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“Very Comfortable Room, Very Friendly Staff”
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Baycrest Lodge
Ranked #12 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We stayed here en route from Auckland to Hawke's Bay. The room, King size bed and views of the Lake were all very good. The staff were very helpful. An excellent stop over.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

My partner and my mum and stepdad spent 3 days exploring Taupo and staying at Baycrest really helped that be a perfect few days, even in the middle of winter. The rooms have lovely views of the lake, all have spa baths, huge beds (KIng), huge balcony and plenty of self-catering facilities - and you can have a thermal tub if you wish too (downstairs rooms). You can order a variety of breakfast to be brought to your room and you get a paper every day. We were looked after very well, and it was great to see that anything you're throwing away can be recycled easily from your room. Great!

Room Tip: If you want a superb view of the lake choose an upstairs room (without thermal tub).
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

A great location and we loved the spa pool. The room was toasty and warm, considering the freezing temperatures outside.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

We had a excellent time here. The units were clean and well appointed and good value for money especially with the outdoor spa. However our spa was in need of a paint job, I realise that the mineral water does leave marks however on inspection of the other spa's either side of us we saw that these were in much better condition than ours. Also the bar at the hotel was more expensive than anywhere else wwe have stayed. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Book the thermal spa units on the ground floor!!! Amazing on a cold night
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2011

Had such a lovely stay. Great service, and room was perfect!
Baycrest is in a great location, we were able to walk down town easily for dinner etc.
The room was really nice and comfortable and well appointed.
Heated pool was perfect for an early morning swim.
Stunning view!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We stayed in the Baycrest while on holiday in NZ. Super place, rooms spacious and clean. Service friendly and good. Thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

This is a great place to stay in Taupo. It's a 20 min walk from the town centre but for us the short distance out of town was a positive (except when we decided to walk there from the bus station, with heavy cases!). The motel is in a quiet location set slightly back from the lake, and the walk along the lakeside into town, in the morning or early evening, was very pleasant indeed. On the occasions it was too dark, or we were too lazy, a cab never failed to arrive quickly and delivered us to/from town within a few minutes.

Baycrest is what I'd call a high-end motel. Our upper-floor room was very spacious, well-appointed and comfortable, with a private balcony overlooking the lake, and good cooking facilities. The motel has a small pool, with loungers and comfortable chairs, and an honesty bar with fairly-priced drinks. The owner was very friendly and helpful, and will help arrange any and all local activities or equally, if you prefer, will leave you to do your own thing!

Taupo is a nice base from which to explore an interesting region of the country, and especially the Tongariro Crossing (it's a very early morning pickup from Taupo but definitely worth it) and I highly recommend Baycrest as a place to stay. We paid NZD 175 per night for our room, and felt this represented excellent value for what we got.

  • Stayed: May 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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#12 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $123 - $176 (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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