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Sacred Waters Apartments

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221 - 225 Lake Terrace Waipahihi, Taupo 3330 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 17/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 64 hotels in Taupo
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
On the shores of New Zealand's favourite lake sits Taupo's Number One luxury lakefront accommodation, Taupo Sacred Waters Luxury Lakefront Apartments. Overlooking Lake Taupo this stylish luxury apartment complex provides an outstanding experience for visitors to the lakeside City of Taupo New Zealand. Sacred Waters Luxury Lakefront apartment's are Taupo's most central luxury accommodation choice. An easy walk to Central Taupo and a short drive to any Taupo tourist activity. Sacred Waters Taupo is Qualmark 5 Star internationally rated.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Car park
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Luxury
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Afrikaans
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travellingbuzz wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand815 contributions174 helpful votes
This night cost me a bit more than I really wanted to pay but I’m so pleased we did it. Taupo was pretty full this Saturday night and we needed a rest stop on our journey so there were little choices. We booked a 3 bedroom lake front and we’re allocated room 2. The apartments are all individually owned so I suspect that the decor and potentially layout may differ in each. It was super clean, well appointed and very comfortable beds. Of course a fabulous view and this is one of the few properties in Taupo that are truly lake front. We enjoyed both the shared warm swimming pool and the private thermal pool on our terrace. The apartment has everything you would need to cook a good meal and this is rare in holiday accomodation. The third bedroom is connected to the lounge but closes off. The decor while not all to my taste (white carpets!) was classy with lovely art pieces and some nice Kartell furniture. The beds were hugely comfortable. My only constructive feedback for the owners and caution for future guests is that there is no individual ventilation/air conditioning in the bedrooms. There is air con in the hallway and main lounge which is designed to cool the apartment but it means sleeping with doors open which isn’t great for privacy. In our case it was OK as we were a family group. There is thermal underfloor hearing to keep you toasty warm in winter but if you want to breathe you would need to open the bedroom doors. We had our own garage in the lake front apartment which is great for security. Those in the main building share a large car park. These apartments are modern but not new and some of the age is showing (for example light switches ) but in making this statement I am being super picky but I think you should be at a premium price. I think that being said - this apartment is suitable for the premium price they command. The managers offer a warm greeting and welcome and I’m sure would be available to assist with any requests. If I were looking for a premium stay in Taupo again - yes I would come again.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mave and Rose wrote a review Dec 2020
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Right from when we arrived to when we were farewelled, the service was spot on! We had a family celebration and we were adequately housed in the Penthouse with more space than we knew what to do with. The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms were cosy despite the noise of the traffic. The heated pool and the hot tub were much appreciated by our family as were the amazing views! Cindy and Chris are great hosts and we certainly hope to stay again sometime soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: Traffic noise was a bit roadside of the property but not an issue from the other side of the...
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Responded 29 Dec 2020
Dear Mave & Rose and family, thank you for choosing Sacred Waters and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! Thank you for staying with us, it was wonderful to meet all of you. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation. We are passionate, respects our valued guests and loves to go the extra mile. Our aim is to provide a truly unique experience and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. The Penthouse is a great place for families to get together. We were so lucky to have all of you at Sacred Waters. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sacred Waters in the future. Sincerely, Chris and Cindy
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Terence G wrote a review Nov 2020
Whanganui, New Zealand190 contributions68 helpful votes
Sacred Waters in Taupo is a modern excellent place to stay. The staff is friendly. When our stay was cut short due to a family crisis they were very helpful. Thank you. We had a 2 bedroom lake view apartment with a great view of the lake and mountains whilst relaxing in the hot tub with a cool drink. The apartment is ideal for 1 or 2 couples or a family. It has a well appointed kitchen and lounge with everything needed. The only disappointment was the ‘private’ balcony and hot tub of the apartment we were in was not private as it could be observed from at least 5 other apartments. We do not usually wear togs in a hot tub as they are not designed for this. If you are going to use the hot tub bring something suitable to wear. Yes we would use Sacred Waters again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Wear clothing in the hot tub on your 'private' balcony
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Response from Chris Coetzee, General Manager at Sacred Waters Apartments
Responded 6 Dec 2020
Dear Terry, thank you for choosing Sacred Waters and for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor! Thank you for staying with us and your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation. We are passionate, respects our valued guests and loves to go the extra mile. Thank you for your feedback on the privacy of hot tubs. We have privacy glass on the side glass balustrades facing the next-door neighbour - however, we have clear glass balustrades facing the lake to provide great lake views when sitting in the hot tub. Our aim is to provide a truly unique experience and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sacred Waters in the future. Sincerely, Chris and Cindy
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stellamAuckland wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland241 contributions97 helpful votes
We visited for 4 days for a family wedding . Three of us stayed in a 3 bedroom waterfront apartment. The good: lovely views, hot tub, very spacious living areas, well equipped kitchen, large comfortable beds. internal and spacious garaging, nice garden area and about 10-15 minute walk to town, recently refurbished ( apartment 3); two bathrooms, laundry in one of the bathrooms the irritating: difficult to access wardrobes, doors not completely opening and hangars hard to reach ( because it was a wedding, we had more than average clothes to hang up) with wardrobe lights that flicked on and off, bedroom windows not completely covered with blinds so light coming in from security lights kept us awake, noise kept us awake also on two nights from upstairs, and very scanty servicing of apartment ( we rang for a repeat service on one occasion but it didn't happen); no full length mirror to prepare for the wedding I think this would be an excellent place for a large group or family.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 24 Nov 2020
Dear Stella Milsom, congratulations, we are wishing the newly wedded couple a lifetime of love and happiness. A very big thank you for choosing Sacred Waters again and for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor! Thank you for staying with us and your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation. We are passionate, respects our valued guests and loves to go the extra mile. Thank you for pointing the items out - we will work on those. We invite guests to contact us immediately 24/7 if any noise from neighbours as we live onsite for your convenience. Room service is sometimes conflicting to housekeepers as one guest in the apartment gives instructions to only service bathrooms and then we get a call in the afternoon to repeat. We were very happy to repeat and I personally took the team back to make beds, replace coffee/toiletries and clean kitchen. Our aim is to provide a truly unique experience and we do our best to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sacred Waters in the future. Sincerely, Chris and Cindy
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Raewyn wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked our 2 (3 beds)bedroom accommodation over the phone for 4 nights accommodation for 3 lady golfers. On arrival we were delighted on being upgraded to a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment with our own outdoor hot tub, great for the cool nights and aching muscles. Lovely lake views, amazing hosts thank you so much Cindy and Chris 😊
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Chris Coetzee, General Manager at Sacred Waters Apartments
Responded 21 Nov 2020
Dear Ruworthy, A very big thank you for choosing Sacred Waters again and for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor! Thank you for staying with us and your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation. We are passionate, respects our valued guests and loves to go the extra mile. Our aim is to provide a truly unique experience and we are thrilled that we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sacred Waters in the future. Sincerely, Chris and Cindy
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandWaikato RegionTaupo DistrictTaupo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sacred Waters Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Sacred Waters Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Waipahihi Botanical Gardens (0.8 km) and Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sacred Waters Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mole & Chicken, Edgewater Restaurant, and Bistro Lago.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and a heated pool during their stay.
Does Sacred Waters Apartments have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sacred Waters Apartments offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sacred Waters Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sacred Waters Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Afrikaans.
Does Sacred Waters Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.