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Clearwater Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5
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229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Newport, Wales
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 3 nights (and so had a 10% reduced rate) at the motel and loved it. We were able to book a room that looked directly on to the lake and, in all honesty, I could have happily just sat in the room and looked out at the view the whole time. We had a spectacular sunset on... More 

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Mel, VIC
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14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very enjoyable palce, beautiful around. Nice stayed twice. Service nice. We enjoyed spa very well.the temp.of water was good to take bath cos warmth flows underneath of room in terms of thermal. outside view was also very beautiful with sunset in the evening and the lake looked peaceful and calm in the morning. General hygine was clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite simply....dont stay anywhere else in Taupo.Lovely fitout....pleasant proprietors...views that put postcards to shame. Even the walk along the lake front to dinner is worth the effort. If you're lucky enough you will be staying in the lake front 1st floor unit.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We checked in here without booking and were welcomed warmly by the owners. Fantastic location for trying the hot stream as it enters the lake. Wonderful spa bath in the room. Room rate was great value. Would definitely recommend this motel.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this last minute and exceeded expectations. The staff were friendly and the location was great, right in the lakefront and most impressive was the spa bath in the room where you could look out over the lake. Definitely a recommended place to stay.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This isn't the cheapest motel to stay in - but it's nevertheless great value. The view from the lake-fronting downstairs room is wonderful. Apart from the usual NZ facilities of kitchenette the room boasts a huge jacuzzi where you can soak whilst looking out at the sunset over Lake Taupo. Magical. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and friendly... More 

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Sussex
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22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly host/hostess and so were all the people who past by the Motel (which is next to the lake). People were waiving to us when we were sitting inside the bedroom as they were walking their dogs, exercising etc. The kitchen has a fridge, microwave, hob but no cooker. Room serviced each day. To use wifi one must obtain... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We booked last minute and knew we were vulnerable to any scenario with this accommodation. However the experience just got better and we wished we could have stayed longer. Paying the rack rate is either the top rate for an average room but in this case the Clearwater Motor Lodge sold us the top room at the going rate. Good... More 

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

It is great to have someone acknowledge our rack rate. This is something we have always done but is seldom appreciated by guests. We are pleased you enjoyed our facilities & look forward to seeing you again. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We recently stayed 2 nights at The Clearwater Resort and found the accommodation and location fantastic. Tim and Leone were not only incredibly helpful but very welcoming, they accommodated all our requests, even as we arrived at 1.30 in the morning. The view is spectacular, I would highly recommend staying here, we will definitely be back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We stayed for a few days, and had a room overlooking the lake. On arrival Tim offered to help with our bags, much appreciated, and he and Leone gave us lots of useful information about where to visit and to eat. Good bed, adequate cooking facilities if you want to eat in. And if you don't, ask Leone to book... More 

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

As you have eluded to our location is really quite special with ever changing vista - including the lake level!!. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & thank you for your review. The Wi-fi has since been repaired - loose wire. More 

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