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Te Moenga Lodge - Taupo - Building
1
9.8 Excellent (170 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Offering a garden and year-round outdoor pool, Te Moenga Lodge is set in Taupo, 26 km from Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley. Great Lake Convention Centre is 4 km from the property. Free private parking and free WiFi are available. All rooms at Te Moenga Lodge include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A dining area and a refrigerator, toaster and kettle are provided. The private bathrooms each come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Te Moenga Lodge also includes a barbecue and offers packed lunches. The property has water sports facilities. Car hire is available at the property and the area is popular for cycling. Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley is 4.1 km from Te Moenga Lodge, while Taupo Bungy is 5 km away. The property offers a free airport shuttle service.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: view was fantastic
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location with splendid views, and wonderful hosts who upgraded us to the Chalet at no extra cost. Enjoyed a great breakfast. Highly recommended.
Cons: All good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The lodge has a wonderful view, is close to Taupo but in the farmland so has abundant bird life. The hosts made us feel very welcome. This is a very new lodge and the appointments were impeccable. Everything is new and in top condition.
Cons: It was all good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were so welcoming throughout our stay. And the view of Taupo was outstanding. The property was like home from home. Would recommend this place highly.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing! They had the best view, the kindest hosts and great attention to detail. We highly recommend them.
Cons: N/a
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The position and view, the amenities, the superb standard throughout, the cleanliness and knowledge and friendliness of the hosts.
Cons: We had to leave
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing, breakfast was incredible, the view outstandng & the chalet was delightful. Phil & Cheryl were great hosts very caring when I didn't feel very well. The 2 dogs were so friendly & beautiful. The whole trip was wonderful & will definately be going back.
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is one of those places that when you arrive, it’s better than you imagined. Once there, we wished we’d booked an extra night. Cheryl and Phil are great hosts and offer a superb property and experience. We rented one of the individual chalets at Te Moenga and were really pleased with all features and amenities. Total quality. The view from the hillside was fabulous, looking for miles out across part of the lake and the hills, eastern mountains and grasslands as well as the lights of Taupo at night. An outstanding breakfast was provided as well and directions for an off the beaten path gorgeous back road trek out to Napier. Locals know the hidden gems. Also really enjoyed their two dogs that stopped by to visit. This was definitely a 10!
Cons: Wanted to stay longer :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely welcome from Cheryl & Phil. The upgrade to a chalet was very much appreciated. Wow the views are amazing. The chalet had everything anyone would need. The breakfast was delicious too. Thank you again!
Cons: Having to leave this beautiful place!
Acacia Heights Gardens - Taupo - Building
2
9.8 Excellent (167 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, Acacia Heights Gardens is within a 15-minute drive of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Featured amenities include luggage storage, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very lovely host, very lovely place. Spa pool is so great!
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: They are so friendly, and they make you feel so at home! The house has incredible views, the rooms are big and clean. The breakfast was amazing. I can absolutely recommend this place!!
Cons: Absolutely nothing negative to say.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We enjoyed the lovely ambience of Acacia Heights, the hosts were very welcoming and obliging. Nothing too much trouble. The breakfast selection was great, suitable for anybody's preferences. and being a coffee lover many choices to satisfy our tastes. The lovely gardens and beautiful views of the lake and mountains made this accommodation along with the lovely comfortable bed and Royal Doulton bed linen a Special place for us, we look forward to visiting again sometime in the future.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The Hosts were exceptional! We checked in, sat in their lounge and chatted away over a drink. The most beautiful couple who sat and talked to us, told us about the property, the location and about themselves. Just perfect! We wouldn't hesitate in staying again, as I'm sure everybody who stays would again too. We were very grateful for the perfect hospitality afforded us. Thank you so much
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hosts with a great property and many amenities - we really enjoyed our stay here, especially thanks to the hot tub and garden - highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful hosts. A quiet and peaceful place with large gardens for wandering in. Facilities are excellent. Highly recommended.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All amazing. View from the jacquzzi, hospitality from the host, amazing breakfast spread, stunning views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent hospitality and wonderful views of the lake
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. And the hosts were so kind with us :) Thank you
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Lovely hosts, beautiful place, delicious breakfast and lovely dog
eMotel - Taupo - Bedroom
3
9.7 Excellent (171 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, eMotel is on a lake, within a 15-minute walk of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Barbary. Featured amenities include express check-in and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked how it had night lights in the bathroom... especially when you have an elderly parent with dementia getting up at night time. And with the heat pump the whole place was lovely and warm on arrival. The beds were super comfy to
Cons: N/A
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beds were comfy! Access to Netflix and a Bose speaker were unexpected bonuses. Shower had great water pressure. Such a lot of space in our unit. Hands down the best motel experience we've ever had.
