Overview of Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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3.5/5 Good
997 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


Explore the area

Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre18 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Marina and Boat Ramp19 min walk
Popular LocationTaupo Museum and Art Gallery2 min drive
AirportTaupo (TUO)8 min drive

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  • Family Room

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • King Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Queen Room

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  • Twin Room

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Guest Room

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  • Queen Room Lake View

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    • Lake view
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  • Budget Double

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  • Quadruple Room

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About this area


Wellesley on the Lake Taupo is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Lake Taupo and Huka Falls can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can explore Taupo Hot Springs. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with rock climbing and hiking/biking trails.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 18 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 19 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 2 min drive
  • Maori Carvings - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 8 min drive


  • The Lazy Trout Fish Shack — 1 min walk

About this property

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3-star Waterfront hotel, walk to 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: NZD 22 per person
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 and 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


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.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 22 per person (approximately)
  • 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 may be 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.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Wellesley Hotel Lake Taupo
Wellesley Hotel Lake
Wellesley Lake Taupo
Wellesley Lake

Frequently asked questions

Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Wellesley on the Lake Taupo located?
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

Guest reviews

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