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Chelmswood Motel

250 Lake Terrace, State Hwy 1 | Waipahihi, Taupo, New Zealand (Formerly Chelmswood Manor)
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Ranked #31 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013
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Wellsford, null, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Chelmswood is a great family place to stay. Set back off the road, so is quieter than many of the hotels in Taupo. We have stayed before and love the friendly and helpful greeting that you get. We especially love that you have your own private thermal pool to relax in. The rooms are tidy and fresh. I left a... More

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

Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts. More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I took my wife to Taupo for the first time this year, and we had lots of different choices in hotels/motels to stay at, at we could not picked a better choice. The owners are so friendly, the rates great for what you get, and to top it off the true mineral bath was the icing on the cake! Although... More

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Thanks for your tremendous feedback, really appreciated More

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My Wife and I spent 3 nights at the Chelmswood in a well appointed room with an unobstructed view of the lake. The facilities were very clean and tidy, and we also had our own spa pool in the room. The managers provided a great service - even re-charging our camera, as the battery had gone flat. We would definitely... More

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Thanks guys your feedback is appreciated More

Bulls
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stayed at Taupo to break our journey home on a wet and horrible September Day. We stayed in a room with an un-obstructed view of the lake with our very own Mineral Pool. Nice to spend a half hour soaking. The heat swimming pool was a real treat having a swim in the rain. Only down side was that there... More

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

Thanks for the great review. Swimming in the rain problem solved, now have box on fence to keep towels dry. More

Horowhenua
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just enjoyed three wonderful days and nights at Chelmswood Motel in Taupo, as we have done many times over the years. New management now has a few regulations in place which we are more than happy with. I am surprised to read of a dog owner who did not know that dogs have to be up to date with vaccinations... More

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

WOW, we not only thank you for you great feed back but also as a dog stay guest for pointing out that a previous reviewer who was not allowed to stay because of no evidence of vaccination or registration was out of line with responsible dog owners who are happy to obey these simply rules. We look forward to your... More

Hong Kong, China
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed here for only one night but it was the most memorable one. We had a private mineral bath tub in our one bedroom apartment. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Yes, we had heated floor as well as heater and electric blankets. The apartment was nice and warm with a functional kitchenette. We would definitely stay here... More

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

Thank you for your feedback it is really appreciated. we look forward to hosting you again. More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Although we just arrived tonight we couldn't be happier with our choice of motels. The manager was so friendly and helpful. He brought us an extra blanket and pillow upon arrival, and gave us suggestions for where to find a market and fishing guide for my husband. The hotel has a heated pool and thermal pools, which I am excited... More

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Thank you for the great feedback it is really appreciated. More

queenstown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We recently traveled from Auckland to Queenstown with our miniature dog. I searched pet friendly accommodation before setting off and Taupo was our first stop along the way. The man who dealt with us was friendly for the first 30 seconds until I mentioned dog and then it seemed it was much more of a problem. They keep certain rooms... More

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

This person did not stay at Chelmswood, on arrival she did not declare a pet until after she had viewed a room. She did not have a current vaccination certificate for the dog. We have simple rules and we apply them to every pet booking. All pets must be pre arranged, (this is when we request evidence of vaccination and... More

Thatcher, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

After a long day of driving in the rain, I was lucky enough to stop here!! The host was so kind! Showed me rooms to choose from, helped me find a wonderful neighborhood restaurant/bar for a wonderful dinner. The room is clean and happily situated with a view of the lake! Did I mention that I have a kitchenette, vaulted... More

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

Its always pleasing to get great feed back from international travellers, as you have normally stayed at several places during you trip and are making direct comparisons with the various accommodators. Thank You and we hope to tempt you back to Taupo Again a longer stay. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Rooms underfloor heating was unbelievable with 3 degree frost outside and 20 plus inside our unit. Outdoor pool at 38 degrees was amazing and the indoor thermal pool was so relaxing we will be back simply to soak away our winter aches and pains. the hosts could not do enough to make our holiday rememberable. the little extras make this... More

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Thanks for taking the time to post your great comments. We really appreciate them. 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): $
Number of rooms: 36
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