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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo
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Reviewed July 23, 2011

Was relieved to get there and find it's actually quite nice. You never know with these motels. Theypaint a picture of paradise for you only to arrive and find hell.
This place is definitely targeting middle class people. There's no bell boy which is fine by most people's standard. There's no real customer service at all but if you're only looking for a nice clean to lay your head, this will more than service your needs.
My only gripes about this place was there was no air-con, no iron even though they had an ironing board & the television was fuzzy.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank TawaOG
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Drove past this lodge whilst in Taupo and called in to enquire about prices/availability for that night. Rate was $80 per night and the receptionist allowed us to check out the room before we committed ourselves as we thought this price was a bit too good to be true. Room was very small but so cosy for the Winter month we were there - had a great little ski lodge feel about it. Both room and bathroom were immaculate. Flatscreen TV/Sky movies/sport in room. Bed so comfortable and had a great night's sleep! Nice bar upstairs and other guests seemed to be having lovely meals. Within walking distance (15mins) to centre of Taupo. On our last trip to Taupo we had previously stayed in Base backpackers and Caboose was so much better at a cheaper rate.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

The location is fine and the rooms small but ok for a short stay. Unfortunately (in accordance with other recent reviews) we found the female receptionist extremely unwelcoming and actually very rude. Her presence seriously soured our stay and I would advice that you book one of the other near by hotels.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

The location is fine and the accommodation compact but fine for a short stay. Unfortunately the lady running reception lets this establishment down. Her rude, unfriendly attitude left us feeling unwelcome and I would advice that you stay at one of the many other nice hotels in the close vicinity.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

Don't always believe what you see on a website. It looked great but was far from it. Classed as a 4* Copthorne it was nowhere near as good as the 3* Copthorne Kingsgate Hotel in Rotorua! Our wecome was SULLEN TO DOUR. The plump young lady on reception certainly needs to go on a customer relations course if only to learn that first impressions count for a lot. Without doubt the most unwelcome welcome we had on our whole holiday. The room was supposed to have air conditioning ~ no ~ it was a fan in the ceiling moving warm air around. Our room overlooked the small swimming pool ~ never saw anyone in it but at night we were kept awake by noise from a group having a barbecue.
The room and bathroom were clean but nothing to write home about. Our room was small and didn't warrant the cost compared to far superior offerings all over New Zealand which were cheaper, cleaner, bigger friendlier and made much more effort to please their clients.
The location was good and the views from the lounge & dining room were good. What a pity the erest wasn't up to mark. Can do much better and I will not be visiting again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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