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Ascot Motor Inn
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Spa
  7. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"I enjoyed my stay at Ascot Motor Inn thoroughly and the hospitality provided by Mr Graeme. The room was always a comfort to return to after a day of sightseeing in the Lake Taupo area. Mr Graeme the owner was helpful and I am grateful to him for offering me a ride to the town centre on the day i checked out as it was raining and i was prepared to lug my luggage and take a walk in the rain to the bus stop. I wish Mr Graeme and Ascot Motor Inn all the best for the future and I will definitely book Ascott Motor Inn if I ever visit Lake Taupo again."
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8.8

Excellent

362 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 97
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Tauhara,Taupo - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  5. Bicycles
  6. Wi-Fi in public areas
  7. Family room
  8. Car park [nearby]
"The Chalets are in a lovely setting surrounded by lots of grass & bush, so nice to be away from the busy roads & traffic of central Taupo, yet only a few minutes drive away from the town. Lovely walk down from the Chalets to natural hot pools by the river (free) & a short drive to the best hot pools in Taupo - Wairakei Terraces Hot Pools. Would be a great idea to provide some brochures in the Chalets on these things that are so close by. The staff were amazing & went above & beyond for us. We wanted to have a BBQ on Christmas day & they provided us with a brand new BBQ to use & moved outdoor tables & chairs over to our Chalet for us to use. The outdoor pool was a lovely temperature, just needed steps or a ladder to help us older people to climb out! :) Chalet kitchen was very short of supplies like bowls for extra things like dips & salads, no sharp knives, serving spoons, anything really & there was no element or oven only a microwave. We loved our 6 day stay there & I would definitely recommend."
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7.3

Very good

97 reviews

Wairakei Resort
Wairakei,Taupo - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Car power charging station
"Very enjoyable stay, although far too short!! If and when we return to New Zealand again, we will certainly spemd more time in Taupo and book the Bayview Wairakei Resort again."
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8.3

Excellent

404 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 169
Silver Fern Lodge
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Bicycles
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"love the place ,will book again"
7.6

Very good

381 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 63
Haka Lodge Taupo
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Bicycle rental
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Hot tub
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Check-in [24-hour]
"I really loved this hostel. It's brand new and everything is really high quality. The kitchen is so big and fully stocked, the lounge is great, there's a hot tub, outdoor areas, great view, and is just a few minutes' walk to the lake and to the town center. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Actually, I checked out of my room at the required time of 10am, but was leaving Taupo on the bus at 1:30am. The staff were nice enough to keep my bag in reception till 8pm, when they closed. I got my bags but just hung out on their comfy sofas in the lounge, watching tv and using their fast, free wifi until midnight, when the lounge closed. This was way above and beyond what I expected! Oh, and my room, a private with ensuite bathroom, was impeccably clean, new, and had a tv. The other guests were very respectful and stuck to the quiet hours so I had a great time and definitely highly recommend!"
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8.6

Excellent

346 reviews

Lakefront Lodge Taupo
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Pets allowed
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Check-in/out [express]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Bicycles
  8. BBQ facilities
"For the price we paid we're pretty sure we got one of the best views/stays at a hotel in Taupo that we've had thus far (and we come here often). The bed was comfortable, the TV worked well, the internet was great, and the takeaways from the restaurant were amazing. I don't know why'd you pay double or more for anything else when you'd get exactly the same. This place is a bargain. There's also a pool and spa (which we didn't use) that were in great condition. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful and overall our stay was great. Would highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere to stay!"
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7.6

Very good

553 reviews

Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilltop,Taupo - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Front desk [24-hour]
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Hot tub
  6. Fitness center
  7. Bicycles
  8. Luggage storage
"Had a wonderful stay at the Hilton Lake Taupo Hotel. The staff were outstanding and really did all they could to made our stay enjoyable. Highly recommended!"
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8.6

