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“Excellent park, will come again” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Great Lake Holiday Park

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Great Lake Holiday Park
Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
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141 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent park, will come again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

An excellent park that has all the amenities that you can think of. There is a place to do a bbq, to clean fish, a dispenser for boiling hot water etc etc.

The place is quite large and the staff make sure everyone has their private space. It costs 38 NZD for a powered site, 7 NZD for 24hr WiFi (coverage everywhere). For 36 NZD (quite cheap) you can hire a bike for a day and cycle round lake Taupo, then over to Huka Falls only to soak in hot water by the river in the evening.

The place was kept very clean and we have enjoyed our stay very much.

Room Tip: We stayed on site 32 which is close to the kitchen/bathrooms yet away from the main parking space fo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Radek S
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you for the excellent review. Look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

We had the pleasure to stay at the Great Lake Holiday Park with our campervan for the Ironman NZ this year and it was wonderful from A to Z! Easy reservation, excellent facilities, wonderfully and peacefully situated close to the lake and still close to Taupo too.
But what really makes it special are Carl and the whole staff who try to fulfill about every wish you have and resolve any problem that may arise.
We highly recommend this excellent Holiday Park and we would definitely choose it again in the future! Cheers!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IMNZ2014
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our Holiday Park. We really do appreciate it when guests acknowledges our efforts in making their stay with us enjoyable and memorable. Thanks again.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

I returned to the Great Lake Holiday Park for New Zealand Ironman at the weekend. It is always such a pleasure as this place is family-run and great supportive staff. To return for this year's event I was overwhelmed by the owners with a beautiful card and flowers in my cabin. This is a fabulous place to stay for any athletes/triathletes. Quiet, a short distance from the central part of Taupo, relaxed, well maintained, very clean and tidy. Great for cabins, campervans, motorhomes, tents etc. I highly recommend this park purely for the wonderful friendly owners and staff - as well as the quietness of this beautiful area. I will be returning again next year!

Room Tip: Great for athletes/triathletes/families/couples
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ironman2013-29
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for the excellent review and kind words. We look forward to welcome you back next year.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

The facilities were good and there was enough space for our campervan. The staff was able to point out a good restaurant with pick-up and drop-off service.
Close enough to Lake Taupo to enjoy it, far enough away to miss the crowds.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank P K
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for your time to review your stay with us. It is always great to receive positive feedback as it is a reward for our hard work.
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Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

We recently stayed two nights at the Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park and were very impressed with the people who own and operate the park, and particularly with the very clean facilities that make staying at any caravan park much more pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Phil C
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Thank you for your time to write a review. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and service to our guests and are happy that you experienced a pleasant stay. We hope to welcome you back sometime in the future.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Nice and cozy place to stay. Tranquil. Friendly management with good understanding of specific needs of a customer. 10 min driving to the lake shore, 7 min to the supermarket. Good experience for our family, will stay again on occasion.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thank you for taking time to post a review. It is always great to hear that guests and their families had a nice experience at our park. Look forward to see you again.
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Rotorua
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

Our family stayed in the Tongariro Unit for the night. It was perfect for our family of 10 who had travelled from Hawkes Bay and Rotorua to celebrate our son's 5th birthday!! The unit was so spacious, comfortable and a hone away from home!! Our children enjoyed the playground and the open grounds! Special thanks to Vicki for helping us with our booking. Sorry we didnt get to meet you - but hope to next time we come to stay. Many thanks :)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Putiputi
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thank you for the review. The park has a sound reputation as being family friendly and I'm glad it lived up to its reputation during your stay. See you next time.
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Additional Information about Great Lake Holiday Park

Property: Great Lake Holiday Park
Address: 406 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park is situated only 3 km's (5 minutes) from town centre and is set in 5 acres of sheltered parklike grounds, surrounded by 3000 acres of farmland. Lake access and northern boat ramps are 1,5 km down the road. We offer a variety of quality affordable accommodation, 1 & 2 bedroom self contained units, deluxe and standard cabins, powered campervan and non powered tent sites. Park facilities include communal camp kitchen, toilets and showers, guest laundry, children's playground, trampolines, games room, Sky TV lounge, cardphone, internet kiosks, WiFi, private spa, free gas barbeques and tour and activity bookings.Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our Holiday Park along with lake views and warm, friendly hospitality. ... more   less 

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