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Barcelona Motel

21 Taniwha Street, Taupo, New Zealand
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Ranked #58 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tania C Canterbury, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had the basics we needed, bed linen was clean towels provided but room need some updating and tlc. We were in a ground floor room and the residents above us flooded their bathroom which ment we had to deal with there mess! Wifi excellent and lots of room layout was good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't believe we paid too much for our 5 person unit but there were simple things that have been neglected at this motel which made you feel like you were living cheap rather than finding a bargain! This included a broken cupboard handle that stuck out, few pieces of rubbish found under the bed and the fact that you... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Our usual motel was booked out and we needed somewhere to stop for the night. Next time we will sleep in the car. The reception was disorganized but I don't think it was her fault. No compendium or breakfast menus were available but they did say they could do breakfast. The room was huge and contained 5 beds. The bathroom... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This place looks completely different to the website. Carpet definitely not clean, the bathroom door is broken, there are spiders webs and spiders in every single room. They definitely have not cleaned the room very well. Will not be coming here, and do not recommend anyone to come here.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

unfortunately you never can tell from an image in the website just what the place is like. This motel is extremely dated, the rooms were not overly clean, heating poor and inadequate capturing of the shower water led to a extremely slippery floor. If you are only interested in a budget motel this will fit the bill, if you want... More 

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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On the plus side the sheets and towels were clean, the beds looked nice and were comfy, the room was large (unit 13 with two bedrooms) and the service was pleasant. I can overlook the very dated kitchen, fittings, floor coverings etc. (it's a budget option after all) but the general lack of cleaning was gross. Dust and hairs accumulated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are not well travelled but compared to another motel we stayed in during this trip for around the same price the barcelona is the Ritz. ..friendly accommodating staff, very well equiped ,spacious, clean and reasonably priced, would definately recomend and will return..

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Trondheim Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

A nice motel located quite central in Taupo, free parking, free wifi, nice staff, clean apartments and comfortable beds. All this combined with a reasonable price made this the perfect place for us in Taupo

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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We visit Taupo regularly and always enjoy our stay at the Barcelona. Pleasant staff , handy to everything. Clean & tidy. Rates are reasonable. What more could you ask for .. We will be back, Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is our second stay at Barcelona Motel. I find it very clean and tidy brought family down to Taupo so was in the family units .Friendly and helpful staff good value for money. Walking distance to the shops view of the mountain when standing outside.

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