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Moate, Ireland
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We stopped here on our way North. Clean and tidy. Could use a bit of a refresh but ok for what we needed. Friendly staff and a in house restaurant with reasonable food. Right on lake edge and walking distance to town centre. Reasonable rates.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

We love your review - thanks for sharing with us! It certainly is a superb location and we believe we offer great value on all of our types. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel again when the refurbishment programme is 100% complete.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice location,but not so nice inside, we waited quite a while to be checked in, the carpets were dirty, the room we had were to small and it smell bad, can't say it was a nice studio, very disappointed

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

We appreciate your time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the product fell below your expectations on this occasion. We have taken your comments on board - certainly not typical at all and many are very happy with the terrific value for money our smallest rooms offer.

Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This was both good value and a good room - everything that was needed for an overnight stay at the end of a long drive.The staff member was helpful and the room was clean and bright. The site with its eatery above was convenient.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for placing a review on the online community. We are thrilled you enjoyed everything about your stay with us! We look forward to your next visit.

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for an overnight stay. Rooms were spotless clean, friendly staff at checkin and heaps of parking. We stayed here as it was on the main road and easy to find and then leave in our way to Ruapehu. Good basic accommodation that suited us perfectly along with being well priced.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Great to hear you thought we offered great value for money. Thank you for your comments. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

This motel offers a comfortable bed in a room that has been attempted to be updated.The room has a blue and white decor,it's clean and tidy.But why not carry on the painting to include tha khaki green bathroom door? There is rotten skirting in the bathroom below the bath/shower.When we entered the room it was like walking into an oven,couldn't...

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - it seems that you have stayed in one of our recently painted rooms - I'm not sure why the door was completed too - sorry about that! Glad to hear that you had a good nights rest though and that everything was nice and clean. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived after driving from Auckland. Frount of house reception lady was very friendly and explained everything well. Clean amd tidy. Room was well appointed amd again clean and tidy. Drapes a bit dated and the gap at the bottom of the door lead a steady light in all night. The bed was comfortable enough. Was 2 singles shoved together with...

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking the time to place feedback on your recent stay. Great to hear that the staff at the front desk was nice, friendly and efficient and your room was well received. Your bed was a 'california zip' which is commonly used in hotels to give flexibility for couples and single guests. Thank you for your comments.

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were brilliant. Reception staff and house keeping were all fantastic. Room was cosy and well set up. Even had a bath in our room. Housekeeping made our bed, even did our dishes that we had bought in ourselves. Room was only $89 a night which is always a bonus. Only downside was no fridge but we coped. Definitely recommend

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review on your recent stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your night with us. We agree it is tremendous value for money! Great that you felt welcome and looked after. I will be sharing your comments with our team. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A standout road front appeal but when you enter the "hotel" it is something else. The rooms are poorly painted over timber with a terrible light blue paint. An attempt is made to give a "nautical" feel, but the old safari decor still occupys the walls. The bathroom in our room has large visible rot it the bath surround. The...

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. Hotels are continuously upgrading their rooms which often means hotel imagery cannot simply reflect every single room configuration on offer - in our case we have 7 room types. You stayed in a recently refurbished room which did have a nautical feel to it. We...

Otorohanga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This hotel was easy to find. Well signposted. The staff (cleaning, office and bar) were fantastic to deal with and very professional. The breakfast choices were great and very reasonably priced. Underfloor heating was great as the weather was rather on the chilly side.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent feedback! We are thrilled you thought everything was great! Thank you for your comments and please do come and stay with us again.

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A good hotel, if a bit of a walk from the town centre. We had a nice spacious room and bathroom. The restaurant's food was excellent, but the service was shaky. Very reasonably priced for the quality of room. We would definitely consider staying here again if we were in Taupo.

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Corinne C, Manager at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review on your recent stay with us. Great to hear you enjoyed your reasonably priced bedroom and loved the food in the restaurant. We look forward to your next visit.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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: $93 - $168 (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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#12 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
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“Don't sleep in Room 30 as you get loud noise from Huia st, the car park, upstairs, bar and the pool area.”
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“Close to town and a good place to stop if travelling either North or South.”
 of 5 bubbles Phaedra571, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 26 - the bed was comfortable”
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“avoid room 122 as it has no refrigerator and no wifi coverage”
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