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Review of Hilton Lake Taupo

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Hilton Lake Taupo
Ranked #8 of 68 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We checked in and it was clear that this isn't the busy time when we visited. However, you can still be treated like dirt...but Maya at the desk was super awesome and extremely helpful. As a matter of fact, everyone was. It is our anniversary trip, so they bumped us up, and gave us welcome chocolates. Now, other places have done this sort of thing, but not many others have also given us a personalized, hand written card by the staff. This was awesome. The only negative...if you're going to test the fire alarms, let the people know so they don't freak out...or nap!!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Cdbasu,

Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback on trip advisor. I was thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful anniversary and that you were so impressed with Maya. I do apologise about the testing of the fire alarms, all rooms should have been notified so I will follow up as to why you were not notified.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hilton Lake Taupo.

Kind Regards
Ryan Mikkleson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Gorgeous Spacious Clean Rooms- We had a One Bedroom with Large Balcony and Lovely Views. Full Modern Kitchen and an extremely reasonable price. Bed was best I've slept in and the pillows perfect too. Lovely Hot Spa we warmed up in before heading out to dinner. Would not bother staying anywhere else if we need to visit Taupo again as I think it would be very hard to beat! ...Staff friendly and extremely helpful too!

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Thank nails1
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Dear Nail1,

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at the Hilton Lake Taupo and loved your 1 bedroom apartment. Thank you for taking the time to post on trip advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful property.

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Ryan Mikkelson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great state of the art facilities, gym equipment were practically new, spa, sauna and steam room are well maintained and clean. The heated pool is genuinely heated at 35 degrees so a night dip in winter was not that bad. Has this relaxed resort feel and the Hilton quality of service was definitely upheld! Will come back again and recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CaiDee
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Dear CaiDee,

Thank you for your post on trip advisor. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us and utilised our wonderful recreational facilities.
We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future

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Ryan Mikkelson
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Hilton the night after our wedding as a little getaway before our overseas honeymoon! The service was brilliant. They upgraded us on arrival and congratulated us on our marriage. The room was big and modern. Gotta love Hilton beds. There was champagne waiting in the room for us, great little touch. Reception and manager were very friendly. Pool area was awesome and we had amazing weather which means we enjoyed the pool and spa. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Jessica T
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Dear Jessica T,

Congratulations.

Thank you so much for your recent post. I am delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful honeymoon and enjoyed your time with us. We hope to be able to welcome you back to our beautiful region in the near future.

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Ryan Mikkelson
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here last month for a couple of days, to celebrate a 70th birthday for a family member. The staff were extremely helpful and our room was lovely and spacious. We always enjoy the outdoor swimming pool/spa pool area and enjoyed meeting some lovely foreign people travelling around New Zealand. One of the best places to stay in Taupo. Lovely views of the Lake and the usual Hilton style.

Room Tip: Try and get a room facing the lake, ours was facing the swimming pool area the other side.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Diane E
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This hotel is perched high with a great view of Lake Taupo. The hotel has had an extension, which we stayed in which was just brilliant. Lovely big living area. Lovely decor. The only complaint we had was that the bathroom was a little pokey.
The hotel has an older part where the restaurant & lounge bar is - this part has a long history, which is interesting. The bar/lounge has a great feeling, with the log fire & comfy leather lounges.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Parn04
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Dear Parn04,

Thank you for your trip advisor post. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. In regards to the bathroom may I suggest that on your next stay you book a 1 bedroom apartment as they not only have a lovely spacious living area but also a large bathroom with a shower, bath and 2 basins.

We hope to welcome you back to the Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future.

Kind Regards
Ryan Mikkelson
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A typical Hilton hotel with good facilities and friendly staff. However, you are expected to pay for internet access in your room - free in the Business Centre but foot traffic passes through this room from one part of the hotel to another.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Derek S
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AKLLT-GM, Manager at Hilton Lake Taupo, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Derek S,

I am pleased to see that in general you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities good and the staff friendly. Having noted your comments regarding Internet charges at the hotel, while not alone among the major hotel operators in charging for the provision of High Speed Internet access, Hilton is currently undertaking a project to review both the charging for and reliability of High Speed Internet access. As you know at the Hilton Lake Taupo we offer complimentary Wi-Fi in the Reception area and the Business Centre and I am sorry that the business centre layout was not to your liking.
We hope to see you back at the Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future.

Kind Regards
Ryan Mikkelson
Hotel Manager

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Additional Information about Hilton Lake Taupo

Address: 80-100 Napier Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Taupo
#5 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#6 Family Hotel in Taupo
#9 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range: $129 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Lake Taupo 5*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Hilton Lake Taupo, the regions only 5 Star International hotel. From its spectacular vantage point, Hilton Lake Taupo commands magnificent views over New Zealand’s largest lake and beyond. This distinguished hotel offers a wide range of room types (113 rooms total), from Hilton Guest Rooms through to the grand Presidential Suite. For families, groups and those staying a little longer, one to three bedroom apartments offer a convenient new option. Rejuvenate with a round of tennis, or a workout in the fully-equipped gym or enjoy a dip in the naturally heated outdoor pool and spa-pool or relax in the sauna or steam room. Indulge in flagship restaurant and bar, Bistro Lago with an inspired menu created by New Zealand master chef Simon Gault. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience: an outstanding location, a breathtaking panorama, exceptional service, an intimate ambiance and contemporary luxury of the highest standard. ... more   less 
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