US$61 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 9 Feb 2015 Check-out 10 Feb 2015

Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

4 stars
100-102 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3351
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
15 reviews
Great affordable accommodation

Stayed 3 nights and found our room clean and comfortable. Good restaurant on site, helpful staff. See full review

  • Michelle 70
  • 6 Sep 2014
Good budget hotel

The room was quite comfy. We liked the warm rustic theme. It's an affordable and comfortable... See full review

  • BradUK
  • 9 Jul 2014
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:
1400
Check-out:
1000

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.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.5

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Rach NZ
Business
Auckland, New Zealand
5 Jan 2015

Compact

Rooms very small and basic amenities throughout. Asked about spa pool & directed to outside, lifted cover to find totally disgusting underneath & looked like it hadn't been used in years (let alone cleaned)

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

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Family of four
Business
Wellington
4 Jan 2015

Last minute booking

The booking was for four adults it was last minute booked over Internet. However the room was very cramped that's what it was a room with a double and two singles, a chair why I don't know and a fridge some bedside tables which made it all very clostrophobic and hot. The family used the pool but said it was absolutely freezing, although presentation of it beautiful they got out and went and swam in lake said it was warmer. the walls are so thin can hear everyone in rooms beside and above using bathrooms.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Location is great. We didn't use the restaurant so can't comment on that.

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Michelle 70
Business
Taranaki
6 Sep 2014

Great affordable accommodation

Stayed 3 nights and found our room clean and comfortable. Good restaurant on site, helpful staff.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

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Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BradUK
Business
Birmingham, UK
9 Jul 2014

Good budget hotel

The room was quite comfy. We liked the warm rustic theme. It's an affordable and comfortable alternative to hostels, with free parking!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NzAzz
Business
NZ
23 Feb 2014

Great value and friendly staff

The hotel is very good. We had a large room and comfy bed (we chose the king size). The bar and restaurant upstairs were very nice, had a good selection of beers and at a reasonable price. They were good enough to allow us a late checkout at no extra cost ... Although the cleaning staff were not made aware of this and still came a-knocking at 10am.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Though the lakefront beach is right across the road, it can become a little crowded in peak season. Drive 10 minutes North/North-West to Acacia bay and have a much more relaxed experience.

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Stew2013
Business
Wellington
5 Jan 2014

Just a room

Lack of staff; Spa pool and BBQ didnt work; No info booklet in the room; The whole inn is small and our room is reasonably compact ; Car park is limited; Overal a lot needs to be improved. If you want to risk your new year holiday, try this place; otherwise go other place with the same price... Their profile photos are high standard tho.

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

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JustLikeTravelling
Business
FarEast
22 Oct 2013

Good place

Nice time to visit in March. the place is facing the lake. Great location.

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

Business

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christopher46
Business
Auckland
31 May 2012

A great stopover palce

Initially a quite cold welcome that warmed up slightly. Possibly because they were apparently unaware of the booking. However the staff warmed up to a degree when he found out we had travelled down to Wellington on the train. The restaurant which we did not try, seemed a little high in price so we dined and breakfasted elsewhere. The overall place was very nice, the room quiet and well appointed with all the little extras that you expect and are now missing in the likes of some chains (Pen & notepaper etc -- just the little touches. Would we stay again - most definately

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Turn right out of the Hotel and a short walk is a bar which has great food and superb service...

Review of Wellesley Hotel on the Lake, Taupo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dave B.
Business
N.Z.
6 Feb 2012

Tiny Room

Smallest room we have ever stayed in. No room to move at all. Rather costraphobic

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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

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