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Clearwater Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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unfortunately we only stayed here for a very short time as we were only using it as a bed for the night whilst attending an all day concert . We will definitely return though and stay longer next time . Amazing lakeside location . Lovely spacious room and quality bedding/towels etc. Never got chance to sample the pool or in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a real gem of a motel in a great lake-side location. We had a ground floor unit with a patio and small garden area with only the lake-side footpath between the motel and the lake. Absolutely stunning views and with a thermal stream running into the lake right next to the motel - perfect for a morning swim.... More 

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

We are pleased you enjoyed our unique location & thank you for your review. More 

Launceston, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
51 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a Studio/family side view set of rooms for 2 nights on the upper floor. Located a short distance from the centre of Taupo but that is what suited us. Parking provided onsite. Small amount of free wi fi available. Friendly hosts and there was a large amount of brochures for activities etc in reception. There is a guest... More 

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

Thank you for your complimentary & extensive review. We are pleased you enjoyed our lake edge location & facilities. Maybe we should point out that while it has been a warm summer here,Taupo's high altitude would normally lead to cooler evenings & hence the need for air conditioning is minimal - in fact they are often referred to & used... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a very nice stay at the clearwater motor lodge. Amazing views of the lake and mountains from the room. Room was clean and modern. Host Tim was friendly & helpful. Won't get any other accommodation closer to the lake than this one. Few may not prefer steady stream of walkers (in the evenings/mornings) along the lake in front... More 

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Nice to meet you guys & pleased you enjoyed your stay plus thanks for taking the time to do your review. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I was really happy we booked this small complex. Extremely helpful owners and great location on Hot Water Beach. Very comfortable and all you need in the kitchenette. BBQ right outside. Very few patrons before xmas, so had the nice hot thermal pool to ourselves. The lake walk is right in front of you and great views of Lake Taupo... More 

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

As owners we love it as well!! - nice to be able to share it with you. We are on the thermal "Belt" which allows us the luxury of getting thermal water for our guests to enjoy in different ways. The floor temperature fluctuates depending on the lake level but as you say the Air Conditioning does counter the effect.... More 

Bulls, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time. Great experience, lovely service and stunning amenities. You can't beat the experience. Excellent opportunity to wind down, enjoy the views and stroll to a nearby restaurant for dinner. We will be back.

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Agree that it is a unique location & pleased you made the most of it. Nice to have you to stay & hope we will meet you again in the not too distant future. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Such a lovely stay for our Wedding Anniversary. Felt like we were floating on water we were so close. Enjoyed watching the beautiful sunset from the Spa in our room and felt very relaxed in the well presented, clean and spacious room. Thanks so much for looking after us and for your friendly service, everything was amazing! Would recommend to... More 

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Great to meet you both & pleased your choice of Motel enhanced you special occasion. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We loved staying in Taupo and were made to feel very welcome by helpful owners Leone and Tim.Our studio had beautiful views over the lake and we enjoyed the in room spa with plenty of room for two as well as the thermal plunge pool which was great to relax in when it was quite cool outside.The 38 Deg warmed... More 

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We enjoyed meeting you & pleased you enjoyed your stay and our unique location. More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I recently stayed 2 nights in the midle of November at the Clearwater Motor Lodge. As soon as I arrived I was warmly greeted by the owners/hosts Leone and Tim. Throughout my stay they made me feel at home and were very helpful in recommending sights and excellent restaurants to dine. The Lodge is located in a great location within... More 

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We are pleased you enjoyed your stay & your "down Under". We both enjoyed having you to stay & hope to see you again in the future plus thank you for your review. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Loved our stay here. So friendly, great accommodation, really warm and tidy. Also the owners went out of their way to look after us and were so helpful in returning a doll our daughter left behind! We will stay here again anytime we are in Taupo!

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Thank you for your review. We are pleased the doll arrived safely. See you again soon. More 

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Address: 229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clearwater Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Clearwater Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Taupo
#7 Romantic Hotel in Taupo

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