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Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort
Ranked #7 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
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79 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

We stopped on a powered site, initially for one night but we extended it to two because it was such a lovely park. We always ask to choose our own site and the chap on reception was very accommodating, advising which amenities were open in case we didn't want to walk too far, which we didn't mind. The amenities were spotless and very pleasant. The kitchen area the same. Lots to do in and around this area, so convenient location. The heated pool was fantastic and then a laze in the thermal pool finished our day off nicely. Really enjoyed staying here and would definitely return. This is how all holiday parks should be. If only!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 September 2014
Thank you for all of the wonderful things you mentioned about the Resort, we are very fortunate to have our lovely heated pool and it's great to hear that you made the most of it! We look forward to hosting you at the Resort in the future.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed here in our motorhome. Although it was the most expensive of all the places we stayed it was nice. The girl in the office was really lovely and helped me book a jet boat ride.
It was very clean and would be fantastic for families with young children.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 September 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we do ensure all staff are familiar with the fantastic activities around Taupo and are always happy to make reservations with the operators direct. I do hope you have the opportunity to return to the Resort again soon!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed 2 nights. Heaps of space for kids to play including playground, bouncy covered area, bikes to rent, pool to swim in. 2 bedroom motel was well equipped.

Easy to check-in. Easy to Checkout.
Heaps of parking space
Grass and Grounds well maintained
Heaps of activities for the kids.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
We love to hear such positive comments from our guests and it's great to see that you and your children enjoyed your stay with us, don't forget that if you come over school holidays we have our FUNZONE kids programme on too!
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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

This park has it all - magnificent grounds just 5 mins from glorious Taupo, with heaps of open space for the kids to run around. There's a great playground and heated pool to contribute to the fun. We stayed for one night in a two bedroom park motel and could easily have stayed a week. The room was compact but lacked no features, was very well appointed and superbly comfortable. We also really liked the private courtyard with picnic table and BBQ close by. It is obvious that the facilities here are very well maintained, and it easily won our family's award for best top 10 park (and we have stayed in nearly half of them). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Rilee0211
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
What a great review! Many thanks, we're pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and hope that next time you can stay for longer!!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Booked 2 cabins 2 nights (Fri/Sat) for a party of eight. Great service when booking and the young lady was very helpful when confirming our bookings and passed our credit details as requested for a deposit. Both parties receive a call from the Manager/Owner later in the evening saying that the office girl had made a mistake and had over rid the booking system and that he wouldn't accept our bookings unless we stayed for 3 nights as it was a public holiday on the Thursday(Waitangi Day 2014) 3 night min. Unfortunately neither party can. So our booking has been refused. What has annoyed us the most is the Manager/Owner has blamed this young lady when in fact he needs to accept responsibility for his lack of staff training and his booking system.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
We hold to our minimum stays over holiday weekends and it is unfortunate that the staff member who booked your reservations saw fit to override the systems we have in place. The mistake was spotted on the same day of booking and you were contacted straight away to inform you of this oversight, I am happy that all efforts were made to accommodate your bookings within our minimum stay framework and it is a shame that we will not be hosting your stay in Taupo this time.
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Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed just the 1 night in a powered site. The amenities were spotless, the kitchen was great and plenty of space for everyone. My only complaint would be that we had to put the dryer on several times as it did not dry the clothes very well. This place would be great for families, but we also found it of a high standard.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Many thanks for your review, our staff take great pride in ensuring that the facilities and grounds are kept clean and tidy so it is always great to hear that this has been achieved. We hope to host you again one day.
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Newcastle
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65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Was reluctant to give 5 stars to any holiday park but as camping parks go I think this one deserves it.
A short drive out of town so nice & quiet. Boom gates for security. Amenties block with lots of hot water and underfloor heating. Good kitchen & laundry facilities. Great barbeque area. Even though middle of winter the kids loved the pool which was heated to 39 degrees.Nice playground for the kids & a giant outdoor chess set for all.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Oldandnew
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 13 August 2013
Thank you for the review, we get loads of great comments about our Thermally Heated Swimming Pool which is FREE to all guests so it's good to see it mentioned again here.
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Additional Information about Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort

Property: Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort
Address: 41 Centennial Drive, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 33 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort is a destination in itself with a spectacular tropical style pool with swim-up bar plus café, and being geothermally heated it will keep you lovely and warm year round. Located 5 minutes from Taupo city centre and sprawled across 8 hectares of park land, the resort is a hidden oasis surrounded by nature and offers comfortable, clean accommodation ranging from motels, cabins and sites for your campervan, RV, tent or boat. Boasting friendly kiwi service and extensive, modern facilities, guests enjoy free gas BBQ's, Wifi, an on-site shop and shared laundry facilities. A fishing bay is available to clean up your catch of the day and secure sites to park your boat or vessel. Cycle enthusiasts can also take advantage of secure, covered cycle storage and cycle cleaning facilities. Activities abound and entertainment facilities include New Zealand's first swimming pool with swim-up bar and café. The new pool provides hours of entertainment for the young and young at heart, with an underground cave, giant mushroom and play area for kids and a massive outdoor television playing movies or the latest sports game. New Zealand's largest jumping pillow, volleyball, basketball, petanque, chess, an adventure playground plus much more feature at the park too. Mountain bikes and go-karts are also available to hire. A short drive to Taupo town and other popular attractions the resort is also a great base for your greater Taupo adventure. Resort staff can book trout fishing, jet boating, bungy, sky diving activities and more. Whether on a family escape, couples getaway or group adventure, everything required for a relaxing, fun and effortless holiday can be found at Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Resort. Experience our slice of paradise right here in New Zealand, once you stay a few days you won't want to leave. ... more   less 
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