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“Came back to enjoy the Jumping Pillow” 5 of 5 stars
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Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort
5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   41 Centennial Drive, Taupo 3330, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #19 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Victoria
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Came back to enjoy the Jumping Pillow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We stayed in Taupo Top 10 driving down the North Island (Campervan). The kids loved the Jumping Pillow, the pool was excellent, the kitchen very clean. We liked it so much we stopped going back up the island. As much to get the awful Hastings Top 10 out of our mind. We felt we got the value with this one because it is so clean and has many additional things for the kids to enjoy. Definitely recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in a electrical spot near the pillow and pools. It wasn't noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our Resort, we're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, both times!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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MsbeaMsbea
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

we have stayed at Taupo Top 10 before and it is well laid out, has great facilities although one of the owners is a bit of a grump who could do with a little customer service training. we stayed for a few years running but we have stopped coming here as the cost of a tiny basic ensuite unit (although very nice) is now over $250 for our family of four (and is appx the size of a large tent). Quite frankly, we might as well stay at the Millennium resort on the lakefront because its the same price. Shame as we really liked it here but value for money it is no longer.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Thank you for your review
We are sorry you found us expensive. We do try to keep improving our facilities, sites and accommodaiton all the time so we hope you do come back and give us another visit. We've had some great Hot Deals over last few months, hopefully one of these deals will entice you back to see us again. Check out our website HOT DEALS page and you can now book online with us.
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Wanganui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

What can you say about this awesome place. So nice and tidy and clean. The staff were great and so very helpful. The playground and pool were awesome, The Cottage we stayed in was so lovely. beautiful restful place, we had such a lovely time here. Will be booking to stay here in future.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, January 25, 2012
Thankyou for taking the time to post a review of your stay. We put a huge amount of effort in keeping the Resort as clean and tidy as possible and we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

This park was our first experience of 'Top 10', we stayed in many more following our trip to Taupo.

We stayed in a one bed en suite cabin, this had a lovely view and was in a quiet part of the park which was good for us as we do not have children.

We originally booked for one night but decided to stay for another, this was no problem.

The wifi range was very good. The cabin was small but perfect for our needs and very clean with a small kitchen area.

Would highly recommend this site, had all the facilities you could possibly need!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2012
Thanks for the review Laura. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and went on to enjoy many more nights accommodation across the TOP 10 group.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011 via mobile

Lake Taupo Top 10 Holiday Park - this holiday park was huge.  They give you a gate code you have to enter going in and out of the facility, and they have a lot of things for children to do.  They have a mini store with food, soap, and etc. to purchase if you had forgotten anything.  We got spaghetti sauce and paid $10 for 500 mb of Internet.  The campgrounds had a block of gender neutral showers with free hot water and a bench, basket, and hook.  The ladies and men's restrooms had hairdryers for use.  We used the laundry facility ($4 for wash and soap and $3 for dry), and jumped on the impressive jumping pillow...the largest in New Zealand.  There was a basketball court, bocce area, playground, pool, and probably more that I am forgetting.  The kitchen had a massive toaster, several burners, and a grill.  The park also had an herb garden for guest use.  We were able to pick and add fresh basil to our pasta.  The spots were well sized, and, while the park was quite full, we didn't feel cramped.  Wifi reception was spotty...win some, lose some.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, December 23, 2011
Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and got to enjoy so many of the excellent facilities that we have here at the Resort. Hope to see you again one day when you come back to NZ.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Brilliant - kids loved it, the staff were amazing and very helpful. Everything was pretty much at your finger tips.

Bummed that i didn't book earlier for the Christmas period as the kids wanted to go back again - oh well will have to go to the Rotorua Top 10 but once i get a free weekend again, we will be back

Room Tip: Book Cabin 11 - so bloody handy to everything
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Thankyou for your feedback, we're very happy that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Enjoy Rotorua!!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

We had a 2 bedroom self- contained unit.

The grounds of this park are huge and facilities are good. Our unit was set in a little corner with excellent surroundings and barbecue pit.

However, while the interior was clean and new, the place was just too small for the 4 adults it was meant to house. Plus, if you're looking for a sofa bed to perhaps slip in a child or another adult, you're out of luck. Smallest sofa I've ever seen.

Location is a few minutes out of town, but it's right opposite Taupo golf club, so no complaints from me.

This place is great if you have kids who want to spend lots of time using the recreational facilities within the park.

Overall, I couldn't help thinking that, for the price, I could have gotten a similar experience at any motel in town.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort, responded to this review, December 19, 2011
Thankyou for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Lake Taupo Holday Resort. With regards a sofa bed, we used to have these in the room in question but after complaints about comfort we changed these for the Leather sofa's now there and are planning to upgarde these rooms to include two tub chairs in the near future. You may have had a similar experience at a motel in town but there wouldn't have been the range of facilities on offer (free BBQ's, heated pool, tennis courts etc) all of which are included in the price paid. Thankyou again for your feedback.
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Address: 41 Centennial Drive, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Taupo TOP 10 Holiday Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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