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Overview of Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTaupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre18 min walk
    Popular LocationTaupo Marina and Boat Ramp19 min walk
    Popular LocationTaupo Museum and Art Gallery2 min drive
    AirportTaupo (TUO)8 min drive

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  • Queen Room Lake View

    Room amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Budget Double

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Quadruple Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
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  • Queen Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • King Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
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  • Guest Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Single Beds
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About this area


Wellesley on the Lake Taupo is located on the waterfront and in an area with good shopping. Taupo Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Taupo and Huka Falls. Waipahihi Botanical Gardens and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and waterskiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and rock climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 18 min walk
  • Taupo Marina and Boat Ramp - 19 min walk
  • Taupo Museum and Art Gallery - 2 min drive
  • Taupo Bungy - 3 min drive
  • Taupo Hot Springs - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 8 min drive


  • The Lazy Trout Fish Shack — 1 min walk
  • The Brantry Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Zest Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 11 min walk
  • Spoon & Paddle - 13 min walk
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About this property

Wellesley on the Lake Taupo

3-star spa hotel, walk to Lake Taupo
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an outdoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a spa tub and a conference centre are on-site. All 40 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, room service and phones.
Wellesley on the Lake Taupo offers 40 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (surcharge)

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (surcharge)
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Free off-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 22 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Outdoor pool


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference centre


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • TV/satellite channels


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 22 per person (approximately)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Quality Inn Lake Taupo
Quality Lake Taupo
Wellesley Hotel Lake Taupo
Wellesley Hotel Lake
Wellesley Lake Taupo Hotel
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Hotel Wellesley on the Lake Taupo Taupo
Taupo Wellesley on the Lake Taupo Hotel
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Wellesley Hotel on the Lake
Quality Inn Lake Taupo
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Wellesley On The Taupo Taupo
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Wellesley on the Lake Taupo Hotel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does Wellesley on the Lake Taupo have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Wellesley on the Lake Taupo pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo?
Self-parking is available for a fee. There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Wellesley on the Lake Taupo?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Wellesley on the Lake Taupo located?
Situated on the waterfront, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Taupo Hot Springs is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 190 out of 997 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 340 out of 997 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 275 out of 997 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 144 out of 997 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 48 out of 997 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We liked it because it was very near the lake. We disliked it because our bedroom was filthy. There was thick dust everywhere in our room. The back of the tv was disgusting. The air vent was filthy, the upturned lamp shade in the bedroom had whole families living in there. Even in the corridors there were swathes of dust. When we asked to move, the receptionist took us to another room this one the paint work was white and it was just as dirty, the receptionist didn't seemed bothered. She then told us to go to the Hilton their sister Hotel and so I phoned them and they were full. The receptionist then said well I can't help you, you better find another hotel. I expected our room rate to be refunded but they refuse to refund.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
The property was in an excellent condition and had adequate parking. The Relieving Manager was very pleasant
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2019

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The position was good but there was no electric blanket, the restaurant was closed. Nowhere to place anything e.g cup, kettle, bathroom items and was locked out when returning from dining.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Broken furniture, only one fan heater, place looked tired
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I rang to confirm reception would be there until 8pm. They had locked up and left before 7.20pm. Key was left however no wifi details or welcome info. Staff didnt sound professional on the phone always in a hurry. Room wasn't clean (found a hair in the bathroom draw) and all furnishings were very old and worn, bedding had all the inner from the duvet coming out everywhere. Paint job had been done without finishing tape - lots of paint where it shouldnt be making it look messy. Lastly, i received a phone call the following night, i thought it would be to apologise (as i had commented at checkout) however staff were asking if i was going to be checking in - for some reason they thought i had booked another night.. to be fair, this would have been ok if i was looking for a hostel, does have the basics.
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

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