We stayed for a week in a renovated one bedroom unit, near the pool area. It was clean and modern. We were pleasantly surprised. The kitchen was very well equipped - two burner hob, mini oven, microwave, fridge freezer and plenty of crockery, cutlery and other kitchen equipment.Try the free sachet of plunger coffee - very good!
Only downside was the noise from the trucks going past at night as our unit was on the main road side, but earplugs worked a treat.
The courtyard and pool areas are well maintained, and even though we didn't use the communal area in the lodge it looked inviting and comfortable. There's also a good games/play room for kids.
It's true that Turangi is much quieter that Taupo, but we liked this aspect. It's also closer than Taupo to some good sight-seeing areas south of Turangi (eg Mt Tongariro and Mt Ruapehu). And, we're not fishing people, but it is the Trout Fishing Capital of the World!
Lois and Helen were great hosts - friendly and a credit to the Lodge. Would highly recommend to people visiting the area.
- 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