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Baywater Lakeview Motel

126 Lake Terrace, Taupo 3330, New Zealand (Formerly Baywater Motor Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice & clean with good view of the Lake. Great location. Close to the restaurants & market. Friendly manager. Nice hot tub but could use some bubble forming soap. Had a good stay & will be back again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best view from the room specially from the studio room with the spa front building, lovely view of the national park mountain covered with snow and the lake. It was quite cold out side so didn't got much time to sit in the balcony and enjoy our dinner with the view. value for the money. will surely... More 

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Steve D, Manager at Baywater Lakeview Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we much appreciate you taking the time to write it. Glad you enjoyed the view albeit wasn't such a good day weather wise. Regarding the late check out, we had other guest booked for the day of your check out which is the reason we did not grant the request. Look forward to you staying... More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very well equipped motel overlooking the lake. the room has a modern design and a spa bath in the main area so that you can look at tv or the lake view as you relax. The kitchenette has everything needed (pots and pan, hotplate) to cook up a breakfast.

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Whakatane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for a family stay. Comfortable, clean and affordable. The indoor spa bath is a bonus. Kitchenette is very convenient. Lovely views of Lake Taupo. As return customers, we would thoroughly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an ideal property to stay. Great view of the bay and mountains and close to town. We had a downstairs apartment booked but Lynda said she was able to put us in an upstairs apartment and although it's at the back of the property the view was fantastic. Stephen and Lynda are lovely hosts; constantly checking we were... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable stay. The rooms were very clean. Spa was relaxing. Beds comfortable. Had great sleeps. Would have loved to stay longer. Would recommend. Thanks for a great stay the service was great.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lakeview room which was amazing. Place was clean and tidy and very modern. Had a spa bath overlooking the lake. Parking was ok and close to town. Only complaint barely any bathroom amenities. They had a pump bottle of soap on basin and pump bottle of shampoo/conditioner in shower but no bars of soap, shower cap, etc... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Was allocated room #5. Beautiful unobstructed views. Spa bath in the room is large & comfortable for 2. Was a cold day when we arrived. Pleased that heat pump was turned on already when we checked in. Nice touch. Will definitely recommend & will be back again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We arrived at the motel and were pleasantly surprised that the heater had been turned on in anticipation of our arrival. This was a nice touch and was greatly appreciated. Our room had a wonderful view of the lake from the private balcony. We were able to have a nice glass of wine and wind down after a long drive.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I stayed here two nights for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Superior Suite was awesome, with a great view of the lake, spa pool, patio and lounge area. We really enjoyed the stay, and will definately be back. Close to the town centre and wonderful staff.

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