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Prince Motor Lodge

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This motel is very easy to locate and has a Thai restaurant attached. We ordered takeaways and our front door was about 10 steps from the restaurant. Lovely large unit and TVs in lounge and bedroom. Easy walking distance to town, all flat terrain.

Thank Jill A
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Jill Thank you for taking the time to let others know that yours was a 5 Star experience at PRINCE. It is great to know that our customer service, facilities, and location make people happy to give us great reviews. Thank you. We close wishing you all the very best for 2017. Kind regards, Mairi, Ron, and Rachel

Greytown, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely clean, quiet and comfortable Motel. Great situation with easy walk into town and Restaurants. Friendly owners who were able to recommend somewhere good to eat. ( Lotus Thai) would recommend this Motel.

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

Hi racalvert Lovely to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed your stay with us late last year. Yes, we do have a great team at PRINCE, with cleanliness and friendliness always being top of mind, and as you mention our location is close to the town centre, and down to the Lake. We hope you had a...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Prince motor lodge is situated in a handy location - a couple of minutes walk from the lake front and a couple of minutes walk to the centre of town. We hired a one bedroom unit with two kids in the bedroom and a queen bed in the living room. We asked to have the single beds moved to the...

Thank TravelDudes555
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Traveldude 555 Thank you for your review; we appreciate your letting others know just how very close we are to the town centre and the lake, and that we can provide accommodation suitable for a couple with 2 children. Thank you also for your one-night stay. When you know that you require a specific bed configuration for your family,...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely stay at this motel! The reasons why: clean, friendly staff, great location, comfy beds & a reasonable price. There is also a Thai restaurant attached to the motel with truly delicious food. I will most definitely stay here again when I come to Taupo! A big thank you to the managers!

2Thank Glen F
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Glen F We remember your arrival well, and we really appreciate your feedback as it is good to know that you were all as comfortable staying with us as we wanting you to be . Look forward to seeing you again the next time you are down in Taupo. In the interim, all the very best for 2017. Kind...

Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We found the accommodation extremely clean and tidy. Very comfortable beds and very pleasant staff. Being at ground level with no steps it is great for elderly and wheelchair access. The proximity to town has to be it's highlight.

Thank kaye633
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Kaye633 We remember you and your friend well, and we really appreciate your taking the time to let us know you were both s comfortable as we were wanting you to be. Thank you also for mentioning our great location and all of the units being on the one level as these are proving to be major benefits for...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

great location - 2 min walk to Lake Taupo and 5 min walk into shops etc - without the car noise, being one block back from the lake very clean rooms, non-smoking - excellent! large bathroom and awesome shower comfortable large bed park outside your room, no steps to drag luggage up or down - easy access very helpful and...

Thank granite2016
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi granite2016 What a fantastic review! Thank you so very much for kindly taking the time to let others know just how comfortable you were for your stay with us. As the new owners it is truly encouraging to know that our improvements are working so well for our guests - by enabling them to relax in a fully supplied...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

This motel is in a quiet area yet is only 2 minutes walk from Lake Taupo waterfront and the main streets. It has good-sized accommodation with a TV in both the lounge and bedroom. Our bathroom had a large bath as well as a separate shower & the towels were thick & fluffy. It was hard to fault. The new...

Thank eponting2016
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

HI Eileen & Richard It is great to know that the changes we have made since October are working so well for our guests. Glad you enjoyed our 'thick and fluffy' new towels. As you point out we have a great location being close to both the Lake and Town Centre, and being off a major road it is quiet...

Washington DC
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This little hotel is tucked away off the main drag, which was perfect because the street was quite and it made for a good night sleep. The person who greeted me at the front desk was very nice and gave great tips about the area, where to pick up groceries, and where to grab a bite to eat. Stayed here...

Thank Heather L
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi H L Pleasure to hear from you, and we truly thank you for the feedback, as guest feedback is what lets us know whether or not what we are doing are the right things for our guests. Our location is conveniently alongside the Town Centre but as you say, on a quiet street. As you also mention our rooms...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Beautiful clean,modern and spacious motel in the heart of Taupo.Felt more like a self contained apartment rather than a motel room. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to friends. Given the quality of this place the tariff is surprisingly reasonable

Thank Diane H
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Diane WOW! thank you letting us know we provided you with a 5 Star experience - 'very' encouraging when we are making so many changes. We hope the rest of your trip went well, and send our best to you and yours for the coming festive season. With our kind regards, Mairi & Ron

Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nice, big, clean comfortable room to stay in but what really stood out was the helpfulness of the staff, especially Rachel. I was looking to do a hike in Tongariro and Rachel explained to me everything that I needed to know and even went so far as to deliver to my room a bunch of extra information that she printed...

Thank Adam R
RonPH1, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Adam What great feedback, thank you - we hope your Tongariro hike was everything you were wanting it to be. We also thank you for noting our rooms are - nice, big, clean, and comfortable - as that is what we are working to provide our guests. Oh, and yes, our Rachel is a real god send, very bright,...

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $129 - $173 (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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