Cons: Can't think of a thing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything! The room was exceptional!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Checking in and out was a breeze. Facilities and location were great, and the staffs were really friendly as well.
Cons: Nil.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This motel is just perfect, modern,great bed, furnishings.
Cons: Wish we had time to stay longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfect layout, great to park right outside room, brand new modern facilities and ideal location. Staff were awesome, great value, not a bad word to say about it really! Would definitely return.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We've stayed at this property twice before, when it was called 'Birchlands' and had chosen it again because we'd always found it to be good value in a handy location. This time we were blown away by the renovations that have been carried out; the room looked great and everything was perfect! We have yet to stop raving about how comfy the bed was, and the shower was also lovely. Little extra touches such as the gorgeous toiletries and the nespresso machine really just made everything even better. Will definitely stay here again on our next Taupo visit!
Cons: No problems at all, didn't want to leave!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Multple TVs and Sky decoders. Generous gift. Hassle free check-in and out. Location was great.
Cons: Would have liked better lounge seating in the 2 bedroom apartment to cater for more than two people. Otherwise everything ele was great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to town, everything you need in a tidy unit.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Close to town, very clean n tidy.
Serenity On Wakeman - Taupo - Building
4
9.9 Excellent (73 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, Serenity on Wakeman is a 2-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 7 minutes from Barbary. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic breakfast lovely host amazing views
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great hospitality. Thanks for the spacial breakfast arrangement for my pregnant friend and without charging her as she couldn't eat anything. Definitely would recommend to other friends and come again
Cons: none
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I don’t know where to start.It’s the best place ever.The whole place was ultra clean, cozy and elegantly furnished . The view of the lake from the room or the patio is just breathtaking. To top it all, Robin is a super nice host. She cooked us delicious breakfast (including dairy free options) and suggested the best scenic routes. Definitely recommend! Ryan & Aleena
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robyn was a fantastic host. From the beautiful breakfasts every morning, great sightseeing advice to a friendly conversation it was all wonderful. We even met some of her lovely family.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robyn our hostess was a star, nothing too much trouble. A great breakfast served out on the deck overlooking the bay, stunning views! All rooms overlook the bay, upstairs room fantastic! A must stay if visiting Taupo......
Cons: Not applicable
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful room with breathtaking views of the lake and wonderful breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view was amazing the room was unbelievable so clean and spacious the bed was comfortable and Robyn was so lovely and kind she has the best cereal in the world haha will definitely be going back
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Robin was an amazing host who had a great attention to detail who made us feel special as guests. She gave great recommendations too. The view from our room was spectacular. Much better than the pictures. We had the most amazing time and could not recommend Robin and Serenity enough.
Cons: Nil. All was perfect. The highlight of our time in NZ.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The spectacular views, beautiful house and the host was wonderful, very helpful and made us feel right at home. She cooked a wonderful breakfast with fresh fruits and really gave us the full experience of Lake Taupo. The bed was really comfortable and wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location and view was great. And the room and facilities was so good.
B&B @ Number Ten - Taupo - Building
5
9.8 Excellent (100 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Boasting free Wi-Fi and free breakfast, B&B @ Number Ten is 10 minutes’ walk from Taupo's hot spring thermal swimming pools. All rooms feature French doors opening onto a private and sunny courtyard, offering an idea area to relax after a day of sightseeing. Taupo B&B @ Number Ten is 5 minutes’ walk from the Waipahihi Reserve. Guests enjoy free pick up from Taupo Airport or the bus terminal, 10 minutes’ drive away. It is 35 minutes’ drive from Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley. Each air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms include an en suite bathroom with under floor heating, a hairdryer, free toiletries and bathrobes. Your cooked breakfast includes your choice of lamb chops, bacon, eggs, corn fritters, fluffy pancakes or French toast. Continental options of fresh fruit salad, toast and croissants are also available.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean room, lovely hosts. , delicious food. . We enjoyed our chat during dinner that the owners cooked for us and we had together .t
10.0 Excellent
Pros: My husband and I (30 years old) stayed here for one night while road tripping around the north island. Ann was an exceptional host and we thank her for her hospitality. She took time to give us a complete overview of available restaurants in the area with pros and cons so we could end up deciding based on our personal preferences. The room was clean and new with private bathroom. Breakfast is served at the kitchen which is on the second floor with very nice views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding accommodation, wonderful hosts, and a breakfast to die for!
