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Hilton Lake Taupo

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Welcome to Hilton Lake Taupo, the region's only 5 Star International hotel. From its spectacular vantage point, Hilton Lake Taupo commands magnificent views over New Zealand’s largest lake and beyond. This distinguished hotel offers a wide range of room types (113 rooms total), from Hilton Guest Rooms through to the grand Presidential Suite. For families, groups and those staying a little longer, one to three bedroom apartments offer convenient and spacious options. Rejuvenate with a round of tennis, or a workout in the fully-equipped gym, enjoy a dip in the naturally heated outdoor pool and spa-pool, or relax in the sauna or steam room. Indulge in flagship restaurant and bar, Bistro Lago with an inspired menu created by New Zealand celebrity Chef, Gareth Stewart. Bistro Lago's offerings include high tea, $29.95 three course lunch, happy hour and gourmet a la carte featuring locally sourced ingredients. Be prepared for an extraordinary experience: an outstanding location, a breathtaking panorama, exceptional service, an intimate ambiance and contemporary luxury of the highest standard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Car park
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Safe
Iron
Minibar
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
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English
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Jonathan T wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom335 contributions156 helpful votes
You know what you get with a Hilton. Clean modern rooms - really nice pool and a good gym. I have no complaints at all about the property or the staff - and the breakfast was good too. Only issue is that it is a little out of town - a bit too far to walk.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mustang Sally wrote a review Aug 2023
Kerikeri, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
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Wow, love this Hotel, and now its got even better. We attended a conference there last year and it was great, a couple of things were a let down, but not this time. Could not fault, check in a breeze, nice room, with a view of the lake, dinner was superb, mouth watering, whoever your chef is, keep him/her! Breakfast service was way better than last year, and it was all hot.. Pool is having a make over so was closed, but were offered complimentary entry to De Bretts Thermal Pools next door.. Fabulous. Can not fault this Hotel. Thank you Shubham for what you have achieved in the past year with the running of the restaurant. 10/10! We will be back1
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Kia Ora, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and your kind words regarding Shubham, are greatly appreciated. We'll make sure your compliments reach him, and we're proud to have team members who contribute to our guests' positive experiences. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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ChristineLIllinois wrote a review Feb 2024
Cary, Illinois41 contributions45 helpful votes
We had an exceptional stay! I was having a minor health issue and when we arrived prior to check the staff jumped to get us in early. I’m a diamond member and was unexpectedly upgraded to a lakeview apartment. We partook in the pool and hot tub which were excellent. The staff are wonderful.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kia Ora Christine, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we're glad that our team was able to assist you promptly. As a Diamond member, it's always our goal to provide the best possible experience and we're delighted that you enjoyed your upgrade to a lakeview apartment. Your kind words about our staff mean a lot to us and we'll be sure to pass on your compliments. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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Christine S wrote a review Feb 2024
Garforth, United Kingdom14 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was very welcoming as was the twin room that my son and I shared. The shower was terrific and the room bright and airy with a lovely seating area overlooking the pool and gym area. It is a very nice hotel for families and there was quite a few children there enjoying themselves. If you can't park close to the hotel then there is ample room at the car park lower down and it is easy enough to access. The staff were very welcoming and we really enjoyed the breakfast too.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and it’s great to hear you enjoyed our rooms and facilities. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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Elizabeth S wrote a review Feb 2024
Free Union, Virginia307 contributions119 helpful votes
Spacious, comfortable and peaceful in a great location overlooking the lake and town, large rooms with individual garden outdoor space make this unique with lovely pool and lawn surrounding, well worth the visit even though the staff is challenged
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: During peak season check in after 4 pm, parking is inconvenient so be ready to schlep your luggage
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and it’s great to hear you enjoyed our rooms. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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ahtram56 wrote a review Feb 2024
Dubuque, Iowa297 contributions95 helpful votes
We loved our stay here. Had a beautiful king room with a water view. Plenty of towels , very comfortable in every way. The staff went above and beyond. Food in the restaurant was pricey but good. Highly recommend a stay here. You won’t be disappointed!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and it’s great to hear you enjoyed our rooms and facilities. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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ValueLuxurySeeker wrote a review Feb 2024
Canberra, Australia95 contributions52 helpful votes
Our family of three stayed at Hilton Lake Taupo over the New Year for three nights. The hotel looks okay, the room was spacious but a little generic - nothing outstanding. There is an outdoor pool which we did not use. The restaurant is very good and the dinners that we had were the highlight of our stay, with superb views over Lake Taupo looking towards Mt Ruapehu. The room rate was rather expensive. It could be because it was over the holiday period. I rate hotels and resorts based on the price that we paid and this resort is expensive for what it delivers. It perhaps needs to be refurbished to have a wow factor and be able to justify premium rates. We enjoyed our stay and have no regrets booking the resort.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay at Hilton Lake Taupo. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate the time it has taken for you to provide this feedback to help us to improve future stays. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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JennyGonsalves wrote a review Jan 2024
Houston, Texas106 contributions60 helpful votes
Excellent property and great staff. When we arrived, Peter and the other 2 were very welcoming, except for Naomi at the front desk on our departure the following morning. She was very rude and demeaning, in her tone and her communication with me, she treated me like I was a charity case. That is reason I have not rated it as excellent. BTW, we have gold status. The property is beautiful, has the historic part and new portion. The rooms are clean and well appointed.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Kia Ora Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are delighted to hear that you found our property excellent and our staff welcoming upon your arrival, particularly Peter and the team. However, we are truly sorry to learn about your disappointing experience with Naomi during your departure. Please accept our sincerest apologies and we're addressing this internally. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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ocean-alien wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia133 contributions62 helpful votes
Lovely property. Great location with excellent views over the lake. Checkin was smooth as was checkout. I expected Hilton standard service with luggage, but it was self serve. The room was nice and was a good size. However, broken toilet seats are not expected at a Hilton.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kia Ora, Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay at Hilton Lake Taupo. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Your feedback has been taken on-board and is being reviewed by our team. We hope to have the opportunity to make it right in the future. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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52phantom wrote a review Jan 2024
Auckland, New Zealand262 contributions73 helpful votes
A lovely hotel to spend a relaxing time. Not cheap of course, but Hilton delivers, so no complaints. Our apartment overlooked the lake, and we were lucky to strike a beaut patch of weather, with settled, warm days. We only had one meal in the restaurant, which offered limited, although adequate options, and a good wine selection. Service was first class too. Other accommodation proprietors could learn from The Hilton Taupo in terms of service delivery at all levels, hard to beat. We look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Kia Ora, Thank you for your review following your stay with us at Hilton Lake Taupo. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and it’s great to hear you enjoyed our rooms and the hospitality provided by our team members. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back to Hilton Lake Taupo in the near future. Kind Regards, Tracey Poole Hotel Manager - Hilton Lake Taupo
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Lake Taupo
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Lake Taupo?
Nearby attractions include Lake Taupo (2.9 km), Huka Falls (6.1 km), and Huka Falls tracks (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Lake Taupo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Master of India, Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, and Incredible India Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Lake Taupo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Lake Taupo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Hilton Lake Taupo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hilton Lake Taupo accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.