We stayed two nights in the apartments next door which are managed by the model operators. We were originally going to stay at the Hilton but had not realised they were so far out of town.
Location was ideal for easy walking around town and to the lake shore. The apartments were clean and spacious and the motel operators friendly and helpful. The kitchen and bathrooms were well fitted out. We also liked the wide variety of sky tv channels available, something we found variable elsewhere in NZ.
The decor is a little old fashioned and the premises don't have a pool, but for the price we felt this was value for money and would recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more less