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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Lawndale, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked the hotel same day but unfortunately had to check in late, driving in from Wellington. The front desk was closed when we arrived. We woke up the person covering the front desk who came out in his pajamas to check us in. Our names weren't in the system because of the late book. However, he made some calls (at...

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Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Paid $145 for a very tiny studio room, we only stayed a night and just wanted a comfy bed after travelling but it was probably the worse bed ever, so small and so hard, my partner likes firm beds but even he tried the floor. It was room 28. We didn't bother about the size but this room was very...

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Thank Ange J
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room with a slight lake view, it wasnt large but all good for our three night stay. The continental breakie is good value, ceral, fruit, toast, croissants. and the coffee superb. An easy stroll into town or onto lake front.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jumamgi galore. The hotel is set in Africa but needs updating. Asked for another towel as only 2 in room for 3 people. Thus towel smelt of chips.. staff in bar were really grumpy and gave her boyfriend more attention than guests.

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Thank joolsm425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived no one was on the front desk took 10 mins for someone to come after we rang the bell. We had king room was ok size for 2. Blanket on the bed was dirty and stained had to get that changed. Needed more choices on tv and wifi was not working. Beds however we comfy bathroom clean....

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Thank Princesslillybelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently stayed at the Wellesley as a 5 night stop over for the Ironman event held in the town. I booked looking forward to a nice spacious room with air con and wifi to keep in contact with family/friends back home. Upon arrival I quickly noticed the advertised aircon is just a fan (False advertisement) I thought ok maybe I...

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Thank Alan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool outside like an old log cabin. Rooms are alot smaller than pictures they definitely knew the right angles. Food was good too had the crumbed fish which was very nice. Not bad for the price really. Right on the lakefront which was good too

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Thank Kane W
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An overnight stopover on a very cold September night. A little confusion over prepayment but another staff member cleared that up for us quickly. Enjoyed tea in the restaurant. Room reminded me of a log cabin and the hallways were themed like South African train carriages. Thanks for the stay

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Thank sa_countryfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So me and my partner were expecting a lovely getaway in taupo for weekend. The view was great. However when arrived into the room noticed there was stains on our bedding, straight away went and asked to be replaced. Staff were prompt at attending the situation which was great. However the night was not so great there is only a...

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Thank Holly G
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I don't want to be negative about this hotel as the receptionists were most helpful. The food was excellent but not a varied enough menu with no specials. The staff in the dining room although very nice lacked experience but in their defence were left alone to run both the bar,take orders and wait on tables this led to complaints...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • 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: RM324 - RM555 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“None from the 3 I saw”
 of 5 bubbles AngeJ700, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor for a better lake view”
 of 5 bubbles Andysafrica11, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to avoid the back rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ErylAnn, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick a room that is upstairs, hopefully with a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 415lawrencec, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very close to other restaurants, main street shops and walking track around the Lake”
 of 5 bubbles LisaBrickell, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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