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Baycrest Lodge

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Outdoor pool, a heated pool, open 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, a heated pool, open 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, a heated pool, open 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM, pool loungers
Family Room with Balcony | Balcony

Overview of Baycrest Lodge

Baycrest Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star motel with outdoor pool, near Lake Taupo

9.4/10 Exceptional

597 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is NZ$259
Price available on 08/03/2023
79 Mere Rd, Taupo, 3330

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Taupo (TUO) - 7 min drive


  • The Brantry Restaurant - 11 min walk
  • Zest Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Espresso Cove - 13 min walk
  • Rose on Roberts - 18 min walk
  • Ninety Nine - 3 min drive

About this property

Baycrest Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Taupo, Baycrest Lodge is only 3.7 mi (6 km) from the airport. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upmarket motel include fridges and microwaves. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 7:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–9:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Hot springs
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Skiing nearby

Working away

  • Conference space (624 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Built in 1998
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Heated floors

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


There are 8 hot springs open between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 10.00 to 27 per person
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of NZD 4.00

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Hot springs access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Baycrest Lodge
Baycrest Lodge Taupo
Baycrest Taupo
Flag Hotel Baycrest
Baycrest Lodge Motel
Baycrest Lodge Taupo
Baycrest Lodge Motel Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Does Baycrest Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Baycrest Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Baycrest Lodge?
As of 5 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Baycrest Lodge on 28 February 2023 start from NZ$239, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Baycrest Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Baycrest Lodge?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Baycrest Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Baycrest Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Baycrest Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as skiing. Additional recreation on-site includes hot springs. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Baycrest Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Brantry Restaurant (11-min walk), Zest Cafe (13-min walk) and Espresso Cove (13-min walk).
Does Baycrest Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does Baycrest Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Baycrest Lodge like?
Baycrest Lodge is located a short 4-minute walk from Lake Taupo.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Taupo
Very nice spot. Room was lovely. Check in was very good and host was very friendly.
Randy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just lovely
A lovely one night stay. Walking distance to the lake for a dip but why bother when there’s such a beautiful pool! Our room also has a thermal bath which was lovely for a warm evening relax
Shane, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Property had plenty of space in the unit, place lovely and clean.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I loved the hot spring pools. Absolutely lovely.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Christopher, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ariana, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The outdoor hot tub is great and worth the stay on its own.
Troy, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The open-air bath and the scenery were great. The shower curtain was a little disappointing, but other than that it was very good
Ryuu, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice view, very clean, comfortable bed. Willstay again.
Julie, 1-night romance trip
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