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Clearwater Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #23 of 72 hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014
Nicole B Monroe Center, Illinois
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Monroe Center, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Enjoyed our lakefront view as well as the in-room spa tub. Note though that while the view of Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park are spectacular, the well used bike/walk path runs right in front of the lodge. We didn't really mind it from our ground floor location, but request a second floor room if you have concerns about... More

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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

On entering the room I was quite impressed with the view. We had a top corner room but it got really hot in the afternoons even with every window and door open. The only way you could make the room more reasonable was to put a stopper in the kitchen door ( the only thing was the rubbish bin) and... More

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lewisco, Owner at Clearwater Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are very disappointed in this review & wish to address the guest’s issues in order. This booking was made via an On-line Sales Channel which writes the property overview on our behalf. On checking the script we note that it is not clear that air-conditioning is available only in 6 of the 10 units and have requested a script... More

Wellington, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A great place to stay in Taupo, with the lake on your doorstep. Very helpful were Bill & Priscilla Pearcy. We have stayed here twice bringing relatives from overseas. Very affordable and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Folks this is a great place to stay. Warm and inviting on all fronts.Massive mineral pool bath.waters edge just outside the door almost - forget the hotels/motles who say you have aview of the lake .. this was right there at the lake! and quiet as. Very affordable and very comfortable recommended without hesitation

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Swansea, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We enjoyed our night at Clearwater staying in 2 adjacent ground floor rooms - The rooms are clean & well equipped with the most enormous Jacuzzi baths you can enjoy whilst viewing the lake, mountains and sunset. The small gardens are perfect to enjoy the evening. Hop over the small glass balustrade & stand in the hot pools at the... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Clearwater with the stunning views across the lake to the mountains. There is a great walkway along the lake to town and a minute walk south to a restaurant if you do not want to travel to town for dinner. The Managers Priscilla and Bill are very welcoming and helpful. The room is well... More

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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I would have given full star rating to Clearwater but unfortunately the previous place we stayed in was so superb that inevitably comparisons are made... and Clearwater was lacking in some areas. We were not told upon booking that the ground floor rooms were very hot due to the thermal heat underground and the air con had to be kept... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We loved staying here recently for a short break. It is perfectly situated right on the lakefront and from the balcony of our room the view across the lake to the mountains was stunning. There is a walkway along the lake just outside the gate and a hot stream runs down to the lake beside the property. The rooms are... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

PERFECT.......brilliant location,upstairs waterfront, overlooking Lake Taupo, great views both day and night from the shairs, bed and the in room spa. Hosts, Bill and Prisilla were exceptional and made the experience all the more enjoyable, recommend with confidence and will definately return. Grant & Heather

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14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We booked a lake view studio and what a view! We were only metres from the lake and the sound of lapping water of the lake is just so relaxing. No road between you and the lake, what bliss! You look out on to the beautiful lake Taupo and the backdrop is the tongariro national park. Right next to this... More

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Also Known As:
Clearwater Hotel Taupo
Address: 229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taupo
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#10 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#16 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#24 Family Hotel in Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clearwater Motor Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clearwater Motor Lodge is situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, balcony or courtyard. 6 of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views. on-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking ... more   less 
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