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Anchorage Resort Taupo

346 Lake Terrace Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#3 of 41 motels in Taupo
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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, 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 sights whatever the weather. We also offer free Wi-Fi, off-street parking and easy access to the lake just across the road from our motel. You will not find a better place to stay at for that special family holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary tea
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
Modern
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jhtucker2013 wrote a review 13 Feb
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We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at the Anchorage Resort Taupo. Our accommodation exceeded our expectations and was perfect for our stay. The facilities are excellent. The pool and proximity to the lake and Taupo itself make it the ideal place to stay. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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WOW! thank you so much! This has really made our day and we appreciate the time taken to leave a review. We hope to see you again
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Hayley G wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great location, beautiful atmosphere and very friendly and helpful staff. Location was also perfect. Everything about the resort was exceptional. It was clean, stylish, roomy with excellent service. Room itself was well equipped, comfortable and immaculate. Will definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much! , look forward to seeing you again
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Megan wrote a review Dec 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
We stayed at Anchorage Resort Taupō for 2 nights last weekend. When booking I was asked what we were travelling to Taupō for, I said it was for my birthday and we were lucky enough to receive a room upgrade which, to be honest, made the weekend perfect. What view!! Panoramic of Taupō, complimentary bubbles and welcoming hosts. Everything was brilliant, fantastic location, great facilities including spa and pool. Being across the road from the lake as well as a short stroll to the sailing club made the weekend for us. We loved every second and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Taxi service was great for a trip in to the local bars and eateries
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Responded 25 Dec 2023
Thank you soo much for the lovely review, see you again soon :)
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Graeme Goulden wrote a review Dec 2023
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If you're looking for a great place to stay in Taupo I can't speak highly enough of the Anchorage Resort. Ideally located for us and our unit was clean and spacious. It had all the facilities we needed. We didn't use the pool but it looked pristine and was well used by other guests. Peter was a great host and nothing was too much trouble. Wifi was great & ample parking. All you could ask for. Would definitely look to stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 23 Dec 2023
Happy holidays! Thank you so much for this and we look forward to seeing you again at Anchorage Resort Taupo
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Robyn wrote a review Nov 2023
Helensville, New Zealand1 contribution
Would highly recommend staying here. Great facilities and friendly staff. Rooms were clean and fresh with all amenities. We had two 2brm pool view rooms for our family of eight and we all loved our stay. Nothing mysrlf or family could fault. Thanks to Peter and the staff 😊
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your review! Happy holidays
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Hopon wrote a review Nov 2023
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom20 contributions5 helpful votes
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Located just a 5 minute drive from the centre in a quiet location with an amazing uninterrupted view of the lake this is a wonderful place to stay and I doubt you will find better. The gardens are manicured and pool area is kept to an immaculate standard. You will find there is plenty of parking spaces and you have your own specific space for your room. We stayed in room 9 on the upper level which has a central view of the lake which you can enjoy from your balcony. The room itself was a generous size and was spotless, as well kept as any 5 star hotel. Yes some of the fittings are a little less luxurious than a 5 star hotel but are clearly very well maintained and you will find the room well equipped. There is also a self service laundry. Just across the road a two minute walk from the property is the sailing club bar, ideal for a lunch time or evening drink and pizza or the like. There is also a lakeside path which you can take on foot or hire a bike from the resort. Just up the road a short drive away is an excellent Countdown Supermarket. Peter and Charis clearly care a great deal about the standard of their property and the service offered and are great hosts!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Dec 2023
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again
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Heafod wrote a review Nov 2023
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom178 contributions86 helpful votes
Very well situated location 2 miles along the lake from the town and marina, and just across the road from the beach. The sailing beach bar is also a 1 minute walk where you can see beautiful sunsets over the lake and Mount Doom. Well maintained apartments with fridge, microwave, hob, and oven. Helpful staff with lovely hot tub and pool. Pool was being refurbished while we were there, which was a shame but does indicate that the assets are maintained regularly.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: There is a brilliant Countdown supermarket just a 2 minute drive. So you can buy and cook your...
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Responded 19 Nov 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review. Love the reference to Mount Doom :) We hope to see you again so you can enjoy the larger pool. We appreciate your time taken to share and will be letting our housekeeping team know that their hard work has not gone unnoticed
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Dianne wrote a review Oct 2023
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Perfect accomodation. Comfortable beds, quiet, and units have everything you need. Units are scrupulously clean(and I have high standards!) Peter and Claris are exceptional hosts and are available if you need them. Very knowledgeable about Taupo and surrounding areas. Pizza place across the road with good coffee. Lake front views from many units with Lake just across the road. This is our first choice motel in Taupo and have returned multiple times Often we rebook as we leave. Perfect getaway for couples and children.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 19 Oct 2023
Thank you so much for your lovely review and look forward to your next visit :)
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Ji W wrote a review Oct 2023
Rotorua1 contribution1 helpful vote
I absolutely love this resort. I was on my own and I was in Room 11 - lovely spacious studio unit. The room was so so sparkly clean and the couches were fantastic to set back and enjoy the view and to relax but most of all the team were so helpful. And I got to meet Lady - but still miss you Fat Cat .
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: The spa and the pool are a bonus
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Responded 14 Oct 2023
Hi Jill, thanks for your amazing review, look forward to seeing again soon :)
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Romeo wrote a review Aug 2023
London, United Kingdom22 contributions10 helpful votes
Older building with a musty smell in the room and a dated bathroom and kitchen. I expected better based on the pictures. The mouse trap under the sink was concerning and not surprising based on the age of the place. Not someplace I would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Aug 2023
Thanks for your review, yes we are an older building, but we do keep it clean and maintained. Living with bush and trees all around yes we put mousetrap for prevention rather than anything, I'm sure you wont want a mouse running around as they do live outside and can easily come inside.
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$273 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anchorage Resort Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (2.9 km), Huka Falls (7.3 km), and Huka Falls tracks (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Master of India, Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, and Suncourt Indian Taupo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anchorage Resort Taupo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Anchorage Resort Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Anchorage Resort Taupo accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.