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.