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Baycrest Lodge

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 72 hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    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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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely, clean, warm, spacious motel-style accommodation with cooking facilities (stove top). We booked the room with private spa surrounded by stones, plants & small trees - wonderful :). 300mb of free wifi included. There is a cafe onsite. Thank you Baycrest :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally good standard motel. Good sized rooms and reasonably good quality furnishings. Spa pool is excellent. Drawbacks are that the lake view turned out to be rather marginal. Kitchen and its equipment was no better than average and free wifi isn't free. If you're stuck you could do a lot worse but if you have time to book then you... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here a few times now, the atmosphere is great, rooms are good value in size, and the location is good too. We have taken advantage of the rooms with the hot tub that was private and very relaxing. Would totally recommend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great motel which is kept well clean and all normal motel facilities available. Good view of the lake from the top floor rooms and nice spa. Only little problem is it is a little bit of a walk to town but other than that this place is worth a visit. Highly recommended.

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Bury, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Clean spacious room and bathroom with good facilities and our room had a really good outlook across the lake towards the distant mountains. The staff were helpful and we would be happy to recommend this to anyone.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed here many times over several years, the lodge has fantastic beds, hot tubs that are private and relaxing, great pool, privacy , views and best service in the area 10 out of 10 Baycrest Lodge, well worth the stay. We have had romantic getaways here along with taking the family and friends along, every visit has impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We only stayed for 1 night so didn't spend very much time here but we were very pleased with our short stay. The room was beautifully clean, very spacious and very quiet. The bathroom was very spacious too which was great and our room had a large spa bath. The bed was comfortable and the whole suite had underfloor heating... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is such a lovely place - quiet and the family rooms are quite spacious. We loved having such a big bathroom! The thermal pool was fantastic and the rooms were very tidy - I would definitely recommend.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

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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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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Address: 79 Mere Rd, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Baycrest Lodge 4.5*
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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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