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Lakeland Resort Taupo
Ranked #44 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lakeland Resort, Taupo”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

Really enjoy staying here, especially on the top floor, as has lovely views. Very comfortable rooms, and lovely facilities, for a very affordable price too. We can recommend the bar area, as the service is always prompt & friendly. Tasty food served too.

Room Tip: We always ask for the top floor, as its quiet and love waking up to the views!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 16 February 2014
Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you all again soon.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is about the third time i have stayed here over the years, has recently been renovated in all units.
I found myself at last minute going to Taupo, so gave them a call, $99 for a room is super cheap, and it is nice, a queen and a single bed, and a large screen TV on wall,

Bathroom was spotless, probably the cleanest I have seen in a hotel or motel ever.

Chose the buffet breakfast option also, which was convenient and worth it, as can eat and get on with your day, rather than trying to sort out a cafe near by

nice blackout curtains, makes room very dark and get a good nights sleep

A little out of town, but only by 5 minutes drive.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Thanks for your lovely comments, we appreciate the feedback. See you again soon!
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

Room decent size and pleased with refurbished bathroom. Cold at night as only single glazed metal windows which are not good at keeping out the cold! Cleaners very efficient and comfy beds. A bit annoying that I needed a bottle opener for a beer and the receptionist said their only bottle openers were attached to the bar! Also no cutlery in the room except for one teaspoon. It should not be necessary to ask for such basic things as cutlery in a motel type room. Finally the cooked breakfast on offer today was appalling, the bacon tasted like it had been cooked for hours and was so tough I left most of it as it could not be cut! The only saving grace was the scrambled eggs.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your breakfast, and apologise that you didn't find it up to scratch. As we are a hotel with a restaurant, not a motel, we do not have kitchens, only tea & coffee making facilities, however we are more than happy to provide cutlery should our guests require it.
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

I stayed at this resort between Christmas 2013 and New Year. From our arrival the receptionist was warm and friendly. Our room was comfortable and clean, however the bathroom needed attention. The corner where the shower screen joined the bath needed a good a clean. The trap in the floor needed uplifting and cleaning also. The outside bathroom window whilst hard to reach, needed a clean. The room was lovely and quiet with no traffic noise. We ate dinner in the restaurant on site. The meals were great & so was the service. You do need to make a reservation as it gets very busy. We had a good breakfast, even though restaurant was very busy we did not have to wait for a table like a lot of people. The juice was very watered down, however upon mentioning it the staff was more than happy to add more fruit juice. Upon leaving the resort the receptionist was very friendly.

Room Tip: Upstairs room
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 6 February 2014
Our sincere apologies that you found the bathroom was not up to our usual standard as we do pride ourselves on our cleanliness here. I have addressed the situation with our housekeeping department, and thank you for bringing it to our attention.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

We saw sign and investigated and were very supprised to find this hotel for that price as all other place were over $ 140 night or more for this time of year uand the place was very tidy also have spa pool heated only downside was the swimming pool was not so large

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 27 January 2014
Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come again, and don't forget our loyalty programme!.
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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Very basic room: no extra pillows, no knife or fork (probably as there is a restaurant attached to the motel). We picked up a scone on the way here and had to use a spoon to spread put on the jam. VERY COMFORTABLE BEDS - not the usual hard brick like beds that motels usually offer so that was a pleasant surprise. Wouldn't like to stay here more than one night as the room is quite small, however it is VERY CLEAN.

Room Tip: If you bring food to eat in the room, bring cutlery with you. There is only 1 teaspoon. A bit mean...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thanks for your comments. If you only let us know we are more than happy to provide extra pillows, cutlery etc. So pleased you had a comfortable stay with us.
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Stayed here for one night on our way North . The room was very basic with the bare minimum provided i.e no extra pillows, very basic bathroom etc. We stopped in Taupo so we could see the lake however the room looked directly into the back of the admin block. The cost of the room was very much on the high side for what it was. On the bright side the room was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
We're so sorry to hear that you did not find our property to your satisfaction as we do strive to give our guests a great product and service. Please be aware that December through to February is an extremely busy time in Taupo and we are full to capacity most nights, therefore we can't gaurantee everyone a Lakeview room. We trust we can be of service to you again in the future.
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Additional Information about Lakeland Resort Taupo

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 #44 of 69 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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