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79 Mere Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#10 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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4.4
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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.4
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Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambiance. Baycrest Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 Star Plus is 100m from the main swimming beach of Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegantly appointed and have tasteful European bathrooms and fully self contained kitchen facilities, including fridges, ceramic hotplates and microwaves. Ground floor suites have individual hot thermal tubs, up to 50'C, 2 of which are full disability access units. First floor suites have large champagne spa baths, balconies and superb Great Lake Taupo views. Super King beds are available in all the studio suites. The 2 room family suites can have either singles or a super king bed as well as the queen bed in the lounge area. Some suites interconnect to make more sleeping configurations. Baycrest Lodge also has a stunning swimming pool thermally heated to between 30'C and 35'C all year round. There is a guest lounge/bar area and a guest laundry on site. Baycrest Lodge is close to a number of restaurants and is about 1 kilometre (flat and easy 15-20 minute walk) from the town centre. It is also in a perfect position to watch many of the major events such as the NZ Ironman. All the suites offer free WiFi (limits apply), Sky's all new 'Guest Select' meaning 50+ channels in every room, 32" LCD TVs with inbuilt DVD player and I-Pod docking. Baycrest Lodge is the ideal place for the discerning traveller, anyone away on business or those just wanting to get away and relax for a time. We look forward to welcoming you to Baycrest Lodge and Taupo.
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Free parking
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Spa
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Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Blackout curtains
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Interconnected rooms available
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ZanelB wrote a review Sep 2022
Auckland, New Zealand96 contributions32 helpful votes
A Great location. Friendly service. We stayed on the ground floor with a private thermal spa. So relaxing after a long day of travel. We stayed for 4 nights and our bed was made every day, we also got clean fresh towels every day which was great. The carparks in front of Rooms 1 & 2 is a bit tight to get into with large vehicles and a car parked behind us, where there wasn't a car park, so we struggled to get out at 5:30am, so make sure you choose a car park wisely if you want to leave early. The shower floor was very slippery as there is no fan in the bathroom. Tip - We used our spa towels to put it on the floor around the shower, while having a shower, so we don't slip when done in the shower. The basin is really low, it's the perfect height for a 5 year old, but not for a 1.90m person. The soap and shampoo dispensers didn't work properly. You only get 2mmx2mm of a drop. A dressing table with a mirror and plug for a hairdryer would be great in the room, especially having no fan in the bathroom, so the mirror is all fogged up and no where to put make up. Otherwise a really lovely place to stay. We've stayed here before and will probably stay there again in the future.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Ina wrote a review Sep 2022
Newcastle, Australia223 contributions4 helpful votes
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Great room with a spectacular view over the lake and an amazing private thermal spa. Positives: Clean, tidy and comfortable Spectacular views Amazing private thermal spa Free unlimited WiFi/internet Good shower Comfortable bed Fully equipped kitchen Split system air conditioner Private free on-site parking Negatives: Blackout curtains and blinds however light leakage which my husband was not a fan of since he likes complete darkness while sleeping
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Date of stay: August 2022
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annette l wrote a review Jul 2022
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in two units for 3 nights for a birthday celebration. The rooms were lovely, spotlessly clean with comfortable beds. The service was fantastic our every need was met with warm friendly, efficient service. Highlight was the pool and its Cabana which we made good use of. There were 6 of us so it was fantastic to share drinks and a takeaway meal in the Cabana. Thank you so much for helping to make our weekend so special. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Phillip B wrote a review Jun 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand188 contributions74 helpful votes
Spent a night here on the way to the Mount. The highlight would have to be the outdoor hot pool. We stayed in a room with our own hot pool but the setting of the main pool appealed to us. Easy check in and great parking. Nice hosts.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Isaac M wrote a review Mar 2022
Carterton, New Zealand20 contributions17 helpful votes
Me and my wife visited for our 1st wedding anniversary after staying here 3 and abit year ago , this place is awesome 👌, nice big beds and very clean , the outdoor pool is heated and is a real treat! The staff are very friendly and helpful We hope to visit again soon
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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MattyS72 wrote a review Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand165 contributions46 helpful votes
Lovely motel. Had an upstairs unit with beautiful view of lake. Room was well appointed and very clean and tidy. Very good Covid protocols for check in and out. Communication was excellent. Highly recommend. Lovely pool area with a great heated pool which we used. Short walk along lakefront to shops cafes snd coffee.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded Mar 15, 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
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PuRplERaeZ wrote a review Feb 2022
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Had a lovely stay . So helpful when I had multiple questions regarding the room. Room 16 was lovely and a small view from balcony but very spacious room. Spa bath lovely and warm heated pool amazing very sanctuary. Would def be back for winter holiday. As a smoker was nice to have an area to smoke in that doesn't affect others. A+
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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RedBeach0932 wrote a review Feb 2022
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions17 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights. The room was spacious, spotlessly clean, had all the amenities we hoped for. French doors from the room lead onto a large balcony with gorgeous views of the lake. The bed was large and comfortable. The pool was gorgeous and quite warm, and had cabana room for people to gather. Although our stay was contactless we still felt welcome and cared for. We'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Peter Wilcock wrote a review Jan 2022
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We had a fantastic stay with family this month. Two nights including a great room with view over the lake, a wonderful pool and very helpful and friendly staff. This is the fourth time we have stayed here and I would recommend it to anyone (families included).
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded Jan 21, 2022
Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate being able to pass these comments on to our hard working house keeping team!
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asilwashere wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand85 contributions30 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay here. Check in was great, it was all contactless which we needed as we were arriving late. We had the luxary balcony suite. It was a lovely big room. It was clean and tidy. What I really like about it was the eco friendly choices: reusable milk bottles, eco tissues and toiletries. They have recycling bins and an EV charging station for your car. There was also a beautiful big bath and they even provided bath salts which was a nice touch. And I shouldn't forget to mention one of the best views of the lake from the balcony! Great room and friendly staff. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 20, 2021
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$130 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baycrest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Baycrest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Maori Rock Carvings (0.5 miles), Taupo Mini Golf (0.7 miles), and Mount Tauhara (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Baycrest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Baycrest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baycrest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baycrest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Jolly Good Fellows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Baycrest Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Taupo.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Baycrest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Baycrest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.