Taupo is a lovely spot and the Hilton is in a heritage spot but quite a long way from the lake. Had a lovely view (when the weather was clear) of Mt Ruapehu.
Kiwi hotels seem to have a lowish staying price but like to charge like a wounded bull for anything not included. The restaurant was very nice and properly priced (not cheap). I do really question how many people use their internet service at NZD 25 a day. Give it free and charge everyone $2 more per room! Bicycle hire at $35 for 4 hours (I can't remember it was too sillly to bother with) meant the bike rack was always full. My suggestion would be to offer them for free and make the customer want to come back.
Minor hassles at the front desk where we did not get good callbacks on Spa appointments and they just were a little "off" on most requests. Nobody bothered to come out to the car to see if we needed a hand with the bags which was very odd.
Nice place, lovely location, management needs a kick in the pants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hilton Lake Taupo, the regions only 5 Star International hotel. From its spectacular vantage point, Hilton Lake Taupo commands magnificent views over New Zealand’s largest lake and beyond. This distinguished hotel offers a wide range of room types (113 rooms total), from Hilton Guest Rooms through to the grand Presidential Suite. For families, groups and those staying a little longer, one to three bedroom apartments offer a convenient new option. Rejuvenate with a round of tennis, or a workout in the fully-equipped gym or enjoy a dip in the naturally heated outdoor pool and spa-pool or relax in the sauna or steam room. Indulge in flagship restaurant and bar, Bistro Lago with an inspired menu created by New Zealand master chef Simon Gault. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience: an outstanding location, a breathtaking panorama, exceptional service, an intimate ambiance and contemporary luxury of the highest standard. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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