We sat on our terrace sipping red wine and watching IMNZ competitors run their marathon - what a treat. This place is an easy walk to town, handy for a dip in the lake, has good water and mountain views and is administered by very friendly managers. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to soak in the luxurious looking spa bath but will come back and do so next time. It has a well appointed kitchen, nice strong shower and is freshly and very tastefully decorated. We would thoroughly recommend Baywater Lakeview Motel, Taupo.