A boutique lakefront retreat with outstanding dining and access to Taupo's activities.
Lying on the shore of Lake Taupo, with magnificent views over the water, this welcoming hotel is a pleasant half hour stroll along the lakefront from the centre of town. It boasts fine facilities including two award-winning restaurants. The charming Edgewater Restaurant offers superb cuisine accompanied by an excellent wine list whilst the Beach Brasserie offers a relaxed setting with à la carte and buffet options. The Lakefront Bar is the perfect spot to watch boats bobbing on the water and enjoy spectacular sunsets over the lake and Central Plateau mountains.
Other facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, unique grotto plunge pool, tennis court, fitness centre and sauna. Renowned for its hot springs and the roaring Huka Falls, Taupo offers a plethora of activities including golf, trout fishing, wind-surfing, jet-boating, trekking, sky-diving and bungey-jumping. The Hidden Valley, a geothermal wonderland with boiling mud pools and geysers, is just 25 minutes away.
The rooms each feature air-conditioning, a flat-screen television, DVD player, Wi-Fi (extra cost) and shower. Standard Rooms have pool views. Standard Lakeview Rooms have a balcony and views of the town and lake. Superior Rooms are larger studios comprising two double rooms and feature a balcony with lake and mountain views, ideal for small families. Superior Poolside Rooms feature a large corner spa bath and offer direct access to the pool, sauna, grotto and fitness centre. Superior Lakefront Rooms feature a large corner spa bath and offer easy lake access and stunning lake views. Junior Suites have either a spa bath or a monsoon shower for two and superb lake and mountain views.
Right on the shore of Lake Taupo and a half hour walk from the shops, restaurants and bars in town. 3½ hours from Auckland airport and 15 minutes from Taupo airport.
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2 restaurants, bar
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