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Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo
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The price is $121 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
2.13 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (967 reviews)

"An excellent hotel with very obliging staff and great restaurant"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Hilton Lake Taupo
Adelphi Motel
3 out of 5
Cnr Kaimanawa & Heu Heu Sts, Taupo
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1.15 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (376 reviews)

"all ok some redecorating required Staff no t easy to contact when checking out."…"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

Adelphi Motel
Lakeland Resort Taupo
3 out of 5
282 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $67 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
1.65 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Well organized service ... good location ... good price"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Lakeland Resort Taupo

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Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Titiraupenga Street, Taupo, Waikato
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The price is $85 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
0.91 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (301 reviews)

"Location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Le Chalet Suisse Motel Apartments
Acapulco Motor Inn
4 out of 5
19 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
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The price is $64 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20
1.08 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)

"Ok property. Stayed overnight so did not use any amenities. Breakfast was very nice in a pleasant room. Just a pity you had to go outside as it was a rainy day"…"

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Acapulco Motor Inn
Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
3.5 out of 5
76-80 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $73 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11
0.97 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (977 reviews)

"The location was great, next to Jolly Goodfellow and within walking distance of the town. The room was very tired. The furniture was stained and the Venetian blind in the bedroom broken. The shower broke on the second day and the owner couldn’t get anyone to come and fix it. There was no mirror in ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Twin Peaks Lakeside Inn
Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
51-61 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo, Waikato
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The price is $72 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
1.28 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (456 reviews)

"Everything was great - clean and the staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Quest Taupo Serviced Apartments
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
5 out of 5
76 Napier-Taupo Road, SH 5, Taupo
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The price is $52 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
2.13 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (884 reviews)

"Excellent experiences in Taupo Debretts spa resort. Children And adult enjoyed in the poolS. Environment clean and staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2020

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort
Baycrest Lodge
4 out of 5
79 Mere Rd, Taupo
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The price is $112 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10
1.3 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (499 reviews)

"Check in easy and well communicated. Rooms clean. Stunning views of the lake."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Baycrest Lodge
Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
14 Northcroft Street, Taupo
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The price is $88 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
0.95 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (709 reviews)

"Great having the lake view and it seemed the hotel staff moved the trucks that parked out front to ensure guests retained the view, which was very good as that is the key selling point. Room was well appointed and renovated, quite happy for a hotel tho very small fridge"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
4 out of 5
219 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $109 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9
1.54 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (734 reviews)

"The rooms were very well presented and the pool temperature was perfect for this time of the year, the staff were very friendly and even thou our accomodation faced the street there was no street noise at all, can highly recommend this resort"…"

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2020

The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection
Executive Motel Taupo
4 out of 5
114 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $102 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
1.1 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (398 reviews)

"The place was very clean and tidy. It had a ok view of the lake. It was a joy to stay there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Executive Motel Taupo
Cottage Mews Motel
3 out of 5
311 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $74 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4
1.63 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (103 reviews)

"All good. Sad hosts a bit down and glad we could help by staying. It’s hard to be upbeat for when people cancel, I guess."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Cottage Mews Motel
Beechtree Motel
4.5 out of 5
56 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
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The price is $92 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
1.21 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (387 reviews)

"Nice location, friendly and accomodating staff. Modern uptodate facilities and convenient to all attractions of Taupo."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Beechtree Motel
Sails On The Lake
3.5 out of 5
138 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $104 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
1.23 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (427 reviews)

"great location. all the amenities you need. nice staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2020

Sails On The Lake
Lakefront Lodge Taupo
3 out of 5
100 Lake Terrace, Taupo
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The price is $43 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23
1.06 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (118 reviews)

"Small rooms but clean, Efficiently laid out for it’s size easy access, right across the road from the beautiful lake Very close to the CBD. Restaurant on premise with gorgeous views. very friendly stass"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Lakefront Lodge Taupo
Lake Taupo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo
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The price is $95 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
1.1 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Lovely place to stay, quiet location and close walk to lakeside and town. Pool and spa were perfect after a long drive. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
4.5 out of 5
70 Rifle Range Road, Taupo
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The price is $58 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
1.27 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (440 reviews)

"Check-in was contact-less due to Alert Level 2 restrictions across most of NZ. Very happy with our clean room situated in a nice quiet area and like the close proximity to town. This was value for money and a great couple of days away in Taupō even if the weather wasn't great."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Ascot Motor Inn Taupo
Silver Fern Lodge
2.5 out of 5
118 Tamamutu Street, Taupo
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The price is $57 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
1.25 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (289 reviews)

"Good location with just a short walk to the town centre."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Silver Fern Lodge
Dunrovin Motel
3 out of 5
140- Heu Heu Street, Taupo
The price is $70 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3
1.21 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (73 reviews)

"아주 좋았습니다. 생각보다 넓고 또 깔끔했어요. 그리고 전기장판이 있어서 힘든 여행속에 푹 쉴 수 있었답니다."…"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 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 134 hotels and other accommodations in Taupo
  • The closest major airport is in Taupo (TUO), 3 mi (4.8 km) 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 a top activity, and Barbary is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Taupo Museum and Art Gallery and Taupo Bungy.

In Taupo, you'll find 134 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Serenity on Wakeman - This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and quiet location.
  • The Pillars Retreat - Our customers like the breakfast and overall value at this B&B. This 4-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • Tauhara Sunrise Lodge - This 5-star bed & breakfast features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Expedia customers like its breakfast and comfortable rooms.

Dressing for Taupo

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 77°F during the day and 52°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 70°F, while the average at night is 41°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 64°F with nighttime averages of 40°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 75°F and nighttime averages of 46°F
  • Average annual rainfall for Taupo is 42.20 inches
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 76°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 41°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Taupo?
Huka Lodge is a favorite 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 Belle vue Boutique Lodge.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Taupo, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel bookings are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it might still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Put your dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the best deals in Taupo.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Taupo?
For more details about updating your trip to Taupo or cancelling it, head over to our customer service page.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Taupo?
Based on reviews, Camellia Court Family Motel is a popular 3-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Utopian Motel Taupo and Taupo Urban Retreat.
What's the best accommodation for a family trip to Taupo?
The Anchorage Resort - Heritage Collection is a top 3.5-star property on Expedia for families, and features 3 outdoor pools and free parking. Other good choices for your stay with the kids include Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort and Acapulco Motor Inn. Attractions like Taupo Hot Springs and Taupo Bungy are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Taupo?
Millennium Resort Manuels is a favorite 4.5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a beachfront restaurant. Another choice for a stay with your sweetheart is Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Taupo?
The Lake Motel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers free use of bicycles and free WiFi for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Adelphi Motel and 52 on Rifle Motel.
What's the best place to stay near Craters of the Moon?
Wairakei Resort Taupo is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. It’s located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Craters of the Moon. Other good options within 5 miles include Huka Lodge and Quality Suites Huka Falls.
What about the best place to stay near Taupo Hot Springs?
One of the top choices for your stay is Hilton Lake Taupo, located next to Taupo Hot Springs, and this 5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort and Millennium Resort Manuels are other good choices nearby.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Taupo?
Oasis Beach Resort is a top 4.5-star property with 2 restaurants, and it’s located on the beach. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Gables Lakefront Motel and The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Taupo?
Millennium Resort Manuels is a 4.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. Hilton Lake Taupo and Sacred Waters are other upscale choices for your vacation.
What are some accommodations with pools in Taupo?
The Reef Resort - Heritage Collection is a popular 4-star property featuring 2 outdoor pools, free WiFi, and a spa tub. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort and Hilton Lake Taupo.

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