We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Baycrest Lodge

#9 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Baycrest Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Baycrest Lodge
Write a Review

170 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    113
    39
    18
    0
    0
See reviews for
32
109
5
3
Rating summary
  • 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (44)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (170)
  • Mar-May only
    (54)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (33)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (35)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (48)
All months
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanganui, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the large, well appointed studio units. These are some of the biggest studio units I have stayed in. Everything was spotless and the Super King sized beds were very comfortable. Also loved the outdoor thermal swimming pool which is complete with rocks and a small water-feature. The pool was magical to sit in at night and star gaze. It... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed here on numerous occasions both as a stopover point to break a journey and for a holiday break. Simon and Marise are very amenable hosts. Always ready to assist if needed and well able to advise on whatever may interest you in the area..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at Baycrest Lodge for a 2 night stay a few weeks ago for a quick break away. We booked a room with a private outdoor hot pool. Lovely clean rooms and friendly hosts. Particularly loved the outdoor thermally-heated pool - especially since we had it all to ourselves. Several times since I've thought 'I'd love to be back in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not as ritzy as the resorts but Baycrest lodge is a fantastic budget option. Our room had its own outdoor hot tub which was just awesome to relax in. The main pool was clean and very warm and lovely to swim in despite cooler temperatures on the first night. The consecutive nights the pool seemed to cool down and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
2:56
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (29)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay