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Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$189 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
3.42 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"An excellent hotel with very obliging staff and great restaurant"…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 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 from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.
3.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (887 reviews)

"Excellent experiences in Taupo Debretts spa resort. Children And adult enjoyed in the poolS. Environment clean and staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$119 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
2.66 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (985 reviews)

"Very good value for money but rooms are starting to look a little tired. Mattress could do with replacing, no exhaust fan in the bathroom, some of the wallpaper pealing off but were cleaned each day and spotless. Staff were extremely friendly and the restaurant has very nice food at very good prices. ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
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Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$84 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
4.13 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (126 reviews)

"The accomm was spacious clean and tidy, had a pruvate spa. Nice and quiet surrounded by trees. Very delightes to wake up to the aound of frogs in the morning! And quails at the door . Also the view of the fireworks display was amazing"…"

Reviewed on 6 Nov. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
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 from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
2.06 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (458 reviews)

"Everything was great - clean and the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep. 2020

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
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$140 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.
1.56 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (981 reviews)

"Great views and great location. It is evidently an older building but these were minor points compared to the convenience."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$180 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
1.98 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (431 reviews)

"Great location, clean and functional, with extra helpings of motel cat for my kids."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Sails On The Lake
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$190 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
1.52 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (712 reviews)

"A really good spot close to town, the restaurant and bar were super handy too, good view of the lake across the road,"…"

Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2020

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
Oasis Beach Resort
4.5 out of 5
241 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$161 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
2.61 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (719 reviews)

"Older motel but clean and tidy. Very helpful lady at check in. Great pool."…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

Oasis Beach Resort
Acapulco Motor Inn
4 out of 5
19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$122 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.
1.75 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)

"Ok property. Stayed overnight so did not use any amenities. Breakfast was very nice in a pleasant room. Just a pity you had to go outside as it was a rainy day"…"

Reviewed on 27 Oct. 2020

Acapulco Motor Inn
Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$148 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
1.47 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (302 reviews)

"Location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
4.5 out of 5
70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$100 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
2.05 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (443 reviews)

"Check-in was contact-less due to Alert Level 2 restrictions across most of NZ. Very happy with our clean room situated in a nice quiet area and like the close proximity to town. This was value for money and a great couple of days away in Taupō even if the weather wasn't great."…"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2020

Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
Beechtree Motel
4.5 out of 5
56 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$150 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
1.95 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (390 reviews)

"Nice location, friendly and accomodating staff. Modern uptodate facilities and convenient to all attractions of Taupo."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Beechtree Motel
Bella Vista Motel Taupo
4 out of 5
145 Heu Heu Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$99 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.
2.03 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (416 reviews)

"Quite a small room, but it had everything we needed Cleanliness was superb!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

Bella Vista Motel Taupo
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
219 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$189 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
2.48 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (736 reviews)

"The rooms were very well presented and the pool temperature was perfect for this time of the year, the staff were very friendly and even thou our accomodation faced the street there was no street noise at all, can highly recommend this resort"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep. 2020

The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Sacred Waters
5 out of 5
221-225 Lake Terrace, Waipahihi, Taupo, Waikato
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$268 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
2.5 km from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (310 reviews)

"Property was close to the lake and town centre so going for walks and going out for food was easy We found the property needed a general update, lots of damaged items in the apartment which didn’t look great. Kitchen ware needs to be updated, especially pots and pans which were in horrific condition ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Sacred Waters
Lakefront Lodge Taupo
3 out of 5
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$75 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.
1.7 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (121 reviews)

"Really lovely staff and clean room. The bed was so comfortable. We will definitely come back, thank you."…"

Reviewed on 5 Aug. 2020

Lakefront Lodge Taupo
Cascades Lakefront Motel
4 out of 5
303 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$122 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
2.61 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (400 reviews)

"I had very enjoyble stay, my room was so pleasant with nice view. Staff were friendly and helpful.location was just prfect. All went well."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2020

Cascades Lakefront Motel
Lake Taupo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$160 per night from 29 Nov. to 30 Nov.
1.78 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Lovely place to stay, quiet location and close walk to lakeside and town. Pool and spa were perfect after a long drive. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Barrington Motel
3 out of 5
135 Heuheu Street, Taupo
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$115 per night from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec.
1.96 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (108 reviews)

"Very clean, well presented room. Good value for money"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2020

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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!

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Taupo?
Huka Lodge is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star lodge offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 8-minute walk from Huka Falls. Other top choices based on reviews include Serenity on Wakeman and Belle vue Boutique Lodge.
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, Camellia Court Family Motel is a popular 3-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 Utopian Motel Taupo and Taupo Urban Retreat.
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 Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort and Acapulco Motor Inn. Also, attractions such as Taupo Hot Springs and Taupo Bungy 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. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Taupo?
The Lake Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers free use of bicycles and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Adelphi Motel and 52 on Rifle Motel.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Taupo?
Oasis Beach Resort is a top 4.5-star property with 2 restaurants, and it’s located on the beach . Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Gables Lakefront Motel and The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection.
What's the best high-end hotel in Taupo?
Millennium Resort Manuels is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Hilton Lake Taupo and Sacred Waters 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 our travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 2 guestrooms, a restaurant and a bar.
What are some accommodation options with pools in Taupo?
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection is a popular 4-star property featuring 2 outdoor swimming pools, free WiFi and a hot tub. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort and Hilton Lake Taupo.

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