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Baycrest Lodge

#13 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for the first two nights of our holiday touring New Zealand. Simon was very welcoming and gave us lots of information as to where we could eat etc. The room was very good, on the first floor overlooking the lake. There was a partly enclosed balcony where we ate breakfast both mornings. The view was stunning. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in an upstairs room. This was a second vist, the first was over 15 years ago so I was worried it might have become run down and dated in that time. This wasn't the case. Our room was spacious and well appointed, and the decor modern. The room had a lovely balcony with views... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lodge staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The room was perfect, very clean and one-block off the highway, thus very quiet. The lodge is close to all of the restaurants and shopping. I highly recommend this place.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We only stayed one night on our way through to Auckland but will definitely stay again as it had everything we needed in a great location. The pool was lovely and we used it twice. We had a ground floor unit with a plunge pool but we didn't get a chance to use it. Really recommend this place as nothing... More 

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had to make a last minute booking due to family emergency and Simon the owner / manager made everything so easy. The room was large and very clean with great views over the lake. The king size bed was very comfortable and there was a kitchenette equiped with everything you could possibly need to self cater - fridge, small double... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Friendly welcome, the pool was great and open late, the rooms very spacious and clean. However there was no air-conditioning and rooms very stuffy, so during the night had to have windows and doors open which then let in the noise from the main road. One of windows in room was hard to open due to latch being broken and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Checking in was an absolute breeze. Really wish I had caught the gentleman's name, but was almost comatose after a long day driving. This hotel has a really lovely view and rooms are extremely well appointed. Would recommend this hotel to anyone and woukd gladly stay there myself anytime. Wish we had been able to stay longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I rate this place. Very comfortable, immaculate, quiet place to stay. The host was very jovial, friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The facilities are first class. It is located in a quiet street, yet is literally across the road from the waterfront. We walked along the lake after dinner, what a way to see and end to the... More 

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Matamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We enjoyed 2 nights here in January at peak holiday time and have to say it is one of the best motels we have stayed at in Taupo - and we have stayed in many over the years. Very friendly greeting and efficient check in process, clean and modern rooms with plenty of space. We were upstairs and had glorious... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Booked and stayed three nights in January this year. The Motel is situated a good 10 to 15 minute walk to the nearest eatery,so most of the time we found ourselves having to drive to dinner each night. The Motel is just off the main road so it was fairly quiet, with only a 2 minute walk to the lake.... More 

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