Cons: Already perfect!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved every bit of this place! Ann is wonderful and very welcoming. Our room was very clean and we slept so well in the bed. Had our own private porch. The breakfast she made was exquisite!! So much delicious food to help prepare us for the day of exploration. We had a wonderful chat with Ann and the other couple staying in the house during breakfast. We would stay here again if back in town. Highly recommend!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Perfection. We have stayed in many bed and breakfasts over the years and B&B@Number Ten is right there at the top. Ann and John are wonderful hosts, great conversationalists, full of very helpful recommendations. Their house is beautiful, modern, comfortable and well equipped in a peaceful residential location with lovely views to the lake. Breakfast was delicious, as were the homemade cakes each day, and set us up very well for each day's adventures. Could not recommend this bed and breakfast more highly.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All the personal touches were delightful, including the welcome, the room and patio, the delicious home made breakfast and the helpfulness of the host in choosing local activities
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Never stayed in such a nice B & B. The hosts, Anne and John, were wonderful. The accommodation was very very clean & modern, the breakfast was like home made. I will always come back to stay.
Cons: Everything exceeded my expectation.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely size rooms, welcoming & informative hosts who will give you an insight on the local restaurants & are more than happy to book tables for you. Great breakfast options individually cooked.
Cons: Just remember that to go into Taupo you will need to drive as the B&B is a little way away. This was not a negative for us but something to be aware of.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Ann & John were terrific hosts & their place is beautifully appointed with great views. Ann is very knowledgeable about activities in the area. In terms of value, Number 10 is good value for NZ. It is just that as Canadians who travel widely, we find everything in NZ expensive:(
Cons: N/A
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding design and comfort of the bedroom and common rooms. Fantastic view and lovely hosts. The breakfast was perfect - nothing missing.
Cons: none
Acacia Waters - Taupo - Building
6
9.8 Excellent (74 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Acacia Waters is located in Taupo, 28 km from Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley and 5 km from Lake Taupo Hole in One Challenge. Free private parking and free WiFi are available. Certain units have views of the lake or garden. Rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. There is free shuttle service at the property. Free use of bicycles is available at this bed and breakfast and the area is popular for golfing and cycling. Great Lake Convention Centre is 5 km from Acacia Waters, while Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley is 5 km away. The nearest airport is Rotorua Airport, 72 km from the property.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent communication and went the extra mile. I had booked this room for my mother and her partner. They loved it. Thank you
7.0 Good
Pros: Not having used B&B style accommodation the experience was amazing. The hosts don’t live on site but provide everything a traveller would need to feel at home. Facilities were excellent - especially the red wine and hot tub. Breakfast was silver service and on par with any 5 star hotel. Hosts went out if their way to help make the stay amazing.
Cons: It is located a little out of the main city centre which may be an issue if you don’t have your own transport however the location is one that has magnificent views and worth the extra short 10min drive
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts Peter and Diane really bent over backwards to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. A wonderful place to stay
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This place was amazing!!! Dianne and Peter are the ultimate hosts and their house is totally stunning. The room was beautiful, the bed comfortable and all the facilities were out of this world. During my stay in NZ this was the best place I have stayed easily and I was sad to leave. To top it off the breakfast that Dianne prepares was gorgeous. Thank you so much for such a lovely stay.
Cons: There was nothing I did not like.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This home is beautiful and well appointed. The ambiance was welcoming and luxurious. Our room was fantastic with super comfy bed and large bath with jacuzzi tub. The views are stunning of the lake. Our hosts were extremely accommodating and friendly. The made to order breakfast as good as any in a shop.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lake Taupo is a beautiful area and Acacia Waters was the perfect place to stay. The bedroom was comfortable, we appreciated the toiletries and the robes, and the breakfast exceeded expectations! Most of all, the hosts were very friendly and welcoming and made it feel like we were staying at a friend's house. The location is also wonderful, with easy access to the lake where you can go for a refreshing walk or run in a beautiful setting.
Cons: Everything was great. No complaints at all!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This B&B was absolutely amazing! The rooms were clean and luxurious and it was very private. We stayed two nights, and the breakfasts were probably the best we had in NZ. Our hosts were wonderful, and we were even invited over to their nearby home for a lovely dinner. We really enjoyed meeting their family and learning a little bit more about the area. They also provided some very helpful travel tips for us. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling in the Taupo area. Not only was it a great value, but it we had a truly wonderful experience.
Cons: Everything was wonderful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's a WOW place
Cons: Dianne and Peter was AWESOME host. Inside the house was very clean comfortable and the view FANTASTIC!!! You need to see it for yourself.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The service and the food were both extraordinarily good. Marvelous view!
