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1.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 Apr 2024
A lovely location let down by its poor standard of cleanliness. After seeing inside the kitchen cupboards, filthy oven dishes I was too scared to actually open the oven! Bug nests , shower fittings nearly ready to fall apart. The pool is disgusting not the same as the pool advertised on the website. So totally disappointing. Definitely not LUXURY accommodation.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 March 2024

This is a great spot to stay. The apartment we had was clean and spacious with a fabulous view across the lake. The beds were comfy and the kitchen and sitting room area had everything we needed. The pool was good and the fitness room, while limited, was okay for a quick workout. A short drive into Taupo for supplies, restaurants, shopping and takeaways and access straight out onto the lakeside walkway for a stroll. You couldn't really ask for much more from a rental.
There is no doubt that the star attraction was sitting on the balcony looking out across the lake at sunset.....completely unforgettable

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Place was discusting and rund down not worth a 5star the price is ridiculous yucky ewwww wouldn't recommend anyone here for starters they need to get closed down, the boss was so rude and didn't want the customers to take photos or videos also had asked for a refund but wasn't allowed Ive seen cheaper places and better for your money not this place rip Off and dirty ewwww had friends who also went there for there wedding anniversary and the room they paid for wasn't given to them they were given a dirty room and my friends are clean freaks the place needs a clean up badly and the manager needs to fix his attitude 💯 do not go here waste your money

Room tip: Check before hand make sure your getting what you've paid for ask people if your unsure also make sure you read recent reviews with pictures
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Spectacular location and view but disappointing stay overall. Building management is somewhere between lukewarm and unfriendly. Cleaners that don’t actually clean at all and a building that is well past its prime and in desperate need of a facelift. Beds sag, toilets leak and/or don’t flush, sliding windows that don’t, a lift that looks like it’s from a construction site and a pool in urgent need of resurfacing, water features with no water - such a big let down for close to $1000 a night. Don’t even ask for refills for the coffee pod machine after the first 4 are used- just given directions to the supermarket to purchase some more. A real letdown and not value for money. Many other better hotels available with same beautiful views of the lake which is the only thing going for Sacred Waters.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

It is with disappointment that I give this review. We booked a 3-bedroom Lakeview Apartment and were really looking forward to staying here - my brother had come over from Perth for his 50th so this was meant to be a real treat. It was expensive (in excess of $700p/n), so we had high expectations.
On arrival there was nobody at reception (despite me advising when we were arriving and confirming it about 30 minutes ahead of time). Nobody answered the “non-attendance” phone so we stood around for about 10 minutes waiting for somebody to show and then got asked whether we had used the phone (“yes we did - nobody picked up”). The woman at the desk seemed less than impressed that we had booked via Booking.com.
“That’s ok, just a blip” I thought “the apartment will be fab and make up for the lacklustre welcome.”
After negotiating a carpark that would challenge the best and most confident drivers, I was certainly not expecting a dirty shower, filthy carpets and a bedroom the size of my walk-in wardrobe with barely a window (and certainly not one you could see out of). The kitchen tap was also broken and the ‘lever’ kept falling out.
To top it off my mum cut her toe on uneven flooring and rough edge tiles.
The view from the living area was lovely and the kitchen was otherwise well appointed (although for >$700 per night I admit I may have been expecting some mini condiments such as butter or jams). The third bedroom was so small and stuffy that I ended up sleeping on the couch. If I’d known the size of the bedroom ahead of time I would have just booked a 2 bedroom, slept on the couch and saved about $135. After expecting such a special experience I was bitterly disappointed that we’d wasted so much money.
When I mentioned all this to the owners on check-out, Andy was nice enough, but the reaction was apathetic at best, lots of excuses about the cleaning and a “well it is what it is” when it came to the cupboard/bedroom. I would not stay here again - absolutely not worth the money. I do not recommend the 3 bedroom Lakeview apartment if you need someone to actually use the small single bedroom. And I would warn that you are wasting your time making any complaints.

Room tip: Do not bring an SUV or large car if you’re booking a standard apartment. Bring your own condiments.
Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

Completely underwhelming - unclean and not the room configuration we had booked. Ensuite shower not in working order, told couldn’t be fixed. No compensation. Complex is tired. Not the sacred waters we have experienced previously - such a shame!!

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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