I stayed at this Hilton for two nights because we are Hhonors gold and it seemed like the right thing to do. I was dissapointed in the overall experience. While the hotel has a decent location overlooking Lake Taupo and the rooms and beds are up to Hilton standards, I felt it lacked any sort of wow factor. The staff did not seem very welcoming upon arrival and I was quite disappointed in the room we were given on the ground floor on the back side if the hotel. There seems to be no perks for your Hhonors status level at this property except an average continental breakfast. The layout of the hotel felt more like a motel than a traditional Hilton property. It is also in need of some minor maintenance as we found security doors propped open due to technical faults and several hallway lights that were burnt out or flickering. The pool and workout facility are quite nice however. If I was back in the area again I would at least look into some other lodging options rather than going straight to the Hilton just because of its brand and our membership level.
- 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:
- Hilton Lake Taupo Hotel Taupo
- Terraces Hotel Taupo