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Clearwater Motor Lodge

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229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Ian S Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Clearwater Motor Lodge was a great accommodation while staying in Lake Taupo. The rooms are lovely with a great view. The service was great-very friendly staff. The perfect place for the family to stay and very close to everything we needed. We will be back.

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

Great to have you guys stay with us & thank you for taking the time to do this review.We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your ideal overnight or weekend getaway is just being with nature then you'll love this place. just 20 steps can take you out on a epic bike ride around the lake and even a stop over on the way back by a bar for a drink. another 10 steps you can literally jump straight into the baby blue waters... More 

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

Thank you for your review & very well put. We agree that it is a great location with very little accommodation in this position. It would be great to have you back sometime soon. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Traveling for business I stayed one night at this motel. It was a delight! The lake views are FANTASTIC - and you can access the lake front via a secure gate, ideal for a walk or swim. The rooms are well appointed, nice crispy sheets, soft towels and everything you need in a basic self contained kitchen. Unit was very... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review & pleased you enjoyed the Unit in exactly the way it was designed - helped by some great North Island weather to boot!! More 

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