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“Just a great place to stay.”
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Baycrest Lodge
Ranked #10 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Carlisle, Cumbria.
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128 reviews
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“Just a great place to stay.”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Ideally located just on the edge of Taupo two minutes from the lakeside and walks in either direction. We stayed for 7 nights in one of the first floor rooms with views over the lake, the sunsets were to die for. The room was very comfortable, well appointed and well serviced. Absolutely no faults, excellent choice for anyone passing through or wanting to explore the activities and surrounding area.

Room Tip: If you want a lake view first floor, if you want a hot tub ground floor.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We stayed for just one night, a ground floor room with a private hot tub outside. It has everything you need as well as being clean, comfortable and roomy. The tub really makes it special. We didn't get a chance to try the pool but it looked very inviting. Genuinely friendly and helpful host. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get a ground floor room. The hot tub is worth giving up the view for!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool
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Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The room was good - it was clean and good value for money. The real winner was the spa bath outside. We had a ground floor apartment, and the spa bath was brilliant. We even treated ourselves to a bottle of bubbly whilst relaxing in it. Although out of town, it was a lovely walk in (& we are pretty lazy people!) along the lake front.

It loses one mark for this - wifi. We were landed with a €10 bill when leaving. It's not that we had to pay for wifi - we paid for wifi in many of the hotels over the course of 24 days, and the amount was quite low. The issue is that no one told us that we could go over the free allowance without any kind of notification, and no one told us it would incur a cost. We weren't given the rates and so couldn't make an informed decision on internet usage. Worst still, wifi went down and we popped into reception and asked if it was because we'd gone over our allowance. We were told that the hotel system went down, and again we weren't told about how our allowance worked.

It's a small point, and didn't detract too much from a lovely stay in a very nice area of NZ.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

It's very hard to fault this hotel. Great spacious room with fantastic views, private balcony, spotlessly clean, friendly helpful host. Our new favorite in Taupo. We'll be back for sure! Those that rated it average are clearly very hard to please folk!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Taupo didn't turn on its best weather for us, but it didn't matter with the wonderful swimming pool, comfortable self-serve bar and lovely room with great views. We stayed for four nights and really appreciated the quiet, the cleanliness and the easy access to Taupo, both lake and township.
We had two trips out on the lake and caught 11 fish - we even had to throw some back! A great time.in lovely surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worcester
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Baycrest Lodge 12th January. We had a Super \king studio with spa. Room was excellent with view over Lake Taupo. Room was clean with a great shower. The staff were very friendly - especially Cynthia - hope she had a good Birthday party!
Would definitely recommend this place and if ever we came back this way this is where we would stay.

There was also a thermal pool and bbq area to use.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

My eleven year old daughter and I had a girls week away recently and She choose Taupo over any NZ location based on the thermally heated rock pool. We always stay at Baycrest when in Taupo if possible, note you often have to book well in advance during holiday season, and love it. This time we had a studio unit with great Lake views, which was perfect for us. When all four of us travel we prefer the family unit with hot tub so we can spread out. The rooms are clean, beds comfy, the TV has a DVD player so the kids can bring their favourite DVDs from home and the staff are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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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:
#7 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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