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The Lake

63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #15 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    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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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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156 reviews 156 reviews
34 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Beautiful motel in a lovely neighborhood! We really enjoyed all the retro furniture and decoration. Everything was very clean and spotless! The room was very quiet and the little garden at the back was perfect to have lunch outdoors. The staff was extraordinary! Jane did an excellent work, making us feel like in our own home and taking care of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Only stayed for one night in a studio, but must say it was a very pleasant evening. Jane, the host was warm, welcoming and helpful. The room was exceptionally clean, suitably furnished and usual toiletries and tea/coffee requirements were supplied. The area was quiet, so we slept well. We would have been happy to stay longer if we had the... More 

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