Cons: Loved the service and the wonderful breakfast but found the layout with facilities requiring us to leave the actual room difficult at our age. The blinds on the back windows did not keep the light out hence a broken sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This was one of our best stays during a 5 week trip to NZ. This B&B is spectacular in every respect. We new it was going to be a great stay, but the property and hosts even exceeded our high expectations. We cannot say enough about the owners, Diane and Peter, they were amazing hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with them. This is a B&B stay that we will always remember. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. Can't forget the breakfast, the very best we had during our travels.
Cons: Better than perfect
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection in Taupo, you'll be on the waterfront, a 3-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 9 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely friendly and helpful staff. The heated pool was a relaxing treat. Had a great time thanks.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Was perfect
Cons: Nil
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Pool and the views are amazing!
Cons: Uncomfy sofabed
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The heated pool & surrounds are fantastic. The management were great people, professional and friendly
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very welcoming staff, family-oriented vibe thank you
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great place, amazing pools, lovely staff. Highly recommended
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly lady on reception
Cons: The heating was a little noisy and the bikes need servicing.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The heated pools were great
Cons: Bed was comfortable but could have been more so
8.2 Excellent
Pros: the resort staff were very friendly and helpful - the free bike usage - the view was great - the pool was fabulous
Cons: was traveling with 2 older children and we got the pull out couch for our bed - was very uncomfortable.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It's was awesome to stay here the view and the resort was great..AAA++++
Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge - Taupo - Building
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9.4 Excellent (848 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge in Taupo, you'll be on the beach, a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 9 minutes from Huka Falls. The front desk is staffed during limited hours. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location excellent service
Cons: Everything was perfect
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Amazing room. Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable and with plenty of space. Spa bath is amazing, bed was comfortable and having your own private balcony right on the lake is amazing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was absolutely perfect! The spa, view, cleanliness, bed, and nespresso! We were so impressed with the thoughtfulness of leaving a small cup of bubble bath next to the spa tub! Staff were also very friendly!! Thank you for a wonderful stay :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Totally loved our time at Boulevard. The staff were very helpful during check in and made us feel welcome. The room was stunning, with complimentary robes which were a treat! The piece de resistance for me was the huge spa bath, totally loved it! Comfy beds and enough space in the units. Lovely patio area to overlook the lake. The coffee machine and milk frother were a delight too! We will be back. Special shout out for the awesome toilet roll!! For once I didnt need to use my own. Its always a personal gripe that hotels use really rubbish loo rolls, but not here! Thank you
Cons: We didnt book long enough lol!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful lake views, super comfortable beds, proximity to great cafes, short walk along lakefront to town.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Good facilities and view from the room :)
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great space, clean and right on lakeside. Fabulous staff and photos were exactly as pictured. We will definitely be staying here again.
Cons: Nil
7.5 Good
Pros: Location dutiful location but decor needs to be upgraded
Cons: Decor outdated and cheap looking. Needs refurbishment.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great location and very friendly team. Magic view of the lake
Cons: The smoke alarm system is a bit too sensitive - better ventilation needed over the cooking hobs
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved being so close 2 the lake
Tauhara Sunrise Lodge - Taupo - Building
9
9.5 Excellent (169 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Tauhara Sunrise Lodge in Taupo, you'll be a 2-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 9 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great service by our host with wine in the evening and great breakfast prepared to order and amazing views of Lake Taupo from the dining area..
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Very hospitable, Fire was on when we entered our room.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great service and big rooms
Cons: Could have been a comfortable chair in the room. There was plenty of room for one.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: We were lucky to have a queen suite overlooking Lake Taupo, absolutely stunning view. Great hosts, we were well looked after and made a great suggestion to walk from Spa Falls up to Huka Falls - not to be missed! Plenty available for breakfast with cooked options, seated in the lovely dining area. Great location for getting into Taupo without the crowds and exploring the region - car necessary!
Cons: Wish we could have stayed longer! Only gripe was the TV/satellite didn't work, but didn't bother us too much!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable and cosy in the cold weather. Attentive staff and great views. Had a lovely chilled out time. Thanks very much!
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Large room, great facilities, amazing view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Friendly host. Given an upgraded room. Bed comfortable. Will stay there again.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast great, freshly diced fruits, perfectly poached eggs
7.5 Good
Pros: The views were fantastic The owner was friendly We had a spacious room with added kitchen and more than ample space for luggage etc.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The lodge was very comfortable and in a quiet location. The room was large with a large bathroom and a good sized WIR. Our host Daniel was friendly and informative and made a great breakfast. We were also provided with drinks and nibbles each evening.
Cons: Room a/c unit was a little noisy but no big deal.
