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4.7 out of 5

"Very clean room in good location. Would highly recommend to anyone who isn't fussed about comfort. The very large bed had lovely soft blankets but the ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 12 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

At Sails On The Lake you'll be within a 30-minute stroll of Barbary and Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy sitting areas, coffee/tea makers and hairdryers, featured in all 19 rooms. Fridges, microwaves and hobs make in-room dining convenient. Irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and barbecues. Other amenities include laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services and tour/ticket assistance. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Taupo motel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.5 mi) from Taupo Hot Springs and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Taupo Bungy.

One Bedroom Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$170* Per night/room 8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

One Bedroom Lake View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio, 1 Bedroom, Lake View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Premium Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Spa Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sails On The Lake ratings based on 142 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sails On The Lake

Everyone (63) Couples (54) Family (23)

About the Sails On The Lake

Location 138 Lake Terrace, Taupo, 3330

Property Features

Sails On The Lake offers its guests tour or ticket assistance, a BBQ, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. Sails On The Lake also features laundry facilities and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Taupo motel is smoke free.

  • 19 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Taupo (TUO) (6.1 km / 3.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Sails On The Lake offers 19 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Taupo motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Sails Motor
  • Best Western Sails Motor Lodge
  • Best Western Sails Motor Lodge Taupo
  • Best Western Sails Motor Taupo
  • Sails Motor Lodge Taupo
  • Sails Lake Motel Taupo
  • Sails Motor Taupo
  • Sails Motor
  • Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel Taupo
  • Sails Lake Motel
  • Sails Lake Taupo
  • Sails Lake
  • Quality Inn Sails Taupo Hotel
  • Sails On The Lake Motel
  • Sails On The Lake Taupo
  • Sails On The Lake Motel Taupo

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.