We spent 2 wonderful nights in an upstairs unit with a lovely view of the lake. The unit comprised of a spacious and tastefully decorated bedroom/lounge area with double doors leading to a big private & covered balcony equipped with a table & chairs. There was a kitchenette with microwave, cooktop & dishwasher and a comfy couch and table setting in the “lounge” part. The bathroom was large and included a spa as well as a separate shower. Nice quiet location although a bit far from the restaurants. Being winter we chose to drive to/from there instead of walk. Only down side was the parking which was a bit squishy. The place was pretty full as it was a weekend so it and it was on a first in best dressed basis. Perhaps a designated spot for each unit would have been better?
Otherwise a great stay and would certainly stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Flag Hotel Baycrest