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Baycrest Lodge

79 Mere Road, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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#9 of 66 hotels in Taupo
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Experience the latest in quality service and surroundings, where traditional elegance blends with a restful ambiance. Baycrest Lodge, Qualmark rated 4 Star Plus is 100m from the main swimming beach of Great Lake Taupo. All 16 units are spacious and elegantly appointed and have tasteful European bathrooms and fully self contained kitchen facilities, including fridges, ceramic hotplates and microwaves. Ground floor suites have individual hot thermal tubs, up to 50'C, 2 of which are full disability access units. First floor suites have large champagne spa baths, balconies and superb Great Lake Taupo views. Super King beds are available in all the studio suites. The 2 room family suites can have either singles or a super king bed as well as the queen bed in the lounge area. Some suites interconnect to make more sleeping configurations. Baycrest Lodge also has a stunning swimming pool thermally heated to between 30'C and 35'C all year round. There is a guest lounge/bar area and a guest laundry on site. Baycrest Lodge is close to a number of restaurants and is about 1 kilometre (flat and easy 15-20 minute walk) from the town centre. It is also in a perfect position to watch many of the major events such as the NZ Ironman. All the suites offer free WiFi (limits apply), Sky's all new 'Guest Select' meaning 50+ channels in every room, 32" LCD TVs with inbuilt DVD player and I-Pod docking. Baycrest Lodge is the ideal place for the discerning traveller, anyone away on business or those just wanting to get away and relax for a time. We look forward to welcoming you to Baycrest Lodge and Taupo.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Hot spring bath
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Paradise42644 wrote a review Apr 2021
7 contributions
We were recommended this hotel and it didnt disappoint. We spent one night here after a few days camping on our way home and, it was great from the text before arrival re contactless check in to leaving the next day. Was nice to go straight to room and relax. We had a family room, it was huge. Plenty of space for us all to relax. Large bathroom, kitchen you could cook in and full dining table. Kids love the private spa in our courtyard. It also was very clean and tidy too. But the highlight had to be the heated pool, the kids loved it. There was a little room with tables, chairs by the pool if you wanted to hang out nearby too. We wanted to stay an extra night but was full but will definitely be back another time.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded 18 May 2021
Thank you for your feedback - we are delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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Vibhay wrote a review Apr 2021
Rotorua District, New Zealand18 contributions1 helpful vote
Such a wonderful experience. The hosts are amazing and everything from start to end was top notch. The worst part of the stay was that we have jobs and had to check out. The rooms are lovely, very spacious. The best feature is the spa in the backyard. Water heated naturally and you can just turn on the water and fill it up whenever plus its private so as a couple it was a plus point. The room feels like freshly refusrbished and are really cleaning, full marks to housekeeping. I usually dont prefer cooking when on a holiday but the room had a kitchnette with all necessary appliances where you can cook all sorts of stuff. I didnt use the outdoor heated pool but it looked amazing, not too big not too small just perfect according to the Lodge. I can see a few reveiws regarding parking, i do admit the space is tight but i never had an issue parking the car and we had a Jeep. The lodge is not too big so doesnt matter where you park, you will always be close to your room. Check in process was so easy, they sent me a map of the lodge with directions to my room and the keys there so they are doing a super job with the contact less service. Check out was simple. Just drop your keys. Location is ideal, in city center, all the major restaurants are just in a 5 minute driving radius. I would highly recommend this place and would like to thank the hosts for having us and taking such good care and making our stay memorable.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Hi - thank you for your lovely words! We love to hear that our guests have had a fabulous experieince with us at Baycrest and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again when your travels next bring you to Taupo!
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RayPorter1960 wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
Sitting on the balcony offered great views. The room was neat and tidy, and had everything you would need on a weekend away. Parking was a bit tight though. The heated pool was well set up and relaxing.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Hi Ray - thanks for your feedback. We have a park for every suite however with our constant high occupancy the parking area can get over crowded! Luckily we have plenty of roadside parking that is well lit.
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Sue M wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand132 contributions40 helpful votes
A spacious, private, quiet unit with a thermal hot pool in the small enclosed courtyard. Magic! Parking was a bit of an issue, as tradies vehicles made the parking area congested. The hot water which supplies the hot tub, also flows down into the lake, which is a short walk away. A well equipped motel - we'll definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded 11 Apr 2021
Hi Sue - thank you for your feedback - great to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thankfully our refurbishment is now complete with the new suites ready to be booked!
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Rebecca M wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked the Baycrest for our staff and families for a weekend away. I cannot rave enough about how accommodating Barry and Jodie are. They truly went above and beyond to look after all 35 of us! The facilities are fantastic. The rooms spacious, impeccably clean and well equipped. The location is wonderful, views of the lake superb. An absolute A+++++ effort.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: The top floor balconies looking over the lake are amazing!
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Response from Jody Semmens, Owner at Baycrest Lodge
Responded 17 Mar 2021
Thank you Rebecca - we are delighted you enjoyed your weekend with us at Baycrerst Lodge!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baycrest Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Baycrest Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Maori Rock Carvings (0.8 km) and Taupo Mini Golf (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baycrest Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Baycrest Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Baycrest Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, a poolside bar, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baycrest Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Brantry, Mole & Chicken, and Jolly Good Fellows.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Baycrest Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Baycrest Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.