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Clearwater Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 71 hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I stay here every year during winter and this year has been our best yet. Tom and Leone are now running the motel and doing a wonderful job. We were given a great winter special which includes a free continental breakfast, so we upgraded to the cooked breakfast and just paid the difference ($4) which was so... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to stay, right on the lake. Didnt like the dirty bed cover and the pillows were stained but we overlooked that as the view was great, but an update of the rooms would attract better business im sure

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Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Top service, location is great, Close enough to shopping areas, Restaurants etc without being right in the the middle of it all! The view is amazing! Also the spa bath in the room is great! Will be back!

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Owhango, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The owners are now running this motel and couldn’t be more helpful; they even assisted us into the unit with our large amount of luggage, We were also given delicious home baked cookies on arrival. The motel unit was immaculately clean. You couldn’t ask for a better location as it was right on the water’s edge, giving a true lakefront... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and friendly staff, plenty of parking on site, clean & tidy rooms (love the spa bath!!) with a comfy bed. Very warm room despite it being very cold and wet in Taupo. Beautiful lakefront views from the room (when the cloud cleared!). We only stayed one night but would happy stay there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights after our wedding. Location is second to none. Spa bath is nice and big, you can see the tv and the stunning views. Clean rooms and tasteful decor. TV had a usb port so could watch movies off our hard drive which was an extra bonus. The only thing that would of improved my stay is... More

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Monroe Center, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Enjoyed our lakefront view as well as the in-room spa tub. Note though that while the view of Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park are spectacular, the well used bike/walk path runs right in front of the lodge. We didn't really mind it from our ground floor location, but request a second floor room if you have concerns about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

On entering the room I was quite impressed with the view. We had a top corner room but it got really hot in the afternoons even with every window and door open. The only way you could make the room more reasonable was to put a stopper in the kitchen door ( the only thing was the rubbish bin) and... More

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

We are very disappointed in this review & wish to address the guest’s issues in order. This booking was made via an On-line Sales Channel which writes the property overview on our behalf. On checking the script we note that it is not clear that air-conditioning is available only in 6 of the 10 units and have requested a script... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

A great place to stay in Taupo, with the lake on your doorstep. Very helpful were Bill & Priscilla Pearcy. We have stayed here twice bringing relatives from overseas. Very affordable and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

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wgtn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Folks this is a great place to stay. Warm and inviting on all fronts.Massive mineral pool bath.waters edge just outside the door almost - forget the hotels/motles who say you have aview of the lake .. this was right there at the lake! and quiet as. Very affordable and very comfortable recommended without hesitation

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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*
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Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool
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#8 On the Beach Hotel in Taupo #15 Luxury Hotel in Taupo #21 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
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Clearwater Motor Lodge is situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, balcony or courtyard. 6 of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views. on-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking ... more   less 
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