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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Great lakeside location”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Lakeside location with just a walkway between you and the water - sets this hotel apart from most others in Taupo, which are on the other side of the road. Room a little on the small side. Lovely walk into town - although it's a lot further than we thought (particularly on the return journey!) Loved the hot pool. Loved the Edgewater Restaurant even more - really good meal and a window seat as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 17 June 2014
Dear randmz - happy to read your positive feedback. - sorry the walk home may have been a bit long although beautiful it can take around 30 minutes. with regard to size of room we do have many room types so if we are fortunate to welcome you back please do mention this to us.
I do hope you enjoyed your time in NZ. best regards Diane
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Reviewed this place in January this year and gave it 4 out of 5, I took the managers comments on my review and balanced them against my stay.

Again staff were amazing and the hotel is spotless and it makes the most of the view of the lake from it layout.

Really like this hotel and the town is spotless and well layed out and people are extremely friendly such a nice feel to the town lots to see and do also.

Also tried the restaurant this time food was excellent and the wine was pretty good too.

Highly highly recommend this hotel and also the restaurant. I will definitely be back again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear BrianB - what a compliment this is - thank you for returning and once again enjoying everything about our hotel. I only hope you will have more business trips here for us to welcome you back. Please be sure to mention you are returning guest - our system has just changed so still testing all the info stored.
Best wishes Diane
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

We only stayed for one night - sadly. We wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel staff were all very helpful, polite and obliging.
The evening meal in the Edgewater Restaurant was quite superb. Breakfast was also very well presented and catered for our appetites.
The only slight disappointment was the softness of the bed, which was not to our liking. The Jaccuzi was though ;).
We had a ground floor suite with superb views across the lake. We would strongly recommend this hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
dear Dick_Aus - thank you for your feedback, fabulous to hear that you enjoyed service, food and our wonderful location. Sorry the bed was too soft for you - we are tending to go to firmer beds now as we renew them, so maybe on another occasion, request a firm bed and we will be able to make your sleep more comfortable. Kind regards Diane
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Birmingham, UK
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Arriving at the Millennium Hotel from Rotarua, we were a little early. The roadside frontage of the hotel was a little disheartening, but we were pleasantly surprised once inside. The Reception staff were very helpful. As our room wasn't quite ready we were offered a complimentary drink at the bar. Fully refreshed we ventured out through the bar to the lake and followed the lakeside path toward the town. Once back at the hotel we were shown to our first floor room. Beautifully decorated with a balcony overlooking the lake. Our evening in the lounge bar couldn't have been surpassed. A bottle of sparkling Banrock, lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff. This, combined with a fabulous view across the lake watching the sunset and all was good. Wish we had stayed longer.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear poliposhpup - thank you very much for sharing such a positive review - so happy to read this and will pass onto staff with appreciation. Do hope you enjoyed your time in NZ.
Kind regards Diane
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Check in here was by far the most friendliest of our whole stay. A very pleasant young girl checked us in, told us we had been upgraded and then escorted us to our room. Our hearts sank a little on the way to our room as the back of the hotel looks a bit like a motel, however, as soon as we entered are fears disappeared.
The room had a sitting room and separate bedroom both opening up onto a lovely balcony with fabulous views of the lake. Tea/coffee, quality biscuits and chocolates were available. The bathroom was large,spotless and looked brand new. It had a lovely spa bath big enough for both myself and my husband which we took advantage of both evenings. Robes and slippers were provided.
We were offered a complimentary drink at the bar the first night which was a nice gesture and we ate in the Edgewater restaurant which vied with Mint in Napier as our best meal of the whole holiday.
The restaurant is a little outside the main town but just a short 5 minute drive or a 40 minute walk.
This was one of the nicest hotels of our holiday and I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Angel57 - EXCELLENT review thank you - very happy to hear of your wonderful experience and I will pass on to all staff. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and maybe we will welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Diane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I really wanted to love this hotel and it has some great points but I just felt something was lacking. We stayed in a beautiful room overlooking the lake and the views were amazing, the bed really comfy and the bathroom lovely and spacious. On christmas eve we had dinner in the restaurant and I have to say I was not impressed with the quality given the price. On the other hand, the breakfasts and the christmas day dinner buffet were of a very high standard. I really enjoyed the little grotto so would recommend you book your half hour slot in there as it is very cool. I guess my concern is that there just wasn't much going on. As it was our first christmas away from home it would have been nice to have a bit of musical entertainment or something for the guests but there was nothing and the bar was dead so we just spent most of the time in our room alone. Maybe that is what some people are looking for but I think it would have been nice to have an option.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear DMc5 - thank you for your valuable feedback - sad to know we did not meet your expectations with regard to atmosphere. It is hard with our intimate lounge and bar areas to get the right music mix - we have tried solo and small jazz band previous years but it did not prove to be the draw we wanted. Maybe it is time to try again over Christmas and NY period ? good to know that you did enjoy our location and dining. Kind regards Diane
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Yerevan, Armenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

The hotel located in front of lake. Our room has direct access to the lake. That was great place to rest. Very nice restaurant, friendly staff, good service. I like the hotel. Highly recommend. Good place for those who likes nature.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear Gayane A - thank you for sharing your experience with us and readers - very pleased that you enjoyed everything so much. Hopefully you can return another time. Best wishes Diane
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Property: Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#7 Family Hotel in Taupo
#7 Business Hotel in Taupo
#17 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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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