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“Great new motel in Taupo at a great price” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great new motel in Taupo at a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Stayed here for a sporting event for which this place is ideally situated being right in town and close to the starting point. The unit was squeaky clean and quite upmarket in furnishings and I was pleasantly surprised how luxurious it was for the price I had paid compared to other motels that I had stayed at in Taupo previous years.
The managers were very pleasant and helpful in every way and I have already booked to stay here next year.

Room Tip: Downstairs units have outdoor courtyards.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Terry L
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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new plymouth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

Stayed at Alpine for a night during wet weather in March. The first thing we noticed was the smooth tiles as you walk in, looks very nice BUT very SLIPPERY in wet weather.
New motel, however looks like been built on the cheap side, eg, furnishings look cheap (coffee tables for bedside cabinets) a serious lack of hot points to plug in computers etc, lighting for a modern place very poor, no bedside lamps, just two very bright lights above the bed, makes it hard when 1 wants to read and the other wants to sleep. Invest in bed lamps, guess they may need some more hop points first.
Over all unit looked clean into we went into bathroom, top of spa was dirty, could see where the last guest left the soap, and mould/dirt around the controls fopr the spa. A small brush and bleach would cleaned that up.
Uses coloured towels, nice touch, however there was not a hand towel in sight and our guess is they don't supply these in the units as there was no where to hang one. Nice to have hand towel to dry hands when washed after using toilet, instead of the bath towels. No spare towels either.
Overall stay was ok, would not recommend or stay again as it did not vavle for money. If you are going to build a cheap motel have the room prices to reflect this.
A smile on check in wouldn't go a miss either.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rex W
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

On a recent trip back home to NZ from the craziness of Bangkok where I'm living now I was looking for smallish motels which were quiet and of course well priced. This motel was a wonderful spot- and I had the best night's sleep on my trip. Very clean, nice staff and a great spot close to town and attractions. It was a long time since I had been to Taupo so wanted to make it an enjoyable one.The airconditioning was a blessing !. Had all the facilities you would expect of a motel at a very good price. I had done extensive research on Trip Advisor beforehand and am pleased to say made the right choice. Good value for money at a good standard !

Room Tip: Free Wifi was appreciated- as not always a given in NZ.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Madeleine T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Had a super unit with lovely spa bath and a sunny courtyard. Receptionist made us very welcome and was very helpful in advising us about where to dine out. Everything was very modern and bathroom was larger than our one at home. Housekeeping was excellent and bathroom super clean.
We felt that it was exeptional value for a luxury stay in Taupo which has a reputation of being pricey. Would recommend it to anyone wanting a really nice place close to the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kerry P
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Hastings, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed 2 nights in late February 2012. Motel was very busy with events on over the weekend in Taupo.
Checkin efficient but did not even get a smile.
Room was clean and what was expected. Bathroom was clean except for shower which had some mould and green goo at bottom of door where it had obviously never been cleaned.
Motel 10min walk to town center but very quiet at night.
Overall pretty good, but not sure about value for money in Taupo.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nzcouple
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Auckalnd
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I can recommend this lodge,my husband and I were made to feel very welcome.The service was friendly and advise us about local facilities was very helpful.The rooms were clean and well appointed. It was a nice place to return to after a tiring day looking around.

Room Tip: they are all good rooms
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa d
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Dubendorf, Switzerland
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

The room was clean and comfortable and included a kitchenette. It's a short walk to the lake or town center. Would stay there again if ever back to Taupo.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank patm82
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Property: Alpine Lake Motor Lodge
Address: 141 Heuheu Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo District > Taupo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#18 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#21 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpine Lake Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taupo's newest motel is ideally located just a few minutes walk to restaurants, the town centre and lakefront. Featuring 20 spacious modern units. A variety of room styles and facilities are on offer which include spa baths, kitchens, BBQs and private courtyards. All units have unlimited free ultrafast broadband WiFi access, Sky Digital TV (5 channels) and DVD players. A large, free off street car park is available for convenience. ... more   less 
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