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Sails On The Lake

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in room 19 a downstairs which had recently been renovated so everything was brand new. Full kitchen and stunning views from room. Easy parking right outside. Bed was comfortable, roomy dressing room and ensuite with all the mod cons. Only slightly negative comment would be the lounge is small with only 2 smallish chairs, and TV mounted too... More 

Thank rubez
Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here 1 night after walking the tongariro crossing. Very friendly staff. Clean and good sized room with cooking facilities. Spa bath just what we needed. And a beautiful view to the mountains we had just tramped over. Couldn't fault it and would go back

Thank Greg S
Edmonton, Canada
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed twice and had 2 different rooms. Both were great. Kitchens were fine- one had an oven but the other only a microwave, both had 2 burner stove top. Rooms were clean, well maintained and bed was comfy. Great having WiFi with extensive TV channels. Motel is on the main road but not noisy for sleeping and very convenient to... More 

Thank karen d
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Karen D for taking the time to review your stay at Sails. You are correct, our apartments have full cooking facilities (full stove and oven) where as our studios and suites have kitchenettes so guests can still cook a meal. Should you find yourself in Taupo again one day we would love see you again. More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spotless and extremely well fitted out rooms. Plenty of parking. Friendly hosts. Free washer and dryer and soap powder. Great view onto the lake. Very quiet although near the roadside. A very comfortable 2 day stay that set the bar very high for the rest if the road trip!

Thank Circa65
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Circa65 for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails, we are pleased you found everything as it should be and hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels. More 

Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just recently returned from N.Z. and stayed at Sails for 3 nights while in Taupo. The apartment was well appointed and directly across the road from the Lake with a beautiful view to snow capped mountains. Bit of a walk to shops and restaurants, but probably the best location along the waterfront. The staff were so welcoming and made us... More 

Thank Kerrie H
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Jason and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us #Kerrie H, thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back one day ! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our suite which was very roomy, had plenty of space, and the beds were very comfy. Plenty of convenient parking right outside our room. The views of the lake were fantastic, a bit of a hike to the main town centre but plenty of free parking near the shops. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

Thank LizTraveller2000
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #LizTraveller2000 for taking the time to review your stay with us at Sails, it is always great to hear when people enjoy their stay! More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While this is not the most expensive place we stayed at during our New Zealand soujourn it represents the best value for money. We were in a studio spa unit with a lake view. The unit was immaculately clean and well equipped with enough crockery and cutlery for 4. A full size coffee plunger, microwave, 2 ring electric job and... More 

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Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it is great getting such positive feedback from guests who enjoyed their stay at Sails. Should you find yourself in Taupo again one day we hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to stay right on Lake Taupo. Friendly staff, comfortable bed, great all round. Will definitely be staying again next time we come to Taupo. Very enjoyable weekend away definitely recommend!

Thank Leonie S
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you so much #Leonie S for your kind review ! Sometimes a nice weekend away is all that is needed to recharge the batteries, and the weather played nice too. We look forward to welcoming you back at Sails in the hopefully not too distant future. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Right from the first greeting at check in we felt welcomed and comfortable. Lovely room with a big spa bath and stunning views of the lake. Rooms are spotlessly clean, modern, large and comfortable. You could not ask for a better stay in Taupo, beautiful inside and outside with lovely hosts. Thank you for a great stay :) great location... More 

Thank Becky S
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Becky S for taking the time to review your stay with us. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. I will pass your lovely comments on to our minders who were looking after the place for us when you visited. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We experienced a really nice time staying at Sails On The Lake. We stayed there for our son's soccer tournament. The staff and management team were very friendly. We requested for a late check-out due to raining and my son getting wet after his game for a hot shower and they kindly agreed even though the room was booked for... More 

Thank atik07
Jason-SimoneP, Manager at Sails On The Lake, responded to this review

Thank you #Atik07 for reviewing your stay at Sails, it was a pleasure having such a well behaved soccer team and their families stay with us. We hope to see you all again next year! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sails On The Lake (Sails Lake Taupo) is just across the road from the main beach on Lake Taupo and most of our rooms have spectacular views of the lake and the mountains beyond. We are just a short drive or stroll to the town centre and very close to all Taupo attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sails On The Lake

Address: 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Sails)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $146 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sails On The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel Taupo
Taupo Quality Inn
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Taupo
#23 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Our apartment was on the front of the block close to the road, but overal was not too noisy. Great view though.”
 of 5 bubbles 720kerrieh, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a good view!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles mikemackie, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we were in Room 7, lovely, had views even tho others were quoted as having the best views”
 of 5 bubbles ChrissyW601, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a king size bed”
 of 5 bubbles DavidandLizP, 24 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at rear of motel still have the view of lake & mountain and are further from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles U3095ZNwendy, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
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