I stayed with my boyfriend last month and can say that it's without a doubt the worst place we've ever stayed.
The 'superking' (actually two single beds pushed together so that it's really uncomfortable if you go into the middle and discover the gaping gap between) bed was circa the 70s and bowed in the middle. I've never had lower back pain before but a week later I'm still cranking voltarin for my aching back.
The toilet had a sign saying it had been 'hygienically cleaned' but when we lifted the lid it was covered in the previous occupant's urine. So gross!
The door and walls had plastering patched over the walls which made me wonder if their guests are in the habit of kicking them down? Not the greatest first impression of our room...
Other things -no lamps, spa was OK but I was so grossed out by the place I couldn't really enjoy it, TV wouldn't shift on a swivel so was a weird angle to watch, there was mould in the shower and they had signs up about how conscious they are of the environment but had nowhere to recycle -whaaat?
Only thing going for this place is that it's cheap and the staff are nice -that said, I would happily pay double the price to sleep somewhere comfortable -and clean!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fully Refurbished October 2013,We have the most picture perfect location in Taupo, situated on Lake Terrace and facing out to the Lake and mountains, Baywater Lakeview Motel has the luxury of being close to town, shops and cafes while still being just far enough away for you to wind down on the balcony, soak up the view and truly enjoy the surroundings and scenery before you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baywater Hotel Taupo