Cottage Mews Motel - Taupo - Building
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9.4 Excellent (397 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, Cottage Mews Motel is in the suburbs, just a 3-minute walk from Lake Taupo and a 3-minute drive from Taupo Hot Springs. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available onsite.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Walk out to the lovely lakeside walk. Good view of lake and mountains. Cosy, comfortable.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: No freedom for cooking, Cook top is kind of ornamental thing. Lot of restrictions for cooking. In simple word they don't encourage cooking
7.5 Good
Pros: Sonja was absolutely lovely, always had a happy smile and lovely to chat too. The room was the right size and comfortable.
Cons: That there was limited sky channels. Channels were very confusing but overall it was a nice break for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Owner was lovey. Very bubbly and a friendly. The facilities were great. Nice and quiet even though property was booked out.
Cons: There is nothing negative to say.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: no breakfast here so cant comment but all else was great
Cons: can't think of anything
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The huuuuge tub in the room with a space cut out of the wall to be able to watch the tv. I ran a bubble bath and watched the rugby and it was bliss! Comfy bed and easy access to lake and town and everything really. Loveliest staff of anywhere I've ever stayed.
Cons: Shower heads need replacing, I am 5ft 3in and just got sprayed in the chin the whole time but is only a minor issue.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Greetings at reception were pleasant. The room we stayed in was cosy and comfortable. Proximity to the main centre was perfect. Thanks for having us!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Booked there for a second time. Owners are lovely and rooms are perfect for all your needs.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Amazing spa bath in the room, and lovely staff!
Cons: I wish the cat let me pat her more
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Nice touch lavender gel for the spa
Belle vue Boutique Lodge - Taupo - Building
11
9.6 Excellent (87 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Belle vue Boutique Lodge in Taupo, you'll be a 2-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 9 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful place to relax and enjoy Rotorua and its surroundings. Our fantastic room, delicious and plentiful breakfast and a wonderful view. I went with my sister and forgot a jacket. The hosts had no problem in helping us and sending it to us by mail to Auckland. All excellent!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best place we stayed in our last 9 day NZ trip. Exceeded our expectations. The weather was great so we had a chance to see the amazing sunrise from our room. The welcome plate was great to have in that beautiful view from the balcony. There were wine and beer selections in the room which you can pay for. Because of my wife's birthday, they offered us a trout plate, it was very kind thought.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Just the most beautiful property with the most wonderful hosts. Liz and Steve were extremely friendly and accommodating during our stay, helping with restaurant recommendations too. Rooms and the view of Lake Taupo were amazing, and breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Could have happily stayed here for our entire trip.
Cons: We were so happy to relax at the accommodation we didn’t see everything we had planned to!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view, the service, & the whole property. You are made to feel most welcome from the moment you arrive. The beds were super comfy & the breakfast was delicious... yes and most importantly you have your very own coffee machine in your room.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Comfortable bed, quiet location, beautiful lake view from balcony off our room
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was spotless. Liz and Steve are amazing hosts. They even gave easter goodies and a leaving gift on top of everything else. Breakfast was great.
Cons: No microwave in the room.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fabulous - every detail has been thought of and Liz and Steve are wondefull hosts. The location is idyllic - but you need a car. We stayed 2 nights and the breakfast was so good it kept us going until tea time both days. Great place to relax in or tour from.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Liz and Steve were fantastic hosts! We felt genuinely very welcome, and they had loads of great ideas of activities to do and things to see
Cons: Nothing- it was a great stay from beginning to end!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Well it was the best the very very best. Liz and Steve are such loving and caring souls kind-hearted. We feel at home from the moment we stepped onto the Property. I definitely recommend this property it was so clean and just awesome, the entire time of our stay it was like a Fairy- Tale you don't want this to end. People go to this property it is the best We haven't experienced this in a long time. We rating them 10 out of 10. Blessed you Steve and Liz❤️
Cons: Everything we liked it was so good
9.3 Excellent
Pros: every detail is well designed in elegant French style; overwhelmingly welcoming cheese platter and chocolate box; the breakfast was so fulfilling and tasted good; Beautiful lakeview from the window
Cons: Bed linens could be a bit softer, slightly sandy feeling
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Anchorage Resort - Heritage Collection in Taupo, you'll be on a lake, and a 4-minute walk from Lake Taupo and 7 minutes by foot from Three Mile Bay. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Owners were amazing kids loved the breakfast
Cons: Breakfast was quite pricey although kids loved it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed one night only, service was great, vacilities lovely, clean and warm, we were able to prepare our own breakfast. Great to book a room for four people as we stayed with my aging parents
Cons: Shower cubicle could have been bigger to accommodate my father who said it was a bit small for him
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious, clean and warm. So good for kids, and the staff were so friendly and helpful.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: i liked the outdoor spa and heated swimming pool
Cons: The spa bath was very out dated not deep enough, the bathroom let down the accommodation. Also the fridge switch wasn't obvious so turned it off by accident when we went out for the day and came back to warm milk and cheese and wine.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean , staff all very friendly , rooms very comfortable and well appointed, great spa pool and swimming pool , well situated in Taupo
Cons: Nothing - everything great
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Everything
Cons: All good and excellent. Wonderful staff.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Have stayed there before. Rooms are large, has a great pool & spa, staff relaxed and happy to help with anything.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Great location, friendly staff. Large clean unit.
