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Great Lake Motel

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#31 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Arrived without a booking and was lucky to get in I think.Room was really spacious with good bath,shower etc and good cooking facities.Just across the road from the lake and the owners were very pleasant and helpful.

Thank john r
Hockley UK
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Good location just across the road from the lake and a short walk to a large number of bars/cafes. Accomodation has bedroom and separate sitting room/kitchenette with adequate amenities, comfortable bed, shame about the pilloows. No air-con.

Thank RobHockleyUK
Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Had a requirement to stay overnight in Taupo en route to collecting visitors from Auckland Airport. I was quite surprised to get affordable motel accommodation within 5 minutes walk to Taupo's shops and eateries and this together with the room being totally adequate for my stay means "I'll be back" :-)

Thank Russ P
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I loved the location of the apartment we rented, first and foremost. It gave me a great view of the lake and the 3 mountains, every morning. The booking was done online, and with no problems. The contact person, Raewyn, knew we were arriving by bus early morning and offered to pick us up from the stop, which she kindly...

Thank Caryl Joyce B
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2016

At this time of year we were lucky to find a room. We were winging it. Luckily enough we found the Great Lake Motel had a vacancy. The staff member on hand couldn't have been more friendly & accommodating. The room itself was just great. Clean, well appointed & all that you needed for a pleasant stay. It was located...

1Thank Merran97
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Excellent location near the town and all of the amenities. It's not perfect in all areas but then again it's price mirrors this. We had a very good time here and the owners assisted us with all of our queries. The room met all of our needs for our short stay.

Thank CranleighChatter
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This motel is situated right on the lake front and in taupo town centre. Close to the lake for swimming and walking distance to restaurants, cafes & supermarkets. Staff are friendly and helpful. Beautiful, big and very clean rooms and the beds are really snug and comfy. We had a room with a spa. We loved our stay here. I...

Thank Pamz1
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Good points: centrally located, close to shops, across the street from the lake. Not so good: poor maintenance; leaky shower doors, barely-appointed kitchen, dingy towels and washcloths, drafty doors, noisy heating, dinosaur-age Internet ... Not worth the price.

Thank Marie D
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Very conveniently located near to town centre. Perfect for busy holiday season where finding parking in town is a nightmare. Just leave car at motel & walk into town. Right on lake front too but don't expect lake view from rooms. Rooms are not facing the beautiful lake. But hey, just walk out & lake is just in front of...

Thank Carol S
Kerikeri, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Great service. Clean and tidy. Spa bath absolutely brilliant. Relaxing. So close to all restaurants, cafes shopping etc. We stay here at twice a year. We would highly recommend this motel. Also the cooked breakfast is delicious

Thank Jwendyt

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Great Lake Motel

Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $124 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“We find the upstairs rooms have more light”
 of 5 bubbles PeterC888, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Wifi slow when busy”
 of 5 bubbles 873johnr, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Spa bath in room.”
 of 5 bubbles Jwendyt, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Last 2BDR apartment in the block closest to reception is ideal”
 of 5 bubbles iwatan, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“If travelling with another couple, this townhouse attached to the motel is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles MF100, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
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