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Baycrest Lodge

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Upon checking in I knew I had selected the right place. The owners are fantastic.. I was here for the Taupo Ironman as as all athletes are was concerned about the location and quietness of the property but this place exceeded all expectations, exceptionally clean, great views and modern! I will be back!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had gone for our Honeymoon and stayed in Baycrest, Taupo for 3 nights. We had booked the room with a private pool. It was amazing, the private pool is highly recommended for couples. The water is just warm enough. Since its outdoor, you will need a full wash of the tub as a lot of insects come in! The... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

we stayed here for 1 night over the weekend. The room was spotless, large, and comfortable with an amazing view of the lake. The swimming pool was a bonus after a day out on the water. We could not fault this place. Will definitely go back again.

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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We spent 3 nights in this delightful motel. Wonderful views over the Great Lake. Rooms are clean, well fitted out, a great powerful shower and a nice semi- enclosed balcony area which was useful as it got a bit windy in the evenings. A lovely pool too. We ordered breakfast in our room one morning, and were not disappointed. Walking... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have stayed in lots of Motels at Taupo and found this one had great outdoor features. We had a downstairs family unit with a hot tub outside. The hot tub was amazing and in our outside courtyard we even had a small view of the lake which was nice. The pool was also a highlight for the kids. In... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on our trip thru New Zealand. Very clean and very comfortable, able to sit on balcony and look at the Lake which was brilliant. Close to the town and able to walk to restaurants along the front. Would I go back, YES.

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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Ideally located just on the edge of Taupo two minutes from the lakeside and walks in either direction. We stayed for 7 nights in one of the first floor rooms with views over the lake, the sunsets were to die for. The room was very comfortable, well appointed and well serviced. Absolutely no faults, excellent choice for anyone passing through... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed for just one night, a ground floor room with a private hot tub outside. It has everything you need as well as being clean, comfortable and roomy. The tub really makes it special. We didn't get a chance to try the pool but it looked very inviting. Genuinely friendly and helpful host. Highly recommended.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our honeymoon. The room was good - it was clean and good value for money. The real winner was the spa bath outside. We had a ground floor apartment, and the spa bath was brilliant. We even treated ourselves to a bottle of bubbly whilst relaxing in it. Although out of town, it... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

It's very hard to fault this hotel. Great spacious room with fantastic views, private balcony, spotlessly clean, friendly helpful host. Our new favorite in Taupo. We'll be back for sure! Those that rated it average are clearly very hard to please folk!

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Additional Information about Baycrest Lodge

Also Known As:
Flag Hotel Baycrest
Address: 79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#16 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#18 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Baycrest Lodge 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambiance. Baycrest Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 Star Plus is 100m from the main swimming beach of Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegantly appointed and have tasteful European bathrooms and fully self contained kitchen facilities, including fridges, ceramic hotplates and microwaves. Ground floor suites have individual hot thermal tubs, up to 50'C, 2 of which are full disability access units. First floor suites have large champagne spa baths, balconies and superb Great Lake Taupo views. Super King beds are available in all the studio suites. The 2 room family suites can have either singles or a super king bed as well as the queen bed in the lounge area. Some suites interconnect to make more sleeping configurations. Baycrest Lodge also has a stunning swimming pool thermally heated to between 30'C and 35'C all year round. There is a guest lounge/bar area and a guest laundry on site. Baycrest Lodge is close to a number of restaurants and is about 1 kilometre (flat and easy 15-20 minute walk) from the town centre. It is also in a perfect position to watch many of the major events such as the NZ Ironman. All the suites offer free WiFi (limits apply), Sky's all new 'Guest Select' meaning 50+ channels in every room, 32" LCD TVs with inbuilt DVD player and I-Pod docking. Baycrest Lodge is the ideal place for the discerning traveller, anyone away on business or those just wanting to get away and relax for a time. We look forward to welcoming you to Baycrest Lodge and Taupo. ... more   less 
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