Cons: Only fault was the spa pool was cold.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic for families. Lovely warm pool and spa pool to watch from. Clean high quality facilities. Great BBQ's. Friendly, helpful managers.
Cons: It's a bit of a distance to the town centre
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good location, view, parking.
Cons: No Sky tv.
Whakaipo Lodge - Taupo - Building
13
9.8 Excellent (43 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, Whakaipo Lodge is in a rural location, within a 15-minute drive of Lake Taupo and Barbary. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The welcome and hospitality offered by Garth and Angie. The service and cleanliness of the lodge as a whole as well as the room. The little extras such as turn down service and chocolates and pre-dinner drinks and home made canapes with the hosts.
Cons: There wasn't anything we didn't like about the stay.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing hosts, fantastic food And stunning location - an absolute highlight of our trip.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a gem! I booked this place last-minute as part of a spontaneous trip to Lake Taupo and Mt. Ruapehu. I'm glad we did. Our hosts Garth and Angie were lovely. From check-in to the late-night wine and charcuterie by the fireplace to the fantastic breakfast and coffee in the morning, Garth and Angie exceeded our expectations for a relaxing weekend getaway from Auckland.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Garth and Angie are incredibly warm and inviting. Staying at their farm felt like reconnecting with the long-lost Kiwi relatives you wish you had
Cons: No complaints.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was top notch. The hosts are exceptional. And all-around fantastic experience.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: So nice welcome. Did you ever found tenants that would get up and prepare breakfast for you at 5:30 am? They did it so nicely. Home made canapes and glass of wine to weelcome you as well!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning! Wished we had stayed longer
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Brilliant hospitality and really made you feel welcome.
Cons: Nothing at all!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The hospitality from Angie and Garth, the breakfast and how beautiful the property grounds were.
Cons: Nil
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Food was superb, hosts were superb!!! Only 10min from Taupo central. Set in beautiful surroundings.
Cons: Our stay could of been longer.
Executive Motel - Taupo - Building
14
9.3 Excellent (654 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Executive Motel Taupo in Taupo, you'll be in the business district, within a 5-minute drive of Lake Taupo and Taupo Bungy. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours), and a cruise ship terminal shuttle is also provided at no charge.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We didn't think we would arrive on time, but we did, lights on, heater on and milk in the fridge, it was a wonderful stay and we will be going back there again.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: It was fresh and roomy
Cons: Nothing all good
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
9.5 Excellent
Cons: Heater in the room seemed very sensitive to temperature control so was going on and off all night. So the noise was a little disturbing to sleeping. But not a huge issue.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the friendly geeting and talk at checkin, being shown the room which was lovely clean just what i needed after long drive, upstairs and secure, had great sleep fir a busy next day many thanx
7.5 Good
Pros: Comfortable and lake front
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean room, comfortable bed, friendly staff, heated room, spa bath
7.0 Good
Pros: We liked that the shower/spa bath was amazing!! Loads of pressure, the staff were super friendly and the place was warm! Towels and sheets were soft and clean. Good location although bummer you don’t have a view of the lake.
Cons: We thought the bed was too hard for us personally and that the room was an odd set out as you could only see the TV from the bed, not the table or the couch. Rooms could do with a do up as they’re a little out dated.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Clean room with a nice heater and electric blanket The staff also gave us a free drinks vouchers for Dixie Brown restaurant.
Cons: I thought I picked a room with a lake view but it wasn’t.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: The view
Ashbrook Motel - Taupo - Building
15
9.3 Excellent (490 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Ashbrook Motel in Taupo, you'll be in the business district, a 2-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 6 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include express check-out, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The beds were very compfy! And the electric blankets were a bonus. We all had a good night's sleep.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the stay at ashbrook
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean loved our stay peaceful environment
Cons: I love it
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, Beautiful rooms! And we had our big dog with us which wasn’t even a problem for them. We stayed for a whole week and it was awesome. The staff are lovely and accommodating and we found the washing machine/dryer perfect for the price. Much much cheaper than a laundromat. Spa was Devine, water pressure in the shower was awesome. We will definitely be back when we visit Taupo again
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Having lived in Taupo previously I knew the Motel would be just what we were wanting. No traffic noise and close to (within walking distance) of CBD. We were so impressed with the friendliness of the staff and cleanliness of the facilities. Will definitely be back.
