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“Lovely Hotel - a little too kid friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   243 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 , New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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“Lovely Hotel - a little too kid friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Right on Lake Taupo. Walk right out to the water and watch the black swans. The lounge is perfect for a drink during sunset. Rooms are clean & comfortable, bathrooms are large. Problem: screaming children. When we first arrived, there were toddlers running & wrestling through the lobby & lounge. It was met with a shrug, and we were informed they were children of the staff. Then we were put in a room right in the pool courtyard. There was no escaping the kids' squealing & yelling. Fortunately, we were kindly moved into a completely separate wing, where it was perfectly peaceful for our couple's get-away.

Room Tip: Definitely get a lake view room on the ground floor. If you want quiet, stay as far from the pool a...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear SoWhatsNext – Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention - I am so sorry your experience at our hotel was marred by noisy children. Having staff children here happens so rarely that I am able to recollect this particular occasion to a mid afternoon tea farewell of a long term staff member and for a short period there were several little ones in the lounge area. I am aware that due to this, an upgrade was offered quickly to rectify the situation by moving you away from the pool area and I am pleased to hear that you did enjoy this room – I would like to explain that it was not staff in the pool area.
Yes, to guarantee peace and quiet it is wise to request away from pool areas in hotels/apartments as excited children can be difficult to quieten.
Please accept my sincere apologies.
Kind regards
Diane
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a hotel room with sunset views over Lake Taupo this is the place. Seeing the sunset was certainly a highlight. The room itself was spotless and very nice but it was pretty small. Hotel staff were very good on check in. Some minor road noise and price meant that we found a nice motel for our second and third nights in town.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Kiwi_Explorer2009 - I am so pleased you enjoyed one of our magical sunsets - they never cease to amaze us either, and the next one always seems to be more spectacular than a previous one. Hopefully we will welcome you back agian and please ask about larger rooms that may be available to also get you further away from the road. This does not cause many problems at all, but I do appreciate some are very sensitive to night noises. Kind regards Diane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Only stayed here one night but have stayed in other hotels in Taupo and this is definately one of the best. Has a pool which is heated and if you get a lake view room you get a fantastic views up to the mountains. Would stay here again, helpful staff, comfortable room and great location. Only down side is its a bit out of Taupo's main area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear ElginEastern - thank you for your lovely comments - yes we are very fortunate to have such amazing views. Being on the lakeside of the road verses the distance from town. Hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Kind regards Diane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

During a three week trip to NZ, myself and the wife sneaked off for a night alone and were extremely lucky to get a beautiful sunny day with an excellent picture postcard view from our first floor room. We don't of tan have breakfast in our room but were glad we did as we sat tucking into a full English breakfast. Or should that be a Full New Zealand. Well worth the chance to get away on our own.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear TottenhamMo - I am so pleased we were able to make this breakaway special for you - we certainly do have some magical moments with our beautiful views, magnificent mornings and sunsets etc. NEVER get tired of it - best regards Diane
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Waipukurau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed overnight, lovely rooms, very friendly and helpfull staff. Although didn't get to use the restaurant this visit the set up looked fabulous and will certanily be sure to use it next time. The walk along the lakeside into town on a beautiful day is well worth the time.

Room Tip: Recommend the spa bath units
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Snadzilla - I appreciate your review thank you - look forward to welcoming you back in the future and yes do try the restaurants and maybe Chefs new menu or daily specials. Kind regards
Diane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have to say that my experience with this hotel will pale all others. I recently got married and held my ceremony on the lake front and then had my reception dinner at this hotel. From the moment we arrived - and most of my guests were staying there as well - the staff could not do enough for us. What ever we required - it was done. The rooms all but a couple looked onto the lake and the views were quite spectacular. A wide variety of rooms catered for all my guests requirements and all said that the service was second to none.

The food was divine - the dinner was extensive and not at all over priced as most places tend to add a couple of naughts to the bill. I was really impressed and WILL go back.

Oh and try the pool - a warm temperature and a lovely place to soak in.

Room Tip: Only stay on the lake front!
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Dear Moncatz - likewise you are very friendly happy people and we enjoyed your special time with us also - thank you for sharing this with Tripadvisor members. Hope to see you (maybe anniversary) Best regards Diane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I must say that the hotel is so good because of the staff working there, spoke to the restaurant manager who had been there 24 years, she was most helpful. Arrived looking for a room on a holiday weekend and were grateful that we could get in, even if we did not have a room with a view. Were able to get a late lunch and nearly did not move from our position by the window looking out on to the lake. Were back later to the main restaurant for dinner and the magnificent view, the meal was fantastic. Then moved to the bar and the staff there were as marvellous, giving advice on the single malts that we should try.
Would strongly recommend this hotel if you are passing through Taupo because of the view but also the staff from reception through to the bar are fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
dear chattis - thank you for sharing your experience. I am so pleased we were able to make your stay so memorable - hope that next time you will have a lovely lakeview room to enjoy our views during your complete stay. Kind regards Diane
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Also Known As:
Millennium Hotel Manuels Taupo
Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#6 Family Hotel in Taupo
#6 Business Hotel in Taupo
#9 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo boasts magnificent lake edge location, luxurious ambience and welcoming professional service makes this a very desirable popular destination for your Taupo accommodation and dining experience.Accommodation includes superior lakefront studios, junior queen and king suites, some with spa baths, all with air conditioning, large screen TV, DVD, radio, telephone, mini bar, coffee, tea, hairdryer, iron, ironing board. All rooms are elegantly furnished. Most units are absolute lake edge, step from your room to the beach or balcony.Edgewater Restaurant and Beach Brasserie are renowned for award winning, superb cuisine with a wine list and stunning views to match. Recreational - on site - heated swimming & ‘Grotto’ plunge pools, sauna, gym & tennis court. Near by- fishing, boating, hot pools, 4 fabulous golf courses, helicopter, scenic flights, parachute, snow skiing, art and vineyard tours to name a few.Guest testimonials confirm our excellent reputation for BEST location, food, facilities, friendly personal service. ... more   less 
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