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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Singapore
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Cosy and neat room, staff was friendly and professional. Amenities in the room was ok, not much to rave about. Easy walking to the central shopping area though, with many food and shopping options. Overall recommended stay.

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

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is a brilliant location that we are very proud of! Hope to host you again soon.

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I had great expectations of this hotel & was pretty let down. Then again, I should have know as the room only cost us $84 so I guess you get what you pay for. Our guest room was like a shoebox. Not ideal for international travellers. There was no where to put our one suitcase and we kept tripping over...

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

Thank you for your review. $84 is certainly one of the cheapest rooms in the country for a lakeside location - the rooms are not huge but they are more than adequate for an overnight stay - particularly if you're not going to spend all day in your room. We do offer more spacious rooms that are priced accordingly. We...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We decided to make an overnight stop half way between Wellington after the Blue Bridge ferry and Auckland, that would give us time to stop at some of the sights on the way up. We chose this hotel because it was cheap and had a restaurant attached if we didn't feel like going out. The room was quite small and...

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

We appreciate your taking the time to post a review on your stay. We are really sorry there was a smell in your bathroom. Our maintenance team has addressed the issue. It is certainly a very affordable hotel and it should be clean and comfortable at all times. We are currently reviewing our menu and wine list. Thank you for...

Poinciana, Florida
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We enjoyed staying at Wellesley on the Lake in Taupo, New Zealand. We had a fantastic trip. The service was great as were the staff. As they say. Well this place has the location on the lake. Easy walking around even though we did not take advantage of it. We were just passing through and this was a stop fr...

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

We love your recent review - thanks for sharing with us!

Malolos, Philippines
Reviewed 13 April 2016

stayed here for one night with my husband. staff are good. room was cosy and neat. great location, just a few minutes away from the shops. was not able to try their food though as we were out most of the time.

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

We appreciate the time you took to provide a review on your stay at the Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo. Sounds like you had a very enjoyable stay. We look forward to your next visit! Thank you for your comments.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Wellesley on the Lake for one night while we were down in Taupo for a skydive. The room had everything we needed, toilet, shower, tv, coffee making facilities. The rooms are exceptionally small, but we spent most of our time out and about so it didn't matter to us. The staff were friendly and...

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

Great to hear that overall you had an enjoyable stay with us. We are lucky enough to offer 6 room configurations all of varying sizes. Sounds like you may of booked our budget level entry room which is small but more than acceptable. I hope you had a great time leaping out of a plane. We look forward to hosting...

Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed job Taupo for a weekend and found Wellesley reasonably priced. Room was great, just what we needed as when on holiday. Our room was clean and we were surprised at how big it was after reading other comments. Restaurant was lovely, meals were massive. Only downside was the spa pool was a little bit cold for our liking.

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

We appreciate your providing a review on your stay at the Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo. Sounds like you had a very positive stay. Please do come again!

London
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I stayed here with my partner for one night in January, when we were driving from Waitomo Caves to Martinborough. The hotel was lovely and clean, check-in and check-out was smooth and the staff were very friendly. The hotel is right over the road from the waterfront, so the location is excellent. Would stay here again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to place a lovely review on your recent stay with us. We do hope to see you again next time you visit Taupo.

Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The room was very small, the cleaning each day was sub standard. The tea/coffee facilities very minimal. Parking was a night mare. Restaurant was fully booked with no notification given that booking was essential.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The room that you booked was our smallest budget room - we have 5 other configurations that are larger and may have better met with your approval. They should have certainly been very clean - apologies if this was a shortfall during your stay. I have shared this with our...

Reviewed 3 April 2016

We stayed here for the Across the Lake Swim at the end of February. We must have gotten the last room or something because we seemed not to have the same amenities (like a mini fridge) that our friends also staying in the hotel had. The room also looked different (less updated) than the pictures online. It was very hot...

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

Greetings! Sounds like you booked our entry level budget double room as these ones do not have mini fridges. The location is spectacular isn't it and we are thrilled to hear you say that our staff were amazing. Thanks for the wonderful review. Look forward to seeing you again next time you visit Taupo.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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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: $73 - $159 (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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“None from the 3 I saw”
AngeJ700, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor for a better lake view”
Andysafrica11, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to avoid the back rooms”
ErylAnn, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick a room that is upstairs, hopefully with a view of the lake”
415lawrencec, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very close to other restaurants, main street shops and walking track around the Lake”
LisaBrickell, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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