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Chelmswood Motel

250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
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Ranked #28 of 71 hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
dougalisam Hastings, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at this motel every time we visit Taupo. The rooms are clean and comfortable and reasonably priced. The hosts are great and very friendly. If you are coming to Taupo recommend you stay and enjoy.

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi dougalisam, thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights in May and we really enjoyed all the facilities that was provided. We were even allowed to use the conference room and BBQ FOC. Being asian, we asked for a rice cooker and they gave us one for our use. Very friendly and helpful.

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi Dancheah, great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Chelmswood Motel Taupo. Nice you had the chance to make the most of all the amenities on offer, including the Conference Centre and BBQ's. We hope we see you again soon. More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Had facilities way beyond my expectations. There is a pool, the option to have a thermal pool filled for you, wonderful location overlooking the lake, close to supermarket and the town, papers given, fresh milk, comfortable bed, clean, very friendly staff. Great motel

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi P K, we thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with Chelmswood Motel Taupo. You just cant beat soaking your cares away in one of our Thermal pools! The Staff appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and myself stayed for 2 nights and really enjoyed our stay. Friendly efficient greeting on arrival and the Lake View unit was clean and tidy with an amazing view across the lake. Although on the main road the units are very quiet at night and you can't hear the traffic. Excellent value for money and we will be... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi RobG Thank you for the feedback with is helpful, as of today all units have even more types of coffee, Decaff sachets, Premium Blend sachets, Zampelles Plunger Coffee, Tuatara Plunger Coffee, so for your return visit I'm confident we can please your coffee wishes. We even have Beans at the office if you wish to buy and grind your... More

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Really enjoyed our couple of days that we stayed, so quiet and relaxing, the service was great especially the lady taking us through the room and explaining everything, awesome. We also loved the heated outdoor pool

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi, kiwichicky40 - Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Chelmswood Motel Taupo. And you also had the opportunity to take advantage of one the complexes features - the Outside Heated Pool. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in one of the courtyard facing units having booked through the hotel web-site only 2 days prior to travelling. Although it wasn't perfect, for the price we paid, we were more than happy with the accommodation; it was clean and comfortable. Check-in was friendly and efficient and we were shown to our room. There... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi lcj1031, thank you for taking the time to post a review. Chelmswood Motel Taupo does cater for all budgets with its great choice in Room Types and pricing - the Standard Ensuite Rooms are great for the 1-2 overnighter, whereas the Lakefront Studios - stepping up a little in price are a fantastic choice for a longer stay. You... More

Stratford, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I stayed at the Chelmswood for one night while on a four day road trip by myself. Although it was a bit tired, my room was clean, comfortable and very good value. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, and I had no issues with parking, despite someone else taking the space I'd been allocated when checking in. I really... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi LouGb2014 - thank you for your review. We agree - it's great to have a choice in milk. Our Outdoor Heated Pool is a treat after a four day road trip! We aim to ensure your experience is the best it can be, from Check In to Checking out: including Room cleanliness and value. Its just great to hear... More

Sarasota, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I am shocked at the small handful of reviews claiming the owners were rude. I can only wonder about the attitudes and actions of the people who had bad encounters. We found Brian and his wife to be so accommodating and helpful from beginning to end of our stay. My husband and I had a lake view with a hot... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi jlmcbrien - we thank you for taking the time to post your review and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed all the great features the Lakefront Studios offer - You just cant beat dinning under the stars on a beautiful Taupo evening and then soaking in your own private thermal pool. Taupo truly has some fantastic places... More

Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Four of us booked a 2-bedroom unit for our stay back in March. To start with, we had to communicate via phone and email a few times prior to our stay. The owners were very accommodating and responsive each time. When we got there, we were greeted warmly and given tips about using the thermal pool in our room plus... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi IrishJig329 , thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review. Lovely to read you enjoyed your stay at Chelmswood Motel Taupo and all the unique features the Facility offers. Taupo, on a clear night is simply fantastic for star gazing! We'd love to see you again, next time you are back this way. More

Homosassa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We was a party of four, My daughter,her son and husband and myself. We spent three nights at the motel and it was excellent. From the Motel we did several day trips and was able to tour the Taupo, N.Z. area very easy. The owners Brian and Janice was helpful in finding local stores, restaurant, and area sight seeing places.... More

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Chelmswood M, Owner at Chelmswood Motel, responded to this review

Hi JoeAnn G - thank you for taking the time to post a review. Chelmswood Motel Taupo makes an excellent base to explore all the interesting sites on offer in this region. The Units are all equipped for cooking meals if and when you feel like a relaxing evening in. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay... More

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Address: 250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#3 Best Value Hotel in Taupo #12 Family Hotel in Taupo #24 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Chelmswood Motel Taupo Overlooking Lake Taupo New Zealand Chelmswood Motel Taupo is a Tudor style complex consisting of 36 units (24) with their very own thermal mineral pools, located at the southern entrance to Taupo with beautiful views of Lake Taupo. One of only Six properties with SKY Guest Select (50 Plus TV Channels) in Taupo. Easy to find and conveniently located on State Highway One which passes through Taupo on the way to either Auckland or Wellington. Just a few minutes from town, with off street parking for cars boats trailers trucks and more. The complex sits on a very peaceful two acres of grass land with stunning views of Lake Taupo. Chelmswood Motel Taupo is the perfect chioce for the whole family , the couple wanting a romantic peaceful break, the overnighter looking for a great nights sleep to break their journey, or the club who want all the facilities on one site. (Function room and large kitchen). Secure off road parking for your trail bike trailers, race rigs, boats etc. The friendliest motel in town! While staying have a fun filled break and use the heated outdoor swimming pool, redwood sauna, children's area / grassed BBQ area or one of our bikes to ride around the lakes cycleways, or just sit along the front of the complex and soak up the magnificant views of Lake Taupo.Keep in touch by utilising our high speed internet access including free wireless, and catch up on the washing in our Free Guest laundry. ... more   less 
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