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Baycrest Lodge
Ranked #11 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 3, 2011

We thought the Baycrest was a great place to stay with a family. Plenty of space, well appointed rooms. We had a ground floor room with a thermal tub, which we used a lot, and the kids loved the heated outdoor pool too.
Nice and close to everything.
We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

What more can you ask for in Taupo. Great rooms, plenty of room and a most friendly host. Well situated with quick access into town or the Lake. Nice and warm with underfloor heating for Winter
There are a multitude of rooms on sale in Taupo, but you will not go wrong staying here. The hot outdoor plunge pool makes a nice family focal point as well. No restaurant although breakfast can be served in your room.
There is a Free Internet if you ask for it, a limited download cap, but enough to do what you want.

Room Tip: The Upstairs rooms have a nice Lake View.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 28, 2011

A very relaxing stay with very comfortable rooms. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The motel is situated on the edge of town (not far from the airport) and was very quiet, however, still only few metres from the lake. The in-room thermal heating was great!

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

We had the 1-bedroom downstairs with the thermal tub, and it's a very well equipped and nice place to stay. The owner is also very friendly. The only downsides are that it can get noisy when the people upstairs move around, and that exhaust (if any) isn't adequate so cooking will make the room a little smoky, but apart from that, we were very happy with the stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 16, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in a spacious second floor room. The view was beautiful, especially the sunsets, and we would have used the balcony more if the weather had been better. It had good wifi and TV. The trip into town for restaurants, groceries and activities is walkable, but it was a bit far (20-30 minutes) and we usually ended up driving. If you do a jet boat trip we recommend RapidJet. Our favourite meal was at the Turkish restaurant on Tongariro St, across from the tourist information centre. The Taupo Museum was very worthwhile. We also golfed 9 holes at the Bayview Wairakei Resort, fun and a bargain.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

My husband and I spent last weekend at Baycrest and couldn't speak more highly of the accommodation. The rooms were large and extremely clean, location was great. We booked an upstairs room and enjoyed our time on the large balcony overlooking the lake. Simon was extremely helpful and nothing was a problem. We will definitely go back for another visit.

If you want to go to a good local restuarant whilst in Town try the Lotus Inn - really good Thai food.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

We had travelled from Rotorua and found this hotel through the Information centre in Taupo. What a find! We had a ground floor room with beautiful views over the lake and, more importantly, a generous sized thermal outdoor pool. We literally used the pool morning, noon and night and found it so relaxing. The room was very clean with excellent facilities including an i-pod station, large wall-mounted TV, comfy bed, large bathroom and parking directly outside our room. Would most definitely recoomend this hotel to friends.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baycrest Lodge

Address: 79 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#8 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#12 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $129 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Baycrest Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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