Anchorage Resort Taupo
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Anchorage Resort Taupo

346 Lake Terrace Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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Spa Studio with Lake Views
Room & Suite (6)
Pool & Beach (3)

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5.0
#3 of 41 motels in Taupo
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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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
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
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Great View

Location

346 Lake Terrace Two Mile Bay, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
314Reviews7Q+A66Room tips

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John H wrote a review Feb 2020
Sudbury, United Kingdom378 contributions89 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Approximately 5 minutes drive from the centre of Taupo around the bay, the Anchorage is one of many hotels/motels/apartments overlooking the lake across Lakeside Terrace. Free parking for one car per room is provided, and the property is easy to find coming from either end of this long road. Within walking distance, the sailing club is good for pizzas and has a bar with seating overlooking the lake, and the Meridien hotel’s bar is a great venue for a relaxing drink. A small heated outdoor pool and sizeable hot tub are provided for the use of guests, and pool towels can be obtained from reception.

Our one bed apartment had a great view from the first floor and a nice balcony with a table and two chairs. The kitchenette provided everything we needed, having a two ring electric hob, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. We had two settees and a large flat screen TV with 4 Sky sports channels and access to Netflix as well as the usual free NZ channels. The large double bed was comfortable and the bedroom had adequate wardrobe space, although a few more hangars would have been good. The bathroom had a good size shower cubicle and toiletries are provided. Ironing board and iron are placed in the wardrobe and could be used following a visit to the small onsite laundry. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay and thoroughly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Erin Wootten, General Manager at Anchorage Resort Taupo
Responded 10 Sept 2020
Hi John H, Thank you so very much for your awesome review and information you had on the place. We really appreciate how much effort you put into reviewing us and I am sure other guests also love the information. We do hope to see you again soon. Regards Erin and Amos Wootten
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Zak H wrote a review Jan 2020
Upper Hutt, New Zealand31 contributions26 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights at the end of last year and found it to be a nice relaxing stay near the waterfront. The staff are nice and friendly and are always willing to help. You might me next to the main drag of Lake Terrace but you don't hear any street noise at all. This resort is a five minute drive to the shops so might not be walkable but not very far at all. One of the downsides of this hotel is that the parking facilities are not very good at all. Yes you get a park outside your room but the driveway to get out is very tight and would struggle if you have a bigger car. This hotel offers bikes for $5 at the front of receptions and also offer continental breakfast. The dominion post is also a complimentary service however you will need to tell reception the night before. All the rooms are very spacious and can easily a small stay here on a wet day when outdoors is a no go. If you do have to be on the sofa bed then beware of how spring it is (it might take a while to get comfortable and fall asleep) they also have a iron and iron board along with a clothes dryer. All in all a recommended place and would definitely consider staying here if I come back back to Taupo in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from AnchorageTaupo, Manager at Anchorage Resort Taupo
Responded 19 Jan 2020
Good day to you Zak Thank you for taking the time to place a review and share the experience you have enjoyed at The Anchorage Resort. We appreciate that you have a choice in accommodation providers here in Taupo, and we are pleased that you chose to stay with us. We love your feedback, and do hope that you come to stay with us again in the future. Many regards. Erin and Amos Managers.
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silverferncaro wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand96 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We very much enjoyed the facilities of the Anchorage Reef during our one night stay.

After three days of biking the Great Lakes Trails it was lovely to take advantage of their large, super clean heated swimming pool and the relaxing extra large spa pool before we headed to Rotorua the next day.

The upstairs one bed room unit we were given had a spacious sunny lounge with beautiful views of the lake and a separate quiet bedroom. We also noted there were ground floor rooms which were closer to the pool but may not have had as nice a view as ours.

Peter, the host , was very efficient and gave us suggestions for a great restaurant where we had a delicious Indian/Nepalese dinner.

While the motel is not within short walking distance to Taupo town Center, this is still a great place to stay for couples or families visiting Taupo.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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GeorgeBlackadder wrote a review Mar 2020
Preston, United Kingdom184 contributions89 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
With a great view over Lake Taupo our room has a lounge with dining area and kitchen, separate bedroom and bathroom. All very clean and with all essentials. The owners were very pleasant and pointed out various local attractions.

