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  • sightseeing
  • sports
  • beaches
    Distance to airport:
  • Taupo Airport (5.0 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Comfortable rooms", "Friendly staff", "Great view"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Great Lake Centre (1.3 Km / 16 min walk)
  • Canoe & Kayak (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
  • Taupo Bungy (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)

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Wellesley on the Lake

100-102 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi Bay Area, Taupo, New Zealand (Show on map)

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"It was very quiet in an excellent location. You could have..."

ALBERT, New Zealand November 03, 2015
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Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • business center
  • elevator
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • outdoor pool
  • spa


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

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Motel Description
A tranquil retreat sitting on the lakefront of the Lake Taupo, offering home-style accommodations...see more A tranquil retreat sitting on the lakefront of the Lake Taupo, offering home-style accommodations and services, Wellesley on the Lake will satisfy all travelers visiting one of New Zealand’s untouched havens. The well-known Lake Taupo is part of Tongariro World Heritage National Park, which boasts a variety of outdoor activities, which includes fishing, sky diving, skiing, water rafting, and many more. Offering a selection of spacious rooms, Wellesley on the Lake can accommodate large travel groups with ease. There is also conference venues fully prepared for any business events. After a whole day of outdoor adventures, be sure to fall back and rest in the property’s hot springs for full body rejuvenation.
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ALBERT L. Couples
New Zealand, November 08, 2015
A mature couple

It was very quiet in an excellent location. You could have your meals there if you wanted to.
As a mature couple we appreciated the peace and quiet. It was in an excellent location and the lift made getting to our room very easy. The front staff were very polite and helpful. Would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to friends.
Michelle N. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, October 29, 2015
Wellesley stay

Location cleanliness parking
For an overnight stay its fine but I wouldn't want to stay longer. The rooms are paper thin and we could hear all the thumping if people upstairs and each time a person in the neighbouring room had a shower or used the toilet. However, it was clean and functional. The restaurant albeit was a super fish restaurant ...sadly they didn't offer one vegetarian dish which would have helped but not essential
Andiie M. Couples
New Zealand, October 05, 2015

friendly staff, clean, good parking
We were disappointed, in our choice. We had chosen a guest room.. with out realizing its very limited size. compact room with a bed taking up 98% of the space. bruised shins moving around the bed.. Very clean, awesome staff.. but had we known the size of the room.. we would of made other arrangements
Martien K. Couples
New Zealand, September 21, 2015
Weekend holiday

Location, relaxed, friendly staff
Stay was good. A bit casual on services outside of peak hours - had to go looking for someone Agoda booking agency put up a $70 special and then took standard rate off credit card. Not impressive
Jessie C. Families with older children
Malaysia, August 29, 2015
Not up to expectation for the money paid

The only plus for me was the location.
Out of 5 hotels we stayed in North Island, for our annual holiday - Wellesley is at the bottom of my list (and it was the most expensive!). It is an old property, which we didn't expect from looking at the property. There was no central heating but we were provided with a small portable heater and electric blanket on the beds. Beds were not comfortable and the flat pillows had seen better days. Cooking/coffee smells flows into our room every morning. Deco & carpet are dated. Wellesley is more a bed & breakfast rather than a hotel.
Fabio R. Couples
Brazil, June 08, 2015
Excelent location, tiny room

the stay was nice even though the room was sooo tinu you could barely stand around the bed. Check in staff was really good but the morning cleanin tram was a bit rude when banging (yap, no knocking) at 10am to let us know we had to check out
Christopher F. Couples
New Zealand, May 19, 2015
Over rated

staff seemed very unmotivated - room lacked amenities - tea bags were not topped up for second night - no air conditioning - as a place to sleep OK but tired and uninspiring - this was our second and probably last visit. Could hear people in other rooms snoring - they could also probably hear my coughing. a 2 star plus venue at most.
Allison K. Couples
United States of America, May 17, 2015
Cute room, great value

The value, the bed, the decor
Exceptional value for the quality of the room. Had a fun, cabin-like feel to it that added to our experience of lake taupo. The bed was also very big and comfortable. The room had a bathtub, which is always appreciated. The front desk person was a little spacey when we checked in, but that didn't affect our positive experience of the hotel. Highly recommend.
Nur R. Couples
Malaysia, May 10, 2015
Definitely worth the money.

Location, accommodation and services. (we don't dine here due to my religious reason so I can't rate the food)
It was splendid stay, I wish to stay longer but I have limited time in Taupo.
Angela K. Solo travelers
United States of America, April 15, 2015
Pretty good

Looked like a log cabin
Swimming pool & hot tub were out of order & I went there just to swim.

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