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Dunrovin Motel

140 Heu Heu St, Taupo, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far the most affordable option we could find in Taupo. We booked a one bedroom unit for the price of a studio elsewhere and the owner upgraded us to a two bedroom for free! Very retro décor and some things are a bit tired (our kitchen cupboard latches were broken), but you get lots of space, a... More 

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21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Loved this retro little holiday park, nice clean accommodation in a quiet area, a short walk to the lake and town centre Everything you could possibly need in this lodge in terms of pots and pans, plenty of crockery etc, comfy bed (although I thought there were a few too many covers on the bed and maybe just one quilt... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Clean and had all the basics. Comfy bed and nice quiet area. Easy flat walk to town. However our taps dripped constantly which was not good for the environment or the sound quality. Had some nice homely touches like a milk jug.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times in the last two months. Although the motel is quite old and the interior and fittings are a bit dated, it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The owner is polite and helpful. Its location is only a 5 minute walk from the central business area and nightlife. Will definitely... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I love the charm of this hotel and always like staying in the older non-chain hotels - when you can find one thats clean and well maintained. This place was immaculate! And finally a hotel where you can open the windows and door and let in some fresh air. It was nice to have the kettle in the morning to... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Nice units, fully equipped, free internet (rare for taupo). The motel is not far away from downtown and about 5 blocks away from the lake. It has a few units so you should book fast, they have a peto rabbit that is very friendly (there was a friendly rabbit.... maybe it wasnt theirs) The owner will be happy to help... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

This motel is situated off a quiet street in this nice town, and far enough away to be really peaceful. It is small, and the owner extremely friendly and willing to please. And in addition, he has a pet rabbit which wanders around the site. The rooms are neat, clean, very well-equipped, and inexpensive. We will certainly stay there next... More 

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Whangaparaoa, Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

great value, old fashioned but tidy, alot more room and privacy than other places at a similar price, only 5 mins walk to downtown taupo and lake. at only $97 per night for a unit you cant really complain:)

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Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

An older style motel representing good value for money. We had a two bedroom unit at the price of a room elsewhere in town. Furnishings were older and a bit tired in places but meticulously clean. Good location close to the centre of town, but at the same time quiet. Would stay there again. Our nine year old enjoyed the... More 

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Aotearoa New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

I stayed here on the recommendation of a business friend. When you are on the road selling all you want is a quiet, clean and warm place to stay. The Free Internet was a first for me. Havn't come across that before now! Well done Colin and Yen who are quiet yet friendly couple. This place would be awesome for... More 

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Address: 140 Heu Heu St, Taupo, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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