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Great Lake Motel

56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
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Great Lake Motel
Ranked #39 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across the road from the lake, close to shops and restaurants. Unit was clean. Reception was very friendly and setting up another bed was not a problem. Great value for money. Will stay again when back in Taupo.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here just one night. On arrival the reception was cordial and cooperative allowing a late check out with no problem and providing a quality wine glass I presume from a private collection as the ones in the unit were a little small. Had a kitchen in the unit which was useful and a spa bath which was also useful.... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in one of the two bedroom apartments for one night over Easter. The apartment had two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen (but could do with a couple of sharp knives!), patio, six seater dining suite, large tandem car garage and laundry. We found the bed to be extremely comfortable: not too soft or rock hard. We absolutely loved... More

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Adelaide, South Aust
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Stayed in a studio with spa for 4 night.( with kitchenette) Room a good size. Bed was ok, except for ancient linen! Had an adjoining door, which is great if you like listening to the neighbour's conversation, tv etc. We were told that the room would be serviced, so servicing means not vacuuming the floor, not checking on milk supply... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Stayed in a two bedroom apartment for three nights. Great views over Lake Taupo, close to shops restaurants and bars. Plenty of room and french doors opening onto a patio overlooking the lake. The accommodation was clean and well appointed. Don't forget to visit Huka falls its spectacular.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments for a weekend recently, outstanding spot, perfect for drinks around the outside table watching the sun go down! Highly recommend to all. This apartment was well equipped for travelers in either summer or winter as it was had plenty of space in the garage for ski gear.

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Palmerston North City, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We just spent a fab weekend here. We stayed in a one bed studio. It was very fresh,clean and comfortable. To say that it was just a few minutes walk to great bars and restaurants it was also very quiet. Located straight across from the lake and with staff that couldn't do enough to help I would say The Great... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

On was on holiday with my mum in New Zealand and we had a long day travelling from Gisborne, we are fussy when it comes to cleanliness of a hotel and Great Lake did not disappoint. Good location right across from Lake Taupo and close to the centre of town, we walked 3 minutes to the restaurant area where we... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We rented a 2 bedroom apartment sight unseen. Location in Taupo is great for the view and local walking. Beautiful lake with surrounding mountains can be seen from the living room and master bedroom. Lots of windows for cross breeze. In apt laundry washer and dryer a plus. Kitchen has plenty of dishes, glasses, etc. 3 bathrooms. One problem is... More

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Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We choose the Great Lake Motel simply because it was a close walk to town and located on the lake, friendly staff who were helpful and rooms were nice. No complaints but wouldn't classify as outstanding but for what you pay it is very good!

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Address: 56 Lake Terrace, | PO Box 221, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
15 self-contained motel units, studio and one bedroom, situated only a couple of minutes walk from the town centre. There are also 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom lakefront apartments. Some units have large spa baths, all units have a kitchen with microwave, hotplates, fridge and kitchen utensils. Sky TV is available as well as Freeview channels. We are across the road from lovely Lake Taupo with views to the mountains, but only the apartments get uninterrupted views. ... more   less 
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