Excellent

437 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 200
Beechtree Motel
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Check-in/out [express]
  4. BBQ facilities
  5. Golf course [on-site]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Sauna
"We had a fantastic trip to Lake Taupo. Great little hotel, high quality facilities and very comfortable beds. Walking distance to bars and restaurants but a decent kitchen you could make breakfast if you wanted to. We highly recommend this hotel and Taupo, much nicer than Rotorua town, great holiday feel. "
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8.7

Excellent

384 reviews

Ika Nui Taupo
Taupo Central,Taupo - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Swimming pool [indoor]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Spa
  7. Wi-Fi in public areas
  8. Smoke-free property
"Friendly service that made the stay that much better"
9

Exceptional

146 reviews

Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge
Waipahihi Bay Area,Taupo - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. BBQ facilities
  4. Contactless check-in/out
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Golf course [on-site]
  8. Spa
"This place is great!!!! I have always loved Taupo and a water view is essential for me. We were right on the water and this place is so much better than a motel. It has everything you need and and is in the best location in Taupo. I was very very sad to leave. If we ever return to Taupo will go,back."
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9.2

Exceptional

108 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 134

Fast facts about Taupo, New Zealand

Accommodations356 properties
Popular hotelWairakei Resort
Popular areaTaupo Central
Nightly rates from$27
AirportTaupo Airport

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Frequently asked questions

What accommodations in Taupo offers the best views?

Verified tourists to Taupo have given remarkable testimonials for the views at Accent on Taupo Motor Lodge, Baycrest Lodge Hotel and Serenity on Wakeman Bed and Breakfast.

What properties in Taupo have the best breakfast?

Verified tourists to Taupo have given top rated reviews for the breakfast at The Loft, Amori Lodge Bed & Breakfast and Bella Vista Motel Taupo.

What are the most suitable places to stay located in Taupo that have swimming pools?

Verified travelers to Taupo have given out top reviews regarding the swimming pools at Baycrest Lodge Hotel, Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge and Hilton Lake Taupo.

What are the ideal resorts found in Taupo equipped with spas?

Verified visitors to Taupo have given out exceptional feedback regarding the spas at Sails on the Lake, Ashbrook Motel and Beechtree Motel.

What are the best hotels in Taupo with fitness center?

Properties which have fitness center around Taupo that are highly rated include Chalet Eiger, Chalet Eiger and Chalet Eiger.

Where can I reserve rooms in Taupo which has free cancellation policy?

Yes, you’ll find most hotel rooms offer free cancellation rates, in which you will receive a full refund if you cancel before the deadline. Filter your search by free cancellation to find flexible hotel deals in Taupo.

What's the best neighborhood with nature getaway in Taupo?

A top nature getaway area in Taupo is Wairakei.

What's the best location for sightseeing in Taupo?

The best district with plenty of tourist destinations in Taupo is Acacia Bay.

How long should I stay in Taupo?

In the past 3 months, vacationers spend time in Taupo for 1 nights on average. The optimal length for your visit will be determined by what you're looking to see and explore while there.

Is pre-departure covid test required for fully vaccinated travelers to enter Taupo?

Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test is not required to enter Taupo. For up-to-date and detailed information on travel restrictons, please head over to the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to travel to, or go to here.

What vaccines are accepted in Taupo?

All vaccination types are currently acknowledged and approved by the national health authority of the country that includes Taupo.

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More about Taupo

Discovering Taupo: Fun Facts and Reasons to Visit

Located in the central region of New Zealand’s North Island, Taupo is a destination that offers something for everyone. Known for its beautiful lake, stunning natural landscapes, and a range of outdoor activities, Taupo is a must-visit for those looking to explore the beauty of New Zealand. One of the most interesting facts about Taupo is that it sits on the caldera of one of the world’s largest volcanic eruptions. This eruption, which happened 26,500 years ago, was so powerful that it caused the earth’s crust to collapse, forming a massive crater that is now home to Lake Taupo. Aside from its geological significance, Taupo is also a popular destination for adventure seekers. The region is home to a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and water sports. Visitors can also enjoy bungee jumping, skydiving, and jet boating.

