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Sails On The Lake

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very friendly when checking in and motel was modern and clean. Our room was great and very comfortable. My 8 year old loved that there was a tv with sky and cartoon network! Great location and very easy to find with good parking. Will definately stay there again - thanks :-)

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Thank kiwiclare2016
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #kiwiclare2016 for taking the time to review your stay at Sails, it is always good to hear when guests enjoy their stay and want to come back. Cartoon network will be waiting ! More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

When Our kitchen burnt to a crisp and we had the choice of choosing a motel to stay in for six weeks while it got repaired we took a chance in the sails and is one we are happy we took. The lovley rooms and modern decor where great but wat really topped on our long stay was the undeniable... More 

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Thank mikemackie
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Truely humbled by your kind words, it was our pleasure to have you stay with us, we just wish it had been under different circumstances. We trust you and your family have settled into your home again, please call in sometime and say hi if you are driving past ! More 

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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice time staying at Sails Lodge. The staff and management team were amazing. They warmed our rooms up for us and made us feel really welcomed. We were a family of 8 and had a very bad experience with the previous motels service and staff prior to our stay here therefore booked with Sails to stay... More 

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Thank priyaa1991
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #priyaa1991 for your kind words, we are pleased we could at least salvage some of your weekend. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future ! More 

Lake Macquarie, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was modern and comfortable. The view across the lake to snow capped mountains was outstanding. Location is just a few minutes drive from the restaurant and cafe part of Taupo. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #jbuxto_847935 for your recommendation, we really appreciate it !! Come and see us when you find yourself in Taupo again. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We were stranded in Taupo due to the snow dump on the Napier/Taupo Road, we went in to check prices and we were quoted a fair price by a very friendly manager. We had a room, apparently without views, but we did have views out the side and through the arch to the lake. Very clean and modern facilities, so... More 

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Thank Chrissy W
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review #Chrissy W, the weather that weekend was definitely freezing! We are glad we could help you out when you were left stranded, hopefully your next visit can be "planned" More 

York
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful 1 night stay here on our way to Wellington from Auckland, whirlpool bath, large TV, large comfy bed and unbelievable views from the balcony. Staff were incredibly helpful, and we got parking with the room price. Hotel is really close to the town centre which was handy, and you could get to the Lake easily. We... More 

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Thank Hannah S
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Hannah S for taking the time to review your stay at Sails, we really appreciate you doing so. Jason and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and should you find yourself in Taupo again we would love to see you. More 

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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at Sails Motor Lodge a well located, and with awesome friendly staff! The rooms were really good, comfortable, clean and cozy. We loved our stay and will be back for another. Thank you so much to the wonderful Managers for their hospitality. 😄

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much #Beckah F for your lovely review , we really appreciate it. You and your family were an absolute pleasure to have stay with us, salt on the floor brings good luck they reckon haha. We look forward to your return ! More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

There aren't many places where the owners say "next time you do an event, phone us & let us know what time you'll arrive & we'll get the room warm & the spa bath filled & ready". This alone has a re-booking for next month. You don't even hear the traffic or your neighbours!! Here's a pic from our verandah.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Roamer72 for your kind words, that event will be one that won't be forgotten in a hurry will it? We like having a nice warm unit ready for our guests to arrive to , especially when it is bitterly cold outside. Heat-pumps and electric blankets in every unit definitely help with that, if we can get the bath... More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We ended up staying longer than thought due to car issues, fortunately we couldn't have been stranded in a nicer place, beautiful view and the managers were very hospitable and went out of there way to help us. Thanks so much we will be back! Ps the view it's amazing

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Owpy for taking a moment to review your stay at Sails. It was our pleasure having you stay with us, helping you out was absolutely no trouble at all, we just did what we would hope anyone would do in that situation. We hope you made it home safely, with no unplanned stops. Should you come back to... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing motel. The managers were wonderful going out off there way to help us. The room was spotless and we had a wonderful view even the windows were spotless. The two cleaning ladies gave us amazing services . The one with dark hair and a pony tail had a lovley smile and the older blonde lady had a wonderful... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sails On The Lake (Sails Lake Taupo) is just across the road from the main beach on Lake Taupo and most of our rooms have spectacular views of the lake and the mountains beyond. We are just a short drive or stroll to the town centre and very close to all Taupo attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sails On The Lake

Address: 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sails)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $154 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sails On The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel Taupo
Taupo Quality Inn
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Our apartment was on the front of the block close to the road, but overal was not too noisy. Great view though.”
 of 5 bubbles 720kerrieh, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a good view!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mikemackie, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we were in Room 7, lovely, had views even tho others were quoted as having the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ChrissyW601, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a king size bed”
 of 5 bubbles DavidandLizP, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at rear of motel still have the view of lake & mountain and are further from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles U3095ZNwendy, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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