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Courtney Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   15 Tui St, Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Armidale, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We found this motel to be the best value in Taupo. We stayed in the three bedroom apartment which was ample for our big family. It is only a couple of hundred metres to the lake and a short walk to town. The motel is owned/administered by the Quest apartments immediately next door and you are allowed to utilise its... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with Courtney Motel. We Listen to your feedback. Our guest experiences are important to us and listening helps us achieve our goal of providing the best value family friendly motel accommodation in Taupo. I'm pleased you have enjoyed you stay in Taupo and we hope to welcome you back in... More

Karikari Peninsula
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Comfortable lower budget accom. Had wiring issue meaning appliances faulted but staff attended immediately. Room quite small but very good value with Grab One deal Just off main road so nice and quiet

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to review your recent stay at Courtney Motel. We aim to provide the best value Budget Motel accommodation while offering our friendly service. I'm glad you have enjoyed your stay in Taupo. We have remedied the electrical problem you experienced during your stay, and do apologise for this. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I bought a "2-Bedroom Unit for 2 nights" deal for Courtney Motel from a local New Zealand group buying site on 15 May 2014. I then contacted the motel straight away to book for the next weekend (23-24 May). No hassle there as booking went smoothly and the staff (Leoni) was also very friendly. We met her during check-in and... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comprehensive review. Your feedback is essential to enable us to meet our objective of providing our guests with the best value budget accommodation option option in Taupo and we appreciate the time you have taken. The team at Courtney Motel look forward to welcoming you back to Taupo at some time... More

Bali, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We arrive by bus and the location was fare ....to found the hotel as we go by walking not by taxi or car, but the lady at reception was friendly amd helpfull small motel ok for new zeland ...the corner bath was very good mini kitchen to do coffee etc was suitable for us .... heater was food as for... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Your feedback is important to us. I am pleased we were able to make your stay in Taupo more enjoyable. It is our aim to provide the best value budget accommodation in Taupo so you spend less on accommodation giving you the freedom to enjoy the huge... More

London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stayed with friends in a 2 bedroom unit which had a 3rd room with a single, so great for families. Clean and comfortable. Well stocked kitchenette, we cooked dinner there which saved us some cash and was good to be able to do this. Located short walk from town centre but only few minutes from lake. There is a hot... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Your feedback is important to us and readers of Trip Advisor. We are glad we were able to contribute to making your stay in Taupo enjoyable. The team at Courtney Motel aim to provide the best value budget accommodation with unit options to suit... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I found the pictures on the website very misleading. The pool is located at the Quest next door, so technically it is not part of the Courtney Motel. Our oven was disgusting & in desparate need of a clean. The storage cupboard in kitchen was dirty so we didnt store anything in there. Would have loved to be greeted by... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Your feedback is important to us in order that we are able to maintain our normally high standards of Housekeeping. In this instance it would appear we have not met our goal in this regard and for this, I apologise. I have reviewed... More

Auckland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lets just say we would never stay again. The unit was so dated & urgently needs work done on it. The bathroom is terrible & the ceiling needs to be painted & fixed.No rubbish tin in bathroom, toilet flush button broken,shower leaked onto floor. There is very basic equipment in kitchen, not even an egg cup to be found. The... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay a Courtney Motel, we realise your time is valuable and will always welcome feedback as to how we might improve our product. Courtney motel aims to offer the best value budget 3 star self contained motel accommodation for those travellers wishing the independance and convienience of a self cater unit. We... More

Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Room was ver tiny and we were charged $161 for it. It was abt 8-9feet maybe, tv smaller than a computer screen. I felt like living n hobbiton.Drive to parking is vry dangerous and be careful as kids are playing around. All cars are parked right in front of your room and there is constant noise of cars. Didnt felt... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your recent stay at Courtney Motel. We offer a range of room types and sizes to accommodate the needs of our guests, from compact studio units through 1,2 and 3 bedroom units. For double occupancies wanting more space without blowing the budget, I would recommend our 1 bedroom units, with a full kitchen and separate living and... More

Sydney
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The motel is a bit dated, but we were only there for one night so it didn't bother us too much. Room was clean but no A/C. They do need to put some hooks or a shelf in the bathroom as we had to put all our stuff on the floor. The staff were very friendly & helpful, great with... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Courtney Motel. Courtney Motel aims to offer the best value 3 star accommodation in Taupo. Being located both close to the lakefront and to the town centre. We aim to offer our guests a location and level of service that are important to our guests. I have noted your useful... More

Ballarat, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The photo in the ad for the room was not what we got. Our room was very dated and needed a really good paint, couches had cheap brown covers on them and the kitchen was so dated and not suitable for a family. Very cramped no room for the 5 suitcases we had. Bathroom had a good shower but no... More

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traveller19701, Owner at Courtney Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at Courtney Motel. Courtney Motel aims to offer the best Budget Motel Accommodation option in Taupo. We are a 3 star property offering a variety of unit configurations and as such are unable to provide images of every specific unit on line, but rather, the online images are of our... More

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Address: 15 Tui St, Taupo, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtney Motel 3*
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Courtney Motel is conveniently located just 100 metres from a safe swimming beach and a short stroll along the lakefront to the town centre. Offering a selection of value oriented refurbished 3 star studio,1,2 and 3 bedroom motel units , all with modern furnishings, oversize beds, free on site carparking, Sky TV, Broadband Internet access and Full Kitchen facilities (studios with Kitchenettes). Motel services include, Guest Laundry facilities, Spa and Heated Pool, quiet garden setting with BBQ’s and Breakfast options. So whether you want to stay a night ,a week, or a month from 1 person to a group, Courtney Motel can offer you some of the best value accommodation in Taupo. ... more   less 
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