Getting to Taupo: Your Ultimate Travel Guide

Taupo is easily accessible by air, road, and rail. Visitors can fly into the nearby Taupo Airport, which is serviced by several domestic airlines. Alternatively, visitors can drive to Taupo from Auckland, which is approximately a three-hour drive away. There are also regular bus services that connect Taupo with other major cities in New Zealand.

Top Things to Do in Taupo: A Must-See List

One of the top attractions in Taupo is Lake Taupo itself. Visitors can take a boat tour of the lake, or simply relax on one of the many beaches that surround it. The lake is also home to a range of water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing. Another must-see attraction in Taupo is the Huka Falls. These powerful waterfalls are located just a few kilometers from the town center and offer a stunning display of nature’s power. Visitors can take a walkway to the falls and enjoy the views from several different vantage points. For those seeking adventure, Taupo offers a range of outdoor activities. Visitors can hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of New Zealand’s most popular hikes, or go skiing at the nearby Whakapapa Ski Area. The region is also home to several mountain biking trails, including the Great Lake Trail, which offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

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The Best Time to Visit Taupo: A Seasonal Guide

Taupo is a year-round destination, with each season offering its own unique attractions. The summer months, from December to February, are the most popular time to visit Taupo. During this time, visitors can enjoy the warm weather and take advantage of the region’s many outdoor activities. The autumn months, from March to May, offer cooler temperatures and stunning fall foliage. This is a great time to go hiking or mountain biking, as the trails are less crowded than during the summer months. Winter, from June to August, is the best time to go skiing at the nearby Whakapapa Ski Area. The region also offers several hot springs, which are perfect for soaking in after a day on the slopes. Spring, from September to November, is a great time to visit Taupo for those who want to avoid the crowds. During this time, the weather is mild, and the region’s many hiking trails are starting to come back to life.

Tips for Travelers: Making the Most Out of Your Taupo Experience

When visiting Taupo, it’s important to pack for all types of weather. The region is known for its changeable weather, so be sure to bring layers and waterproof clothing. It’s also a good idea to book your activities in advance, especially during the summer months when the region can get quite busy. Many of the popular attractions, such as the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, require advanced bookings. Finally, be sure to try some of the local cuisine while in Taupo. The region is known for its fresh seafood, including trout, which is caught in Lake Taupo. You can also try some of the region’s famous Manuka honey, which is produced by bees that feed on the nectar of the Manuka tree.

Where to Stay in Taupo: The Ultimate Accommodation Guide

Taupo offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences. For those looking for budget-friendly options, there are several backpacker hostels in the town center, including YHA Taupo Finlay Jack's Backpackers. For those seeking a more luxurious experience, there are several hotels and resorts located on the shores of Lake Taupo, including the Lakeland Resort Taupo and the VU Thermal Lodge. For those seeking a more intimate experience, there are several bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels located in the town center, including the Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn and the Baycourt Lakefront Motel.

Taste of Taupo: Must-Try Foods and Local Delights

When it comes to food, Taupo offers a range of delicious options to suit all tastes. As mentioned earlier, the region is known for its fresh seafood, including trout. Visitors can also try some of the local lamb, which is raised on the nearby farms. For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to try some of the local Manuka honey, which is available in several varieties. You can also try some of the region’s famous ice cream, which is made with fresh cream from the local dairy farms.

Getting Around Taupo: Transportation Options and Tips

Taupo is a relatively small town, and most of the attractions are located within walking distance of the town center. However, for those who want to explore further afield, there are several transportation options available. There are several car rental companies located in Taupo, as well as several taxi and shuttle services. There is also a regular bus service that connects Taupo with other major cities in New Zealand. For those who want to explore the region’s many hiking trails, it’s important to have a good pair of hiking boots and a map. Many of the trails are well-marked, but it’s always a good idea to be prepared.