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3.6 / 5Good
1,073 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Crazy Catz Adventure Park
    12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    18 min walk
  • Airport
    Taupo (TUO)
    8 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • King Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Queen Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Guest Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Queen Room Lake View

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Budget Double

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Wellesley on the Lake Taupo is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Crazy Catz Adventure Park - 12 min walk
  • Candyland - 16 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 18 min walk
  • Barbary - 19 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • The Lazy Trout Fish Shack – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering seafood. Serves breakfast and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3-star Waterfront hotel near Lake Taupo
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a conference centre. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, self parking and dry cleaning. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and phones.
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo offers 40 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free nearby parking
Self parking (surcharge)

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily
1 restaurant

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Outdoor pool



Guest services

Dry-cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station
Conference centre


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Beach towels
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


TV/satellite channels


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. <br />


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge.

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Property is also known as

  • Wellesley Hotel Lake Taupo
  • Wellesley Hotel Lake
  • Wellesley Lake Taupo
  • Wellesley Lake
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

We liked it because it was very near the lake. We disliked it because our bedroom was filthy. There was thick dust everywhere in our room. The back of the tv was disgusting. The air vent was filthy, the upturned lamp shade in the bedroom had whole families living in there. Even in the corridors there were swathes of dust. When we asked to move, the receptionist took us to another room this one the paint work was white and it was just as dirty, the receptionist didn't seemed bothered. She then told us to go to the Hilton their sister Hotel and so I phoned them and they were full. The receptionist then said well I can't help you, you better find another hotel. I expected our room rate to be refunded but they refuse to refund.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Cleanliness

The property was in an excellent condition and had adequate parking. The Relieving Manager was very pleasant

Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019


  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The position was good but there was no electric blanket, the restaurant was closed. Nowhere to place anything e.g cup, kettle, bathroom items and was locked out when returning from dining.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Broken furniture, only one fan heater, place looked tired

Stayed 1 night in May 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

I rang to confirm reception would be there until 8pm. They had locked up and left before 7.20pm. Key was left however no wifi details or welcome info. Staff didnt sound professional on the phone always in a hurry. Room wasn't clean (found a hair in the bathroom draw) and all furnishings were very old and worn, bedding had all the inner from the duvet coming out everywhere. Paint job had been done without finishing tape - lots of paint where it shouldnt be making it look messy. Lastly, i received a phone call the following night, i thought it would be to apologise (as i had commented at checkout) however staff were asking if i was going to be checking in - for some reason they thought i had booked another night.. to be fair, this would have been ok if i was looking for a hostel, does have the basics.

Stayed 1 night in May 2019

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