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Baycrest Lodge

#8 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at Baycrest and this time we were here for a whole week! Wonderful quiet location, super warm rooms in the middle of winter, the thermal pool outside our room was to die for. The kids enjoyed the pool even on cold frosty days, its just a skip to the lakefront and a lovely walk down... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm welcome at reception, followed by a nice quiet soak in the thermal pool and a nice cosy room to go back to. The balcony lake view was incredible. Such a joy to stay in a room right next to the lake. The kitchen is well equipped and the cleaners do a fantastic job, the place was spotless. Nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed in the super king studio with private thermal tub, located at the basement level. Although we didn't have much of a view, which wasn't a big deal (lake taupo is just across the lodge and you can walk out to the main road to get a view), the heated room kept us cosy and warm during our 3... More 

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Yarramalong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a nice place and the family room we had was great. Good size and parents area can be sectioned off from the kids via sliding screen. Kitchen was functional and dining table was good size for 4 people. Only small issue was could hear people walking around in the room above. Whenever they would move about you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

I stay at Baycrest monthly on business as well as about 10 other hotels/motels around the north island. I always look forward to staying here and is by far my favourite place to stay. Not only because of the fantastic rooms and amazing lake views but also the fantastic service. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Definitely highly recommend.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Baycrest lodge is modern clean, with attractive, light rooms and superior bathrooms. Upstairs rooms have a private deck with good views of the lake in the distance. The lodge is close to, but far enough removed from the main Lake Road to be unaffected by road noise. The staff were cheerful and helpful.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here for two nights with my wife on a child free weekend. Friendly staff, clean room with all amenities in good working order. Great private balcony with lovely views of the lake. Amazing pressure in the shower and nice spa bath in the bathroom. My only suggestion would be to change the 100grit sandpaper to some nice 2 or... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

During my long trip around NZ I stood in a large number of different motels and hotels. The two nights I spent in the Baycrest Lodge in Taupo were a very pleasant experience. I liked the large and modern room, the excellent breakfast in the morning and especially the outdoor thermal pool on my balcony. When I will stay in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Taupo is a good stopping point to the trip to Whangamatta for the Beach Hop Festival. The rooms are good size and comfortable but what we really like are the in ground thermal pool. We have stayed twice now and would do so again any time. The place has a nice feel about it. Bernie and Kathy

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a great deal through the Entertainment book. It had all the mod cons, including SKY, which was a must for us sporting folks! Lovely and clean room. The spa was fantastic! The host was very welcoming and we will definitely stay again next time we are in Taupo.

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