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The Lake

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   63 Mere Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Ranked #19 of 73 Hotels in Taupo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Western Australia, Australia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Henley on Thames
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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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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17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
68 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I stayed for just one night in November during a hiking holiday in New Zealand. This was, quite simply, the place I enjoyed staying most. As indicated on its website The Lake is different in that its rooms are decorated smartly and in a fun way with retro furnishings reminiscent of the 60's and 70's. It's a great feel and... More

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London, UK
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19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

It's a bit out of town so very cosy and peaceful for a night's sleep, but you can walk for 10 minutes and be in the centre of Taupo. Helen is a lovely host, the apartments are spotlessly clean and filled with cool 60s furniture. There's plunger coffee to drink and Helen makes sure you have some milk too. This... More

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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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