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Lakeland Resort Taupo
Ranked #42 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Pickering, Canada
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“Decent accommodation by Lake Taupo”
Reviewed 10 January 2012

I stayed here while on a tour of New Zealand. The rooms were more than adequate for the group of us in the room. It looked as if the hotel had undergone renovations as the bathrooms were very nice and the room was in very good condition (flat screen TV as well). They have hot tubs on site as well, but didn't have a chance to go in.

Also, we had the breakfast in the morning, which seemed to satisfy everyone. It had a variety of cold and hot items and was tasty.

Free wifi would've been nice, but it seems to be an immense rarity (or non-existent) in New Zealand and Australia. So I couldn't hold it against this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Thane, India
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

Located across the road from the largest lake in New Zealand, Lakeland Resort is a place where one goes only when on a budget. Not all the rooms offer the views of the lake and are also not well lit. Infact you can hear people from the neighbouring rooms of all their activities which was quite disappointing. Not much to offer on the restaurant front as well though you can take benefit of the happy hours. The restaurants and pubs were not at walking distance and you need a car to go across. All-in-all, stay here only if the budget is tight.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Lampeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

A disappointing hotel in a dull town. The rooms were clean and that's about all one can say about the place. Its supposedly recently been refurbished, but the rooms are dark and equipped with an oversized TV that may be intended to compensate for the dull decor. The plumbing (in our room at least) was eccentric too. Breakfast was not good.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Julie S, General Manager at Lakeland Resort Taupo, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
We are very disappointed to hear your comments regarding your stay with us. All our rooms have recently been refurbished with all new bathrooms including fittings, furniture and cabinetry. We are sorry to hear that you found them dull and dark. To date we have been getting many favourable comments regarding the new look of our rooms. Please be assured that Taupo is a fun exciting holiday destination - not at all dull! We do however trust you enjoyed your time in New Zealand and will come back again soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

What a hidden gem this place is. With a "special" room rate of NZ$99 per night, we weren't expecting much but as we approached the impressive reception area, things were hopeful. As we entered our room, we were ecstatic to find a modern, clean, fresh room with a huge plasma TV on the wall, and a "new" feeling to it. Very crisp white sheets. The bathroom was even more pleasant as it had utlra modern fittings. Hard to fault for the price. There is no fan in the bathroom so it got very steamy which is a shame as,over time, this will start to deteriorate. Room is not huge but has all you need. The heater was very efficient and even an electric blanket on the bed. The cooked breakfast was average but plenty of it and they did not rush us out. Situated a little out of town which added to the appeal as it was nice and quiet. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We were in Taupo last January, it was a great experience and during summer you can go swimming in the lake! Wonderful.
The Hotel is not very close to the city center and it is better to have your own car to reach it however probably if you go to Taupo you must have a car!

The hotel is not on near the lake but from the room you can see the lake and the mountains of Tongariro during good days!

The personnel at the reception is very kind and if you want you can have breakfast in a room nearby the hotel lodge.

The rooms are in the buildings all around the central one (the lodge) and they are on the ground and the first floor. Every room has the entrance directly from the court or from the balcony.
They are quite big, we had three bed, and clean.
The bathroom is a little bit small but there is everything you need and it has its own window that is very important.

It’s a good place to spend some days in Taupo!

Suggestions: play the “Hole in one challenge” if you are lucky, not as me, you can win some money!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lakeland Resort Taupo

Property: Lakeland Resort Taupo
Address: 282 Lake Terrace | P.O. Box 1179,, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
Price range (per night): RM357 - RM514
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeland Resort Taupo 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lakeland Resort is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest lake and world renowned for its trout fishing and scenery.Set amidst 2.8 acres of landscaped grounds, complete with 64 well equipped studio units, with 42 plasma flat screen TV, tennis court, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, 2 private indoor spa pools, guest laundry facilities, ample off-street parking, 2 conference rooms and the Lakeland Bar and Brasserie.Lakeland Resort offers relaxing and comfortable accommodation, superb conference and function facilities with The Lakeland Bar & Brasserie serving divine cuisine. ... more   less 
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