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Acapulco Motor Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   19 Rifle Range Road | Taupo, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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Ranked #24 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
ropey1978 Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic motel. We had a "one bedroom with whirlpool" room which was exceptional. The motel was spotless and whilst the exterior design of the building is dated, the rooms are modern and comfortable and the whole complex is clearly very well maintained. The managers are friendly and very helpful. The wifi was free but it had a... More

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Palmerston North
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95 reviews 95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we checked in, our unit was pre-heated with the heat pump going and that was just great as it was cold! The unit was clean, a bit luxurious and we thoroughly our brief stay. Cold morning Saturday -4.5d. frost but a lovely sunny day.

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The owners are extremely friendly and helpful- they make everything to make your stay amazing. The room we had was extremely spacious for my husband and I, 2 bikes and additional baggage! Wifi was free but not working well- had to go out close to the reception to get the signal. Great location: 2 minutes walk to the lake and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place was great. Clean and tidy. Friendly staff. Free Internet. Own car park. Only issue-- fan not to great in bathroom, so causing some mold and mildew. We would stay here again. Love lake taupo!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a lovely stay at the Acapulco Motor Inn in Taupo. We stayed three nights, and were very impressed with the motel - good location, clean and tidy room and good facilities! We were in Taupo for an event, which the Acapulco Motor Inn were actually sponsoring. The owners were very friendly. They had an extensive collection of DVDs... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Large, spacious rooms with very comfortable beds. After 5 hours of driving we couldn't wait for a good nights sleep and we got one. Large Jacuzzi tubs were a plus! BONUS - FREE WIFI! We enjoyed being able to walk to the lake and the strip of restaurants, cafes, and bars. The staff were warm, welcoming, and among the most... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We loved it here, after driving around north NZ this was the friendliest places we stayed at. Owners were lovely, giving us advice on what to do and where to go. Free wifi was a bonus as was the breakfast which was lovely. Room was clean, spacial and comfortable

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed here for one night only but were very happy with the motel and friendliness of the staff. We had a two bedroom unit which was immaculately clean and very comfortable. With a great shower, a spa pool on site and comfortable beds, what more could you ask for.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

After some dodge hotels in NZ I had low hopes. AMI blew me away with friendliness, facilities and cost. Laundry, free internet, spa room all good. Rooms were spacious, newish bathrooms were a treat (best shower in NZ), kitchen accessorised well. Only thought to improve would be parking for tall/long vans but staff resolved this ad hoc anyway. Great!

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Stanthorpe, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I arrived to a very spotless and comfortable room. I was booked on a trek to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing that was cancelled because of lack of numbers. The owners helped me find another option and I was booked on bus to the crossing the next morning. I spent the night after the crossing in one of the most comfortable... More

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Address: 19 Rifle Range Road | Taupo, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Acapulco Motor Inn 4*
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