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Based by the Lake

Based by the Lake

4 stars 

7 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo, New Zealand

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About Based by the Lake

Discover essential information, amenities, and features of Based by the Lake, providing insights into what to expect during your stay. Information on this property was last updated on 21 February 2024.
Situated in Taupo, Base Taupo is a short drive from Waitahanui and provides a 24-hour reception, a lake and a sun deck. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the town.

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Good to know

To City Centre0.2 mi
Nearest airportTaupo
Distance to airport3.5 mi


Check-in time14:00
Check-out time10:00
InternetFree Wi-Fi
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+64 7377 4464

Amenities at Based by the Lake

Top features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi


  • Earplugs
  • ATM on-site
  • Electric kettle
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Disabled access
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Room service
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Accessible by lift
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Socket near the bed
  • Key card access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • No smoking
  • Balcony
  • Lake view
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Body soap
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Carpeted
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • City view
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Cleaning products
  • Dustbins
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • TV
  • Conditioner
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Private bathroom
  • Designated smoking area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Kitchenette
  • Storage available


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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Airport shuttle
  • Ski storage

Reviews for Based by the Lake

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Photos of Based by the Lake

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Where is Based by the Lake?

Find the exact location and address of Based by the Lake in Taupo, making it easy to plan your travel logistics. Landmark and ‘Getting Around’ data was last updated on 21 February 2024.

Most popular landmarks

Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery0.2 mi
A.C. Baths1.6 mi
Golf Club Taupo1.8 mi
Taupo Hot Springs1.9 mi
Lake Taupo11.5 mi
Orakei Korako Geothermal Park and Cave15.3 mi

FAQs when booking at Based by the Lake

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding bookings, amenities, policies, and more when booking a stay at Based by the Lake. FAQs were last updated on 21 February 2024.

Is pricing at Based by the Lake comparable to 4 star hotels in Taupo?

Nightly rates at Based by the Lake will generally be 68% cheaper than the average 4-stars hotel in Taupo. When staying at Based by the Lake, you should be prepared to pay about £42/night, which is considered to be a good deal in Taupo for a 4-stars hotel.

How close is Based by the Lake to the nearest airport, Taupo Airport?

At 3.5 mi away, Taupo Airport is the closest airport to Based by the Lake. The average expected drive time from Based by the Lake to Taupo Airport is 0h 06m. It’s a good idea to research traffic trends between your hotel and the airport.

What is the best way for guests to get from Taupo Airport to Based by the Lake?

Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for Based by the Lake guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Taupo.

What is the Based by the Lake phone number?

If you have questions or concerns about your stay, call +64 7377 4464 to talk to a Based by the Lake front desk representative.

Does Based by the Lake have Wi-Fi available?

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

What is the check-out time at Based by the Lake?

Based by the Lake has a normal check-in time of after 14:00, and check-out time of before 10:00.

How much does it cost to stay at Based by the Lake, Taupo?

A good deal at Based by the Lake right now is between £21 and £42 per night. Prices change based on dates and room type, so enter your requirements in the form above to see the best deals currently available.

Is there a restaurant at Based by the Lake?

Yes, there is a restaurant on-site at Based by the Lake, Taupo. They also have a bar service for drinks.

Does Based by the Lake have a laundry service?

This accommodation does offer laundry services.

How far is Based by the Lake from Owen Delany Park?

Based by the Lake is about 2 mi from Owen Delany Park, one of Taupo’s most popular landmarks.

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