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Baycrest Lodge
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Thank you for the friendly service. Good value for money, close to the shops and restaurants, but out of range from noise and traffic. We only stayed for 1 night, but wish we could stay longer. Lovely spacious, clean apartments with everything needed and more. The spa pool just outside the room was very private and relaxing. Some of the carparks where a bit narrow, so we struggled to get in and out with our car, but at least they have off street parking for free. So, other than that, we can't complain. Highly recommended and we'll stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed in an upstairs room, as all the ones downstairs with a thermal pool was all booked. Kind of glad we did, we had a wonderful view across the lake, our balcony was private and quiet. The room was very clean and fresh. I used to own a home cleaning company and so I am very fussy and I give everywhere I stay a good looking over, I couldn't find fault-so well done to the cleaning people. The bed was lovely and cosy, the heat pump was fabulous and only took minutes to warm the room. We ordered a cooked breakfast in the morning, excellent value for money, very well presented and more than enough on the plate-bacon yummy! We will definitely stay again. Thanks for a welcome weekend escape.

Room Tip: Downstairs for a thermal pool but no view, upstairs for a view and a spa bath.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

This was our second stay at Baycrest and once again we were very pleased. Our room was tastefully furnished and was warm and clean. The king size bed was comfortable and the private thermal tub was a real treat. Our host Simon was as usual very hospitable and accommodating and our overall experience at Baycrest Lodge was excellent. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Exactly what we were looking for, we will definitely be back. We stayed in an upstairs room & the balcony was nice & large, yet sheltered, so it maintained the privacy we craved without interrupting the gorgeous view. The room was also large & warm, the bed was heaven & I loved a nice quiet soak in the spa every night (wasn't too keen on mad dashes to & from a plunge pool in the middle of winter!).
The hosts were fabulous - very friendly & approachable.
It ticked all the right boxes for us, very happy with our stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Baycrest Lodge has tastefully furnished rooms and comfortable seating arrangements - no old fashioned floral or dreary furnishings here. The bed was superbly comfortable, the room was warm and the private out door thermal pool was divine on a freezing night. Everything was spotlessly clean and the kitchen area was well equipped. I am very choosy about where I stay and this motel ticks all the boxes.It's good value for money and I'd definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose upstairs if you want a lake view and downstairs if you want the private thermal pool - we cou...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

We had stayed here many years ago (last time was 2008), and about 3 times previously before that, and decided to visit again. Well, nothing had changed - this is sometimes a good thing - like the fabulous views are still there, but so are the drapes and the same interior fitout. I'm not saying the interiors need to be completely re-furbished every year, but hotel/motel rooms do get tired and need a freshen up every 3-5 years or so. We still enjoyed our stay, but will probably try somewhere newer next time. Wish they would use nicer toiletries too. I notice things like this! The soap bars were so tiny they kept falling through the metal rungs in the shower holder, and the shampoo/conditioner was horrible.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor have the best lake/mountain views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

Simon at Baycrest Lodge was a honey. Nothing was too much trouble he let us look at balcony rooms And spa rooms before choosing which we would like then discounted our 3rd night @ gave us loads more Internet access than would normally be required due to our own incompetence! Great clean room and very comfortable, warm & cosy. Thank you for your great welcome simon. Nigel & Wendy

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Baycrest Lodge
Address: 79 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#12 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Baycrest Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambiance. Baycrest Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 Star Plus is 100m from the main swimming beach of Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegantly appointed and have tasteful European bathrooms and fully self contained kitchen facilities, including fridges, ceramic hotplates and microwaves. Ground floor suites have individual hot thermal tubs, up to 50'C, 2 of which are full disability access units. First floor suites have large champagne spa baths, balconies and superb Great Lake Taupo views. Super King beds are available in all the studio suites. The 2 room family suites can have either singles or a super king bed as well as the queen bed in the lounge area. Some suites interconnect to make more sleeping configurations. Baycrest Lodge also has a stunning swimming pool thermally heated to between 30'C and 35'C all year round. There is a guest lounge/bar area and a guest laundry on site. Baycrest Lodge is close to a number of restaurants and is about 1 kilometre (flat and easy 15-20 minute walk) from the town centre. It is also in a perfect position to watch many of the major events such as the NZ Ironman. All the suites offer free WiFi (limits apply), Sky's all new 'Guest Select' meaning 50+ channels in every room, 32" LCD TVs with inbuilt DVD player and I-Pod docking. Baycrest Lodge is the ideal place for the discerning traveller, anyone away on business or those just wanting to get away and relax for a time. We look forward to welcoming you to Baycrest Lodge and Taupo. ... more   less 
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