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Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Super clean place in a great location by the lake. Proper coffee and milk provided, with a kitchenette which was really useful. Very friendly and helpful owners and a beautiful view. I could not have asked for more.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Jason and I would like to thank you #katiemaecrawford for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails. We appreciate your feedback because it lets us know if we are on the right track or if we need to change things where possible. We are pleased you enjoyed your coffee :)

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed here for one night and were very impressed with our hosts and with the standard of the accommodation in general. The hotel was full but it was very quiet - we could hear nothing from our neighbours next door or below us. Great views of the lake. Highly recommended.

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Thank you so much Jones_LondonUK for sharing your experience at Sails , Jason and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your recommendation !

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were so impressed with our stay at sails on the lake awsome view of the lake and snow capped peaks of ruapehu the apartment we stayed in was very clean and the rooms kitchen and lounge are very spacious, the staff/owners were so welcoming and friendly room 18 is well worth it we will be back this year but...

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Thank you so much for staying with us #paulntaniatarei, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you guys ! Jason and I look forward to your return, hopefully in the not too distant future .

Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Sails Inn is an absolutely amazing place to stay. The hosts / owners are very friendly and did everything they could to make the stay even better. I will defently come back. The room with the lakeview was amazing and also the bbq Station. Everything we needed was there. It was like you are on your holidays while you...

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It is so nice to hear from you #dkupka_829496! Jason and I were just talking about you guys the other day, wondering how you were getting on. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are glad you had a great time. I know it might be a while , but we sure hope to...

Canberra
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The view from our room was amazing. The room was comfortable and very clean. Our host Chris was very friendly and helpful. Overall a very pleasant stay. Recommend dining at the Lazy Trout just walking distance down the road.

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Thank you for your kind words #Stuart W, we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Sails.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2016

All round nice stay. Very pleasant surroundings (right across a road from the lake) and staff. And very nice set up for the rooms - only issue was the size the rubbish bin (the small kitchen one we had was full after one night) and as issues go that was very minor. Thanks for the pleasant stay :-)

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Thank you so much #66chris_bennett for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails. We would have been happy to empty out your rubbish bin for you had you told us, we are pleased it didn't effect your overall experience though. Should you ever find yourself in Taupo again, we would love to welcome you back.

Golden Valley, MN
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Enjoyed the sails apartments for a two-day stay in Taupo. Free parking and a place right across the street from a great beach on the lake. Great wifi and service from staff. Highly recommended. Check it out.

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much #TravelElmo for your recommendation of Sails , we really appreciate it .

Singapore
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A clean place with a good view of the fantastic Lake Taupo. We stayed in the Spa Bath Room which is slightly smaller but is at the back with less traffic noise. Small kitchenette for simple meal preparation. Staff is friendly and helpful. Makes a lovely stroll to the beach.

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Jason and I are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us #Kenn S, thank you so much for your feedback.

New York
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Sails apartments. Excellent. This one really deserves a 10/10. Excellent facilities, fabulous views of both the lake and snow capped mountains (for us in November), very spacious and very clean. Extremely comfortable beds and well located. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank you very much #wateva_44 for your kind words, Jason and I really appreciate it.

Reviewed 25 December 2016

First thoughts was wow! amazing view of the lake from our room on first floor right on the water front. Tidy, clean room with plenty of space. We were greeted by a very nice and helpful receptionist who was happy to help us with ideas for activities, dinner and even said that they can ring and book both for us...

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Thank you so much for your kind words #Scott W, we do our best to make our guests feel at home and just being able to relax. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you return to Sails one day.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sails On The Lake (Sails Lake Taupo) is just across the road from the main beach on Lake Taupo and most of our rooms have spectacular views of the lake and the mountains beyond. We are just a short drive or stroll to the town centre and very close to all Taupo attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sails On The Lake

Address: 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sails)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €107 - €270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sails On The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel Taupo
Taupo Quality Inn
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Ask for a front-facing room - watching the sun set over the lake from the balcony is an experience not to be missed!”
 of 5 bubbles peatyjackson, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The upper floor at the back is quieter, with a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles OB-Traveller, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Amazing views from our room made our stay very special.”
 of 5 bubbles maree339, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Top floors for views. At the back for no noise but the front ones are great for people watching!”
 of 5 bubbles 186bridgetj, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book the premium 2 bedroom and enjoy the view !”
 of 5 bubbles 162garryh, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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