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Based by the Lake

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330

+64 7377 4464

based on 542 reviews


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About Based by the Lake, Taupo

Value for money
A stay at Based by the Lake places you in the heart of Taupo, within a 5-minute walk of Taupo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and Lake Taupo. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, luggage storage, and laundry facilities.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Laundry service

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Cleaning products
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Eco tourism
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Horse riding
  • Mini-golf
  • Water park
  • Pool table

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Accessible by lift
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Lake view
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Places of interest near Based by the Lake

Attractions in Taupo, New Zealand curated by momondo

Based by the Lake location: 7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3330


Taupo Bungy1.8 km

Restaurants and Cafés

Cobb & Co. Taupo0.1 km


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Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • 2 star hotels in Taupo typically cost $114/night, but Based by the Lake is typically available for $27/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • Based by the Lake is 5.6 km away from Taupo. You can typically expect your drive time from Based by the Lake to Taupo to be 10min. It might be worth looking up traffic trends near your hotel if you are worried about saving time.

  • Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Based by the Lake. The nearest airport to the hotel is Taupo.

  • There is a restaurant at Based by the Lake that can be used by visitors of the hotel. You can sit down or order food to take away. Call the front desk at +64 7377 4464 for kitchen hours. If you are staying at Based by the Lake, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Judging by our data, Based by the Lake does not have a pool on site, but hotels regularly make additions and changes to their venues and do not always notify us. It would be best to call Based by the Lake at +64 7377 4464.

  • Is Based by the Lake pet-friendly?

  • Yes, Based by the Lake has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • 10:00 is the check-out time at Based by the Lake. Late check-out may be available at the hotel's discretion.

  • The cheapest deals found start from only $27 per night. The average rate for rooms at Based by the Lake is currently around $71/night. Enter your dates in the form above to see more.

  • Yes, you can take care of all your laundry needs with the on-premise services at Based by the Lake, Taupo.

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