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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Wellington, New Zealand
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436 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice large room. Beautifully decorated in nautical theme of pale blue and white. Its not new by any means but well maintained and very clean. The bed was super comfy and it was nice to have a ceiling fan on a warm night. Only downside was because of its location we got a bit of noise early morning with vehicles... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly my wife is 7 months pregnant and she stated that when we booked and also is showing so expected to be warned by the receptionist that we were given the room where everyone goes to smoke outside so all we could smell was cigarettes the whole weekend, people sat outside our window all night long smoking and talking. People... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We got this quite cheap being the "off" season. What a beautiful location right on the lake. Rooms are very clean, well kept good facilities and friendly staff! Such a shame we only stayed 1 night! They have a restaurant and take away attached but it's not far from the main part of town just up the road.

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Thank Rhea-Dew
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great views, fantastic food, & friendly staff. Highly recommend. We came here for a quiet weekend & that's what we got. Great location within Taupo - easy walking distance to everything. There was nothing that was too much trouble for the staff - both the hotel & restaurant. The lamb chop roast is out of this world.

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Thank Bradley S
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely staff, comfy beds, hot showers, cute cabin kind of feeling. My husband and I loved staying here and it's right across from the lake. Great price to. We would come back and stay again. Thank you for the great stay.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We were booked here by our travel agent as a good stop-off point after a day of driving the central part of the North Island. The hotel was a bit rustic. The room we had was somewhat small, especially when traveling with luggage for a two-week holiday. Not trying to put the place down. Being that it was just one... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Worst accommodation ever. Dark, dingy, décor, curtains falling off the rails, filthy carpets, all, way past their “sell by date”. DO NOT stay there. Rather camp in a car. Most unfriendly rude, abrasive foreign waitress, who WOULD NOT allow guests to watch the TV as it is positioned near the kitchen so she says NO TV as the staff are... More 

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Bombay
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

The room was located on the ground floor. It was small but cosy and comfortable. Perfect for a short stay and exploring the Taupo Lake area. It had all the amenities as mentioned. Would help if the bathroom had a carpet or an anti-slip mat. Apart from that, we had no complaints.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We are very pleased you enjoyed you stay with us and found it a good base to explore Taupo. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your feedback. More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you are ok with loads of noise all night, no amenities, wifi that is free yet really slow, no detergent or tea towels, no iron, black mould in the grouting because it has not been cleaned properly, scratched paint work throughout a room, then this is the place for you. We stayed in Room 30 it gets noise from... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

First of all the room smelt bad, stale would describe it. Then the room was so tiny there was bearly enough room for 2 bags on the floor. But worst of all the bed was so hard that a rock wold have been softer! Just to top all of that off we had very rude staff and a menu that... More 

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback – we do value your input. We apologise that you feel that your expectations were not met during your recent stay with us. We have six room configurations available at the hotel – I believe you may have selected to stay in our smallest room type that we advertise as... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo is perfectly positioned on the lakefront, with spectacular views across the lake to the three volcanic cones of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Taupo is home to New Zealand's largest lake, more trout than you can shake a stick at and some of the country's most stunning scenery. Whether you are in Taupo on business or for a holiday, Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo offers an ideal setting. Our Lake Taupo accommodation offers great value and is proudly NZ family owned and operated, and is located within minutes of the Lake Taupo town centre and airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

Address: 100 Lake Terrace | PO Box 54, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $98 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley on the Lake Taupo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
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“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles G4455XJannem, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep in Room 30 as you get loud noise from Huia st, the car park, upstairs, bar and the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles DanieleC228, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Close to town and a good place to stop if travelling either North or South.”
 of 5 bubbles Phaedra571, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 26 - the bed was comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles 021TainaS, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“avoid room 122 as it has no refrigerator and no wifi coverage”
 of 5 bubbles marcocO5097AS, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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