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“Very, Very Nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Taupo Motor Inn

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Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Ranked #27 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Very, Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

We stayed in a very, very nice 1 bedroom unit for two nights. Our unit had a very comfortable queen bed in the lounge area and two single beds in another room, a well equipped kitchen area with microwave, dining table, two easy chairs and balcony with table and chairs. Room rate was very reasonable and included a lovely breakfast of poached eggs, bacon & hash browns. Location is an easy walk to town and Frank is a very hospitable host. All in all, we have no hesitation in staying again and are thinking of booking for Christmas.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Somerset
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Very comfortable place to stay in a good location. The price was very good - we booked via Expedia. Our studio room had everything we needed for an overnight stay. We could walk into the centre of the town for amenities and found a couple of fantastic restaurants, again within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank olivesDT10
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Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

We stayed in this motel for two nights.Good sized room and bathroom. Had a nice balcony off the main living room on top floor. Air conditioning was good to have. Would stay here again, but would need to have a far better bed/mattress than the one that we slept on,which badly needs replacing. Mattress has rips at the side.Top bedspread needs to be cleaned, badly stained underneath.
Cleaners need to spend more time cleaning cutlery, checking other implements & dusting.
Had a great complimentary breakfast though!!

Room Tip: The 1 bedroom unit would be good if you had children. As their was a door that could be shut from th...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jane A
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42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Nicely appointed rooms, with kitchenette facilities, and a sparkling bathroom. Walking to the town or to the lake took only a few minutes - perfect location. The only thing we didn't like about this motel was that we could hear everything that was going on in the rooms either side of us! Very thin walls, so if you're a light sleeper, request a room at the end of the block.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Zealand
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80 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed in this motel one night. Check was very quick and efficient. Parking was close to the room but not right out side. Our Studio room had a nice balcony and whilst it was on the road front it was very quiet. Well equipped kitchen and great shower in more than roomy bathroom. Hair dryer was a little annoying as you had to hold a button down for it to go the whole time you used it. There was a massive spa bath in the studio unit which was sparkly clean and so lovely! Dark curtains also made for a good sleep. Also included 200MB of free wireless and our special deal inluded a nice cooked breakfast. Would definatley stay again. Only gripe is there were quite a few stairs to our room to haul our heavy luggage up. If you can't do stairs make that very specific when you book.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NewZealandKiwiontour
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Hamilton
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

Lovely clean place to stay and the 'ici9ng in the cake' was the large spa bath in our room. The price is very reasonable with a hot or continental breakfast in your room included
Our hosts were extremely helpful and cheerful. We have stayed before and will do again..

Room Tip: Executive suite have a spa bath!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tishyann
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

We booked an Executive Spa Suite on 6th January via the website for the nights of the 16/17th January and received an email confirming the booking straight away after completion. On arrival at the motel on the 16th (after a three and a half hour drive) we were told there was no record of our booking. On producing the email confirmation (which luckily I printed out and took with me) we were told the reservation was not put in the system and as there were No Vacancy’s our room was not available. The receptionist did offer to put us in a cheaper unit Monday night and swap us to the unit we book on Tuesday. This was not really an option as who wants to move rooms during their stay.

We were then advised that they owned another motel which may have a room but if they did not or we were not happy with this motel we would have to find accommodation ourselves! Luckily the other motel had a room which we checked out and this was okay. Unfortunately this motel was 3kms from town so it was a bit disappointing as we were planning on going into town during our stay and did not want to drive. We were told a taxi from the second motel to town would be around $15.00 each way!

I see on reading the other reviews our experience with bookings/requests being missed is not an isolated case. Overall we were very disappointed with whole experience with this motel. I was relieved we arrived early afternoon not early evening, as we initially thought we might, as who wants to try and find accommodation at 7.00pm after a long drive.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony255368
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Additional Information about Lake Taupo Motor Inn

Property: Lake Taupo Motor Inn
Address: 33 Kaimanawa Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lake Taupo Motor Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Taupo Motor Inn has 32 luxourious & well appointed rooms situated on a side street off the main highway and only 300m away from the CBD & Lake. We also have an on-site restaurant, heated pool and 2 spa's for your convenience. Our Executive Spa Suites also have a view of the Lake and Mountains. ... more   less 
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