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Prince Motor Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Called in without a booking. They could fit us in and were very welcoming. Helpful with eateries in local area. Room was everything that we needed after long day travelling. Clean and comfortable and pretty quiet. Few minutes walking to centre of town. Being tired, decided to try restaurant on premises. Very nice. Would highly recommend.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Woonies Being one of the larger properties in town we are often able to help those arriving in Taupo without a booking - and do so at a fair price. It is great to see the relief on peoples faces, especially those arriving after a long, tiring drive as you did. Thank you for letting us know the room...

Reviewed 23 January 2017

We came to this motel because we travel with a little dog and they have a couple of designated rooms that are pet friendly. We were greeted warmly on check in and met the manager, Ron, who was very friendly and laid back. The room was well laid out although the kitchen was a little cramped. The bathroom was large...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi WaggerWagger Thank you kindly for letting us know that all was well for your recent stay with us in Taupo. Glad you appreciated those two rooms being right by our 'Doggie Run.' Yes, at 40 sq mts our 1 Bedrooms are quite a bit larger than your average Motel room. Thank you for noting everything was nice and clean,...

New Zealand
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Internet service here is great, inspires me to come home and get mine working properly. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants, nice roomy bathroom, walls in bedroom need a bit of paint touch up in one corner...overall, very pleasant place to stay.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi zebrakiwi Thank you kindly for letting us know that you enjoyed your stay with us - and that you really appreciated our fibre based free and unlimited WiFi. We recently invested in a top quality solution with multiple access points to ensure everyone can take full advantage of a fast and reliable connection - even when we are full....

Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017

A great reception when we arrived, room was spacious, clean, good facilities and great wifi connection, a comfortable bed and the motel is close to the lake and all the bars and restaurants, this was a good choice of motel for us.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi TonyMar45 That is a fantastic review. Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to write that. 3 months into owning PRINCE it is heartwarming to know that how we meet and greet our guests is welcoming and helpful, and that the accommodation itself is seen as spacious, clean, and comfortable with good beds - as this business...

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Hi there we stayed for weekend at Prince Motor Lodge with our dog. They gave us a brilliant room loads of space for the pooch and us. The hospitality of Ron and his staff was fantastic. They even gave us parking for both cars and the boat. Highly recommend this property to all, there is few properties who allow pets...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Susie Having written this review so quickly means that we do remember you, and a really encouraging review it is too. Thank you so much for that. We are finding that out two pet friendly rooms are very popular, as is the big double car park we have for those with race cars / boats / or larger trailers....

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We arrived in Taupo about 8 pm with no booking for accommodation on a Friday night.Driving along lake front all we saw were "No Vacancy" signs.Went down Roberts Street saw the Prince with a vacancy sign and were very fortunate to grab the last room.A very comfortable,clean 1 bedroom room with queen bed,good bathroom,tea and coffee making facilities and at...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Mark and Karen Thank you for very kindly taking the time to let others know we treated you fairly you price wise, that your apartment was clean and comfortable, came with a good bathroom plus all of the amenities you needed. We also appreciate your mentioning that you 'really' enjoyed your meal at the restaurant. Thank you. Our size...

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I was travelling with my two boys (2-1) I booked about an hour or two before arriving on a travelling site. It was super easy to find and located just a stone throw away from food outlets. The room was huge we booked the family suite which had an extra room was great for the kids. They loved having a...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi jah 1234 WOW, what a truly fantastic review. Thank you for letting us - and others - know that you appreciated the welcome you received, and that everything worked so well for you in the apartment - we also remember you saying that someone had opened the bath salts a little early :-). We are very lucky having such...

Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Prince Motor Lodge. The room was lovely and the bed was super comfy. Its in a handy location to town which was maybe you 5 minute walk. Would highly recommend Prince Motor Lodge and we will definitely be back.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Rachel We really appreciate you kindly taking the time to make PRINCE your first review on TA - and a great review it is too. Thank you for that. We wish you all the very best for 2017, and look forward to seeing you again soon. With our very kind regards, Mairi, Ron, and Rachel

Surrey
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Clean and tidy motel in great location, close to lake and town. Very helpful staff, facilitated early check-in so we could prep for a family function. Motel is not new, but is well maintained with modern decor.

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi HippieCats We remember you well, and it was our pleasure to help you with an early check-in. Looking forward to seeing you again, when you come back through - on the bikes perhaps? We closing wishing you all the very best to you and yours for 2017. With our best regards, Mairi, Ron, and Rachel

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

If you want to escape the craziness of holiday time in taupo, the prince motor lodge is great. The comfortable beds the free WIFI, the pleasant and efficient staff ( the male staff member even stood on the road to direct us in when we got caught up in the traffic). The added bonus of a spacious unit providing everything...

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RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Guys Thank you for taking the time to let others know that you were happy and comfortable for your stay with us - even though we took a moment or two to find :-) (it was nice for me to be able stand out in the sun for a couple of minutes). Glad you took full advantage of our...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated alongside the heart of Taupo township with an on-site Restaurant, Conference Room, and two (only 2) pet friendly rooms, PRINCE motor lodge offers 32 fully appointed units only a two minute stroll to both the town centre shops and restaurants, and the shores of Lake Taupo. PRINCE has 32 generous ground floor units including Spa Bath Suites, all being serviced daily. Provides Free, Unlimited, Fibre based WiFi, new 42" Netflix enabled TV's with 10xSKYand a choice of King, Queen, and Single sized beds. This all helps to create the ideal location for your next holiday, corporate stop over or conference. We provide a choice of Studio's or 1 Bedroom Suites... or why not enjoy a 1 Bedroom King with a Spa Bath and a separate shower? Owner Operators, Ron and Mairi Hunter look forward to welcoming you to PRINCE, "We look to provide all our guests with clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a great location" from where you can enjoy the wonders of the Central North Island, the stunning Geo-thermal valleys, and "Great Lake Taupo" itself. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Prince Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Titiraupenga & Roberts Streets | 100 Roberts Street Taupo, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $127 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Prince Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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#8 Business Hotel in Taupo
#13 Family Hotel in Taupo
#22 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Room had two queen size beds, large bathroom with dining and lounge seating - great stuff!”
 of 5 bubbles T6747XMmarieb, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“all rooms at ground level with parking directly outside”
 of 5 bubbles D9535AHfrankm, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are ground floor, a real plus,”
 of 5 bubbles 87lyni, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms look pretty good”
 of 5 bubbles TonyMar45, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms on ground floor,definitely try the Thai Restaurant...authentic Thai food”
 of 5 bubbles markkaren2016, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
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