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Baycrest Lodge
Ranked #11 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Outstanding. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

It's very hard to fault this hotel. Great spacious room with fantastic views, private balcony, spotlessly clean, friendly helpful host. Our new favorite in Taupo. We'll be back for sure! Those that rated it average are clearly very hard to please folk!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Taupo didn't turn on its best weather for us, but it didn't matter with the wonderful swimming pool, comfortable self-serve bar and lovely room with great views. We stayed for four nights and really appreciated the quiet, the cleanliness and the easy access to Taupo, both lake and township.
We had two trips out on the lake and caught 11 fish - we even had to throw some back! A great time.in lovely surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Worcester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Baycrest Lodge 12th January. We had a Super \king studio with spa. Room was excellent with view over Lake Taupo. Room was clean with a great shower. The staff were very friendly - especially Cynthia - hope she had a good Birthday party!
Would definitely recommend this place and if ever we came back this way this is where we would stay.

There was also a thermal pool and bbq area to use.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

My eleven year old daughter and I had a girls week away recently and She choose Taupo over any NZ location based on the thermally heated rock pool. We always stay at Baycrest when in Taupo if possible, note you often have to book well in advance during holiday season, and love it. This time we had a studio unit with great Lake views, which was perfect for us. When all four of us travel we prefer the family unit with hot tub so we can spread out. The rooms are clean, beds comfy, the TV has a DVD player so the kids can bring their favourite DVDs from home and the staff are very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

We love visiting Baycrest at least once or twice a year. The highlight is the thermal fed hot pool, but the accommodation is also very pleasing and provides everything we need. It is also very convenient as the lake and shops are close by.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

My husband and I decided on a quick weekend away and have just had 2 very comfortable nights at this Motel. Great view from our room No 9. Nice and clean and great shower. I would highly recommend this place and we would stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

To bathe under the stars in your own secluded courtyard was the highlight of our short stay. This hotel is a little tired compared to others we have enjoyed in Taupo and we were a little disappointed that our request for a late checkout was reluctantly set at 10.30 am. We would not choose to stay again as there is a huge high quality selection in Taupo.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Baycrest Lodge

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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