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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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"Location, accommodation and services. (we don't dine here..."

  • Nur, Malaysia
  • May 4, 2015
  • Area: Waipahihi Bay Area
  • Rooms : 41
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Queen Room
King Room
Twin or Triple
King Room
Guest Room
Queen Room Lake View
Guest Room
Queen Room Lake View
Twin or Triple
Queen Room
Family Room
Family Room


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Features of Wellesley on the Lake


BBQ facilities

business center

car park


family room

laundry service

luggage storage

meeting facilities


room service


Sports and Recreation

outdoor pool



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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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. A tranquil retreat sitting on the lakefront of the Lake Taupo, offering home-style accommodations ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.

Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
25 NZD

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Distance from City Center
1 km.Km

Internet Usage Fee
Free NZD

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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo - Food, drink and entertainment Lazy Trout Fish Shack
Lake View Restaurant
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo - Food, drink and entertainment Lazy Trout Fish Shack
Lake View Restaurant

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Fabio R. Couples Brazil, June 4, 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
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Christopher F. Couples New Zealand, May 18, 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.
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Allison K. Couples United States of America, May 10, 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.
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Nur H. Couples Malaysia, May 4, 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.
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Angela K. Solo travelers United States of America, April 14, 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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Jonathan N. Families with older children Singapore, April 13, 2015
Comments on Wellesley

Location, free WiFi
The room is pretty small. We stayed in family room and there is no desk or coffee table to put our food. TV was right above our bed.
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Aileen M. Couples Philippines, April 13, 2015
Clean and comfortable

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Henk H. Couples Netherlands, April 6, 2015
poor room

Bed terrable nearly falling appart, mattrass very bad, toilet not flushing propper, carpets dirty, very dark small room, room service not great.
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Sally W. Groups Australia, March 21, 2015
Happy customer

Very clean great view and nice facilities
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Alan F. Couples United Kingdom, March 20, 2015
short stay

location Staff and food
our stay at the Wellesley hotel was very good. Good food friendly and professional staff and great location.
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Customers like this motel for:
Area recommended for:
  • beaches
  • sightseeing
  • sports
Distance to airport:
  • Taupo Airport (5.0 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Comfortable rooms" , "Friendly staff" , "Great view"
Top attractions in the area:
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