Stayed there in December 2011 in a one bedroom remodelled unit. The back of the unit and the bedroom window faced the highway and we could hear every truck (and there were plenty of those day and night), cars and motorbikes passing very loudly even with the window closed. The noise was so loud that we could not open the window for fresh ais during the night. Did not get much sleep during our first night, but the other apartment they could offer that was on the other side of the resort, was not remodelled at all, with old and shabby furnishings so we decided to stay in the noisy one instead. The managers were OK, but I did not not find them particularly helpful. Turangi itself is a refreshing, relatively small place where the tourist industry isn't so overwhelming as in Taupo or Rotorua. There are lots of local walks and many more spectacular ones 10-15 minutes drive away. I would go back to Turangi but don't recommend this accomodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turangi Leisure Lodge is located near the Turangi town centre, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. The Classic Managed Resort features 38 self-contained 1 and 3 bedroom apartments with facilities including a bar, spa pool, BBQ area, games room, table tennis, golf clubs, mini golf, and heated swimming pool. This Turangi accommodation is the ideal base for trout fishing on the Tongariro River, lake activities on Lake Taupo, hiking trails at Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, and Pureroa Forest Park, and the ski fields at Mount Ruapehu. Guests can explore the countless activities on offer in Turangi from the comfort of Turangi Leisure Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Turangi Leisure Hotel Taupo