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Clearwater Motor Lodge

#7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
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229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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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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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We asked for a kind sized bed, an in room spa and views, and got all this and more. The room was perfectly clean, good parking, and friendly hosts. The unit we had was absolute lake front, and even though the weather was awful we enjoyed the relaxing outlook.

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

Yes the weather did turn a bit nasty as day went on but as you say the view compensated for that. Thank you for taking the time to do this review & we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Friendly, welcoming owners. Very helpful in providing info on the local area. Also booked a jet boat ride for us and provided discount vouchers. The accommodation was clean, modern, spacious, comfortable and ideally situated on the lakeside. Great cafe 100 metres away for breakfast or lunch. Lovely 20 minute walk along the lake edge in to town. Only one minor... More 

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

Thanks Mark for your review & pleased you enjoyed our facilities & location. Wi-Fi is a little out of our control unfortunately with the speed particulary affected at peak times, but UFB is on its way!! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wonderful stay, no faults in the room or the service. The lake view was superb.The hotel was located in a convenient area for eating and local activities/sight seeing. Very helpful and welcoming owners.

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

Yes we agree that it is a great spot if not unique in its lake edge setting, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay - see you again More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

what a gr8 place to stay tim & lois are very friendly /helpful hosts the room (8) was awesome with its views & the spa bath in it also the room was nice & warm due to geo thermal heating i would highly recommend it

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review - it is much appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. More 

Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We couldn't fault our room, and seeing the huge spa bath was just the icing on the cake. Very helpful owners, we enjoyed the stroll down the lakeside walkway to dinner. Coming from a rural area we usually have a problem with hearing traffic when we stay in towns/cities, but we didn't hear a thing. Stunning views and location. Will... More 

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

Yes it is a very peaceful location & pleased you found it relaxing away from your rural lifestyle. Thank you for your review & we look forward to seeing you on your next visit. More 

New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Thank you Tim and Leonie for your awesome hospitality. Clearwater is a lovely place to stay and our room couldn't have been better - loved the in room big spa! What a great situation on the lakefront and you guys are in the right jobs being such great hosts. See you again soon!

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

Very happy that you guys enjoyed your stay & thank you for your compliments. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family and I stayed at Clearwater in February and it was fantastic. The room configuration was perfect for us as my husband and I slept in the main living/dining/master bedroom and our two young boys slept in the separate bedroom. This worked perfectly as my husband and I could still make the most of having our own space, as... More 

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

Thank you for acknowledging our family room layout & we are pleased you all enjoyed your stay. We have just completed a full refurbishment of all the Units which we are sure will make your next visit even more enjoyable. More 

Ohope, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Clearwater is a beautiful little getaway. Tim and Leonie welcomed us and we had a great laugh and were made to feel at home. We could only stay one night but should have stayed longer, the room on the lake front was superb and spacious, with everything we needed (huge spa bath) and more. With a stunning uninterrupted view of... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Clearwater is a lovely place to stay. Nicely decorated, fantastic view and location. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We walked into Taupo town - bit of a walk but lovely alongside the lake. Five mins by car though. Right on the edge of the lake, with little thermal springs right in front of you!

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

Pleased you enjoyed our facilities & location during our stay in Taupo & thank you for taking the time to do this review. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I booked 3 rooms here for a business trip with my colleagues recently, and wished I had booked longer and had my family with me! Such great spacious, clean rooms...and the spa bath in the room looking out to lake is heaven! We were all very well looked after and we had everything we needed. Always good getting WIFI in... More 

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

Great to have you & your colleagues stay with us the other week & pleased you all enjoyed our location & facilities. Some big changes occurring at present with a new decor & lighting enhancements. Look forward to your comments after your next visit. More 

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