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The Lake

63 Mere Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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The Lake
Ranked #16 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed for one night in a studio, but must say it was a very pleasant evening. Jane, the host was warm, welcoming and helpful. The room was exceptionally clean, suitably furnished and usual toiletries and tea/coffee requirements were supplied. The area was quiet, so we slept well. We would have been happy to stay longer if we had the... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Are you looking for a peaceful stay at the Great Lake and maybe reminisce on times past, simpler and a bit more innocent? The Lake is the place for you. Everything but flashy, it offers a serene environment with comfortable, spacious rooms decorated minimally but very tastfully-I still get a kick when I think of the retro humour pictures, have... More

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Henley on Thames
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I'm with "LuttonRichard" on this one. I also don't understand the 5 star reviews and feel I was misled by them when I booked rooms here. First the good. The host, Helen, is indeed helpful and charming. Our rooms were big and clean and the bed was comfy. I have no problem with the so-called Retro style and feel of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place was the best stay of my trip to New Zealand. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights and we had a good night's rest each time and were truly sad to leave the place when it was time to go. The apartment was fairly spacious, especially the living and dining area and very comfortable for the... More

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Shropshire, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Don't know why so many people got excited about The Lake, it's just an ordinary Motel with naff fittings, and not particularly comfortable ones at that. It was clean and reasonably quiet though, far enough from the front to be away from major traffic. Cooking facilities cramped and uninviting space at the back, advertised as BBQ area.

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Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
58 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I stayed for just one night in November during a hiking holiday in New Zealand. This was, quite simply, the place I enjoyed staying most. As indicated on its website The Lake is different in that its rooms are decorated smartly and in a fun way with retro furnishings reminiscent of the 60's and 70's. It's a great feel and... More

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London, UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

It's a bit out of town so very cosy and peaceful for a night's sleep, but you can walk for 10 minutes and be in the centre of Taupo. Helen is a lovely host, the apartments are spotlessly clean and filled with cool 60s furniture. There's plunger coffee to drink and Helen makes sure you have some milk too. This... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Helen was so welcoming, warm and friendly, she went out of her way for us. We had a hiccup and left early in the morning via ambulance, my husband was not well. Helen contacted me twice to check we where ok and asked me for tea and chat if I wanted to have a break from the hospital. I didn't... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I stayed at The Lake with my son and his family for 2 nights in mid April. Our one bedroom apartment was very clean and well maintained. We had everything we needed at a very reasonable price. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend it without hesitation!

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New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Very quite & peaceful place, seems like a royal villa, little far from city to relax. Nice person and staff very helpful and understanding. Wanted to stay more but had to head back. Would definetly recommended for holidays!!!

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Additional Information about The Lake

Also Known As:
Lake Hotel Taupo
Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, the lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 

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