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Clearwater Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   229 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were checked into a lake edge room, with views across Lake Taupo to the magnificent snow covered mountains of Ruapheu. The weather was crisp and clear, not a cloud in the sky and sitting by the window looking out we could have been a million miles from civilisation! The room was comfortable,well appointed with recently renovated bathroom and a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review & pleased you enjoyed our location etc. Cycling is a huge growth industry in Taupo with an extensive net work of tracks including the picturesque lake front option which you obviously enjoyed. Look forward to seeing you again. More

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a lakeview room for my partner recently when she visited Taupo. As a travel agent, I'm fussy on where our family stays and I have to say that I was impressed with the feedback I received. The in-room spa was perfect, the room naturally warm and the team very friendly. The resort is located just along the lakefront... More

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

Great to meet you guys and thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us - a completely different environment & climate to Queensland, no doubt!! More

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed before and will stay again. Beautiful rooms and stunning outlook. Spa pool in every room. If you frequent Taupo you can join Video Ezy and hire DVD's that can be watched from your spa pool. Some fine dining available in walking distance from motel. Thanks for the bright and cheerful welcome Tom

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

Nice to have you back & to meet you in person - look forward to seeing you again soon and agree that our position & facilities are quite special. More

Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our weekend getaway was fantastic! Perfect location with panoramic views of the lake and snow capped mountains. Friendly hosts, clean warm room with a huge spa pool. So close to fabulous restaurants and the city too. Perfecto!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment & we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. More

Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again next year> More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Unfortunately we are unable to trace which room you are referring to, so have checked all Units pillows & duvets but no"stains" were found anywhere. What surprises us that all pillows are within new pillow protectors & the duvets washed regularly, plus all rooms are checked after cleaning. Previous reviews would suggest a high standard of cleanliness & as owner/operators... More

Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Pleased you enjoyed our facilities & views. We look forward to seeing you again. More

Owhango, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

Nice to meet you both & pleased you enjoyed your stay - a very special location as you say. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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

Thank you for your review - you must stay longer next time! Personally we find the ground floor view quite unique in that you feel right on top of the water. Please you enjoyed. More

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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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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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LAKE EDGE TRANQUILITY Clearwater Motor Lodge offers quality accommodation situated right at the waters edge of lake Taupo. All 10 self-contained units provide king beds, in-room spa, kitchen facilities, TV/DVD, balcony or courtyard. 6 Of our Studios with unlimited lake & mountain views.Family units with same facilities, 2 single beds in separate bedroom. On-site Thermal plunge pool & BBQ. Quiet location Free on-site parking. Perfect for romantic couples Owner operated by Tim & Leone Graves ... more   less 
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