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Lake Taupo Holiday Resort
Ranked #7 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This park has it all - magnificent grounds just 5 mins from glorious Taupo, with heaps of open space for the kids to run around. There's a great playground and heated pool to contribute to the fun. We stayed for one night in a two bedroom park motel and could easily have stayed a week. The room was compact but lacked no features, was very well appointed and superbly comfortable. We also really liked the private courtyard with picnic table and BBQ close by. It is obvious that the facilities here are very well maintained, and it easily won our family's award for best top 10 park (and we have stayed in nearly half of them). Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

What a great review! Many thanks, we're pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and hope that next time you can stay for longer!!

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Booked 2 cabins 2 nights (Fri/Sat) for a party of eight. Great service when booking and the young lady was very helpful when confirming our bookings and passed our credit details as requested for a deposit. Both parties receive a call from the Manager/Owner later in the evening saying that the office girl had made a mistake and had over rid the booking system and that he wouldn't accept our bookings unless we stayed for 3 nights as it was a public holiday on the Thursday(Waitangi Day 2014) 3 night min. Unfortunately neither party can. So our booking has been refused. What has annoyed us the most is the Manager/Owner has blamed this young lady when in fact he needs to accept responsibility for his lack of staff training and his booking system.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

We hold to our minimum stays over holiday weekends and it is unfortunate that the staff member who booked your reservations saw fit to override the systems we have in place. The mistake was spotted on the same day of booking and you were contacted straight away to inform you of this oversight, I am happy that all efforts were made to accommodate your bookings within our minimum stay framework and it is a shame that we will not be hosting your stay in Taupo this time.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed just the 1 night in a powered site. The amenities were spotless, the kitchen was great and plenty of space for everyone. My only complaint would be that we had to put the dryer on several times as it did not dry the clothes very well. This place would be great for families, but we also found it of a high standard.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2013

Many thanks for your review, our staff take great pride in ensuring that the facilities and grounds are kept clean and tidy so it is always great to hear that this has been achieved. We hope to host you again one day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Was reluctant to give 5 stars to any holiday park but as camping parks go I think this one deserves it.
A short drive out of town so nice & quiet. Boom gates for security. Amenties block with lots of hot water and underfloor heating. Good kitchen & laundry facilities. Great barbeque area. Even though middle of winter the kids loved the pool which was heated to 39 degrees.Nice playground for the kids & a giant outdoor chess set for all.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thank you for the review, we get loads of great comments about our Thermally Heated Swimming Pool which is FREE to all guests so it's good to see it mentioned again here.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

We arrived late and our room was nicely heated. Very clean. Would recommend as a great place to stay in Taupo. The large security gates made the place very secure. Staff where very helpful, thorough and friendly.

Very very clean, new beds and great service.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

We're very proud of our Resort and love to share it with all our customers. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We loved our time at the Top 10 in Taupo. The facilities are fantastic with the pool being a real plus for the kids (and the adults in the warmer part!). Lots of room for the whole family (bout 30 in all).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

We've had several family reunions staying with us over the past few months and it's great to see so many that enjoyed themselves. See you again soon.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed recently for two nights of a long weekend with a group of three families. Our two bedroom unit was spacious, clean and comfortable, with electric blankets to keep you cosy on a cold winters night. The heated pool and spa, giant outdoor checkers and bouncy pillow were a huge hit with the kids, who we barely saw the entire time, the grounds were beautifully maintained and tidy, as were all communal areas.. The only downside for us would have been the two night minimum (understandable I guess on a long weekend) but this prevented two other families staying there. They didn't seem to be completely full so I wonder whether there would have been space for them to have stayed after all?

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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TaupoTOP10, Manager at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2013

Thanks for the review. Sadly we do enforce a two night minimum especially over long weekends and unfortunately that means some people will miss out. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Additional Information about Lake Taupo Holiday Resort

Address: 41 Centennial Drive, Taupo 3378, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 34 Specialty Lodging in Taupo
Price Range: $87 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Taupo Holiday Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No Passport Required. It's all here - everything you need for an instant holiday. Start relaxing from the moment you arrive. Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a destination in itself with a spectacular tropical style pool with swim-up bar plus café, and being geothermally heated it will keep you lovely and warm year round. Located 5 minutes from Taupo city centre and sprawled across 8 hectares of park land, the resort is a hidden oasis surrounded by nature and offers comfortable, clean accommodation ranging from motels, cabins and sites for your campervan, RV, tent or boat. Boasting friendly kiwi service and extensive, modern facilities, guests enjoy free gas BBQ's, Wifi, an on-site shop and shared laundry facilities. A fishing bay is available to clean up your catch of the day and secure sites to park your boat or vessel. Cycle enthusiasts can also take advantage of secure, covered cycle storage and cycle cleaning facilities. Activities abound and entertainment facilities include New Zealand's first swimming pool with swim-up bar and café. The new pool provides hours of entertainment for the young and young at heart, with an underground cave, giant mushroom and play area for kids and a massive outdoor television playing movies or the latest sports game. New Zealand's largest jumping pillow, volleyball, basketball, petanque, chess, an adventure playground plus much more feature at the park too. Mountain bikes and go-karts are also available to hire. A short drive to Taupo town and other popular attractions the resort is also a great base for your greater Taupo adventure. Resort staff can book trout fishing, jet boating, bungy, sky diving activities and more. Whether on a family escape, couples getaway or group adventure, everything required for a relaxing, fun and effortless holiday can be found at Lake Taupo Holiday Resort. Experience our slice of paradise right here in New Zealand, once you stay a few days you won't want to leave. ... more   less 
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