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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

So so so bad. Over an hour and half wait on food. Staff need to be trained in hospitality. Not staff fault management needs to step up. Function room was OK waited over hour for a drink. It was so disappointing as such a beautiful spot. Please sort yourselves out.

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for providing your feedback. I'm very sorry to hear of the delays that you experienced in the restaurant, I can imaging it would have been frustrating. I will share this with our food and beverage manager and I hope we can welcome you back again.

Hirwaun
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Some of the reviews for this hotel are not very good, but we couldn't complain. The hotel is in a perfect location and it was easy to find. The room was a little disappointing , but was adequate for our stay. The bed was comfortable. Our room was at the end of the corridor and next to the laundry room...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. The location of the hotel is great isn't it! The complimentary wifi is intended for use in the public areas so that's why it was better here than in your room. Great to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience too.

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights Waitangi Weekend. The room was. Horrible sickly baby blue. The room was so sickly hot no air con or fan. The bed was old and very uncomfortable. The duvet was stained. I think the car would have been more comfortable. Don't be fooled by price lesson learnt pay a little more and read trip advisor with all...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review on your recent stay with us. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like the colour of our newly painted rooms - many guests did like it! I will pass your comments onto our housekeeping team. Our restaurant is superb, you should of had a meal with us!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this place for two nights as looked really inviting online. location was right by the lake and short walk to town centre with amazing views. Also didn't realise until we arrived they had a fantastic fish and chip take away/ restaurant. Staff were really friendly and I liked the relaxed vibe they gave. They cared but weren't in your...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a great, balanced review on our property - sorry for the mix up with the payments - some room are prepaid, and others aren't! I'm pleased to hear that you appreciated the friendly vibe from our team. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I'll start off with saying I booked this hotel for its location and cheap price. It was cheap & the location and view were perfect!! The staff were friendly but not very helpful. I'm rating it low because it is so old and outdated. The beds are very hard and uncomfortable, the furniture is old and warn. The facilities are...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review on your stay with us. Yes, there is a lot of truth in that you get what you pay for. We have seven room categories and our entry level budget rooms are small, but they are clean and comfortable and certainly all but the cheapest in town. We are a...

Reviewed 31 January 2017

The staff were friendly and professional, the room was clean and comfortable with good facilities and a nice soft bed. Lake taupo was just over the road. The in house restaurant and bar were well used with fish being the main meal.

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Great review - thank you! We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Located in front of the Lake Taupo, stayed here for 1 night. Free parking for your vehicle, our room at upper floor although no elevator to access, but is no problem if you have small luggage, was quiet, very clean and well equipped, nice toiletries, tea, coffee and many power points.Staff was very friendly and provided very useful information. It's...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review - I'm so pleased that you had a good time with us and appreciated all the fabulous facilities, friendly service and superb location.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night. From the outside it's not much to look at, however our room was well equipped, nice toiletries, tea, coffee and lots of power points. Room was clean and staff friendly. Bed was really comfy and room very quiet. It's a 15 minute walk to the main shops, bars & restaurants. The hotel overlooks the lake...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

We appreciate the time taken to post this review on our property. Great to hear that you thought the room was well equipped and comfortable. The location is great isn't it and nice to be able to have free parking. Make sure you come back and enjoy a nice meal in our restaurant!

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My mum and I stayed here for 1 night on a stop over on the way to Auckland. Our room was lovely, we had our own en-suite, TV, tea and coffee facilities and it was ideal. We had a bath and shower in the en-suite too. Our room smelt a bit when we first entered but once we opened the...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our property. Great to hear that your room was lovely. The location is brilliant isn't it. I'm pleased that you'd be happy to recommend us a reasonably priced stay in Taupo! See you again.

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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

My wife, myself, her best mate and her two children stayed here in December as part of our North Island mini-tour. The hotel couldn't be better placed, across the road from the lake and stunning views and only a short drive from the main harbour where most boat trips leave from. The rooms are basic, but do the job. The...

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Corinne C, Director of Sales at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo, responded to this review

We appreciate the time taken to place a review on your stay at our property. Thanks for such a great review - we look forward to seeing you again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo is perfectly positioned on the lakefront, with spectacular views across the lake to the three volcanic cones of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe. Taupo is home to New Zealand's largest lake, more trout than you can shake a stick at and some of the country's most stunning scenery. Whether you are in Taupo on business or for a holiday, Wellesley Hotel on Lake Taupo offers an ideal setting. Our Lake Taupo accommodation offers great value and is proudly NZ family owned and operated, and is located within minutes of the Lake Taupo town centre and airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

Address: 100 Lake Terrace | PO Box 54, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: €67 - €111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wellesley on the Lake Taupo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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#13 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
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“None from the 3 I saw”
 of 5 bubbles AngeJ700, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“First floor for a better lake view”
 of 5 bubbles Andysafrica11, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“try to avoid the back rooms”
 of 5 bubbles ErylAnn, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick a room that is upstairs, hopefully with a view of the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 415lawrencec, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Very close to other restaurants, main street shops and walking track around the Lake”
 of 5 bubbles LisaBrickell, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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