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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLake Taupo2 min walk
  • Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre18 min walk
  • AirportTaupo (TUO)7 min drive
  • Popular LocationWaikite Valley Thermal Pools45 min drive

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About this area


Wellesley on the Lake Taupo is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. Taupo Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. 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 ecotours and hiking/biking trails.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Taupo - 2 min walk
  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 18 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 19 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 20 min walk
  • Waikite Valley Thermal Pools - 45 min drive

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive


  • The Lazy Trout Fish Shack — 1 min walk
  • The Brantry Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Zest Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 11 min walk
  • Dixie Browns - 13 min walk

About this property

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3-star Waterfront hotel, walk to Lake Taupo
A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, laundry facilities and a computer station. Rooms offer free WiFi and phones.
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo offers 40 forms of accommodation. This Taupo hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 22 per person
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • TV/satellite channels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

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)
  • 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

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

Quality Inn Lake Taupo
Quality Lake Taupo
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Taupo Wellesley on the Lake Taupo Hotel
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Rating 5 - Excellent. 182 out of 981 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 334 out of 981 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 274 out of 981 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 143 out of 981 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 48 out of 981 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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

2/5 Poor

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

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Broken furniture, only one fan heater, place looked tired
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
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