US$51 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 16 Aug 2015 Check-out 17 Aug 2015

Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

4 stars
View map of 100-102 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3351

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
11 reviews
Adequate for a night

Like most hotels/motels in Taupo you really need to drive to the main shopping area and... See full review

  • WebbyNZ
  • 13 Jul 2015
Very stylish rooms, but no a/c

Good location, friendly staff. Rooms are stylish, lots of wood panelling etc. Smallish but ok for... See full review

  • Doc P
  • 6 Apr 2015
Offering relaxing accommodations with right by the shores of Lake Taupo, Quality Inn Lake Taupo makes for an ideal base for discerning travellers seeking for a holiday retreat in Taupo. Visitors at this value-for-money hotel snap photos of the lovely Huka Falls and the nearby lake and discover historic artefacts on display at Taupo Museum. Tourists also have fun at several recreational sites like Huka Prawn Park, Volcanic Activity Centre and Taupo Bungy.

General


At Quality Inn Lake Taupo, guests take a dip in the outdoor pool and exercise at the fitness centre on site. Small meeting room, parking and wireless Internet access in common areas are also on offer for a better stay.





Location


Quality Inn is situated along Lake Terrace in Taupo, near several bus stations and five kilometres from Taupo Airport. While in the area, holidaymakers go on afternoon strolls around Kaimanawa Reserve and tee off at Taupo Golf Club Inc.



Dining


Diners at Taupo Quality Inn start off with hearty breakfast options at the buffet in the hotel and sample local favourites at restaurants found nearby. Experience city nightlife at bars and grills in the area.

Rooms


All earth-toned rooms come outfitted with cable TV, sofa, coffee- and tea-making facilities and en suite bathroom with hairdryer. Some units have refrigerator and work desk. Accessible and non-smoking rooms are available.



Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo Rooms

Guest Room
Our Guest rooms are located on the ground and first floors of the hotel. They feature comfortable double sized beds, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, a modern en-suite bathroom with shower only, complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. Our Guest rooms are our smallest rooms in term of size and bedding. Suitable for couples but best suited to sole occupancy. Non-smoking
Queen Room
Our Queen rooms are located on the ground and first floors of the hotel. They feature comfortable queen sized beds, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, some have writing desk and chairs, a modern en-suite bathroom (some with shower only, some with shower over bath), complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. Non-smoking
Queen Lake View
Our Queen Lake View rooms are located on the ground and first floors of the hotel and offer amazing views of Lake Taupo. They feature comfortable queen sized beds, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, some have writing desk and chairs, a modern en-suite bathroom (some with shower only, some with shower over bath), complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. Non-smoking
King Room
Our King rooms are situated on the ground and first floor. They feature comfortable king sized beds, a small lounge area with writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, a modern en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. King beds can be split into two singles if required. Non-smoking
Twin or Triple Room
Our Twin/Triple rooms are situated on the ground and first floor. They feature comfortable Queen sized bed and 1 single bed, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, a modern en-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower, complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. Maximum occupancy is 3 guests. Non-smoking
Family Room
Our Family rooms are situated on the ground floor. Ideal for 4 guests they feature comfortable Queen sized bed and 2 single beds, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, a modern en-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower, complimentary toiletries, access to an iron and ironing board, hairdryers and soft towels. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-38.6957 176.0796
Area served
Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo is easy to find at 100 Lake Terrace, Taupo.
Nearby airports
Taupo airport is 5 minutes away (TUO). From the airport: leave the airport along Anzac Memorial Drive. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Lake Terrace. Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo is on the left, entrance from Huia Street
Area description
Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo sits on the Lake front of Taupo, along the Lake Terrace stretch, just opposite the beach and within 10 minutes walking distance to Lake Taupo city centre. The airport is only a 5 minute-drive away.

