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Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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Palmerston North
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17 reviews
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Loved this place, room and view was amazing - very very clean, staff wonderful. Pool and 'cave' fab. You could walk into town but it's approx 5 min drive, we had planned to go to debretts spa and pool but opted to stay in the pool at hotel which saved us about $50. Didn't try the food as we ate out and had pizza in. Our heat pump didn't work but was rectified immediately by an additional heater. Towels for pool are provided and bathroom well stocked with usual toiletries. Next time we're staying for longer. Would def recommend :0)

  • Stayed June 2012
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, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear kiwipomster - thank you so much for your review - very pleasing to read that you enjoyed our facilities. hopefully we will have the cahnce to welcome you back again in the future. kind regards Diane
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We go to Manuels most years for a two-three day break. Love it. Pretty much the only hotel right on the lakefront/waters edge.

Easy to walk into Taupo town along the waterfront.

Staff helpful and friendly. Highly recommend to all.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, July 13, 2012
Dear ToniD - thank you for your comments and mostly for your regular stays, please always mention you are a return guest when booking. We sincerely look forward to your next visit.
Regards
Diane
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Bay of Plenty
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

This year we are celebrating our golden wedding and were very impressed when our room was upgraded. It was very special. Can't fault our service, comfort an meals.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear carryon70 - your review is very much appreciated thank you. I am so pleased we were able to make this special occassion even more memorable for you. best wishes Diane
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Northumberland UK
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

Cant fault this hotel at all. It looked a little small and disappointing when we first pulled up but found that looks were deceiving. We had a lovely room that overlooked the lake, the view was fabulous but I cant say the same for the mozzies!

I think the breakfast is a little over priced, particularly as I only eat cereal for breakfast! Maybe it would be better if the hotel offered a cheaper breakfast option.

We chose to eat on the Edgewater restaurant the first evening. The food was fabulous I couldn't (believe me I would if I could) fault it at all.Have to give praise to our Waitress (Sorry I can't remember her name but remember she was from Argentina) who gave us some great advice on where to go and what to see.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, June 25, 2012
Dear Wolfdancer48 - Thank you for sharing your review with us and readers.
I will pass your praise on to Barbara, who is a very loyal appreciated staff member of some time.
Your restaurant experience is fantastic to hear and your comments re breakfast has been passed on for review and future correction, i am sorry this was missed during your stay. Kind regards Diane
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. A small but beautiful hotel by the bay and our room overlooked the lake. The service was good the room was fairly big and very clean. We had dinner at there main restaurant and the food was fantastic. I mean really fantastic I think it was an award winning restaurant. It's a lovely charming place for a romantic weekend or to spend some time with your kids. I will surely be back. The bar also was very good.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Dear budsy987 - thank you for taking time to share this review with us and Tripadvisor. Always a joy to hear the good as that is our main directive. Hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future. Cheers Diane
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

We booked a King suite at Manuels. the room was clean , tidy and suitably elegant. We went to this hotel in order to have fine dining onsite where we stayed. We made a booking for the Edgewater restaurant for the second night of our stay for our wedding anniversary.
It wasnt until we arrived that we were notified the Edgewater was closed, all meals were to be taken in the family restaurant. I expressed my dissappointment that there was no word of this in any of our communication with the booking company , or from the hotel itself. The waiting service in the restaurant was mixed, the food was mediocre. I told the staff that there should be a note on their website if their restaurant services had changed.
We ended up going to the Hilton for our anniversary dinner, and it was superb.

Room Tip: make sure you book a lakefront room, to minimise traffic noise
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Dear Fiona W - I am truly sorry that we disappointed you during your recent stay. Our Duty Manager has followed on from your comments with extra notification to guests re the dining situation. Unfortunately the current tourism situation is affecting what we are able to sustain, and running 2 large a la carte menus is not viable. We have chosen the best, most popular dishes from both menus and to date have had nothing but positive about this selection. Beach Brasserie and Bar has the majority of diners and wins in this respect. Had I known about this I would have been very happy to offer seating in Edgewater but would not have been able to change the menu. We hope to have full menus in both restaurants again in August - Sept. Once again I apologize for your disappointment because guest satisfaction is what our good reputation is renowned for. Kind regards Diane
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

This was just simply an excellent stay. Their lakefront location is fantastic, and having your own private balcony to sit on and gaze over it even better. Our room was clean, tidy and modernised and elegant - absolutely no complaints there. The main restaurant and bar was also very nice to sit in, though more long couches would be great!

Yes, the place has a funny layout in that all the rooms have exterior doors. Don't let that put you off - the place is quite, quite nice and enjoyable.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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OzzieTaupo, General Manager at Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo, responded to this review, June 19, 2012
Dear TheCushNZ - thank you so much for sharing your lovely review. Our property began in 1968 with many extensions and refurbishments since, the long lakefront location adds to the 'funny' layout - but, we dare not complain with this magic location as you say!.
best wishes - hope you are able to return. Diane
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Property: Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo
Address: 243 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#7 Business Hotel in Taupo
#7 Family Hotel in Taupo
#17 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo 4.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Millennium Hotel and Resort Manuels Taupo boasts magnificent lake edge location, luxurious ambience and welcoming professional service makes this a very desirable popular destination for your Taupo accommodation and dining experience.Accommodation includes superior lakefront studios, junior queen and king suites, some with spa baths, all with air conditioning, large screen TV, DVD, radio, telephone, mini bar, coffee, tea, hairdryer, iron, ironing board. All rooms are elegantly furnished. Most units are absolute lake edge, step from your room to the beach or balcony.Edgewater Restaurant and Beach Brasserie are renowned for award winning, superb cuisine with a wine list and stunning views to match. Recreational - on site - heated swimming & ‘Grotto’ plunge pools, sauna, gym & tennis court. Near by- fishing, boating, hot pools, 4 fabulous golf courses, helicopter, scenic flights, parachute, snow skiing, art and vineyard tours to name a few.Guest testimonials confirm our excellent reputation for BEST location, food, facilities, friendly personal service. ... more   less 
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