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10 Best Hotels in Taupo

Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$157 per night
3.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"I loved the bed, shower, and balcony with a beautiful view."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$90 per night
3.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (867 reviews)

"The chalet was lovely and cosy. It was clean. We thought the 2 bedroom chalet would be big, just like the one that we had before. They forgot the pillow, blanket and towel for the fifth person. But thats okay. Overall, it was nice and look forward to stay there again. Cant wait for summer"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$126 per night
1.56 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (942 reviews)

"Excellent location - walking distance to town and right on the lake front."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
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Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$101 per night
2.66 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (993 reviews)

"Good for the price paid. Stayed for one night, FOH staff was very good & friendly. Suggestion- They should provide microwave in rooms or least a place where people can go & heat up the food (can be communal room/kitchen)"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$179 per night
1.52 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (689 reviews)

"Great rooms with great views, warm and cosy too. I love that trucks are no longer allowed to park out the front of the property"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jun. 2020

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$95 per night
4.13 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (91 reviews)

"Great customer service great prices. Good enough to stay for few nights for price just a little out dated in areas. You can see it use to be lively ?"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night
1.98 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (411 reviews)

"Beautiful place to stay. Very clean and fresh rooms. Great location in taupo. Arthur was the host. He was awesome to deal with. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will stay again. Highly recommend Sails on the Lake."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Sails On The Lake
Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
51-61 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$130 per night
2.06 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (443 reviews)

"Location and price. The staff were helpful. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jun. 2020

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Great Lake Motel Taupo
2.5 out of 5
56 Lake Terrace, 3350 Taupo, New Zealand, Taupo, Waikato
The price is NZ$156 per night
1.36 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)

"Good-sized room, great shower, comfortable bed. Convenient to restaurants and lake"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020

Great Lake Motel Taupo
Acapulco Motor Inn
4 out of 5
19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
The price is NZ$106 per night
1.75 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (955 reviews)

"I loved how when we walked into our room, the heater was on so it was nice and warm. We loved that fact that there was a private spa in the family room too."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jun. 2020

Acapulco Motor Inn
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Accommodation in Taupo

Wrapping around the shores of Lake Taupo in the centre of North Island, New Zealand, the charming town of Taupo is an outdoor adventurer’s dream come true. Life revolves around the water, and visitors have many exciting water-related activities to choose from during their stay. Taupo also sits right in the middle of a geothermal hotspot, and its delicious hot springs can soothe away all travel stress. The best time to visit is in the summer, but year-round moderate temperatures let you have fun no matter when you come.

When you first arrive in Taupo, take a moment to stop and enjoy the ever-present panoramic views of the lake and nearby mountains. Then it’s time to spice up your holiday with activities. Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand, is a natural starting point. Popular activities include jet boating across the mirror surface of the lake, as well as paragliding. Rent a kayak and explore all the lake’s hidden coves.

If you prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, there is still plenty to do. Go back in time when you hike through the ancient rainforests of Pureora Forest Park, or get up close and personal to the ancient beech forests of Kaimanawa Forest Park. To heat things up, slip into a geothermal mud pool, or explore volcanic craters and steaming vents at Craters of the Moon. If you happen to visit Taupo in the winter months, you can enjoy the unique experience of skiing down a volcano! Mt Ruapehu offers two enjoyable ski fields, Turoa and Whakapapa.

You’ll also find plenty of restaurants throughout Taupo that will fill your belly with excellent food. The town is known for its delicious seafood options and for “Taupo beef.”

Taupo accommodation

You’ll find a wide array of hotels to fit almost any budget. Spoil yourself at a Taupo accommodation with a spa. Enjoy a more rustic adventure at one of the town’s many bed and breakfast options with breathtaking and romantic lake views. Taupo motels, hostels, and holiday parks are also available for those on a budget. If you’re in town for a while, perhaps an apartment rental might be a better option. Finally, if you’re looking for the true Kiwi experience, Taupo offers several farmstays. You’ll sleep at an authentic farm, eat farm fresh meals, and even have the chance to roll up your sleeves and pitch in with the chores.

Getting to Taupo

Taupo is served by the small Taupo Airport which offers direct flights to Auckland and Wellington. If you are coming from farther out of town, expect at least one transfer. State Highway 1 and State Highway 5 run through town, so pick up a car hire in Taupo to embark on a truly scenic road trip!

Save Money on Your Trip to Taupo

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Taupo?
Belle vue Boutique Lodge is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 3.5-star B&B offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other top choices based on reviews include Boulevard Waters Motor Lodge and Cottage Mews Motel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Taupo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Taupo.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Taupo?
Based on reviews, Taupo Urban Retreat is a popular 2-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Wellesley on the Lake Taupo and Adelphi Motel.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Taupo?
The Anchorage Resort - Heritage Collection is a top 3.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features 3 outdoor pools and free parking. Other good options for your family trip include 52 on Rifle Motel and Millennium Resort Manuels. Also, attractions such as Taupo Bungy and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Taupo?
Millennium Resort Manuels is a favourite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a beachfront restaurant. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include Lake Taupo Lodge and Quality Suites Huka Falls.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Taupo?
Absolute Lakeview Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers an indoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best high-end hotel in Taupo?
Serenity on Wakeman is a 4-star B&B with spa services and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre and Lake Taupo Lodge are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Taupo?
Whakaipo Lodge is a favourite 5-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Taupo?
Lake Taupo Holiday Resort is a top 3-star property that has an adjacent golf course and features private balconies. Another good choice is Camellia Court Family Motel if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Golf Club Taupo during your trip.

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