Cons: The extractor fan in the bathroom, it seemed to struggle to work efficiently.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hi Travellers Service was awesome and owner was very friendly. They organise the baby coat for my baby instantly as per the prior request. We loved the motel and we will visit again. Thanks
Cons: I wish we had any manual to operate the heat pump as it was very complicated to deal with in motel but we managed and it wasn't a big deal for us.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Easy check in, friendly owners, very nice comfortable clean modern rooms, quiet warm and cozy. Allow pets which was awesome.
Cons: Nothing.. enjoyed our stay and will stay again
9.5 Excellent
Cons: Could not find the phone number,to ring to book in.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Heat pump and electric blankets made it cozy warm.
Cons: An air extractor above stove top would b great.
Country Lodge Kinloch - Taupo - Building
16
9.7 Excellent (49 reviews)
Overview Reviews
Located in Taupo, 32 km from Orakei Korako - The Hidden Valley, and Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley reachable within 17 km, Country Lodge Kinloch offers a garden, a shared lounge and free WiFi. There is a private bathroom with shower and a hairdryer in each unit, along with free toiletries. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. Country Lodge Kinloch offers a terrace. Great Lake Convention Centre is 17 km from the accommodation, while Huka Prawn Park is 17 km away. The nearest airport is Taupo Airport, 25 km from Country Lodge Kinloch.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Steven and Christina are wonderful hosts. Extremely nice and helpful. The house was well decorated with very comfortable bedding. We had our best breakfast during our trip in NZ. Our son played well with Maple, a lovely dog. Also he enjoyed great time watching the cattles on the farm.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The couple were so friendly, no detail was missed the location was perfect. Far an away the best B&B I’ve ever stayed in
Cons: It was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view, beautiful B and B, attention to detail. Gourmet breakfasts.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Christine was a wonderful host, the property was fantastic and the setting idyllic! We stayed in the self-catering cottage on the property with views out over the lake which was magical. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and only wish that we could stay longer! Wwould definitely recommend to future travelers!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful spacious home which would be great for a family. You're provided your own space and privacy. Friendly host and amazing room. Would be better if TV in room but not worth marking down. Considering my short notice they went all out on the delicious breakfast.
Cons: Just need TV in room I think. Otherwise perfect :)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful views and so tranquil. Very comfortable and clean cottage. Excellent hosts with beautiful Mabel dog who was so well behaved.
Cons: Nothing
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Hospitality of hosts was excellent.
Cons: Some difficulty with finding location using GPS. A locality map on confirmation would be good.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Most hospitable hosts, view just beautiful and the property was stunning, loved and creative
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Christina and Stephen are wonderful, nothing is too much trouble for them. We even stayed for dinner on two nights and the food was FANTASTIC! 12 out of. 10 guys!
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I do not need to say more than thanks to Christina. This was one of my best places ever.

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Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments - Taupo - Building
1
8.5 Excellent (1,271 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments, you'll be centrally located in Taupo, a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 7 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include express check-out, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and spa bath
4.5 Okay
Pros: The room was clean
Cons: Room noisy till late at night and again with early morning traffic - light shining into bedroom all night as it only had a blind - no headboard on bed - couch small & not very comfortable - shower floor very slippy - staff member not very communicative when told of our concerns on leaving - no apologies -
7.5 Good
Pros: The apartment was spacious with a great view of the lake and mountains
Cons: The bathroom was very very cold and you could see through the window behind the toilet...
4.3 Okay
Pros: Location only
Cons: The room was not what I booked !! Other rooms were renovated. Rooms surrounding were renovated was extremely disappointed the bed was disgraceful!! After having spinal surgery I could not even walk the next day only property during our trip that this was an issue
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything
8.8 Excellent
Pros: An older style motel but clean and tidy and close to the town.
9.5 Excellent
Pros: Beds very comfy, and lake view was great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful place to stay, lake front, good location, nice people, cosy room.
Cons: Nothing to say.
8.3 Excellent
Pros: Place was generally clean. Bed was nice and big which was good. Great location. Easy to walk everywhere. Very handy also having a little kitchenette. Room was cleaned nicely during stay. Staff at reception were lovely.
Cons: I felt that 293 for 1 person for 2 nights was a bit pricey. A few maintenance issues with cracks down wall but nothing major. TV chanel selection wasn't great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We did not have breakfast but the manager on duty looked after us extremely well. Was very helpful and went out of his way to accommodate us all.
