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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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Ranked #7 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Mel, VIC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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13 hotel reviews
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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22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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 

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