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Sails On The Lake

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best motels we have stayed in over the last 6 weeks, only a few metres from the sea shore. Gerat room, well equipped, fantastic balcony with a table to eat at and sea views. Helpful friendly owners. A good 20 mins walk into central Taupo but only 5 mins to the nearest takeaway.

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Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Sails #Christine J, it sure is lovely having a meal on the balcony while taking in the views . We are pleased you enjoyed the room, the location and the views and hope to see you return one day.

Taranaki Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice and clean, room was spacious, modern and comfortable. Situated close to the lake, but quiet eventhough the motel was very busy while we were there. Excellent staff, very friendly and most helpful.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stay in this apt for a week. Come with very equip facilities in this apt. Good service and clean. Nice view as we had the apt overseeing the lake. Left something behind and they are able to retrieve this to me. Great job! Highly recommended to stay here and will be back if i visit Taupo. Will also recommend...

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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Taupo for the Ironman Race and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Perfect position for the race, clean rooms, great staff, wonderful managers. Jason and Simone go above and beyond, always doing whatever they can to make your stay perfect. We stayed for a week and absolutely loved loved our stay at Sails and the...

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Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful clean and perfectly positioned studio apartment in a lovely part of the world. A few km from town, but that suited us well. Staff very helpful and friendly. Apartment very spacious with good facilities and equipment for cooking simple meals. Just across the road from the lake where swimming was great.

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Stay. This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Sails. The rooms are kept very clean and maintained daily, the staff go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. We will be back and have already re-booked for next year.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have 2 nights in beautiful Taupo, our stay at Sails on the Lake made it perfect. From the moment we walked in we were made to feel welcome. Our room was a spa studio with spectacular views of the lake, we had some amazing sunsets while we were there. The room was very clean and...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our studio room was everything we had hoped for with the convenience of a kitchenette in the living area plus a balcony overlooking the water. Everyone was so friendly here and went the extra mile to make sure our stay was enjoyable. It took us about 20 minutes to walk along the beautiful lakeside to the township and a choice...

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Rockhampton, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

James, Amy and I found our accommodation at Sails on the Lake very much to our satisfaction. We thoroughly recommend Sails. Jason was very friendly and happy to chat to us. Simone gave us a very welcoming smile when we walked into reception, making us feel very welcome after our long trip. Simone was also very helpful when Amy was...

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Gosford, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sails on the lake review We have traveled to Taupo from Auckland and have stayed at 3 hotels on the way, we were very excited to stay at Sails on the lake as we thought it was the best one we booked. Check In - When we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly lady at the front desk,...

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Hello, I am the very friendly lady who checked you in and I recall your stay with us very well. Firstly you arrived for check in extremely early on the 28th when our current guests were hardly out of their rooms, and returned again one and a half hours later still far too early so your room was still not...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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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: RM492 - RM1,222 (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
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#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“All rooms Have beautiful lake view. ”
 of 5 bubbles 819howardh, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upper rooms have balconies but ground level offer easier access.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathio, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Some units have lake views”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to lake view if you can”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineR513, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for one at the front on the first floor for the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles christinejK4890PR, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
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