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“Best campsite I've ever been to...” 5 of 5 stars
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4.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   406 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3351, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Wanganui
1 review
“Best campsite I've ever been to...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Great location, safe and child friendly, modern, very clean and well managed site with plenty of space. New owners have made a real difference to the site. What impressed me the most was the little touches like the hand towels in the pristinely clean toilet blocks, the scrubbers in the likewise spotless kitchen area and the well maintained and safe area for the smaller children to play. I cannot remember staying at a more pleasant site. I could go on...

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gtlake, Owner at Great Lake Holiday Park, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review! We certainly do pride ourselves on the parks cleanliness and I will make sure the staff involved are told that you found it in pristine condition. Hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

Nice clean kitchen and toilet block, well equipped kitchen which is a good bonus! Had a little shop in reception to get supplies if needed. Nice little camp ground.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

We stayed for a couple of nights, the room, toilets and kitchen facilities were super clean and tidy!!! The park had a great friendly atmosphere and the staff went above and beyond to make our weekend relaxing and easy. Would HIGHLY recommend :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuching, Malaysia
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22 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

This place is very well-organized. The toilet was clean. The kitchen was very well-equipped with even pots, pans and cutlery provided, makes it more convenient and easy for us to prepare our meals instead of doing it in our motorhome, which was rather compact.
The BBQ area was good. We had a great time barbecuing there too.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

This is a simple holiday park which is few km out of town with views over the lake. The communal facilities were good despite a large number of people camping overnight.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2011

This place is about 4km out of the main centre of Taupo. It is run by a very stuffy couple, who we didn't find friendly or helpful. They are pretty uptight about everything! You have to display a parking permit on your car... who else would want to park there, I don't know! The heater in your room is on a timer - not a bad idea, except it only lasts about 15 minutes, so if you are sitting in there, you are up and down all the time. There were only 2 electricity sockets in the room. And there were rules pasted up everywhere. The male manager was very rude to my friend when she asked about booking the spa - he told her the rates etc (yes, you have to pay!), and she said she would think about it and come back within 30 minutes to tell him. When she went back to say we wouldn't use it, he said 'good for you, because I was going to double book you anyway'!

Oh, and the pillows are like those hospital ones which are covered in plastic!! And the sheets were threadbare.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

This is a simple New Zealand holiday park. We stayed in a delux cabin (which means it had it’s own toilet and sink – but only public showers). It was very good value. What I especially liked here was that the public areas (showers & kitchen) were all in good shape and clean. The owners were also friendly to deal with. Like most of the holiday parks and motels in NZ this one had a small fridge, some dishes, and a kettle. Our cabin also had a bunk (double bottom, single top), a couch, a small table & 2 chairs and a small deck. The only complaint we have is that like almost all places we stayed in NZ there are no screens on the windows – so when it’s hot & you need to open the windows then the bugs fly in. We’d stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Great Lake Holiday Park

Address: 406 Acacia Bay Road, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Great Lake Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Lake Taupo Holiday Park is situated only 3 km's (5 minutes) from town centre and is set in 5 acres of sheltered parklike grounds, surrounded by 3000 acres of farmland. Lake access and northern boat ramps are 1,5 km down the road. We offer a variety of quality affordable accommodation, 1 & 2 bedroom self contained units, deluxe and standard cabins, powered campervan and non powered tent sites. Park facilities include communal camp kitchen, toilets and showers, guest laundry, children's playground, trampolines, games room, Sky TV lounge, cardphone, internet kiosks, WiFi, private spa, free gas barbeques and tour and activity bookings.Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of our Holiday Park along with lake views and warm, friendly hospitality. ... more   less 

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