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10 Best Hotels in Taupo

Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$214
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
3.42 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,812 reviews)

"Very good service, great facilities . The staff were very friendly"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
AU$126
per night
5 May - 6 May
2.66 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (1,021 reviews)

"There is no AC in the room, and also the fan is very small. Room looks okay and is big enough."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo
Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo
AU$127
per night
5 May - 6 May
1.56 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (888 reviews)

"Location. Ease of parking. Clean, light, lake views"…"

Reviewed on 26 Mar. 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Acapulco Motor Inn
4 out of 5
19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$106
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
1.75 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (901 reviews)

"Loved the location and it was off the highway which made it nice and quiet"…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Acapulco Motor Inn
Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$119
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
2.06 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (422 reviews)

"The unit had all the features a traveller would need including kitchen and laundry."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
The Village Resort
AU$155
per night
4 May - 5 May
1.58 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)

"Like the location of this property and the rooms were great, hosts were nice and had a great stay."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

The Village Resort
Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
3 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$93
per night
5 May - 6 May
4.13 km from city centre
3.6/5Good! (55 reviews)

"We had a pleasant stay - the location is great, close to thermal pools. There is also a private thermal pool/ hot tub at the propert. wifi was excellent - very fast."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Grandeur Thermal Spa Resort
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
AU$88
per night
5 May - 6 May
3.42 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (847 reviews)

"Very presentable Excellent staff Rooms fantastic Highly recommend to stay"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
4.5 out of 5
70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$112
per night
4 May - 5 May
2.05 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (392 reviews)

"A lovely, modern motel. Great position in Taupo and we really enjoyed using the balcony - wine, sun and a great view1"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
Cascades Lakefront Motel
4 out of 5
303 Lake Terrace, Taupo
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$110
per night
8 Apr. - 9 Apr.
2.61 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (363 reviews)

"Loft created two separated spaces for two couples to stay comfortably."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2020

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Visiting Taupo

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Taupo, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting and relaxing spas. This city also attracts tourists with its waterfalls.

  • There are 113 hotels and other accommodations in Taupo
  • The closest major airport is in Taupo (TUO) 4.8 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Taupo

The lakeside and hot springs exemplify the city's natural beauty and places to visit include Craters of the Moon and Lake Taupo. Biking is just one of the top activities, while Barbary and Golf Club Taupo are sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and Taupo Bungy.

In Taupo, there are 113 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Below are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Fairbairn House - This 3.5-star bed & breakfast features free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its quiet location.
  • Serenity on Wakeman - Our customers like the breakfast and location at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • The Pillars Retreat - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and overall value.

Dressing for Taupo

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 77°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 52°F
  • From April to June, the average is 70°F during the day and 41°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 64°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 75°F as the daytime average and 46°F as the nighttime average
  • Taupo gets about 42.20 inches of rain per year
  • January and February are usually the hottest months averaging 76°F, while July and June are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 41°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Taupo?
Huka Lodge is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star lodge offers free breakfast and a restaurant. It is located a short 8-minute walk from Huka Falls. Other top choices based on reviews include Serenity on Wakeman and Tauhara Sunrise Lodge.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Taupo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is often 24 or 48 hours before the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best options available in Taupo.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Taupo?
Based on reviews, Camellia Court Family Motel is a popular 3-star property for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Utopian Motel Taupo and Wellesley on the Lake Taupo.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Taupo?
Oasis Beach Resort is a top 4.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good options for your family trip include The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection and Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort. Also, attractions such as Taupo Bungy and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Taupo?
Falls Chateau is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and free WiFi. Another good option for a stay with your sweetheart is Serenity on Wakeman.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Taupo?
52 on Rifle Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and laundry facilities for its human guests. The Lake Motel is another option for a stay with your pet.
What's the best high-end hotel in Taupo?
Hilton Lake Taupo is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Tauhara Sunrise Lodge and Whakaipo Lodge are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique hotel in Taupo?
Whakaipo Lodge is a favourite 5-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Taupo?
Camellia Court Family Motel is a 3-star property featuring a restaurant and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good choice is Asure Prince Motor Lodge if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. You can tee off at Golf Club Taupo during your trip.
What's it like staying in Taupo?
Families will find child-friendly activities in Taupo, and visitors give high marks for the lakeside setting and relaxing spas. This city also attracts tourists with its waterfalls. Top sights around the area include Huka Falls, Lake Taupo and Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave. In Taupo, there are 416 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Taupo?
Favorite family attractions include Taupo Bungy and Waipahihi Botanical Gardens. The lakes and hot springs highlight the city’s natural beauty with places to visit including Lake Taupo, Craters of the Moon and Three Mile Bay. Cycling is one of the top activities, while Barbary, Taupo Hot Springs and Golf Club Taupo are favourite sights to visit.
What's the seasonal weather like in Taupo?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 24°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Taupo is 1004.20 mm.

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