Nearby points of interest

  • Tongariro National Park: 70.7 km
  • Mount Ruapehu: 79 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo is the perfect venue for your small to medium corporate meetings and private functions. Located on the ground floor, the main meeting room, The Tongariro Room, can accommodate up to 50 delegates theatre style and is complete with conference facilities including wireless internet access, technical and presentation equipment and personalised catering. The Ngauruhoe Room is a small meeting room, just off the The Tongariro Room and is ideal for small boardroom meetings or used as a breakout room. The bar area on the first floor can be set up for extra meeting space if required.

Dining

The Lazy Trout Fish Shack and Caf
The Lazy Trout Fish Shack and Cafe is situated on the 1st floor overlooking the lake. It is a perfect place to unwind and watch the many happenings on the lake from yacht racing and parasailing to speedboat racing. Our NZ chefs prepare only the freshest foods, much of which is locally sourced. If you catch a trout our chef is happy to cook this for you providing you show your fishing licence! Our restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner daily, and for lunches by special arrangement.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by HotelClub

Ratings and reviews for Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WebbyNZ
Business
Palmerston North
13 Jul 2015

Adequate for a night

Like most hotels/motels in Taupo you really need to drive to the main shopping area and attractions, especially in the middle of winter so having a few drinks with dinner os out. Room as fine but a full house meant a reasonable amount of noise and the between room insulation could have been better. Shower is laughable, even for a hotel. On the upside, its easy to find and park, nice staff and a warm room with a comfortable bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Doc P
Business
St Albans
6 Apr 2015

Very stylish rooms, but no a/c

Good location, friendly staff. Rooms are stylish, lots of wood panelling etc. Smallish but ok for up to 3-4 days. Tea/coffee making facilities. Main issue is no a/c so room got quite stuffy and sleeping was more difficult. WiFi was free but VERY slow. Really must improve this as some people need WiFi to plan routes/where to eat etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dale W.
Business
N/A
12 Mar 2015

Quite good

Downsides were we could easily hear the TV next door which interrupted our sleep & no air conditioning

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Liz A.
Business
N/A
3 Mar 2015

Time out for mum and dad

The hotel was in a great spot and the staff were great. What was disappointing was the lack of views, the creaky floorboards from above us which kept us awake most of night. No air con was an issue at 3am But they did have a small fan. The bed mattress (two ks put tog to make a king) I think might need replacing as sagged. The car had a great view tho lol

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Splitz
Business
Waikato
4 Feb 2015

Night away

The hotel had changed its name and we were not told about this before our arrival so finding the hotel was not as easy as expected. Luckily we had an idea where it was. Room wasn't ready but that was fine as we were early. Room was small but clean. Staff were friendly but a bit disorganised.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

The walk to main part of town is about 15mins. Lake Taupo is on your left so a lovely scenic walk.

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
19 Aug 2011

I was in one of the smaller rooms.

I was in one of the smaller rooms. Everything was very clean and the proprietors very pleasant and helpful. Great value and warm on a cold winters night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
simon
Business
Not Provided
17 Feb 2011

We have stayed here a few times

We have stayed here a few times now, always friendly clean and helpful, easy walk to Taupo central, rooms to the rear so no traffic noise and the bar/food areas are comfortable with lovely views. A real character to the place, definately recommend.Also excellent value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
10 Jan 2011

Service and actual Hotel excellent

Service and actual Hotel excellent however the room was are very small even for an economy room. Perfect for 1 guest but not really for 2.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
5 Sep 2010

Price is high compare to others.

Price is high compare to others. And facilities are limited. outdoor swimming pool and small size. not worthy for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
12 Jan 2010

The above feedback is for the

The above feedback is for the room only - we didn't use all the facilities the hotel had to offer. We were on a last minute deal in peak season so pricing was good. Only negative was the room size and orientation (ie. very little daylight) but we spent alot of time away from the hotel so it didn't matter so much. Excellent service - especially the chamber maids, better than some 4-5 star hotels in big cities we have stayed at. Great location relative to the town, but little opportunity for many of the rooms to have any lake outlook.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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