Wow! Forget Huka Lodge, this is the place to be
Sacred waters is basically made up of 2 blocks. The main larger block consisting of 2 or 3 bedroom luxury apartments, some facing the lake and some not. The Lakefront block is on the lake is only available in 3 bedroom configurations. There are only 6 of these 3 bedroom apartments. 3 lower and 3 upper level apartments. These review is for the lower level 3 bedroom Lakefront apartment with its own private secured double garage. There is a large secured communal garage in the main block.
The apartments are air conditioned in the main living room, not ducted to the bedrooms. When you first walk in 2 bedrooms flank either side, one has an onsuite. Then the main bedroom with large sliding doors that open out to views of the lake and another bathroom. Then the main living area with 42" lcd tv, dvd and stereo plus kitchen. Beyond that a small garden, deck, spa and a low fence secured with a gate for access out on to the lake. Ducks were there in the morning and would come up to you hoping for some treats. Each room is also equipped with its own television and with separate Sky (cable TV). Menus from most of the local restaurants are also available at the rooms.
The fridge is stocked with breakfast consisting of bread, cereal, condiments, juice, milk, etc. The kitchen is well equipped and comes with not 1 but 2 dishwashers.
I managed to get a good workout from the well equipped gym, which was quite hot due to the natural thermal energy below. The gym was however equipped with an air conditioner and TV.
It is a pity, there is actually not that much to do in Taupo to justify staying more than 1 or 2 nights here.
At the time of writing the managers are getting rid of the Clarion franchise and the place will be know as just Sacred Waters in months to come.
I Look forward to staying here again. My impressions of this property is wow! Modern, spacious, harmonic colour schemes, good lighting, great location, tastefully designed and furnished properties with a "wow" factor. It is indeed luxury, if you want to impress anyone, this place would do it. My photos and the photos on the hotel website does this place no justice.