We stayed at Turangi Leisure lodge over the Christmas period. It was our fourth stay at the resort and we are now seriously considering buying a unit here. The unit we stayed in was a two bedroom unit adjacent to the resort swimming pool. This is our favourite unit in the complex. Since we stayed there last year the unit has been remodelled with the addition of a washing machine and dryer in the downstairs bathroom. The resort is undergoing a remodel programme with the one bedroom units undergoing a full refubishment and the two bedroom units getting washing machines and dryers installed. The one bedroom units will continue to use the common laundry facilities.
The resort has a small swimming pool which is heated or not depending upon the time of year, two private spa pools, a putt putt golf course, a recreation room with ping pong and foosball tables. There is also a barbeque area.
Within an easy walk is a covered heated Council operated swimming pool comprising 25metre lane pool, plunge pool and toddlers play pool, a large New World supermarket, I sitre for tourist information and the msall village of Turangi. Taupo is 40 minutes north by car and the ski field about an hour south by car. Tokaanu Hot Pools are about 10 mins away by car.
Turangi is not a place for those looking for elaborate nightlife and the faster pace of life but those looking for a quiet village to chill out it meets ones needs perfectly.
The resort is built alongside State Highway 1 so depending upon the time of year there can be a lot of road noise which precludes opening windows facing the road especially at night when most heavy trucks use the highway.
The manager of the resort Lois has been there for around 20 years plus and is one of the assets the resorts offered. She goes out of her way to try and ensure all guests have as good a time as possible
A great place to chill out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Turangi Leisure Lodge is located near the Turangi town centre, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo in the Waikato region of New Zealand's North Island. The Classic Managed Resort features 38 self-contained 1 and 3 bedroom apartments with facilities including a bar, spa pool, BBQ area, games room, table tennis, golf clubs, mini golf, and heated swimming pool. This Turangi accommodation is the ideal base for trout fishing on the Tongariro River, lake activities on Lake Taupo, hiking trails at Tongariro National Park, Kaimanawa Forest Park, and Pureroa Forest Park, and the ski fields at Mount Ruapehu. Guests can explore the countless activities on offer in Turangi from the comfort of Turangi Leisure Lodge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Turangi Leisure Hotel Taupo