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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great time staying in this motel. We were suppose to stay for 1 night only but ended up extending another night. Excellent place for kids. A great view of the lake and the mountains. We will definitely come back. Thanks to Shan for a good service. Very much appreciated.

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Melaka, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here while passing through for one night, it was well priced, clean and tidy, and close to the cbd and lake, the lady at reception was very kind and friendly. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a budget motel

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Booked this from absolutely no knowledge- but based on a good price, and a two bedroom. We were arriving late and leaving early so really only a bed (or four) were needed. We found a lovely hotel room, wonderful friendly hosts and a great wee gem of a place. Certainly it was on the cheaper side and some of the...

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Harlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

a wonderful place with really friendly staff, very helpful and kind, nothings a problem for them . a clean tidy place well,presented, right in the centre of town within walking distance from food and shopping.

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

All is good nothing to worry. Near to everything.😊😊. Only a few minutes walk from the lake and very close to town. It is a quiet and peaceful environment. Pet friendly and there is a play area for children.

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Thank bunnysalsa
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Dunrovin is an older motel that is still very functional. The management are awesome! They even went into town on a special trip just to get us some hot chocolate. The room, while small by modern standard, had everything we needed for 5 of us. The beds were appropriate and comfortable. The room was clean and well presented. I wouldn't...

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Thank Marc M
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff and a good location, about 5-10 min walk to restaurants. However, a concrete floor sleeps better than the beds and the rooms are quite noisy (you hear your neighbours very well). Furniture and rooms are outdated, needs an upgrade.

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Thank Chris S
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Good for my one night stay in this older Motel. Everything you need in one compact unit. Grateful for electric fan on a really hot day. Bed comfortable, good stove top etc. Helpful Manager when checking in. Easy walking distance to township.

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Thank Josie006
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you're looking for somewhere central in Taupo, but away from the traffic noise, Dunrovin Motel is the place for you. Within easy walking distance of the bars, restaurants and supermarkets, everything you need is right on hand. Tidy unit, very comfortable bed, quiet and restful location and kind host - we'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We loved the little unit so much from the minute we saw it, it was just perfect for what we wanted. As we always take our pampered pooches with us on holiday we look for 'pet friendly' places. The unit we were allocated had a pretty little garden with parking next to it...and had a lovely Tui chattering in a...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a centrally located motel, 6 minutes walk to the lake and 7 minutes walk to the town centre.We have a peaceful garden and ample off street parking. One of Taupo's original motels established in 1962 we offer units with charm and contemporary features, free wifi, sky tv,all units have cooking facilities. Lockup garage for bikes & motorbikes. 8 ground floor units, 2 Studio, 3 Two bedroom and 3 one bedroom. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dunrovin Motel

Address: 140 Heu Heu St, Taupo, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $90 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunrovin Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Unit 2 is sandwiched between 2 other units and not that private. Get one on an end perhaps.”
 of 5 bubbles Josie006, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“comfortable bed ...”
 of 5 bubbles lovesky520, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Good pet friendly Motel”
 of 5 bubbles Benleek, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“if there is a couple or 3 people, get the one bedroom only about $5 more than the studio unit has one double in bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge”
 of 5 bubbles 83KyleS, 21 Feb 2013 | Read review
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