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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 September 10, 2011
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Peotone, Illinois
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Large living area with single bed and bedroom with double bed were perfect accommodations for my wife and I and son. Free wifi was a plus. Nice electric blankets on the beds kept us cozy. Very clean. The owner, Helen, was very prompt in returning my emails and recommended a good local place for dinner, The Chicken and Mole. This... More

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New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

Stayed at the Lake Motel for 2 nights whilst attending a friend's wedding. I chose this motel based on the reviews I had read and I am delighted to say it was even better than I expected. Helen, the owner was wonderful. She is quite simply a fantastic hostess and did everything in her power to make the stay as... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

We are from the US but have lived in Germany & traveled all over. We found "The Lake" to be perfect. It is quaint & clean & perfectly located. Helen was so pleasant, she even let our 18 yr old son stay in the suite in back of ours for free. I would recommend this hotel to anyone/everyone.

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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

My girlfriend and I stayed at The Lake for 1 night. It was the best Hotel we stayed on the whole trip around North Island. Helen was really nice to us and she recommended us a superb restaurant for my bday. The room was really nice. I guess you need to see it for yourself.

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Luxembourg
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

We just loved this place ! We wanted something nice and cosy to spend our new new year eve 2010, and this place was just perfect !! We were able to make our own BBQ and enjoy a nice dinner in the charming garden. The location is also great, we did the walking track along Huka Falls and this is... More

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sydney, australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

Very nice hotel. I would stay here again if i'm back in this area. The rooms are very trendy and spacious. There's even a lemon tree with fresh veggies in front of every room. We had a lovely stay here. Helen was incredible. She reminds me of Helen Mirren and Cate Blanchett. Super nice & sweet. Helped us book our... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
57 hotel reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2011

Taupo is one of those places where it is dead easy to end up paying good money for average, charmless accommodation. I'm glad to say that The Lake is anything but charmless. The owner is so helpful and welcoming (and rather glamorous too!!) that you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. She made great recommendations about where to eat... More

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Adirondack Tri-Lakes, NY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2010

We happened upon "The Lake' and are glad we did. While we only stayed one night, it was one of our best hotel experiences in the 3 1/2 weeks we spent traveling around New Zealand. The room was \wonderfully "non-cookie cutter". Bath and shower were spacious and bed comfortable. Helen was very helpful. If we ever return to Taupo, we'd... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2010 via mobile

Awesome place, great value and everything you could need in a stylish room! Would love to come back and will! 17/12/2010

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

It doesn't have lake views, but Its not far from the lake at all. It took us 5 mins to walk to the closest hot springs. We spent too long trying to find somewhere to eat for dinner, and then lamented not just staying in the motel, with a bottle of wine and some take-away. With the kitchen so well... 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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