of 5 bubbles Trista73, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony view to the lake”
 of 5 bubbles Aussie0901, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not a problem to us but you do need to walk up 2 flights of stairs to get to the higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Hillsey3, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The suite above reception is amazing :)”
 of 5 bubbles sallyflewelling, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms were well-appointed - upper floor best views of the lake obviously”
 of 5 bubbles lashesbygemma, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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