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The Lake

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

After a two night stay in a studio room, I genuinely didn't want to leave so early. This place is unique and full of style. Not your average hotel room. Being a creative designer I appreciate the detail in the retro interior design. Hosts went above and beyond with making me feel welcome. Can highly recommend a stay here. The...

Thank KatFar1341
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Well, I really can't go any further in this review without firstly mentioning just how amazing and friendly the owners are. They really went well and truly above and beyond what any hotel owner should have to do. They spent so much of their own time ensuring we were having a great time in Taupo, couldn't be more appreciative. (We...

1Thank Evan1988
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The motel is very nicely decorated and renovated. We had a room at the back and it was lovely. Tony our host is really nice, friendly and very helpful. He suggested to us places to visit and restaurants to eat. He goes out of his way to help. The room and bathroom was nice. There is even a microwave, plunger...

1Thank southsoul
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Quiet and welcoming pet-friendly motel located in a quiet suburb at the eastern end of Taupo. Rooms fitted out in retro-style. Ours was large and well appointed, and Charlie our dog had no trouble settling in. Close to the lake, so an easy walk along the shore. Unless you are super fit, you might need the car to get back...

1Thank EDEBAuckland_
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The cleanest motel we've ever stayed at. Quiet, amazing shower, comfortable bed, wonderful reception, cool, funky and cosy. Close enough to town and a short stroll to the lakefront. We'll be back and will tell our friends. Thanks.

Thank nagemdraw
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

A really lovely motel. Just a block or two from restaurants and a street back from the lake itself. The host was charming, the rooms were comfortable and spotlessly clean. Quality, right down to the smallest details. Highly recommended.

Thank caitieah
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

This motel is so unique (in a good way!). There are only 3 rooms. Each one has slightly different decoration but all are in the retro theme. We stayed for 2 nights in room #1 and felt very comfortable. A lot of heating devices were provided for winter time. Tony was a lovely, cheerful host/owner, who was also very helpful....

Thank upsofast
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Taupo was FULL, and our booking somewhere else was double booked. Fortunately, Tony at "The Lake" had a room and we are so pleased. Friendliest service we have ever had at any hotel in New Zealand. Clean room, heaps of space, decent 40" TV with 4 channels of Sky Tony was very friendly, pointed me in the right direction for...

Thank YouCantKillAwesome
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This would be the best motel I have ever stayed in. The hospitality of the hosts was amazing. The check in was effortless. Every thing about our stay has been fantastic. Even the morning paper delivered to the door. I would definitely recommend this motel.

Thank Vicki-Lee T
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 June 2015

i really enjoyed the night. The suite had some most excellent mid-century design furniture - but provided everything you need and expect for a comfortable, relaxing stay. And a very friendly welcome. Will never stay anywhere else in Taupo again.

Thank markiavelli

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The lake, has attention to detail throughout, the Lake is a unique establishment which has achieved the owner's desire to create a motel that doesn't feel like a motel. From its stylish retro decor, to the bird filled gardens, The Lake truly is a boutique motel with a difference. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lake

Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Price Range: $121 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Lake Hotel Taupo
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#6 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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“Only a small number of rooms - so book early.”
 of 5 bubbles Alan-Aust, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 was fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles lucih721, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“A room with a kitchen/living area.”
 of 5 bubbles RhondaD664, 4 Feb 2016 | Read review
“It is a small motel so only a few rooms - try to get one with access to the back garden.”
 of 5 bubbles TropicalTess, 31 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Room 1 is on the end.. must be quieter than others”
 of 5 bubbles YouCantKillAwesome, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
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