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Review of Lakeland Resort Taupo

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Lakeland Resort Taupo
Ranked #36 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Pictures Lie a 1000 Words”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Pictures are not what they appear - this was a dump - beds sag, the smell is like a garbage dump - the sulfur from the volcano smell allot better - wouldn't stay again for $1. Service doesn't exist - the place is exactly what it is - a dump

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Peter B
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 14 April 2013
I am unsure what smell you refer to and wonder if you might be confusing us with another town as you can't smell sulphur at our property. And our nearest volcano, which is located over an hour away has had no activity for over 5 months. I assure you that our pictures have not been altered in any way. What you see is exactly what you get - good clean modern comfortable rooms.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is the worst hotel you could imagine!! I tried out two different rooms and they were both the same. The rooms have a terrible smell as soon as you enter. The beds all sag and are simply worn out. Locks on the doors are very week, so you don;t feel secure. Had breakfast at their restaurant. The buffet is very small and the food is terrible. They didn't even offer water to drink.
Do yourself a favor and never stay at this place. I can not even give this place one star.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kamuela-58
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
I am very sorry to read your comments as I feel that they are rather unfair. I am not sure what the smell is that you refer to. All our rooms are deodorised after every stay with "spring fresh". and guests often comment about how great they smell. We also have an extremely good review average regarding the cleanliness of our rooms, and the great all you can eat buffet breakfasts, which do in fact include carafes of iced cold water. If you could let us know which room you were in we will be able to assess the beds as they may need replacing.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
We are a great location and the town centre is only 4 kms away or a beautiful 40 minute walk along the lake front.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

Large Complex , situated well back from the main highway so no traffic noise
Large Unit Studio Style, had recently been refurbished
Queen Bed Large TV
Very efficent Reception Staff
Good Housekeeping standards
Not the best of view from my unit , but was only paying $100

Room Tip: well worth checking out the rates
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 6 March 2013
So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Room 19. 2nd floor great view of the lake just a studio but worth the 100 odd bucks paid.
Basic room with bed, mini fridge, coffee etc.

The reception service was top notch the lovely lady even hunted down a couple of ice buckets for us to take back to the room.
The highlight had to be the breakfast, basic spread but the freshness and attention to detail enhanced the whole breakfast experience.

The only minor gripes was breakfast there is a step that will kill you if you arent watching from the breakfast area to dining area. I missed my Mocha, there was only basic coffee. And the shower you have to put the bath mat down in the tub otherwise that will kill you to, just about broke my neck. Super market is back in town & is still a small drive into town.

Room Tip: Get the breakfast option when booking your room....worth every penny
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 28 February 2013
I agree - our breakfasts are great!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Great location at the south end of of the lakefront. Friendly hardworking staff. The unit was clean and tidy and had a 42 inch tv on the wall in the spa bath studio unit. Te bathroom and unit were newly refurbished. Good amount of parking.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
We're so pleased you enjoyed our 'Taupo Hospitality". Please come again!
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Taranaki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Stayed in a superior spa room 1st & 2nd of April.

Good Value for money, good facilities and friendly staff.

Will stay again when we are in Taupo next. The superior spa room only has a small spa bath, however the resorts spas are nice.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nakib87
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 4 February 2013
Great, we'd love to have you back. Don't forget to ask for a Loyalty Card on your next visit. "Stay 9 nights & get your 10th night free".
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Property: Lakeland Resort Taupo
Address: 282 Lake Terrace | P.O. Box 1179,, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeland Resort Taupo 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakeland Resort is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and world renowned for its trout fishing and scenery.Set amidst 2.8 acres of landscaped grounds, complete with 64 well equipped studio units, with 42 plasma flat screen TV, tennis court, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, 2 private indoor spa pools, guest laundry facilities, ample off-street parking, 2 conference rooms and the Lakeland Bar and Brasserie.Lakeland Resort offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation, superb conference and function facilities with The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie serving divine cuisine. ... more   less 
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