Cons: Personally I did not like the tea that was offered, however this is very minor. Great stay and everyone had a good nights sleep
Taupo Urban Retreat - Taupo - Building
2
8.2 Excellent (868 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Taupo Urban Retreat, you'll be centrally located in Taupo, a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 6 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Clean and Warm
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location right in town. Very comfortable beds. Very friendly staff and very accomodating
7.5 Good
Pros: close to town centre. great staff customer service.
Cons: can't complain..
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff is so patient and helpful. Very powerful heater!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Bar, pool table, friendly staff, warm even tho winter, location
Cons: Prices at the bar differed to what was on the internet and bar boards
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Riley the manager was amazing
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location was excellent within easy walking distance of central Taupo, everyting was as I expected
Cons: Nothing
6.8 Good
Pros: Good location. Kitchen wasn’t crowded.
Cons: Music/people from bar area were quite loud from your bedrooms. Bedrooms are very basic & our room had a funky odour. Our friends got to pay €60 for their private room, but as we’d pre-booked we had to pay an extra €10, the room wasn’t worth the extra.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Very convenient location to everything
Cons: Room very small and didn't have any natural light/window
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Good experience.
Absolute Lake View Motel - Taupo - Building
3
8.1 Excellent (664 reviews)
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Absolute Lakeview Motel in Taupo, you'll be in the business district, a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 6 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request).
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Super helpful staff. Kids loved the pool (quite a novelty for the middle of winter). Nice linen etc
Cons: Not a real dislike as such / I just think the rooms could do with a refresh at some point given the price point.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: The Owner was very helpful and friendly
Cons: The person cleaning the room did not take care properly about guest belongings that they had left behind we went back and collecting one item but for some reason the owner had not been told of any items that had been left behind and did not know or hear of the other item that was left behind
5.8 Okay
Pros: Very close to the town centre.
Cons: Tired, although it looks as though it is being refurbished. It was cold with poorly fitted windows allowing very cold wind to chill the room. The shower temperature varied so it was not possible to have a decent shower.
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Location and price
Cons: Spa hours didn’t fit with our plans but that’s fine.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Location is great
Cons: Main living area a bit cramped with large furniture.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was great for us. The room was comfortable and clean and tidy and the staff were great.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Pool Spa Sauna Service was great
Cons: WiFi was a little slow at times Otherwise it was perfect, will definitely come back
7.5 Good
Pros: Good location close to town. Walking distance.
7.5 Good
Pros: Location and staff
Cons: The bed was too small, the room was freezing, there was something in the roof which kept me up for hours and the tv wasn’t working, had to be replaced then wasn’t working properly (static) all weekend long.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Handy
Cons: Parking a little tight
Bobs Hostel - Taupo
4
7.3 Good (1,754 reviews)
Overview Reviews
With a stay at BoBs Hostel in Taupo, you'll be a 1-minute drive from Lake Taupo and 6 minutes from Huka Falls. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great stay, good sized kitchen, location is close to plenty of facilities
4.3 Okay
Pros: Nothing
Cons: It was so cold You can not sleep because if the music of the bar Not so clean
9.3 Excellent
Pros: Reliable backpackers style hostel. Simple , roomy with a fulled equiped kitchen for anyone who wants to use it. Loads of information about tours and what to do around. Near all fast foods and a walking distance from pak and save and Taupo lake. An attention on cleaning still required. However as cost benefits is worth. On a budget is a perfect place.
Cons: Could be a bit more polished.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, great value for money, fast wifi. They are very upfront about the noise from the bar.
Cons: Didn't have enough hot water for my shower. Only Luke warm. Not enough info about breakfast that was included (time etc)
7.5 Good
Pros: Although our room was unavailable due to functional reasons we were given the choice of two twin rooms instead which served our purpose well.
Cons: The bar down stairs caused no problem in terms of noise level but the drunk patrons who were staying across hall from us were incredibly loud. They also kicked our door open twice. We let the receptionist know, so hopefully the lock can be altered so it doesn't happen again. As it's certainly a shock to the system being woken by a fright.
7.5 Good
Cons: Every time I moved the bed would squeak and couldn't get back to sleep
8.8 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast included, good location, cosy atmosphere.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: 1. The location is good. 2. Room is clean and big enough 3. Kitchen is clean and fully equipment 4. If you dun mind the basin allocated close with your bed, then overall is great. 5. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Cons: 1. Carpark lot is not much and P60 2. Breakfast a bit lack of choice.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great value for money!!! You get more than what you pay for and its clean! People cant expect to have 5star accommodation if they pay so cheap! We enjoyed it it was clean and close to everything so you would hear people in the street- but didnt disturb us at all!! Great staff even got toast and porridge for breakfast that we didnt know of! Clean bedding!
6.3 Good
Cons: No light in the showers and the position of the wash basin should be reconsidered.