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“Beautiful location but ???” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Ranked #28 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but ???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

Very very disappointed with the amenities in Room 808, dirty, smelly, cups dirty, net curtains filthy, shower curtain disgusting, furnishings very inferior and old and in need of a paint brush. Very basic - more like back-packers accommodation rather than a motel in a superb location on the lake front.
Would never stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pegs002
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

Helpful friendly staff, rooms were beautiful, clean and modern. Fantastic view of Lake Taupo. wonderful Restaurant and bar. Walking distance to the main CBD. Will definitely be back to stay.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

We stayed for 3 nights last weekend in one of the units in the new block. The new block is obviously really nice compared to the older part of the motel but there is no view as it is behind the old block.

So if you want a really nice room stay in the new block, but if you want a really nice view of the lake stay upstairs in the older part.

Previous reviewers complained about the traffic noise, yes the trucks did go past all night, that has now gone as most traffic and trucks now use the newly opened bypass road, behind the township.

As we were in the new units we only had 1 problem PARKING. There is only enough parks for 1 car per unit and it appeared several people had 2 so parking although unit numbered it was a bit of a hassle to get a park.
Parking was made more difficult because there is a bar / restaurant on site but seperate.
They do room service delivery of their restaurant menu which we did use once and found it to be very nice food.

There are also many nice restaurants 1 km in Taupo

I will stay here again

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank grh55
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London
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2010

The previous reviews are far too harsh for this place. It is simple, but it is a motel! The location cannot be beat, the lake is across the road and, unlike much other similar accommodation in Taupo, is a true walk to Taupo centre. Our room, 21, had a fantastic view and was clean and included free wifi. It was a cool stay.i

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LondonTikki
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Tassie
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2010

Thank goodness we only booked one night here.
I must admit the lady that checked us in was really nice but from then on it all went down hill.
After settling in we found the dishes in the kitchenette to be dirty, the spa bath (which didn't work) hadn't been cleaned properly and I had to wipe it out before bathing my child. There were clothes that had obviously been left behind by previous guest left behind the couch as well as dip in the freezer. They had failed to leave us with towels so I had to go to reception to be given some ratty towels they had, which they normally give out for the spa bath.
The basin in the bathroom had a used cake of soap stuck to the side of it and they hadn't replenished the shampoo's etc.
There was no hairdryer in the room, which the Jason accommodation book stated all rooms had.
The high chair they provided was broken which made feeding a 9 month old interesting.
The staircase outside our room leading to the upstairs rooms moved and rattled every time someone went up or down. The lights out side were that bright of a night it made it very hard to sleep.
When we checked out I mentioned all these issues to a different lady at reception and all she had to say was, “Oh I’m sorry about that, we are busy and the cleaners must of missed your room, all the rooms are privately owned so they all have different supplies.”
To top it all off I realised a couple of hours later I had left something behind so I called reception to be told there was nothing left behind and the cleaners had gone through with a thorough search.
I wonder if they found the clothes behind the couch!!!!
Would have to be the worst place I have ever stayed at in the whole world.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Happiedays
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Property: Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Address: 76-80 Lake Terrace P.O. Box 812, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Price range (per night): $114 - $163
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Twin Peaks we offer affordable lakeside accommodation. Enjoy superb views across the lake to the mountains. We are perfectly located, adjacent to the snow fed waters of New Zealand's largest crater lake. A 5 minute stroll will take you to Taupo's shopping centre, cafes and restaurants or the activities of the boat harbour.For accommodation, we have 36 units consisting of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom units, all with 32” Flat screen TV in each unit. 100mb Free Wi-Fi on arrival. Very popular Bar and Restaurant on site. 10 minutes’ walk to town.1 3-bedroom and 1 2-bedroom apartment, 10 1-bedroom suites, 4 family units, 20 studio units. A choice of kitchen or kitchenette facilities in one bedroom units. Studio units with king size beds also have kitchen facilities and the other studio units, have only tea and coffee making facilities, toasters and most with microwaves. ... more   less 
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