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3.5 of 5 Motel   |   63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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The Lake
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Ranked #15 of 74 Hotels in Taupo
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
19 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Are you looking for a peaceful stay at the Great Lake and maybe reminisce on times past, simpler and a bit more innocent? The Lake is the place for you. Everything but flashy, it offers a serene environment with comfortable, spacious rooms decorated minimally but very tastfully-I still get a kick when I think of the retro humour pictures, have... More 

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27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I'm with "LuttonRichard" on this one. I also don't understand the 5 star reviews and feel I was misled by them when I booked rooms here. First the good. The host, Helen, is indeed helpful and charming. Our rooms were big and clean and the bed was comfy. I have no problem with the so-called Retro style and feel of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This place was the best stay of my trip to New Zealand. My husband and I stayed there for 4 nights and we had a good night's rest each time and were truly sad to leave the place when it was time to go. The apartment was fairly spacious, especially the living and dining area and very comfortable for the... More 

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Shropshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Don't know why so many people got excited about The Lake, it's just an ordinary Motel with naff fittings, and not particularly comfortable ones at that. It was clean and reasonably quiet though, far enough from the front to be away from major traffic. Cooking facilities cramped and uninviting space at the back, advertised as BBQ area.

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Address: 63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Taupo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Lake 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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Also Known As:
Lake Hotel Taupo
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Taupo
#25 Family Hotel in Taupo

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