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Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort
Ranked #7 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This was the first time we stayed here, it's great for kids with the park & jumping pillow. We unfortunately had a pitch opposite the jumping pillow that attracted kids walking across our pitch all the time & noise till it went dark, I wouldn't want this pitch in the summer although I believe it gets deflated at 8:30pm so probably be OK. Facilities were OK, clean & tidy just one shower that didn't work well which I found out too late to change. Kitchen facilities were good although no bins anywhere close for food scraps, had to go out the kitchen the other side to find the bin storage area, I made the effort but how many wouldn't. Check in was good with lots of information & friendly. Loads to do in the area, I'm sure we'll be back one day

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 October 2014
Thank you for your comments about the Resort. Our huge jumping pillow does attract a lot of children and yes this is deflated at 8.30pm. I am so pleased to hear that you will return to the Resort again.
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Traverse City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Two flat tires led us to be unexpectedly towed to Taupo, and NZ AA (version of AAA in the States) suggested we stay here at the TOP 10 until service could be provided the next day.

Booked a hotel room suite via website (using phone) while on the tow truck, but when arrived it appeared that the final room had been previously rented and inventory online not updated. So no room - they put us in a cabin in the back. The cabins were actually nicer than I was expecting, but it had been hot in recent days so it was quite stuffy and a strange chemical smell (not the sulfur springs in the area). Perhaps they would've aired it out before guests arrive if it hadn't been last minute? Not sure.

I think the cabins had 3 beds, full bath, full kitchen (small) and a deck looking out towards the nearby river gorge. I could see the cabin being a good "base" for seeing the surrounding area.

Staff were friendly and helpful, bringing batteries for the remote to AC so it would work.

Room Tip: Ask to have them air out the cabins if you are visiting when it has been hot.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 October 2014
Thank you for your feedback regarding our accommodation units. I am sorry to hear that you felt your room hadn't been aired out, Generally on Warmer days our arrival rooms have the windows open and I am unsure why this was not the case. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, I do hope you are able to return to the Resort and explore Taupo!
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Clean amd spacious, close to where the action is this is another good top ten resort which has plenty for the kids too. Best shower we had when travelling around although the lighting around the place at night could have been better.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 October 2014
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and made the most of our onsite facilities. With regard to the Resort lighting, we have some comments that say it is not bright enough and others mention that it is too bright. We have tried to suit everyones needs, however it is a really tricky thing to get spot on for each guest.
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our 2 night stay here. The facilities are clean and modern, the campervan sites roomy, and the playground looked fun for kids. Service at reception was pleasant and helpful. You can walk fro here to Huka Falls.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 October 2014
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to see the Huka Falls during your stay. It really is amazing sight and the walk is definitely one of the best ways to see it.
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

This site formed part of our huge camping expedition covering most of New Zealand by tent. This is another site we can highly recommend. Excellent facilities which are VERY clean.

This is a site with many levels and great views. There is even the facility to blow up your air bed should you need to!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 27 October 2014
Thank you for your feedback. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Resort and we hope to see you again soon!
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Excellent facilities, plenty of toilets/showers. The vans are parked a little too close for 5 stars, but overall a great location, helpful staff, and very conveniently located for all the local attractions.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 17 October 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments about the Resort. We are constantly working on the park to keep it updated and it is great to hear you were pleased with our facilities. We do have larger sites available for bigger vehicles and tents. Should you stay with us again, you may like to request one of these.
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Hobart
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188 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We had a four night stay in a 2 bdr motel room. We were in the middle and so had neighbors on either side. As we are early to bed people we got woken up by our neighbors every night, and we probably woke them up every morning!
The room was great, good facilities, nice comfy beds and couch. Probably not enough furniture for most families though, we all had to squeeze onto one couch
We were there in January and it was packed. This meant it was too hard for our six year old to get on jumping pillow as the big kids dominated it. The pool was also very crowded, but we still used it - it was very deep and also unsupervised so lots of kids jumped in making It hard to move around.
They had an onsite takeaway which we used one night. The burger was great and so were the chips, donuts not so good.
The place is very convenient to lots of activities in Taupo, but you need a car to get into town, which with a car is very close. It's an easy walk to Huka falls.
Would recommend to everyone!

Room Tip: The motel rooms seem to be in groups of three, ask for one on the end rather than in the middle.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, 23 September 2014
Thank you for your feedback. January is our busiest time of year and the Resort is usually full with families, our jumping pillow is extremely popular and is available for all guests to use. When possible we do monitor this, however if none of the staff members are around, we are happy for guests to tell older children off if they are making it unsafe for smaller children. We are in the process of adding a second pool, so there will be plenty of space for all guests to swim comfortably. We do hope to see you again soon!
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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 34 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):
No Passport Required. It's all here - everything you need for an instant holiday. Start relaxing from the moment you arrive. Lake Taupo 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 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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