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Chelmswood Motel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, nice and quiet. Management go out of their way to make sure we are happy. Even drove us into town as we were having a boozy lunch -(go to Waterside Restaurant -YUM). The pools are awesome - so relaxing. cant wait to come back soon. thanks Chelmswood!

Thank truebluekiwis
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 January 2017

All I can say is what a shame! A really beautiful space, albeit slightly dated, complete with your very own thermal pool to soak in after a long day exploring Taupo. As far as first impressions go, although the woman on the desk looked less than impressed to see us, the gentleman who showed us our room was both attentive...

2Thank Peach A
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We booked a studio unit, which was OK, although no aircon, and it gets stuffy during the day. Manager and receptionist were most unwelcoming to my daughter who lives locally and dropped in to see us briefly at the motel on Sunday night (Not to stay overnight !) My daughter and grandson joined us in the pool for a short...

3Thank David F
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Not kid friendly. Weren't even allowed to have our kids aged 2 and 3 to even sleep with us or on a mattress we had stayed at another motel and they had allowed it. Owner came over and accused us of having a extra child when we didn't , owner argued with me when i said we didnt and even...

3Thank Amber R
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to place your review. It appears that your main dissatisfaction is with ‘not child friendly’ but this is very far from the truth. At present, and right across the holiday periods, you have been the only guest to have questioned this. Your problem stems from making your booking online and failing to reveal or...

Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 nights here over the busy new year holiday time. Found the room clean and tidy (sometimes hard to come by these days). While the rooms are a little out of date they suited our purpose. The motel offered lots of facilities. The people in reception were extremely helpful and willing to share their local knowledge. Would stay here...

Thank bakeryitem
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a great place to stay at for a holiday. We stayed for 3 nights in the Lake View room. There was a wonderful thermal tub/bath in the room and it was awesome to relax in. There is amazing Lake views from the room and a BBQ available for our use. The manager's on duty Richard and...

Thank Colleen E
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Kept my card on file and charged me (without authorisation) for the stay of another person from my party a year later. That person paid as on top of the charge and there was then a long running dispute about returning my money etc which greatly impacted on my Christmas holiday. Rooms are dated, no airconditioning, location is ok, prices...

2Thank Stephen C
Oroua Downs, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you don't have to be within a 3-5min stroll to the town centre, but really do want to be right by the lake edge, then certainly consider this motel. The front rooms all face the water, with just a large green and Lake Terrace road seperating you from the water. The back rooms don't have the view. All types...

Thank LMB27958
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi LMB27958 Thank you for taking the time to write a review it is greatly appreciated by managenment and staff who read all reviews once a week to ensure we are in atouch with visitors feelings.

Viet Nam
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff. Clean, comfortable facilities with private hot water spa bath in the unit to soak in. Lovely quiet location across from the lake, where you can enjoy a lovely walk along the lake, meet the locals and paddle where the hot springs meet the cold lake water. And it's not too far from town.

Thank cgoldy
Chelmswood M, Manager at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi guys and thanks for taking the time to remember us. We take a lot of pride in adding to your New Zealand experiences and we wish you further safe travels.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a really good place to stay in Taupo. We stayed in one of the rooms at the back - very quiet - mineral spa in the room - fantastic. The best thing about this motel is the staff. So friendly and professional. The water on departure is a nice touch.

Thank gregsnell3110
Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Greg We really appreciate your comments and that you appreciate our efforts.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo Overlooking Lake Taupo New Zealand. Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own natural thermal mineral pools. Located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo. One of only 10 properties with SKY Guest Select (60 Plus TV Channels). Easy to find, conveniently located on Lake Terrace (old SH 1) which passes through Taupo on the way to either Auckland or Wellington. Just a few minutes from town, with off street parking for cars, boats, trailers, trucks and more. The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Asure Chelmswood Motel Taupo is the perfect choice for the whole family, the couple wanting a romantic peaceful break, the over-nighter looking for a great nights sleep to break their journey, or the club who want all the facilities on one site. (Function room and large kitchen). Secure off road parking for your trail bike trailers, race rigs, boats etc. While staying have a fun filled break and use the heated outdoor swimming pool, redwood sauna, grassed BBQ area or one of our bikes to ride around the lakes cycle-ways, or just sit along the front of the complex and soak up the magnificent views of Lake Taupo. Keep in touch by utilising our high speed internet access including free wireless, and catch up on the washing in our Free Guest laundry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chelmswood Motel

Address: 250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $102 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chelmswood Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Chelmswood Manor Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Taupo
#21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Ask for a room with a spa or a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles peacha2017, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lake facing rooms have wonderful lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles LMB27958, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back are really quiet while the ones at the front have a better view.”
 of 5 bubbles gregsnell3110, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for View of Lake”
 of 5 bubbles Crissybuka, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
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