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“Fantastic Boutique Hotel...if you are looking for a little bit of luxury on your travels this is the place to stay!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lake
Ranked #26 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic Boutique Hotel...if you are looking for a little bit of luxury on your travels this is the place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

I arrived with the option of a free upgrade from a excellent room to a really excellent room. (particularly exciting since I had never been upgraded in my life!) I had a Living room/kitchen, a bedroom and bathroom. The decor was modern and the small details of how the towels were folded in the bathroom and bedroom...and how things were exquisitly placed in the cupboards just made this hotel a delight to stay in. The kitchen meant I could save a little money and eat in - just perfect. Was a 5 min walk to the lake and about 10/15min to the centre. The host had many recommendations on what to do an discount vouchers for various places...a swim in De Brett's hot spring is perfect for a bit of r and r. If you are looking for a little bit of luxury on your travels this is definitely the place to come. To get this standard in the UK you would be paying hundreds!

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockholm, Sweden
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81 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

We can only add to the previously good reports on this motel, run by a very friendly couple. Our accommodation consisted of a bedroom and a sitting room, both decorated in the signature classy retro style.
Upon arrival the hostess was very ambitious about advising us what to do in the Taupo area and where to have dinner, and we were happy with the recommendations.
Also, when booking (via e-mail) I got swift replies and was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t have to give a credit card number for reservation. It’s so nice to be trusted.
On the minus side, there’s no view and a car is useful since it’s located a residential area.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KMKTraveller
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

The location is a little out of the centre of town but then the town isn't much anyway. The rooms are good size and when adjusted for the cost are very good value for money. The service is good and the experience very enjoyable. No breakfast though

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank QuietTrave11er
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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

Our stay at The Lake was lovely and the host was very helpful our first day getting us sorted out with activities. The rooms are very unique and have a kitchen+stove setup which is nice since we found a lot of the restaurants in Taupo to be a bit pricey.

Would definitely stay her again.

NOTE TO ALL THIS IS NOT A B&B, nor do they advertise that they are, it is a boutique hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Found by accident but would never stay anywhere else in Taupo - lovely little place with 4-5 rooms - friendly lady owner who goes out of the way to make things right - even recommending a great place for food! The rooms are superb - each with its own style and all very clean and tidy with everything you could need. I visited in winter but there was also a little back garden area to relax. Not too far out of taupo and 2 mins walk from the water! Well worth staying.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nick W
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Additional Information about The Lake

Property: The Lake
Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,152 - ₹ 8,380
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 
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