The accommodation is some way from the centre of Taupo but the nearby Ploughmans pub does very good good and other restaurants/takeaways will deliver.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Erin Wootten, General Manager at Anchorage Resort Taupo
Responded 10 Sept 2020
Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are so glad you managed to check out our surrounding areas like Ploughmans which is just a quick 5 minute walk up the road. We do hope to see you again soon. Regards Erin and Amos Managers
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Chris Baker wrote a review Apr 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Two of us drove down from Auckland for a three night stay at the Anchorage Resort. We arrived after dark and were greeted warmly and shown our rooms upstairs. We were directly above the reception area and had superb views over the lake. The rooms were spotless. Large TV and comfortable sofas. Fully equipped kitchenette with adequate space. Bathroom had very large kidney shaped bath with shower overhead, and again plenty of room.
We made great use of the large swimming pool and the spa pool which were very popular. Towels were supplied for the pool. We hired "real" bikes (at the entrance) and helmets for $5.00 each and went biking for 2 hours around the lake. Great fun.
The Two Mile Bay Sailing Club was just across the road and we enjoyed dinner /drinks there and were entertained with live music. Very popular and crowded and music was great. Perfect weather, the icing on the cake!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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lilsmit wrote a review July 2021
Auckland60 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We unexpectedly had to stay a night in Taupo last minute, and when calling the hotel, they were super helpful and offered a great discount too. Warm and well maintained rooms. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Anchorage Resort, General Manager at Anchorage Resort Taupo
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to place a review and share the experience you have enjoyed at The Anchorage Resort. We appreciate that you have a choice in accommodation providers here in Taupo, and we are pleased that you chose to stay with us. We love your feedback, and do hope that you come to stay with us again in the future. Many regards. Peter & Charis Resident Hosts
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surelybassey wrote a review Oct 2020
Wellington, New Zealand266 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
These rooms are neat comfortable and convenient. We could walk to the water or two mile bay yacht club pizza bar within 2 minutes. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Rooms were quiet, beds and pillows very comfortable.

Wifi was a little patchy, but it was nice to relax in the hot spa or warm pool.
I would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hopon wrote a review Nov 2023
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom29 contributions5 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Response from Anchorage Resort, General Manager at Anchorage Resort Taupo
Responded 23 Dec 2023
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you again
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Katieclem46 wrote a review 20 May
Hamilton, New Zealand669 contributions204 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very clean unit, with a separate bedroom and a queen sized sofa bed in the lounge. Access to bathroom from the lounge area, and also from the bedroom, so a really good arrangement for sharing accommodation without disturbing the other party. Parking at a separate entrance at rear made easy access with luggage, so well designed. The front entrance opened onto a pool and hot tub complex, again very tidy. Pool shuts at 8 pm, and hot tub at 9pm. Two Mile Bay is a short drive from the town centre, and there is a new supermarket less than a kilometre further south. Very quiet.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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MandMNz wrote a review Apr 2022
Wellington, New Zealand7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 4 nights with our two young children in a upstairs lake view two bedroom unit and absolutely loved our stay. We loved the location - the quieter end of Taupo with Two Mile Sailing Club across the road for great pizza and coffee, plus easy access to the boardwalk for bike rides and scootering with the kids. The temperature of the pools was fantastic (although the pool water has made green stains on all of our togs - however a soak in white vinegar seems to be helping get rid of the stains). The hosts are friendly and welcoming and cleanliness of the rooms was excellent. We’ve stayed in the Wairakei area and central Taupo suburban area previously but never again, we will be back at the Anchorage for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: In April, the single story units on one side of the complex didn’t seem to get much sun.
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familyof6nz asked a question Nov 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand108 contributions47 helpful votes
Is it too far to stay and do a day trip for tongariro crossing? Thanks
familyof6nz asked a question Nov 2017
Whangarei, New Zealand108 contributions47 helpful votes
Is it too far to stay and do a day trip for tongariro crossing? Thanks
Answer from Erin W
16 contributions
No, you can easily do this. Its best to pre-book some transport like Tongariro Expeditions as they can drop you off at the start point and pick you up at the finish point. Check out their website and you will see departure times. they pick up from motel accommodation.
Answer from Pam P
Melbourne, Australia290 contributions78 helpful votes
I'm not sure a shuttle runs from that far out of the town. I know the bus runs from the information right in the heart of Taupo. You would need to get to that pickup point.
Answer from sarahchats
Napier, New Zealand28 contributions5 helpful votes
It was very good for us, we were in a room close to the reception building.
Answer from Sara D
24 contributions8 helpful votes
The wifi was ok I think.
Tina Pritchard wrote a tip Apr 2024
Gisborne, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't drop your stripee towel in the pool!"
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Megan wrote a tip Dec 2023
Rotorua, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Taxi service was great for a trip in to the local bars and eateries"
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Heafod wrote a tip Nov 2023
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom174 contributions86 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a brilliant Countdown supermarket just a 2 minute drive. So you can buy and cook your own meals if you prefer - incl fresh veg. "
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Ji W wrote a tip Oct 2023
Rotorua1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The spa and the pool are a bonus"
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Sam Upshall wrote a tip July 2023
Ohope, New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 10 & 12 have incredible views "
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PRICE RANGE
AU$172 - AU$207 (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 Huka Falls tracks (7.3 km), Lake Taupo (2.9 km), and Huka Falls (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 Roquette Restaurant - Taupo, Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Master of India.
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.
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