We stayed at the Hilton after a bad nights sleep at De Bretts next door (thats another review).
We found the staff to be friendly, and efficient, and the hotel itself to be well maintained inside and out.
It has a lovely spa out back which is great on cold winter nights... also less tourists during the winter so it was hardly used.
We stayed in a king deluxe room overlooking lake Taupo. The room was warm and quiet. Admittedly it was on the ground floor so you cant see a huge amount of lake Taupo. I assume to get an upstairs room the cost goes up per level.
One slight gripe was the room service quality. I find in NZ in general room service is overpriced, and undelivers on food quality. In this case The Hilton was no exception.
A chicken breast dish was ordered which was pretty undercooked. Room service advised this was because the way the meat was cooked, boiling rather than grilling, or baking etc. I'd have to disagree as the meat was still pink in the center, and when squeezed pink juices were visible. We were not charged for the meal.
Other than the general price/quality of room service, and mishap on the chicken breast, we enjoyed our stay as a whole. 4/5
- 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