Wonderful location right on the lakeside and ground floor rooms have direct access to the lake just a few paces away. Sunset was stunning. Location was so good we felt with hindsight we could have stayed 2 or more nights and done a day trip to Rotorua from here rather than splitting our trip between the 2 towns. We drove 1 hour or so south to the volcanic mountain park of Whakapapa where we took the ski lift up the main peak - highly recommended. The tiny airport was just 5-6mins drive away.
Our room and en suite was comfortable and stylish but there was little space for storage and luggage and our TV didn't work (probably the batteries but we weren't there long enough to bother enquiring). The small outside pool was warm as a bath and an added bonus. The dining room had a terrific view and prices looked reasonable but we took the opportunity to walk (15mins - just over 1km) to "The Ploughmans" pub which had an interesting menu (all entrees $14 and mains $25) and UK-style "specials" nights. We were there on Steak Night (steak and drink for $20) and were very happy!
Only other minor criticism of the hotel was that we had to check out for a flight before Reception opened and notices directed us through an external staircase but this only reached another locked internal door. Finally we raised the night staff by using the front doorbell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo boasts magnificent lake edge location, luxurious ambience and welcoming professional service makes this a very desirable popular destination for your Taupo accommodation and dining experience.Accommodation includes superior lakefront studios, junior queen and king suites, some with spa baths, all with air conditioning, large screen TV, DVD, radio, telephone, mini bar, coffee, tea, hairdryer, iron, ironing board. All rooms are elegantly furnished. Most units are absolute lake edge, step from your room to the beach or balcony.Edgewater Restaurant and Beach Brasserie are renowned for award winning, superb cuisine with a wine list and stunning views to match. Recreational - on site - heated swimming & ‘Grotto’ plunge pools, sauna, gym & tennis court. Near by- fishing, boating, hot pools, 4 fabulous golf courses, helicopter, scenic flights, parachute, snow skiing, art and vineyard tours to name a few.Guest testimonials confirm our excellent reputation for BEST location, food, facilities, friendly personal service. ... more less
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