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Sails On The Lake

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#4 of 69 Hotels in Taupo
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Morrinsville, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only stayed one night, but found the staff very friendly and helpful. The room was spotlessly clean and check in process very easy. The room was well furnished and all in good condition. Plenty of TV chanels to choose from. The mattress was fairly hard.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great place on the side of the lake. Would recommend but it is a bit expensive. Nice view and facilities. Cleaning service is good and it is in a great location. I enjoyed my stay and would like to see more people there.

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Alderney, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely well appointed room very clean, booked a lake view which was well worth the extra cost. Easy walking distance to the town and just across the road for a lovely walk by the lake. Owners very helpful and friendly, in fact we were so impressed that we are going back near the end of our trip for another 3...

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Hastings
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Sails Motel in Taupo. Attentive, considerate staff, wonderful location and lake view to die for! Will certainly be back for more rest and recreation. The restaurant recommendations by the manager of this motel were first rate and our dining experiences really added to the enjoyment of our all too brief stay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome place to stay a stone throw away from Lake Taupo shore. Very tidy and family friendly hosts and units. Plenty of parking. I would definitely recommend this motel to anyone. We arrived late in the night but the hosts were very flexible to our requests.

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Havelock North
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here twice overnight on route to Auckland and on my return heading to Havelock North. The first night I was in Unit 10, upstairs , second row back with a peep of the lake with parking below. I asked if I could change my return booking to a day earlier and was given an upgraded unit, the last...

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend. We were lucky enough to have lake views which were amazing to wake up to. The room was beautiful with a kitchenette and one of the most comfortable beds ever! Only a 20 min walk into town. Very friendly and helpful owners. Will definitely stay here next time we're in Taupo.

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Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely room with excellent view. The management team were great & made us feel very welcome when we arrived.The unit was very clean & surprisingly quiet being so close to the main road. would stay here again.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this motel without booking and negotiated a price for a lake view room. We had a ground floor room (No.3, I think) This had a good view of the lake until the cars parked across the front. Still it was a fair view around them. The room was very good and very clean. The temporary manageress and...

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks for a lovely stay. During a 3-week trip moving from motel to motel, Sails on the Lake was such a welcome luxury! The apartments were just gorgeous, spacious, clean, tidy and well-equipped, with beautiful views and facilities. Couldn't ask for anything more!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: $154 - $371 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Rooms at the back are quieter. Rooms at the front however, have excellent lake and mountain views.”
Dave486, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Awesome nice views of the lake ”
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“Front units upstairs.”
ausgezeichnet70, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“best rooms in the front, all rooms are very clean.”
KiwiantzUSA, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views from the top floor front units, the rear units would be quieter.”
margarets243, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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