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Clearwater Motor Lodge

#7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Masterton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 1 week ago

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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
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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 

Newport, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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 April 4, 2015

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 March 26, 2015

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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