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Sails On The Lake

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Adelaide
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We arrived in the dark so weren't sure what to expect. Jason and Simone were so friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless with everything that we needed, spare pillows, linen and towels etc. Superb views from our unit.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you MarieAdelaide_10 for your kind words, we appreciate it very much. We are glad you found everything in order and we can't agree more, the views are superb !! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in New Zealand and should you find yourself in Taupo again one day please come and see us . More 

Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Even though it rained we enjoyed the beautiful scenery from our lovely apartment. The staff were so very friendly and helpful before and while we stayed. We have highly recommended this property to family and friends and can't wait to return again ourselves.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you N648JZgailh for reviewing your stay at Sails, we value your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay even though the weather wasn't the best. We really appreciate you recommending Sails to your family and friends and Jason and I hope to see you again in the near future More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Had a great stay, rooms were comfortable and clean, which is very important, rooms with a view are a must. A bit of a distance to the restaurants but a lot of the motels appear to be down that part of town. Would recommend and would stay again.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you marijagibb for taking the time to review your stay at Sails, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Our motel is about 1.3 km from town, which in summertime is a very pleasant easy walk, but in wintertime it could pay to drive depending on the weather. Thank you for recommending us, and we hope to... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sails Motor Lodge. The management team (Jason and Simone) are beyond exceptional. As for the room, it was great to have a completely separate bedroom with a very comfortable pull out sofa for the kids in the lounge area. The room was very pleasant and modern; the kitchen was well equipped; and the cleaning... More 

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much slowinternet for taking the time to review your stay at Sails. We are very pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, we certainly enjoyed getting to know you during your time with us. We wish you all the very best during the remainder of your stay in NZ and look forward to seeing... More 

Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I stayed at Sails Motor Lodge with my family in May 2016 for 11 nights. From the moment you arrive and check in, you feel right at home. Jason and Simone are wonderful, friendly people who make you feel like family. Even the house cleaning staff are very friendly. The rooms are spacious, attractive, and comfortable. You can even get... More 

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ethan S for your wonderful review ! We absolutely loved getting to know you and your family, it was truly a joy to have you all here. We hope to show you a beautiful and sunny Taupo later on this year ?! We wish you all the very best and hope to see you again in... More 

Maryborough, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Really enjoyed at our stay. The location was good, nice walk into town centre. The room was very clean and bed was comfortable. I would not hesitate in recommending Sails Motor Lodge to family & friends.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you I8421NIdonnas for taking the time to review your stay at Sails, we really appreciate you doing so. Should you find yourself in Taupo again we would love to see you return to Sails. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Stayed in Spa Suite, very comfortable, clean & great views. Location handy to town & amenities. Management friendly, courteous & extremely helpful. We found Sails Taupo to be the best value for money of all our motel stays in Taupo. Many thanks Jason & Simone

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you marcustweddell for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails. It was great talking to you and your wife, and we hope to see you in Taupo again in the very near future ! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Chose an upper room at the rear for the view and away from possible road noise. Room, was reasonably spacious with floor to ceiling glass facing the lake and mountains. A sliding glass door allowed access to a semi-private front balcony. The room was air conditioned and had an exceptionally comfortable bed (I want one like it!). Bathroom included a... More 

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Hi Wilburight, thank you so much for your feedback we very much appreciate it. We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Sails and enjoyed a good nights sleep. In regards to the bathroom windows, design wise there would be limited places to put a bathroom in a studio without blocking the beautiful view. All bathrooms are fitted with good... More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The room we stayed in was very clean and tidy, and spacious. The location is perfect, directly opposite the lake and close to town. The management were really friendly and helpful, would highly recommend, will definitely be staying there again, thanks for the great service.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you vinniebaker for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay . Should you find yourselves in Taupo again we sure hope to see you. More 

1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Spend a weekend here with some girlfriends, we had a fabulous time. The service was great, the room had everything we could want, spotless. The view was spectacular, recommending to everyone. Planning our next stay already .

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us catcat02, we look forward to your return in the not too distant future. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $145 - $318 (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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#7 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Our apartment was on the front of the block close to the road, but overal was not too noisy. Great view though.”
 of 5 bubbles 720kerrieh, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a good view!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mikemackie, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we were in Room 7, lovely, had views even tho others were quoted as having the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ChrissyW601, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a king size bed”
 of 5 bubbles DavidandLizP, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at rear of motel still have the view of lake & mountain and are further from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles U3095ZNwendy, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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