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Prince Motor Lodge

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Canberra, Australia
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277 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The owners could not have bee more helpful, but the rooms are very old and are in need of a restoration, this rating is based on the room condition alone. The location of the motel is quiet good, pretty close to the centre of town and heaps of restaurants.

Thank Mark&Rosa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Booked at last minute due to an additional family member coming on trip, as everything else was booked out. By the time they applied the extra 2 person levy, it wasn't cheap so I was expecting better. Location is very good, walking distance to lake front and town centre. Quick check in, that was all we saw of the staff.... More 

Thank mitchfamli
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We have stayed at Prince Motor Lodge a number of times when attending the Taupo Summer Concert. It's in a great location, easy walking distance to town and the concert venue, ample parking and the owners are fantastic - very friendly and welcoming fun, and helpful. On our last stay here, we at at the Thai Restaurant on site which... More 

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Thank Sarah L
8039, Manager at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah for taking the time to place a review, we enjoy having your group stay with us each year and we look forward to seeing you again for the Summer Concert. More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Felt unwelcome upon check in. The woman who checked us in had an attitude towards us and was not friendly. Felt we were treated unfairly because we are a young couple. Was meant to stay 2 nights As for the room, we booked a spa bath unit and walked into the bathroom to find ants on the bathroom tiles as... More 

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8039, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a review, we do appreciate receiving reviews both positive and negative as there is always room for improvement, we are however very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay us. We do from time to time have a problem with ants at this time of year,we do our utmost to... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We were doing a road trip & stayed here for 2 nights. The Manager lady was lovely & location was perfect for the town, lake & Huka falls/Spa Park. Rooms were spacious & clean. Only down side was was bed was positioned in a weird place away from fixed wall lights that looked like they should be either side of... More 

Thank Hydie B
Carlisle, England
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110 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This particular motel is conveniently located about 5 minutes walk to both the town centre & Lake Taupo. The one bedroom unit that we were allocated, 118, was fairly spacious with the usual amenities including a couple of 42" wide screen TVs in both the sitting room & bedroom, it did lack power sockets however to the lounge for plugging... More 

Thank Be_Steve09
8039, Owner at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay at our Motor Lodge. Firstly I would like to point out we are very disappointed that you did not come and discuss any of your issues with us considering that you stayed for two nights !!!!. If we had realised how you felt we could of offered you another... More 

Moama, Australia
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great comfortable accomodation, great price but my room did back onto street that you could clearly hear people talking when they walked past and I was there on a Friday night so quiet busy. Big bathroom and big rooms.

Thank Kym B
Broken Hill, Australia
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We spent 3 nights here. We had to change our travel plans and ended up here. The team here were great. Always had the time to help out with our enquiries. Rooms clean, comfortable and motel located near everything. We were sitting outside one night and they came over after closing reception to see how things were. You don't find... More 

Thank Travla14
Waikanae, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Julie and her team went above and beyond during our 1 week stay with them. They were extremely accommodating, managing to find room for us for additional days without bother at the last minute. All of the staff were friendly and helpful -Terry went out of his way to make our stay comfortable, even giving us a bottle of wine... More 

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8039, Manager at Prince Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place a lovely review we enjoyed having you stay with us and we look forward to having you stay again....thanks Karen & Terry More 

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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Very great value for money, nice and clean. Staff very friendly. Enjoyable stay with a relaxing spa bath. Great location with everything close by.Plenty of parking. A range of resturants available to charge to the motel room.

Thank Keryn C

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated alongside the heart of Taupo township with an on-site Restaurant and Conference Room, 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. With Free, Unlimited, Fibre based WiFi, new 42" Netflix enabled TV's with SKY, 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 one of the 1 Bedrooms 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" 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: $132 - $164 (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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“This motel is on one level, although some of the units are up a couple of stairs, where as the others are flat.”
 of 5 bubbles onetreept, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the side away from the road are quieter. Good parking for each unit.”
 of 5 bubbles rodneyb298, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Easy reach to lake and u are in the town”
 of 5 bubbles stephenb362, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
 of 5 bubbles pmjennings2016, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 117 or 118 from memory, and it was fine for couple.”
 of 5 bubbles 304AndrewS, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
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