Our cabin is unit 28 which has been recently remodeled. The carpet needs to be replaced
for sure. It is well equipped with dishwasher, powerful oven, toaster, DVD player,
two electric burners, a lot of pots and pans for 6 people. Master suite with a full
bath is upstairs and bedroom downstairs has a queen bed and double bed plus sofa bed
in the living room. The washer and dryer are located in the bathroom downstairs.
There are 2 TVs. Another cabin next to ours is currently under renovation. The noise
did not bother us since we were not at the resort during the day.
The shower stall upstairs was clogged and Helen from the front desk took care of it
immediately. On Saturday morning, There was a presentation of activity which included
breakfast e.g. venison sausage, hot dog and sausage patties. There was not enough food
for the number of people who have showed up. We did not get a chance to use the spa and
swimming pool which may be too cold to use. The electric circuit was tripped while my
wife was blowing her hair and both washer and dryer were running.
There is a New World supermarket within walking distance from the resort and live NZ mussels
are available at $3.99 per kg. The mussels are very tasty and sweet.
We picked up a prepaid SIM card from Vodaphone at Auckland airport for $30 with 500MB of data and use
the unlocked smart phone as a hotspot but the speed is extremely slow and coverage is spotty
in Turangi or surrounding areas. We get good coverage in Auckland however.
We have visited the ski area which is beautiful, Hobbiton Movie Set, thermal pools and Kiwi
bird park. We decided to check out 2 days earlier than scheduled to drive back to Auckland.
- 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