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The Lake

63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The motel is located about a two km walk from the city centre. It is clean & tidy, and the retro theme adds some extra charm. We stayed recently for the summer concert - and it was handy to be able to walk to and from. We were happy with the accomodation but we felt ripped off. We effectively paid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Unit 4 for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Even though it was a little on the small side we found it very comfortable. If we visited again we would choose something a little larger. Although at the time of booking nothing else was available. Tony (owner) went out of his way to help us regarding... More 

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Thank Rhonda D
Bedfordale, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our time in Taupo, not only is the town beautiful but it was full of fun stuff for the whole family. This hotel was a lovely place to stop at while we were in the area. The staff were welcoming and helpful and the room was lovely and comfortable, even the fold out bed, which my 13 year... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful place to be. The scenery is awesome. Why not take a "big" bike ride while your at it. Walk along the side of the lake. Look at magnificent Ruapehu. Not every day you get to see a live volcano

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute and quiet, my room was around the back, premium price, but it was xmas day. Host was friendly, even offered me some xmas dinner. I would stay here again, everything clean and tidy, just had a small issue with the tv channels

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South East Asia
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We stayed in a King (Courtyard) Room. It was well appointed (full kitchenette, complimentary chocolates, HD TV, good wifi, separate bedroom, dining area & retro lounge) with a beautiful garden outside the back door. Gorgeous. All you need for two for a couple of days. In a residential part of Taupo. Walking distance to town restaurants (strolling along the lake... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Located a few blocks from downtown in a residential area but still very convenient--if you have a car. Nice grounds and friendly staff. Our room was one perhaps the smallest one. Kitchen space was limited. That may not be the case in the other rooms. Very clean and adequate for our one night stay.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We spent 4 great nights at The Lake. The style is quite retro but still comfortable, very clean too. It's just a few mins stroll down to the lake, where you can walk as far as you want. The walk into town is about 20 mins, this is where the bars and restaurants are, plenty to chose from. So we... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

There were two things that really set the Lake apart from a lot of other places that we've stayed: the obvious one was the cool retro decor, and the other was the helpful and friendly hosts. Both of our hosts checked to see how we were going during our stay, helped us with our wifi and offered great tips on... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here because we loved the concept of taking the rooms right back to the 60's and 70's and offering something different from the norm of 'samey' motel rooms. We picked the 60's room and loved it, all the details were there and we loved the dining chairs and table, surprisingly comfortable... Lovely details everywhere, I loved the retro... More 

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