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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.

Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stayed there for one night, The room hade a queen and a single bed all placed close to each other. The towels smelled I could not use them. The window did not have any net, all the mosquitos came in and we were all bitten by them. We were told that the rooms had free Wifi but the I...

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry and surprised to read your comments. Our towels are all laundered by a professional linen company and we have never had any issues with them so I'm not sure what went wrong there. We do apologise. Our free wifi is available in our public areas - rooms at the far end of...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed on the 24th for our honeymoon. Booked the small room. Nice little room enough for two. Didn't realise how ever the room didn't have a fridge so our food went off. Didn't eat in the restaurant as we didn't need to. Had a few drinks in the bar which was a small area but adaptable. Other than that the...

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

Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel - and for taking the time to place this review. We are pleased that although you were in our small budget room, it was still 'nice'! Our smallest rooms do not have fridges and I am sorry to hear your food went off. We do have a fridge at reception where...

Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Was booked into this hotel by our travel agent. When we drove up we were astonished to see it advertising itself as a fish and chip takeaway! The first room we were given was a double and fairly newly decorated, but having been booked and paid for a double double room, we were changed. The room was very tired. One...

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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 a review on your recent stay in Taupo. We are sorry to hear that aspects of your stay fell below your expectations. We have a restaurant onsite and also offer take-away options which are very popular with our guests and nearby properties. We certainly do not advertise ourselves as a fish &...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The hotel is somewhat dated now, however the room and facilities were all OK Our small double room was just that, clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed. Lake is just across the road and the hotel is in easy walking distance from the town centre, restaurants etc.

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

Thanks for your comments. Whilst we appreciate that each guest has their own opinion, we tend to disagree the rooms are dated! They provide typical hotel facilities, including new LCD televisions, wireless internet etc. The double room that you booked is the smallest of our seven room configurations but I'm pleased you found it to be comfortable and clean. We...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Stopped here for one night on way down to Wellington check in very fast and easy, room was lovely location is just far enough from town centre for a nice walk before eating View from our room and the bar looking out over the lake was fantastic.

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

Thank you for choosing to provide your feedback on your recent stay. Lovely to hear that all aspects of your stay met with your approval. The lakefront setting certainly is very special. We look forward to seeing you again in Taupo.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We booked this hotel BECAUSE it said online that they had beds with pillow-tops. But that was a blatant LIE. AND the bed was the most uncomfortable I've ever tried to sleep on. Plus the room was unbelievably SMALL and the experience ruined our trip to Taupo. Save yourself! Do not consider this hotel!!

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

We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us. We are surprised at your comments with regards pillow top beds as they are not advertised as such on our website. Perhaps if you choose to return to our hotel you would be more satisfied in one of our larger room configurations - we have...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
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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: ₹ 4,762 - ₹ 7,830 (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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