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The Lake

63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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The Lake
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Ranked #14 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015
DaveBooth Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We stayed there for 3 nights. The owner was really helpful and upgraded us from a studio to 1 bedroom. On the second day he took us to an quirky arty restaurant for breakfast which we would never have found as we didn't have a car and he took us to the bus station at the end of our stay.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stayed over the Easter weekend, we had wonderful service, the owners were extremely friendly. The room was absolutely spotless! Great value for money. Loved the theme of the room too!! Thanks for an awesome stay.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Quiet. Quirky - 70s theme works well. Excellent hosts with knowledge and recommendations - The Brantry restaurant was excellent. Great value - my in laws stayed in the "sleep out" which was cool. And did I mention quiet? We've stayed in Taupo a few times now but this was most peaceful by far.

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Dallas, Texas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
35 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed just one night, and felt like we missed out a bit on the good facilities here. We got "upgraded" to one of the rooms up front with full kitchen, separate bedroom/living areas, etc. Not sure why they put us in here - we certainly didn't need it staying just one night, but it was nice to have the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the Lake Motel as part of a group. The rooms were fantastic, with great interesting furniture pieces, spacious, and clean. The in door out door flow to the back garden was nice, and the place is quiet as it's not on the main lake front rd. We had a relaxing holiday, Taupo is a great destination with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Lovely hosts made us so welcome. Loved the retro feel of the guesthouse and their beautiful rooms. Outside is lovely as well especially with access to a fine big barbecue. We asked a lot of questions and they couldn’t have been more helpful. Location is great also, five minute walk to beach and easily walkable to town also. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This hotel has excellent facilities and very friendly staff. The rooms are very spacious. It feels like home --- it even has a backyard. Certainly highly recommend to anyone -- very good value for money

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Perth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed at the Lake in Taupo for 6 nights from the 27th Dec 2014 to the 2nd Jan 2015 and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay which is close to Taupo and all it has to offer. We stayed in a studio which slept 3, and it was very clean, comfortable ,spacious,... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
19 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for one night in one of the one bedroom units. The owner was very helpful and suggested activities we might like, and welcomed us with fresh milk. The room has a really lovely retro design, was very clean and quiet. There was free wi-fi, bathroom has a heater, and beds with electric blankets. There is a communal... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a great stay in this small retro boutique hotel. Rooms were so well equipped clean and light. Best sleep I had in ages on really comfortable beds. Very convenient and quite location. Five minutes walk to warm water beach on lakefront. Will stay again.

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